Of Breakable Things

Of Breakable Things

by A. Lynden Rolland




When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.

Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she's forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939765154
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

A. Lynden Rolland is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, thunderstorms, and autumn leaves. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Of Breakable Things 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is intriguing. I couldn't put this book down. It's fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with this story. I was in a horrible reading slump when I picked this book up. It was probably the fifth or sixth book I had tried. I wasn't expecting to become fully engaged within the first few pages, so I was happily surprised. Even though this book is nothing like Harry Potter it had this certain vibe to it that gave me that same comforting feeling. I recently read another review that said very much the same thing. The otherworldly setting is unique, and the characters have great chemistry. Even the secondary characters are well thought out and detailed enough so that I didn't have to search back in the story to remember who they were (one of my pet peeves).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of Breakable Things was a very intriguing unique read about love and the afterlife. It was beautifully written and the imaginative world building was well done. I was reminded of Harry Potter when reading with the school for the newly buried spirits (though there was in actuality very few things in common between the books). I absolutely loved the characters especially the relationship between Alex and Chase.  This book was an unexpected surprise. At first I didn't know about the creepy cover but after finishing I think it does fit the story well. I am definitely looking forward to reading the sequel!
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MeaganW More than 1 year ago
This book was pure perfection! I loved it and could not put it down! I am an education major and this read was one that every education major and teacher needs to get their hands on! I will definitely be adding this to my classroom library! Wow!
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
So let me explain why its only 2 stars. I'll be totally honest I swapped and couldn't decide on 2 or 3 stars, if there was half a star it would 2.5. So when it came down to the final decision I looked closely at what the star descriptions were and "liked it" was a bit too positive and "it's okay" fitted more. So now I've babbled on here's my review INITIAL THOUGHTS I am intrigued with this one to see how the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is portrayed as it is a syndrome that myself, my mother and my daughter all have. Also apart from that I am interested to see how this author depicts the afterlife too. The cover is very striking so I guess the book will really strand out on the bookshelf. MY REVIEW I received a free copy of this one in exchange for my honest review. I find the cover really striking and it certainly makes you want to know more. I love the characters, the Lasalle brothers and of course Alex. All the "action" takes place after they are dead. We begin in a room with two exits and Alex is given the choice of which door to go through determining what her afterlife will be. She chooses the door that lead to Eidolon.(apologies if I've spely it wrong). A version of the afterlife that contains a kind of academy.  Alex has always been ill and treat somewhat like a "china doll" or as it says in the title a "breakable thing". This is one of the reasons I wanted to read the book as the book says Alex has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I wanted to know how it would be explained or dealt with. Well it was stated alex had it and then a brief, explanation crossed with a preaching description and then that's more or less where it ended. The only other reference about it was when Alex's "life" was talked about and then it was referred to as her "illness". Once in the afterlife and chase and Alex are reunited we learn that Chase loves Alex, yet in mortal life didn't dare speak up as her didn't want to lose her friendship. One of the other Lasalle brothers, Jonas also loves Alex but see's that she is in love with chase so feel resentful towards his own brother. Jonas thinks Chase always wins, always gets what he want. So Jonas is an easy target for a secret society, that has strange initiation quests. He even delivers his brother into danger whilst trying to fit in with the society. e also ironically ends up putting the girl he loves in danger too. I really can't say anymore as I would be telling you the whole book. As I have said I loved the characters and how they all interacted, and their relationships. the easiest way I can describe Eidolon is its the Hogwarts of Afterlife! This book has the characters, some parts of a decent plot but to me felt like it kept getting lost along the way. I persevered with reading the book, though on more than one occasion I had felt like simply giving up on it. To me a lot of the book is sort of left for you to fill in perhaps, I'm not sure how else to explain it.  The book reminded me of a couple of books, in that the Afterlife reminded me a little of Mary Tings Afterlife in her Crossroads Saga books (which I loved) and I got really exited expecting much more than was actually delivered. It also reminded my of another book . . .called Exiled by J.R. Wagner, it was really "deep" and dark. So did I enjoy the book? It was ok, but the mention of EDS was really irrelevant to the rest of the book. I had been expecting more. Would I recommend the book? Perhaps to someone who read and loved Exiled by J.R. Wagner. Would I read another book if this one was going to be a series? Being totally honest probably not. Would I read other books by this Author? I'd take a look but not sure it would depend on the book. Though I did enjoy some parts of the book.
Trinh More than 1 year ago
*85%* This book ... WHERE DO I BEGIN?!? I adored the writing style. The relationship between the characters was amazing! I loved the Lasalles brothers so much (well not all of them ...). Chase and Alex's relationship was the cutest thing. I LOVE YOU, CHASE LASALLES!  The book set place in the afterlife. So basically, everyone was dead. But here's the thing, it didn't feel like it! The afterlife life is like life when you're alive. There's school, homework, teachers, friends, enemies, etc.  The plot was very interesting. But throughout the book, I felt like it was all over the place. AND I WISH THERE WERE A FEW CHAPTERS AT THE END! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  And I want to thank A. Lynden Rolland for signing my book at the book festival :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teenage daughter and i both love this book! She had all of her friends reading it. Cant wait for the next one! This would make a great movie!
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