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Posted February 14, 2014
Broken World effortlessly brings the reader back into the world of Mia Abbott-Renou, the 17 year old daughter of a US Senator and rape victim. Thrust into the spotlight because of her attack, Mia does her best to heal. When she is dealt a devastating blow, learning she’s pregnant, she knows the whole ordeal will not be ending anytime soon.
She knows she doesn’t want to keep the baby. It’s just a reminder of something that should never have happened. Her father however has other plans. He’s a super conservative politician and doesn’t believe in abortion. Knowing she’ll have to go behind his back, she learns she has unexpected allies, namely her mother and half-sister Molly.
During all of this the police and district attorney are still trying to get her to name her attackers. While she knows who they are, her father doesn’t want her to come forward because it would hurt him political image. But when another girl is attacked and ultimately dies, she knows she has to come forward just so it doesn’t happen again.
Broken World is a tear-filled journey a one girl’s life after rape. It doesn’t shy away from all the things you would rather not hear about concerning these types of attacks.
Mia is a naive young girl but one who is becoming stronger and stronger through each novella. She knows she’s weak, but is overcoming it with the support system she does have. I cannot explain fully how much I loathe her family though, her father especially. How can anyone think like he does? I do not get it. If something like this happened to my daughter I would be out there doing everything I could to make sure the attacker was sent away for a long, long time.
I would highly recommend some tissues if you’re going to read this or any part of the series. You’ll need them for sure.
Posted January 20, 2014
Once again Chloe Adams has captured the emotional roller coaster that is Mia's life since she was brutally raped. What I love so much about this series of Novellas, is Chloe Adams ability to truly capture the complicated, conflicting and sometimes down right chaotic emotions a rape survivor feels. Those little victories that are so had to see when they happen but are the building blocks to true healing. Mia is a character I can relate to my heart bleeds for her pain and I find myself dabbing tears from my eyes as I read. These books are so well written that you feel like your right there with Mia holding her hand as she faces one hurdle after another on her path to healing. I have to say in this book I developed a whole new appreciation for both Chris and Dom. I can't wait for the next Novella to come out and see what turns this story will take next. Chloe Adams/Lizzy Ford is an amazing writer with the skill and heart to drag you into the pages of her books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2014
This book continues to follow the life of Mia as she continues to come come to terms with being raped. We learn that most of the people in her family would rather she keeps her mouth shut about who raped her. We also learn that she is pregnant. As she struggles to decide to if she should turn in the 2 rapists now she must decide if she should keep the baby as well.
I continue to feel for Mia I cant believe the amount of courage she continues to show. I liked the fact that she has found people that she can turn to when she needs assistance. I also liked the fact that she is able to make choices for herself despite what her father may say or think.
I will be waiting to see what happens next
Posted January 15, 2014
This novella picks up right where Broken Beauty ends. Broken Beauty is the first book in the Broken Beauty Novellas and should be read first. These novellas cover the sensitive subject matter of rape and physical violence.
I found myself crying a few times while reading this novella. Mia is struggling with many different situations in this story. The hardest being what should she do. Mia is slowly changing throughout these novellas. She's growing as a person while becoming stronger both emotionally and physically. I keep routing for her.
Her father is still scum in my eyes. How he treats Mia and the whole situation completely disgusts me. She's beginning to develop a relationship with her half-siblings, Molly and Joseph in this story. They seem to care and want to be there but I'm still leery of them. They seem to be a lot like their dad at times. Uncle Chris is still helping however he can when he can. My initial suspicions about him are growing and I think that they might be correct but as of yet there is still no proof.
Ari and Dom continue to be her most loyal supporters. They are always a text away when she needs to talk. I can't wait to see where Lizzy takes us next in Mia's journey. Thank you Lizzy for tackling such a touchy subject matter. I love Mia and hope to continue encountering her on her road to recovery through each future novella. I look forward to reading the third story when it releases.
Posted January 12, 2014