Friday, December 09, 2011

"Torment" by Lindsay Anne Kendal


SERIES: Bloodlines #2

PUBLISHER: World Castle Publishing
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Borrowed
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY (from Goodreads)
In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends—Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny—continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them. This time, the stakes are higher—what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one—not even Lucifer himself—knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally—a demon named Eligos—can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.


I had a conflict with this second instalment, it was an enjoyable reading but despite the previous book, there was something that bothered me...

The characters are over twenty but looking at how they act, react and talk here, they definitely seem more like they're sixteen, and I saw this especially during the first part of the book. That annoyed me together with how everyone took every news. It was like nothing was shocking or particularly relevant to see a huge reaction. Of course there were very aggressive moods and actions but I was definitely expecting some resistance to accept things that should have made you think and mentally freak out...

Then I really liked how many different events happened in every chapter, they never follow a succession and that's why you keep going on and on with the reading. That and of course Eligos! He's a beautiful character, I loved his soft side (even if sometimes a certain kind of paranoia bothered me) and I would have loved to be with him but Keira preceeded me so... Plus I finally found out which character is my fave... Danny. See? Not always the main characters are the one who catch your attention the most.

In conclusion I loved the first instalment, I like this one and now I'm very curious to know what I have to expect with the third and final book!



  1. I'm sorry you had more issues with this one, but I'm very glad you still enjoyed it! I do admit I can sometimes be a bit more 16 than 20-ish, but I get it might be annoying in a book. Lol. The reaction part would definitely annoy me though... I really hope the final book won't have the same issues! Great review. :)

  2. LOL But as you said it can be annoying in a book and in a scenario like this in particular I found it inappropriate... Anyway, I can't wait to know how the story ends! :)

  3. LOL yeah, I definitely get that! Maybe if it had been a more humorous novel it would have worked a little better. And I'd like to think I'd not act 16 under more serious circumstances... ;) Can't wait to see how you like find the last one!


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