Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Published by HarperCollins on October 2, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, mystery, thriller
Source: Book Expo
2018 challenge: NA
I would give this book 4 for a review.
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.
My Brief Thoughts:
*I got this book for early review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the mystery of this book so much. I read this book in about two days. It was a very fast read. I really grew to love the main characters. I would consider these characters to have moments of being “Unlikable” but they grew on me and by the end of this novel, I really enjoyed them. I love the duel timelines and how we got both past and current timelines. I loved how this book hinted at toyed with fantasy elements in some ways. It thought these characters were so well crafted and the world building was so strong. The mystery was hard to predict and I loved that. If you like mysteries like PLL or don’t look back, you should def check out this book in october!!
My Extended Thoughts:
Characters: I normally really struggle with unlikable characters but I really did grow to love these characters. This characters def reminded me of the way in 13 reasons why, the characters and story is like onion, you a learn a little bit and little bit thought this story. These characters were so complex and really grew to love them.
Pace/Timeline: I loved how this story was told through two different timelines. I thought it really made this story a fast pace story. I also liked how it hinted at paranormal elements and you never really know what way the story will go. It def. reminds me of the way PLL was told and I was super invested from page one.
Mystey: I loved the mystey in this story and was not able to preduct the end untill the very end. This story was so engaing and I read it in like 2 days. It was def a nail bitter!
I hope you will check it this book in Ocrober 2nd! Let me know in the comments if you will or if you read it, what did you think of it!
Later book lovers