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Posted May 4, 2013
What I loved the most about this book was that Jen managed to capture Aro so well. Jen has done an excellent job of writing about each and every character, their instincts, emotions and they way they would act if the were real. Aro in Jen's book acted exactly like a 15 year old, and I also loved the fact that she was 15. Aro is one of the youngest YA character I have ever read about, it was cool. I also like the elusiveness of the Prince and how he and Keri were so protective of her. I am very interested in seeing the characters more in depth in the next book and how they story will unfold in the next books to come. In the summary of the book it descries the character Aro as a heroine and i really did see that in the book. But by far the best part was the adventure in the story, the whole sordid problem with the prophecy, it really fascinated me. This book had all the components I love in a book; a real kick ass who fights her own battles, adventure, mystery, and paranormal fantasy. if you like any of these characteristic in a book, then you will love Broken Aro.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 20, 2013
As soon as I finished I wanted more.
This book isn't what I expected at all. Let's just get that out there right now. And pretty much if I had to sum up my review in one sentence it would go something like "I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Book. AHHH!"
Fantastic writing, incredible story, phenomenal setting, fantastic characters! Love, love, love, love, love ALL the main characters! And there are so many twists and turns and heart pounding moments and it made me laugh and cry and this book put butterflies in my stomach!
I couldn't stop reading it and as soon as I finished I wanted more.
Now for the part of the review that isn't me just fangirling . . .
There was one scene that looked like it was going to get really bad. And it kinda made me uncomfortable and I was terrified that afterwards it was going to be one of those things that kept getting mentioned. But nothing ACTUALLY happened and while Aro did think about it, nothing went into detail, and I think the situation was handled very well.
Okay, back to fangirling . . . oh my goodness I love this book!!!!! And one more thing I forgot to mention, I hate books with a whiney damsel in distress and a fancy prince coming to the rescue, so I try and stay away from books with Prince Charming. However, I would gladly be a damsel in distress for the Prince in this book! . . . Just sayin.
Posted February 25, 2013
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Arowyn (Aro) is the only sister of 7 brothers, all soldiers, who's only thought is to get her out of their town and to safety when a neighboring army attacks. However, things go awry, and Aro finds herself separated from her brothers, on a slave ship, trying to convince those around her she's a boy as her brothers instructed. Along the way, she meets a Fey, a Dragos, and other interesting creatures she'd only heard stories about.
I really enjoyed this book, as it has a great pace and interesting characters. There were quite a few times where I caught myself skimming ahead just to see what was coming up. The mythological parts are great, and I like how everything works together to create a wonderful story. I'll say, the last quarter of the book had me gasping, as I'd never even suspected anything of the sort, and I definitely can't wait to read more of this series. Great start!
Posted February 3, 2013
#1 The Broken Ones
When I started reading this book I really had no idea what to expect, I hadn’t really read the blurb and didn’t know where it was going to lead. It didn’t take long for the action / adventure to start and I was soon drawn into the storyline and characters, in particular Prince and Kei.
Incredibly well written, this adventure jumps right off the page as the story slowly unravels. With many shocks in store for the reader, I never got bored and constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next. Each character comes into their own, esp. Aro as she grows into a strong female lead with the support of her now family. With the descriptive nature of the book, you can’t help but become involved with the story / characters, which leads to emotional turmoil at times ~ but at least this shows how engrossed I got.
The next installment of their travels cannot come quick enough in my opinion.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted October 3, 2012
First and foremost I would like to say thank you to Author Jen Wylie for allowing me the opportunity to review Broken Aro, the first in The Broken Ones Series. When I received the blurb it instantly intrigued me. It doesn’t give much away about what the plot of the book is, but it does capture your interest by the sheer mystery of how it is written.
Broken Aro revolves around Arowyn, the youngest in her family and also the only girl. After attempting to escape with her brothers from the city she is stolen away from her family by slavers. Held captive and pretending to be a boy, she befriends some of the men who were also snatched by the slavers. But to her luck, she recognizes one of the men who also recognizes her as a girl and the youngest of the Mason family. No longer alone she begins to feel a bit better, but then after meeting two other captives she begins to form an interesting bond with them both....
And that’s when things really begin to take an interesting turn….
As of late I have really found an interest in the Fantasy genres. This story only piqued my interest and has pushed me into finding more books like it, although I am not sure if you could find one as well-written and as captivating as Broken Aro. Though sometimes I find that when authors write so much detail in their story it can lag and cause disinterest, Jen Wylie has found a way to give details and still keep the reader’s interest locked reading the pages. I found that the details of the surroundings, the character’s feelings and overall setting were helpful in creating the actual events in one’s own mind. There is just something very unique in the story of Broken Aro that I cannot quite pinpoint, but it truly has me thinking of all the possibilities for the future books in the series.
I am especially interested in seeing where the relationship between Aro, Kei and Prince will lead to. I can tell there is a romance brewing somewhere in that triangle (and no not between the men at all) but at this time I am unsure if it will involve both men fighting over Aro or Aro falling for one or the other on her own… Perhaps even the one that she was warned not to love (Yes a little teaser of my own).
Now let us talk about the cliffhanger at the end. When I got to the last page I stared blankly at my Nook for a while. I couldn’t believe that was how it was ending; it really leaves you wondering and cursing in your mind about what is going to happen. So I must say congratulations Jen, you have now caused my anxiousness and the need to have the next book in the series.
So in the end, the main question all of you must be wondering, if you haven’t figured out the answer yourself from my review that is, Do I recommend this book? Of course I do! If you are looking for something in the Fantasy genre that deals with adventure, prophecies and a girl who is not only independent but also loves her knives? This is the book for you!
Posted October 21, 2012
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