Title: Broken Things
Author: Lauren Oliver
Page Count: 416 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.
Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.
The only thing is: they didn’t do it.
On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous
Usually when I am not feeling the particular read in my hands it is very rare that I end up liking it futher down the story. I also cannot DNF (did not finish) a book because I will forever think to myself “but how did that end” so the trudge through a book that isn’t liked can be quite cumbersome. Now why am I telling you all this?
Well! That little rant was so that you could see how difficult it is to change my mind if I do not like a book within the first 50 pages. So much so that I think I like to carry a “I don’t like this” grudge throughout the book. With Broken Things I actually grew to like it!
At first I wasn’t sure. I couldn’t differentiate the characters in my head, they seemed to carry the same voices. But after awhile the characters really separated and I ended up really liking them. The story. The characters. The feel. All of it.
Whenever I read a book about characters going into a different world I am always so enthralled by the name of that world. For example, Filigree from The Magician’s, Narnia, The Hazel Wood, I could go on and on.. but now we can add Lovelorn to that list. I loved the mystery of Lovelorn and kept repeating the name in my head because I loved the sound of it. If you like any of the aforementioned stories you’ll really enjoy Broken Things.
YA Mystery/Thrillers are becoming a genre of their own and I am so ready for them! Lauren Oliver thank you for being the exception for me!
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**