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(Fire Born #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Find Max.

That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.

Protect Layla.

For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bru
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by J. Taylor Publishing
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Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I kindly received a copy of this book from J. Taylor Publishing Via NG in return for an honest review

"Nil aon ghra sin gan pian." (There is no love without pain) He said.
"Ni dheanann an bhraitheann mhaith phian" (This doesn't feel like pain)."

The Fireborn have arisen,
and everything seems to want to destroy them or tear them apart.
Max and Layla/ Teine have discovered only a part of who they are, but now the story unravels a tale that will destroy their world as they know it.
Max is missing.
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
*please note i won this book in a contest and agreed to leave a review upon reading this book*

This was the first book I have read by Laney McMann. The book is second in her 'A Fire Born' series. Overall I did enjoy then novel, I am a fan of the Fantasy genre and this was right up my alley. To be honest at first I was a bit confused but that was due to the fact I had not previously read the first book Tied, but once I had got caught up (which didn't take very long) I found it to be a great aftern
Chenique Erasmus
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Chenique by: Netgalley
Torn by Laney McMann (Book #2 in the Fire born Series.)
Rating: (5 /5)
Released Date: 2014
Pages: 320
Genre: Urban Fantasy, YA
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to J. Taylor Publishing and Netgalley.

Like the first book this was a heartwarming, soul wrenching read times ten. It did not disappoint and held you in the heart of one magnificent story of forbidden love.

If you haven’t yet read the first book, do yourself
Maghon Thomas
Holy crap! This one picked up right where Tied left off and then ended on my jaw dropping moment of me dying for book 3!! WOW!! I mean, this one is darker, and better, and so much more. We finally get some answers about all those prophecies, and we find out who Max really is, and what is Layla’s place in all that is. It’s gunna be a shocker for you. Serious, this series is excellent. There’s a dead line, there’s war coming, and there’s a whole lot of death going to be had. Hold on to whatever yo ...more
Carol Brown
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys mythical fantasy and romance
I’m really uncomfortable writing reviews. I’m always afraid I’ll give away too much or sound stupid. But as one of the luckiest people in the world – an advance reader of this book – I want to share the experience.

The story picks up right where we left off in Tied, and the action, plot, and characters pulled me like an irresistible, invisible hand through to the end. Layla and Max have to mature as they are tested, not only in their love for each other, but also alone - physically, psychically,
Alisha Tarran
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
So I had a minor panic trying to read this. I've said before that my Kindle decided to die or go on strike or whatever and it's been out of commission for months, which is why there's a sudden influx of NetGalley reviews on my blog. Now I started to read this on my Kindle, imagine my panic when my supposedly "fixed" Kindle was like "nah mate, not in the mood today" and decided to glitch itself to the max. Luckily a reset and a few minutes of serious, complete panic fixed it and I could merrily r ...more
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I would like to thank the lovely author and NetGalley for kindly providing me with a copy of Torn to read and review.

Holy crap! What the actual hell!?

Torn picked up right where Tied left off and then ended with a jaw dropping moment leaving me dying for book #3 True

We finally get some answers about all those prophecies, and we find out who Max really is, and what is Layla’s place in all that is.... Houston We Have A Problem.....!!!! This is a total "Dan Dun Daaaaaaaa" mom
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review***
There are very few cases when I believe the second book surpassed the first in greatness and this is one of those cases! I loved how Laney was able to place the reader in the middle of the torment Layla and Max were facing toward each other. In this book Layla is trying to find Max since he was taken by his father against his will. During this time Max is trying to figure out if it is better to protect Layla by doing as his father wish
Haniya Qamar
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Again, Layla and Max are struggling to free themselves from the same thing - The Curse. Layla just wants to find Max and stay with him forever. Max can't come close to Layla as it's the only way to protect her. One must have to kill the other to end The Cycle, which made me remember the ending of The Hunger Games. 

TORN was again filled with emotional scenes. I was addicted to this novel, and the there is a new addition, the scary Elethan. 
Alexander Nader
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think I rated the first book in this series 3.5 or so stars. This book has definitely earned another star to put it at 4.5*. That's an increase of like 33% or something. Pretty close anyway. Don't check my math. I may have rounded (guessed). So at this rate, I figure TRUE (Book 3) will be somewhere around 7.2 stars. Again, that's a roundabout, don't judge me.

So, you want to know about the book? It's good. Really good.

We done yet?


Fine. This book is an excellent continuation of the series. Ob
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you thought book 1 was good then book 2 will take you on a an even bigger ride.
Book 1 ended in a cliffhanger that had me on edge until i read this book. And we are back, Layla wakes up she can bearly move or stand but all she is thinking about is Max! Where is Max? Max is gone, taken by the Formorians. Max comes face to face with his father Elethan , king of Fomor who gives Max and offer that seems like he cannot refuse it. Elethan promises to stop hunting Layla and the world of light if he c
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
DISCLAIMER: I won a review-by-release copy of Torn by Laney McMann; provided by publisher J. Taylor of J. Taylor Publishing.

This book continues the story of the Fire Born, Teine and MacKenzie and/or Layla and Max as they call themselves. We find Layla on the beach, weakened by a Fomore attack. Max, the love of her life is gone. Despite the others’ advice she starts the quest to get Max back.

With Torn, Laney McMann has created an intriguing successor of Tied, the first book in the Fire Born ser
There are light Spoilers

Torn starts off where Tied ended. The beginning was confusing for me cus I wasn't sure what exactly happened at the end of Tied, it just confused me. Torn starts off with a mixture of dreams or visions or maybe it was reality. There's was a lot of things going on in Lays head.

Max is still gone and Lay wants to go find him but no one wants her to cus she's weak from what happened in Tied. (wasn't sure what it was that happened, she fell or something, but we do learn wh
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars
I was really looking forward to reading this book after finishing the first, but sadly it just wasn't as great. The world building and descriptions are still fantastic, but it took me a long while to get into the story. Pretty much all the way until the end actually. And Layla kinda pissed me off a lot...

After Layla finally wakes up and heals enough, she spends about half of the book going around looking for the way to get to Max. Along with her is Justice, as he not only feels he must
The Gypsy Emmy
Apr 21, 2015 rated it did not like it

My Review:
0 Stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Let's start this review by saying I did not realize this was the second book in the series when I requested it. After figuring that out (after the first chapter), I immediately went and bought the first book so I could properly read, understand, and review the second. Oh, how I wish I hadn't.

Never the less, this review is about the second book, "Torn", so we won't get into the first book. However,
Kristin Ravelle
I would actually rate Torn 3.75.

I came into the Fire Born series at Book 2, Torn. I don’t think you need to read Book 1 first, but it just takes a little while longer to sort out the story.

Layla and Max have just been through a horrific battle in book 1, but Max is now missing and Layla must recuperate. She’s willful though and driven and takes off asap with fallen one, Justice, to hunt for the door to the Shadow Realm to find Max.

The action is constant and we learn some new things about Max tha
I would like to thank J. Taylor Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an electronic copy to review. Layla (Teine) wakes up, confused, in the Otherworld with her Grandmother. She is devastated to find out that Max is missing and that there is not currently a plan to find him. As she searches Max's house for clues, Layla finds his bracelet - three woven leather bands entwined to create the symbol of eternity. This bracelet, identical to her own, is the sign of the Fire Born and was used i ...more
Melanie Thompson
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
The sequel of Tied, which I had just finished,, Torn picks right up where the first ended. This time there is the added point of view of Max, which was not a part of the first book. I was still struck, however, by how limited the narrative seemed. The reader knows no more than the characters and they seem rather clueless. There adults all seem to know what's going on, but they're not sharing. And yet their survival seems to hinge on the actions of adolescents who bumble about, mucking things up, ...more
Marie -The Reading Otter

I received this book from NetGalley for review

I remember liking the first book, but I remember nothing about it. So when got this book I re-read the last couple chapters of the first one to maybe refresh my memory. Unfortunately, nothing came to me so going into this book I was extremely confused that quickly transferred to boredom.

I ended up skimming most of the book, and I cared little about the story since the start of this book was kind of a mess. I don't plan on continuing this
Laney McMann
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I loved every minute writing this book. It's my favorite of the trilogy. ...more
Bri Daniel
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Picked up right where tied left off. Got some more answers about what has been happening but I felt that it was a little predictable.
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I write young adult dark urban fantasy mixed with a spike of paranormal romance, a touch of history, and a dash of mythology. I'm a dreamer, an over thinker, and a myths and legends believer. Nothing moves me more than writing fantastical stories. And reading them.

I am the author of:

The Fire Born Novels, The Primordial Principles, and The CrossWorld Chronicles

Website: http://laneymcmann.weebly.

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“What kind of life is that? Do you know? Do you? Because I know. I lived that life. For years I lived it. Without you. And I've never been more miserable. I'd rather fight everyday to keep you near me than have you walk away. I'd rather pay that price, Max. I'm not afraid to pay it. I can't believe you're standing here telling me that you are."
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