The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton
(The Faerie Ring, #2)
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Fair Wing Books; 318 pages
London 1872 -
A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...
As an orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?
I loved the first book so much I was afraid I would be disappointed with The Torn Wing but alas, that is certainly not the case! I absolutely loved this book - so many things thrown at me that I did not see coming! I love being surprised!
I am disappointed I didn't see any kissing between Tiki and Rieker until about 200 pages in - I love these two together. Like absolutely adore them so I wanted to see some affection but I understand why there wasn't, really. Plus, it made their kiss that much more sweeter having waited 200 plus pages.
I really thought there would be a love triangle between Rieker, Tiki and Prince Leo so I'm surprised to see that Kiki Hamilton went in a different direction but I'm intrigued at where it's going. Plus, even if Leo isn't a love interest, he's still such a fascinating character and Tiki clearly cares for him just as Rieker does.
Larkin is back in The Torn Wing and you know if she's around there's bound to be trouble. However, Larkin needs their help and the entire time not only are these characters trying to figure out if she should be trusted, but so is the reader. I had no idea most of the time what Larkin's main intentions were because fairies are a tricky bunch. If they need your help it's usually for their own gain...but let me tell you, we learn a lot more about Larkin, her history and the history of the Otherworld.
We get to meet Donegal - the UnSeelie King in this book and man is he intimidating. Though, that shouldn't be surprising since he is the king of the UnSeelie court. The dark fae. They get themselves in to a sticky situation with him and would be lucky enough to get themselves out...alive.
There's also two new important characters we meet. The ever attractive Dain and the ever mysterious Sean. Both are insanely important characters and ones you sit there all throughout the book waiting to see Tiki finally meet them. I cannot wait to see more of Dain & Sean ;)
This book is filled with plenty of action, plenty of violence, lots of adorable moments from Clara, the youngest of Tiki's "family" (who is too precious), and certainly lots of faerie history! If you're a fan of fae than this is certainly a series you should be interested in. Not only that, but the cliffhanger is killer - having finished this book, I so desperately want to read the next book. These characters are some of my favorite, especially how well the mesh together and this world is just heaven for me.
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