by Becca Vincenza

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BN ID: 2940045586771
Publisher: Becca Vincenza
Publication date: 01/31/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 47,475
File size: 540 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has an obsession with candy, her animals, and of course books. When she's not wearing her author hat, she's working to pay off her student loans for her acquired English degree. Contact with her: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/926377960845819/ Website: https://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Z2vwP

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Damaged 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author, via a Goodreads group, in exchange for an honest review. My Thoughts: I made a mistake with this book before I even started reading it. I read a bunch of the reviews on its Goodreads page. Normally I'll only read a few reviews on a book and they're usually by reviewers that I've read before (I'm a creature of habit). There were so many glowing reviews that I started Damaged with higher than average expectations. That was my mistake. The characters were fine. I thought they were a bit underdeveloped, but that seems to be par for the course when you're dealing with a series nowadays. I liked Audrey when Stone first finds her and she's broken. It took awhile for her to start to seem a bit normal, which was believable and I liked. Then the author seemed to put everything into hyper speed. Suddenly you're supposed to believe in the instant chemistry between Stone and Audrey, while Audrey goes back and forth between the original broken girl and starting to heal. I would've preferred the book be a little longer and stretch that out into something more realistic. The plot itself was original. I liked it, for the most part. I will admit to some eye rolling and heavy sighs on my part. I tend to get irritated when you're reading a book and the main characters face a large problem, they're separated, they conquer it and then they're separated again. It can get a bit tedious, instead of exciting (which is what most authors seem to be aiming for). My biggest problem with Damaged was the actual writing. There were grammatical and spelling errors too often. There were even sentences with words missing. I have a big problem with this because it yanked me out of the story and forced me to look closer in order to figure out what it was supposed to say. This wouldn't bother everyone; I'm aware of this. There are people who wouldn't even notice errors like that as long as they could still get the gist of it. I'm not only of those people. I really did like Damaged. I thought it was a good book, but it could be better. Would I recommend it though? I'm not sure. I think it would end up being on a case-by-case basis or if you are absolutely obsessed with new adult paranormal books.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Damaged by Becca Vincenza Given the title of this book, I probably don't need to tell you that Audrey is broken. She has been tortured for so many years that she is terrified to even remember another way. The surprise in this book is that all of the characters are damaged in all kinds of ways. Helping Audrey helps all of them. I was delighted by this story (DRAGONS!!!) and enchanted by the characters. This is a paranormal love story done right. With amazing descriptions, the world creates itself. A must read indeed.
DYac More than 1 year ago
This story was different from anything I've ever read. It starts out with an introduction to Audrey who, for all intents and purposes, has been abused beyond what anyone should be able to survive. Seeing her world first person and knowing the hell she's been through and continues to experience in the recesses of her mind gives us a taste of what she needs to overcome to find any kind of life outside of the place from which she is rescued. Her scars are not only skin deep but also deep in her psyche. Then we meet Stone who begins with a routine infiltration of the Vedenin Clan in order to gain some kind of information and instead rescues Audrey, a woman who continues to get under his skin as the story goes on. Of course, he has secrets of his own, a past he never dreamed he could overcome. But these two broken souls find a quest that brings them closer together than either of them could have ever planned. I don’t know how the author came up with this story, but her imagination must reach some deep dark places in order to come up with an adventure such as this. It was unexpected and impossible, and somehow she made it work. I love the glossary at the end, not only because it gave us information about the hierarchy of the clans and the paranormal beings connected to them, but it provided us with information about creatures we do not meet in this story. My hopes are that in doing so, the author is planning on continuing the adventure through another book or more. I can only hope that the next book in the series is as good as this one. I certainly look forward to reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!!
nicepuppy421 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. The things that Audrey had to endure were horrible and I can understand why she doesn't trust anyone or anything. Her scars are a permanent reminder of this fact. Audrey learns so much about herself in this book and there are also some shocking revelations about her life. Watching Audrey's character develop from a shattered, scared girl to a strong young woman who learns how to trust and to love was wonderful.  Stone is a great character.  I loved the way he would look beyond Audrey's scars and tell her how beautiful she is. The relationship development between Stone and Audrey was realistic. I loved Stone's character. Nixie is an awesome character, one of my favorites, always so upbeat, she added some humor to the story.  I found this book enteraining and it contained elements that I enjoy in a book, love, twists, suspense, mystery and great characters. I recommend this book, as a matter of fact I immediately bought the next book in the series!!
Kat808 More than 1 year ago
Can I just say wow... this book was like nothing I have ever read before and I just loved it! The book is written in alternating points of view. The first is Audrey, who was taken from her home at 16 and has been tortured for years since then. The second point of view is Stone. He is one of the men who rescues Audrey from her captors and forms an inexplicable bond with her almost immediately. My biggest problem with alternating POV is when the author doesn't write each character with their own voice so you sometimes forget whose POV you are reading. This was not the case in Damaged; both Audrey and Stone had completely different voices so I never had to check the chapter headings. My second biggest problem with alternating POVs is that sometimes they are unnecessary as the information being given would have been the same regardless. But in this case, having both points of view helped the story in my opinion because Stone was able to let us in on so much that Audrey didn't know about the world she was in. I really loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next one!
Crystal_619 More than 1 year ago
Congratulations on your breakthrough novel Becca! Damaged was.... a mystery, a love story, a nightmare, and an awakening. Becca managed to take what I thought was going to be a book about a girl being rescued and falling in love with her savior and added something I wasn't expecting.....paranormal awesomeness. Audrey had been kidnapped for years being used and abused. Enter Stone: the guy who saved her in more ways than one. Audrey and Stone develop an incredible relationship totally built on trust and understanding. Stone and Audrey are unaware of the troubles they are about to face. And it doesn't help that Audrey can't remember her past or she just refuses to share it with anyone. When her big secret is finally revealed, I was like: I KNEW IT!!! Becca did an outstanding job on keeping you on your toes and dropping subtle clues about Audrey. The characters are incredible like Nixie and Elijah. He is my favorite. Dark and seemingly cold but definitely hot. Nixie is like the BFF who you've known since Kinder. Damaged will leave you haunted wanting more of Audrey and Stone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago