Saturday, December 7, 2013

Broken by CJ Lyons

e-ARC, 325 pages
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Published by: Sourecebooks Fire 
Source: NetGalley (A huge thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for the chance to read and review this galley! I was given nothing in exchange for a just and honest review!)
For fans of: Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, Sparkly Covers, Realistic Fiction, YA

     New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing to the very last page
     The only thing fifteen-year-old Scarlet Killian has ever wanted is a chance at a normal life. Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, she has never taken the school bus. Or giggled with friends during lunch. Or spied on a crush out of the corner of her eye. So when her parents offer her three days to prove she can survive high school, Scarlet knows her time is now... or never. Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with every slammed locker and every sideways glance in the hallway. But this high school is far from normal. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does.


     Seeing as Sourcebooks Fire is one of my favorite publishers, I really, REALLY wanted to love this book.But unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. I gave it until about 30% and even tried going back and reading it through a couple times just to see if I could get more into it, but I just couldn't. 
     Scarlet just felt weird to me. And it had nothing to do with her disease. I have a heart disease myself and my sister is just as sickly, but she was just naive. I couldn't connect with her. Even though I only got to about 30% total, I still didn't feel like I knew her enough to continue. 
     I honestly just felt like it was a book about a girl that's been super sick, just add a little thriller and some high school drama. It wasn't anything that just set it apart from other things for me. I find this a shame because other bloggers I know and value their opinions loved it and I wanted to like it too. It just didn't seem to be the book for me. 
     Overall, I give this


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