The Beckoning of Broken Things [NOOK Book]

Overview

Is Marissa Engles crazy? Or is she a paranormal Light Rebel who can shape form and manifest things using the electricity buzzing through her veins? Her aunt and sister think “Crazy.” The locked mental facility they've put her in thinks “Delusional.”
She’s so drugged up, she can’t tell if they’re right. Only her new pal, Rafe Caldwell, another mental patient “inmate”, thinks she is what she says she is. And he intends to find out more – lots ...
See more details below
The Beckoning of Broken Things

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.79
BN.com price

Overview

Is Marissa Engles crazy? Or is she a paranormal Light Rebel who can shape form and manifest things using the electricity buzzing through her veins? Her aunt and sister think “Crazy.” The locked mental facility they've put her in thinks “Delusional.”
She’s so drugged up, she can’t tell if they’re right. Only her new pal, Rafe Caldwell, another mental patient “inmate”, thinks she is what she says she is. And he intends to find out more – lots more.
The only problem is her missing soul bound lover, Daniel Navid, who commands the darkest of the dark. But as they say, if the cat’s away…
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150237889
  • Publisher: Writer's Edge Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/18/2015
  • Series: The Beckoning Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,131,531
  • File size: 300 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 14, 2014

    Calinda B has again written a fast paced, gripping tale that





    Calinda B has again written a fast paced, gripping tale that will have you dragged along on Marissa's emotional roller coaster.  I found myself unconsciously and silently snarling half the time when bad things were happening or laughing during the good times.




    I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series.  Don't get me wrong.  The book is fantastic, and it'll have you on the edge of your seat.  But you don't see that much of Daniel in this story, and I kind of missed him.  I really like Daniel, especially more than Rafe.  To me, Daniel is real, a three dimensional character.  You get to like him even more in this novel, even though he plays a much smaller role in it.  He gets to be a much better person here, realizing his faults, fearing the damage he could do, fearing the damage he might have already done, fearing that he might become like his father.




    Rafe is the opposite, in many ways, to Daniel.  And yet, even though he is the opposite to most of the bad things about Daniel, I didn't like him as much.  Daniel is a good person in spite of the dark powers he controls.  Rafe is a killer in spite of the innocence at his command.  He knows what is right, what's smart, and he does all the wrong things anyway.  Admittedly, all the main characters have done this at one point or other, but Rafe does it repeatedly, continuously.  As a character, he's interesting, even fun, but I don't like him as a romantic interest for Marissa.  Just a friend.  He's a great friend, playful, protective.




    I don't want to give too much away, but there is a point where I feel betrayed by Marissa.  I'm very lenient, laid back with regard to how relationships can form and what is acceptable, but there are certain things you just don't do.  And, of course, Marissa does them.




    The last negative thing, I would say, was from the very beginning, when she's involuntarily committed.  I know enough to know that the circumstances around her commitment don't mesh with Washington state law.  The facility would have been risking a lot, too much, by doing what they did.  You can't be involuntarily committed without a court order, which means her case would have been brought before a judge after 72 hours.  She also wouldn't have been force fed drugs if she refused them.  That's against the law.  There could be ways of keeping her there against her will, but if the facility didn't even try to pretend to follow the rules, somebody would squeal and they would be in major trouble.




    Now, at this point, you're probably wondering why I think this is such a good book.  It is.  There are just a couple things I didn't like.  Like I said, even though Daniel has such a small role, you really bond with him, grow to like him even more.  Marissa is totally awesome.  I was going to say something else, but remembered Amazon doesn't allow curse words…  She really comes into her own, powers-wise.




    Armando Navid makes for an interesting bad guy.  He seems at the same time like he's everywhere and you can't hide from him, while he's also a bit of a joke.  He's a bit crazy (but aren't they all?) and his choices of spells to perform just make you laugh sometimes.




    Calinda really exercises for imagination muscles in this novel.  I really liked the Shadow places (I don't remember what they're called).  Really cool.  Really weird.  I don't even know how to describe them.  A force all their own, rules that don't exist, anything it wants to be, anything you want it to be.




    Going over the book in my head, I can't help but keep smiling.  I really had a blast reading it.  It would easily be a five star review, if not for the couple of things that bugged me.  But it is, honestly, a fantastic read.  Well worth your time.




    Format: Kindle
    Source: Author

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 14, 2014

    *I received this book in exchange for an honest review* This is

    *I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
    This is the second book in the "Beckoning" series and I enjoyed it as much as the first. 
    At times, I found it was hard to visualize/understand what was going on. But, then it occured to me that the heroine of the book (Melissa) didn't know what was going on either so I could relate to her better. As Melissa found out new things about herself and her new life, the reader found out at the same time.
    I was in love with Daniel after the first book, but now I'm in love with Rafe too. Melissa has a difficult choice to make and many more lessons to learn about being a light numen.
    I can't wait for book three to see where the story takes me.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 14, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    This is the first book in The Beckoning series. I am not sure wh

    This is the first book in The Beckoning series. I am not sure what subject this paranormal romance goes under: witches, sorcerers, wizards, elementals, or maybe a new Light/Dark category. Whichever sub-category you want to put it under, I was impressed with this intriguing and unique read.  
    I will admit, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it during the first chapter or two.  I could not get into the heroine’s character, she seemed to be a little off or something, but she is an artist, so I decided maybe the author was trying to give the reader an artist’s perspective.  Also, the story had already grabbed my attention, so I kept reading.  I was very glad I did. Suspense grows as the story continues and Marissa learns that not only are there new things in this world, she is one of them. The hero, Daniel is her new love interest and as she gets to know him, she has to learn to control her new powers, accept that her life may be in danger and contend with an annoying ex.  Daniel is an intriguing hero who has many secrets that keep the reader in suspense as you learn each new one. 
    The rocky romance between the two is an entertaining emotional rollercoaster mix of romancing, fighting, lust, learning and very hot sex.  The chemistry between them explodes from the pages, leaving the reader wanting more. 
    As Marissa trains to handle her newly found magic, she must discover who her enemies are and who her friends are, while unraveling secrets from the past, present and future that seem to be piling up around her.  
    The supporting characters add an interesting mix, that humor, charm and surprises to the tale.
    Even with the bumpy start, I found this book has it all, beguiling characters, suspense, romance and humor.  This story also has unique elements that add something special to the personalities of the characters, the sex, and the battle with their enemies.  I am looking forward to learning more about the mysteries of this bewitching world that the author has created.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)