Keira has been through Hell, literally But now she’s back, and stronger than ever! 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 Eligoscan find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a strongerthandeath passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy I think I'm crazy.Torment was not a vast improvement over bloodlines Did Keira develop? No Did Keira find love? I don't care, I'm not invested in what happens to these guys The plotting I guess you could say it improved because there weren't any chapters dedicated to housecleaning (A note from the author herself states that those chapters have been reduced in recent editions of Bloodlines) but it's still bizarre in places Example: Demons attack the main characters, the main characters fight them off, and afterwards they take a break and enjoy their lives despite the rapidly rising number of towns that have been completely cleared out, because, y'know, proactivity in the face of imminent destruction is not sensible! It's not like they couldn't have tried to figure out who the villain was through detective work! No, by all means, enjoy those martinis I'll sit here, dying in a corner, being disemboweled by a Lovecraftian behemoth until it's convenient for you to help!For that matter, the logic doesn't work at times Apparently Queen Lilith can't find the demon responsible for the attacks because she has no organized database of her citizens She's obviously never heard of a census, which is stupid because she's been around since basically the beginning of time Um could someone make sense, please?In my review of Bloodlines, I expressed optimism in regards to the third book Mrs Kendal, if you're reading this, please deliver You really do have a great premise and it would be a shame to see it go to waste. Torment is the second in the Bloodlines trilogy This book fascinated me for a variety of reasons The strongest pull that drew me in was Lindsay’s interesting take on sorcery and Hell, even though as a Christian, I don’t agree with them, it is just a fictional story A close second is Lindsay’s skillful ability to paint a strong cast of likable young adult characters from the first book and allowed us learn evenin the second This sequel delves deep into their daily interactions with each other as their bonds become stronger Like each of us must face in real life, these imaginary young adults struggle with the same difficulties in managing relationships, emotional issues, coming to terms with who they are and why they are here in this world But when they discover that alliances previously made were not the best choices, all Hell breaks loose (literally!)Important issues about how young adults view not only themselves, but others as well both on the outside as well as the core of our inner beings, are subtly woven into this great tale Loyalties are tested and only those with strong moral convictions will survive Lindsay reveals a fewintricate details of Kiera’s life and her true calling, then suddenly, leaves you staring at the last page! Hurry up and finish!It takes a truly creative mind and talented author to not only make the characters come alive on the page, but to describe a fictional world with such intricate detail and make it believable Congratulations to Lindsay for accomplishing these feats with ease! I would have finished this book last night – but when hubby left for the football game my daughter and I took advantage to watch our tvshows on the DVR and we are now caught up with the restof ya’ on Grey’s Anatomy.I loved the first book ‘Bloodlines’ so much, when I finished my review I bought the second book from BN I made the comment about how the ebook pages were wacky, well they were wacky with this book as well But instead of skipping 4 pages a flip like the first book, Torment skipped 2 pages per flip on my reader so weird.I was so glad Keira come back at the end of last book *whew* the fight was exciting and then to know she is back… I just couldn’t remember reading of another main character dieing like she had done I was hoping for her to come back as they kept dropping how long she had been gone Thank goodness!Now this book begins with Keira telling the story of her death, her reawakening and now her return I love the twist with her and Eligos being our love interest I mean really for her to have all that awesome power and I guess all she has went through with her family (dad killed, mom shunned her, gramps died) she is very mature and independent With that said she was not a good fit with any of the guys, she needed a Man, a strong man, one that is stronger than her and able to protect her Eligos is Perfect!I was glad to hear / read that Clare was only the incubator for Lilith’s egg Lilith wanted a daughter and her and Keira are a match set.In chapter three she was so tense and snappy at the guys and Lily for all the questions But if you stand back and think of all she’s went through and the bond she has with Eligos Which now we know that Lu Lil cut both Keira and Eligos and mixed their blood which gives them a blood bond and that is a reason she is so angry – she’s away from Eligos and he too is angry I love BONDS. thank you for that Lindsay!So all that said then the guy shows with long blond hair and attacks her, she is pissed and feeling cocky So he attacks her and she was sorta wimpy then finally she allowed the demon in her to take over and run him off Um… HELLO. he was trying to kill you goofy girl you should have killed him Later when she got home, Lily tells her “You’ve been so different, you’ve been moody and you have no patience.” – I was so glad that Eligos come and lit into her She didn’t call him to help her with the blonddemon and now he can come back to kill her or one of her friends.I liked your imagination with Hell – and it made it funny when one of them would get made at another and tell them to go to hell lol ;)So much happen in this book; we have Keira’s return from death as full demon, her relationship with Eligos grows toward marriage.You have a man that bears a scar and he spells it to keep it hidden because he is worried of losing you wow He learn he has been alone for so long because he thinks no one would love him Sometimes the wounded are the best lovers – for they will be so devoted and faithful.Tyler spouted out hateful things. on pg 412 he said very nastily while looking at Eligos “Demons, they’re nothing but heartless, torturing, sick, twisted and demented bastards.” when Keira hollers at him he tells her to shutup and t h a t is when Eligos punched him and sent him flying across the floor.And then again on pg 452 Tyler says; he doubts people would want demon friends, Especially when all they do is come here and take your women.” Eligos went over to punch him again but was stopped.Tyler in the last book was so loving and in this book he turned into a jealous creep It is really true that jealousy will ruin you and your friendships – after this book no one will feel the same with Tyler He is blessed to be alive – I believe I may have killed him when he tortured my lover the way he did Eligos grrr it makes me mad thinking bout it.We had a kidnapping, and I want to say Thank you again to the author for allowing Eligos to pick up the storyline I loved that in that last book when Lucian picked up the story and then in this book we had Eligos, Danny, and Lily picked up the story Awesome!So Eligos finds Keira where she was kidnapped and tortured. and I loved that you allowed her to be healed and then return to kill her kidnapper herself ;)So we have two gals enter scene and they will be a nice addition to the magical clan as we needgals for these guys Oh I was so happy that with Danny’s maturity you allowed him to have relationship with Hecate as she too is mature.Again you allowed Beth Marley to kill the demons that tortured their parents and tortured them – I was glad of that as well I believe it helps in the healing and gives them comfort and closure for the characters mentally.So chapter 38 is Danny’s Story … wow at this point I’m have begun discussing with my daughter… sharing my excitement of how good this book is… and then when they started fighting each other I could hardly contain myself. I was shouting out what I believed to be happening (You know how it is when your watching tv – well imagine me like that with my book) lol – thank goodness Hecate showed up to stop this before it got bad.We learned of Eligos second “Carlos” betrayal and he killed him So he needed a replacement and that is when the story did a twist I really didn’t like – Danny killed himself – ((This bothered me as I had a friend in high school that hung himself from a tree in his backyard )) so this was a sour topic for me But he become a full demon Captain and now can be with Hecate and in Eligos Army.Marley has the vision of visions… pg 838She said she felt “safe, warm, loved… she was so powerful; she could feel it, like the power was pouring out of her She was so strong”She goes on to tell them she has blue eyes and they are all confused as to what demon has blue eyes But she goes on to tell them whomever she is … she is very powerful.I liked the little glimpse the guys got of ‘Lilith’ when she popped in to kill two demons. she said ‘I hate those things’Keira tells her ‘Thank You’Lilith said “Your Welcome… Well, must dash See you soon” – and the next minute she was gone.Welp later Danny tells the guys…“I’m a demon, simple as that Can’t change it – wouldn’t change it This is what I wanted, I did what I had to do, and now I am what I am,”Then the bad thing happened… my chest is tighting as I think of it and I am have to breath in, breath out Tyler summoned Eligos (I would like to know how he did that, btw) when Eligos beamed in he was in a “demon trap” That stupid, jealous Tyler trapped Eligos (in a demon trap he is powerless) so he could torture him with the demon tools the Eligos brought for them to train with for the war That moved Tyler to my most disliked character list.Okay so when Keira, Danny, Lucian and Hecate found Eligos at Tylers house in the trap and rescued him – Danny took Eligos home in Hell to heal him properly.So Eligos of course he see’s all these scars on him he doens’t want Keira to see him and tells Danny and Hecate NOT to bring her to him So Kiera finally yells she wants to DIE and Lilith beams in front of her and takes life from her Now Keira can beam to Hell herself and she does immediately to be with Eligos.It takes tragedy to move a relationship along to the next steps and this one is now on its way to be married They are engaged!You know what would have been kool, If Keiras healing powers could heal him of all his scars But I understand her to love him with them too.Chapter 52 that fearless Keira walks into a building / a church on her route home that she hasn’t seen before No Keira don’t think “TRAP” but lets walk in and check it out Lets holler “HELLO” anyone here? Grrrr… girl you are too brave for your own good Now the moment the mist was visible you should have knew it and maybe you did. but its too late as you have walked into a trap where your powers are useless and you can’t escape. and I know when that mist possesed you it is sending you to do what they wanted all the time. to kill your friends, your lover.Next is Lily’s Story. OMG my heart does a flip!Tyler is there trying to apologize to Eligos and that … hmm. how do you give forgiveness to someone that tortured you and meant to kill you?Remember the Vision … well it is happening…Lily screams to Eligos when they see Keira and her eyes are flashing red then blue and she is crawling. fighting this possession within herself. what is it?… An Angel.”**Anxiously awaiting…Revelationsby Lindsay Anne KendalAvailable for PreOrderThis item will be available on Jan 01, 2012. 4.5 starsThis is book two in this series To see my review of the first book Bloodlines click HERE Torment picks up right where Bloodline left off and you are pulled right back into Keira's crazy world I think I enjoyed this book eventhan the first The excitement is in full swing as we already know the characters I don't have too much to say about this book The author has created such an amazing world that will really have you question you perception of heaven, hell, angels and demons.I don't want to give anything away with about this review, but if you have any kind of interest in the paranormal/supernatural you will enjoy this book I can't wait for the next installment Kendal has left us with one heck of a cliff hanger at the end, the kind that TV shows leave you with at during a season finally Kendal also has an amazing talent that helps the reader visualize her world You can see the story play out as you read and wantwith every turn of the page. After the end of Bloodlines, I had so many questions when starting this book It is a little darker, a littleviolent, and muchromantic When Keira comes back from Hell things become very complicated Especially when she doesn't come back alone.Eligos, a character met only briefly in the first novel, comes to the forefront in this one, which causes all kinds of jealousy in the young man who has fallen in love with Keira (And no, I am not telling you which young man that is That would spoil the first book.) Eligos and Keira have wonderful chemistry They argue and make up all the time because they are both so stubborn Eligos, despite his crazy fighting and magic skills, is also very vulnerable He has a secret that he fears will stop Keira from loving him.The level of magic and adventure in this book is much higher than the first Their powers gain strength (due to a bit of help) and evenenemies are after them Keira has mom troubles (with both of her mothers), Lily gets to join the fun and a fewgirls (somesupernatural than others) come into town The only thing I disliked about this book is that the next one isn't out yet. This author is really fantasic I am anxiously waiting for the third book in the series I have a Kindle and have not purchased a paper copy book in 3 years I loved the first story so much I couldn't wait for it to come out on Kindle so I ordered the paperback It did not disappoint! Oh my god, I can't wait for this book.UPDATE!! Just noticed the characters have been listed OMG! Lilith and Lucifer What's going to happen next??? Bloodlines By Lindsay Anne Kendal “Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for everFear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life She cannot escape her destiny.Part Buffystyle horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hellraising tale.”Perhaps it sounds like a lazy excuse, but I really liked the already existing synopsis (I usually write my own.) It fit it well Now, I’ll tackle the negatives real quick, drinking, smoking, explicit (not graphic) romance, suicide (um, sorta,) and cussing All of these characters are of age, just thought I’d let you know The suicide is…I can’t say because it’d give it away, but I feel like letting it slide, because…well, you’ll figure it out if you read it However, this book was really original (originality goes a long way with me.) I found Bloodlines (and Torment) extremely unique and different than most main characters I love the supporting roles, and I love the dynamics the characters share My favorite character is Eligos He’s such a sweetie (don’t tell him that! He is a Lord in hell after all…) I feel like it’s totally worth it (Interview with the authorlater!) Not to mention, the KILLER cliffhanger at the end of Torment I’m jazzed to find out what’s next! So this is one of those books where I can’t fully decide if I like it or not I feel like the story itself was interesting with cool plots and decent characters but I feel like the execution of the books fell through The writing was done poorly, the narration was terrible and thoughts did not seem to be presented clearly That being said, if the book was edited properly and the book itself was written properly, I think the plot was intriguing and the books would have been spectacular Unfortunately it came across asof a “meh” series.The character, Keira, also the main character in the book was certainly a character of power I really enjoyed how loyal she was to her friends especially her sisterlike best friend Even though she had these mysterious powers, her friend stuck through with her and even uprooted herself to go on an adventure with Keira to find out who she really was While I enjoyed her loyalty and her friendship, I found her somewhat whiny, unpredictable, confused, and plain annoying I hated how she seemed to string along the boys because she couldn’t figure out who she liked She went from Lucien to Tyler to finally the demon I feel like she played with their feelings without meaning to which is even worse than doing it on purpose, IMO I just didn’t appreciate how wishy washy she was I loved Keira’s best friend, Lily Like I stated earlier, I loved her quiet strength and ability to protect her friends even though she was the mere mortal She was probably the one character that I completely enjoyed reading about because she was nice, genuine, and an overall great human being The boys – Lucien, Tyler, Danny and Jake – were kind of “meh” to me Personally I liked Jake the most because he was always so stable and reliable Danny was someone I came to appreciate even though he first came across as a douche but when the demon aspect came along, he was the one who became the most adaptable Lucien was decent in the beginning until he became a jerk but then he was okay again – super wishy washy Tyler was someone I really enjoyed reading about in the beginning until he let his jealous streak go a little too serious and then I started to hate him Overall, the boys certainly brought an interesting aspect to the books.Eligos, the demon whom Keira ultimately fell in love with, was so insecure He was this great Demon Lord but couldn’t trust Keira to love him with his scarred face and the thing was, it wasn’t even that bad of a scar He was just so insecure that it was frustrating to read the push and pull they had with each other It wasn’t until the end of the second book when they really solidified their love for each other and then things started to be a little better.So the one thing I hated about this book was the writing style I thought it was terribly executed In a way, I felt as if I was reading a narration the entire time rather than actually being engaged with the characters and plot I also felt like everything was a fairy tale with random demon attacks Everyone was being matched with everyone and everyone was this one big happy family and it felt like no one could do no wrong (until Tyler did that doozy) It just felt so incredibly unrealistic that I was like no Overall, interesting series – I only found a copy of the first two books and can’t seem to find the third book but I doubt I will engage myself evenwith the third book Part of me is interested to read the end but the other part of me doesn’t even want to give the book anyof my time.