Friday, June 14, 2013

Broken - Book Review

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Broken is like a modern-day young adult gothic romance novel. With a hint of the classic Frankenstein story, this book is filled with mystery, romance, and lots of coffee. It's been several months since Emma's boyfriend died, and now a new boy has started attending Emma's high school, Shelley High. Alex is drawn to Emma just as she's drawn to him. Certain things are familiar about him, and soon it all becomes clear why, the knowledge putting Emma and Alex in danger.

It was an interesting story. Even though I could sort of tell where it was going, there were a few twists that I didn't foresee. While Emma is a pretty independent female character, I did wish she would have been the one to take on her bullies instead of letting Alex "save" her time and time again. But that's just my personal preference.

This is book 1 of a new series, and I'm interested to find out how the author is going to expand the story over the course of multiple books. Not sure when book 2 is slated to arrive, but I'll keep you posted.

There's a little bit of cussing, underage drinking, one abbreviated sex scene, and a scene that some might find gross toward the end. I don't have a recommended age range on this book, but I think because the characters are older high school students, those are the kids who should be reading this book, not younger kids.

Broken is published by Strange Chemistry and written by A. E. Rought. The book is available to purchase now. I received a free autographed copy while at Book Expo America with no obligation to review the book. I just decided to review it and give my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a pretty interesting book! Thanks so much for sharing your review.