Broken by Susanne Valenti: Book Review

Book: Broken
Author: Susanne Valenti
Publication date: 31st January 2016
Number of pages: EBook, 261

About the Book:-

Since all of her hopes were dashed, Maya is struggling to adapt to her new life. Where dreams and wishes once kept her going, now there is only the burning desire for revenge. She’s changing, hardening into the person she needs to be to hold it together but sometimes the cracks still show. She wants nothing more than to go back and become the person she used to be but sometimes she can’t even remember who that was. Nothing will be right again until she resets the balance. Blood will pay for blood and she won’t give up until the final drop has been spilled. Some say she’s taking it too far, others say it isn’t far enough.

My Review:-

The story begins on an emotional front, and it made my heart-break to see Maya in such an emotional turmoil. At the same time, it was commendable to look at Maya in a never seen before avatar as a very strong and determined individual. The whole story is full of action, which any action loving individual would enjoy reading.

I loved reading the starting part, but the end part of the book just stole away the show. I felt very happy reading the last part of the book and now I have high expectations of the next series. The mid portion of the book is full of action sequences, but at a time it gets a little boring reading only about fights.

In this series, the character of Alicia has gotten much to do. I hope that she gets a better part to play in the next series. The only bone of contention in the book was, Maya getting closer to Taylor in her desperation to forget her pain. But, all in all, the book was quite enjoyable with its action, revenge, love and pain.

My Rating:- 3.75/5

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My Verdict:-

If you like reading action and adventure, then go for this book.

Read my review of the first two books ‘Chained’ and ‘Linked’ here.

Linked by Susanne Valenti: Book Review

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Book: Linked
Author: Susanne Valenti
Published: October 2015
Number of pages: EBook, 242

About the book:

In a world she never knew existed, Maya is coming to terms with how much her life has changed. Danger lurks around every corner, nothing is as she expects and she’s never felt so alive. But the choices she makes could change everything and jeopardise the things she cherishes most. There is so much to learn and so much to love but her heart is pulling her back. The Guardians are hiding in the shadow cast by their Wall, concealing the truth from the people inside. It’s a shadow that darkens her happiness and she can’t stop fighting until the truth comes to light. It would be easier to walk away but Maya has never run from anything and she’s not about to start now.

My Review:

Maya, Laurie and Taylor undergo rigorous training under Hunter and it was commendable seeing them adapting so well in the real outside world. Maya always proves her worth in almost every difficult situation. I really admire Maya as a strong and confident person. And her romance and chemistry with Coal is just enviable. But Taylor proves to be a roadblock in all their romantic encounters, which was a bit frustrating for me. I wish, Taylor finds his true love in the next series.

The first book ‘Chained’ kept me hooked to it and the second in the series ‘Linked’, had a hypnotizing effect on me. It made me love Maya, Coal and Alicia, even more. But the last few pages made me cry and when I read it the second time, I cried again. It was a devastating end and now I am hoping that something good will come in the next series. A book written in a simple way, which is full of adventures, twists and turns, and it will never let you feel bored even a little.

I loved this book and I am hoping that all the other books in the series are also similarly enjoyable. Hats off to the author, you have reignited the reading passion in me.

My Rating: 4.5/5

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My Verdict:

If you like reading adventure books, then just go for this book. Read my review of the first book ‘Chained’.