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Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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Broken - A.E. Rought Review: Emma’s still mourning for Daniel, once her boyfriend and now the last in a mysterious line of deaths. One day, a boy turns up at school. General badboy Alex fights to defend her from Josh, is very kind to her, and is also quite like Daniel. Quite a lot.I heard about this somewhere, and requested it from netgalley because I thought it would be interested. By the time I read it, I’d forgotten why I wanted it. So I went in remembering nothing about this.It’s really easy to pick up on the characters. Emma, it didn’t take me long to know I wanted to befriends with her. Favourite book-Dracula. Cat-Renfield. Describing the gym as a torture chamber? Heck yes.To start with, she goes on too much about Daniel. I get that he’s recently died, and that you loved him, and it’s all very relevant to the plot, but every few sentences talking about him to start with really gets on my nerves.Alex is a dark tortured soul with good reason. He ends up nearly getting Emma’s heart, and he’s the kind of guy I really really want to give a hug. Josh is horrible, and it’s a big plot twist when we discover exactly why he is like he is. The other characters are a good support cast for Broken. And I really lovet the cat.The romance is really sweet. What with Alex coming out with words...that aren’t his own, but still having feelings of his own, as Emma and him try to understand what he keeps seeing, and other things, and seeing them support eachother throughtout things, I liked seeing them fall in love.The big thing around Alex is TOO DAMN PREDICTABLE. I guessed a few minutes after Emma’s comments on the way he moves and so the big reveal wasn’t that much of a big reveal. But other happenings, such as the deer scene and the bit in Alex’s house and the ENDING.Definetly the best bit was the ending for writing, engagement, and tension.. The first three quarters- I’m kind of enjoying this good book. The scene in the lab with the father onwards? HOLY DFJKLSDK WOW. Once you get to that part (a very easy thing to do), you won’t be able to put it down until the end.Overall: Definitely a retelling, but not completely follow the line, more taking an idea and running in another direction. Strength 4 tea to a romantic twist on Frankenstein with a lot of mystery and tension. I’m not sure if this will get a sequel or not, but I’d definitely like to see more from A E Rought.