Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Review: Broken by A.E. Rought

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.

And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

My Review:
     Awwwww! That was just so frikkin' cute. I cried while reading this book and it's not something I usually do. But seriously! I can't say except that this book for the most part was brilliant and so emotional and the author herself is again brilliant and I love her and her book ;)

    So this story started out as a normal contemporary read and ended with a paranormal scene. To be quite honest, the ending - which was a unique twist to a story like this - was a bit epic, hasty and rushed. But I didn't mind because I can't forget the emotional punch that I took during reading this book and Alex... UHHHHH! So Alex was sort of the male protagonist here. And he was this witty, hot guy with this mysterious and catchy personality and everything about him combined with his situation in the story took his sexiness into a whole new level. Overall, he was a swoon-worthy guy that I fell for him from his first appearance - I LOVED him - and add on him Daniel, the dead boyfriend and that will bring us a WOW. You see, there is a bit of a huge story that you need to read the book to get, I have to admit it was a bit twisty, maybe complicated but it was fun and sweet. Nonetheless, the ending is the one thing that may act as the epic factor in this story, a drawback even for some. 

    Overall, this was so much of an emotional read. A contemporary novel for the most part with a paranormal twist at the end, it was unrealistic but that's what novels are, right! However, I must say that this book could either a miss or a hit and for me, it was a hit so I won't say that it's a must read because I can think of many people just hating this book so I would say to just give it a try ;)

Title: Broken
Author: A.E. Rought
Series: Stand-alone
Release Date: January 8th 2013 by Strange Chemistry
Source: NetGalley ( For Review )
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: 4.5/5

*Thanks to NetGalley and Strange Chemistry for providing me with an eARC*

PS: I read this book ages ago and wrote this review a while after but I forgot about it ;)

Oh and Happy April's Fool Day! Hope you didn't get too many mean pranks :P
xoxo, Mariam


huong le said...

Fantastic post, I really look forward to updates from you..

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