by A E Rought



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Tainted by A E Rought

Alex Franks believes the madness is behind them. With Ascension Labs under his direction and the forces threatening Emma's life overcome, they have a chance at a normal life, and keeping his secrets safely buried. But a shadow rises from Alex’s past, and she wants him back. Criminally brilliant, Hailey Westmore will stop at nothing to claim the boy she was meant to be with.

Without warning, Emma Gentry finds she cannot trust anything. Not her mind, her memory, not even herself. Tragic events and unexpected deaths stalk Alex and Emma, testing them in ways they would never imagine, and may not survive. Alex carries a new secret, and a horrifying guilt that Hailey uses to her advantage.

Emma’s life and sanity hang in the balance, and Alex may have created a monster...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908844347
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Self-proclaimed nerd, A.E. Rought has spent most of her early life in libraries and bookstores. It's no surprise that she turned to writing shortly after creative arts college. She has novels of varying genres, and different pennames, published since 2006. The author lives in Montague, Michigan (near Grand Rapids).

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"Using every tool from characterization to ambient light and noise, Rought has created a fully rounded depiction of the aching void of teen grief and the renewal of hope discovered when romance is both new ... and familiarly true."
-Serena Chase, USA Today "Happy Ever After" (http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2013/01/21/ya-romance-recs-splintered-broken-the-fairest-beauty/1852605/)

"A true Gothic romance, deliciously written in a modern setting. Death, kissing, and a smoking hot mystery boy: what more could you ask for?"
- Amy Plum, author of the bestselling Die For Me and Until I Die

"Broken is a devastatingly haunting love story where nothing is as it seems - and your heart is not your own."
- Michelle Zink, author of the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy and A Temptation of Angels

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Tainted 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Jay! Jay! Please, wake up! I think he's in a coma or something because his heart is still beating." John was standing over me. I said,"John, where am I?" I saw Adam, Quinn, Jenny, and Jessica in the back. Adam and Quinn looked worried but Jenny and Jessica were crying. John said to me,"Umm.. we seem to be on the island, and you were knocked out for about 12 hours. Uh, no one seems to be hurt. And you should turn over. Your face is going to get dirty. I realized that half of my face was buried in the ground. I pulled my face out, and everyone screamed. "What?" I asked. Quinn said,"Your other side of face. There's nothing. I mean, it's just a black swirling mist." I searched for a mirror. I frantically brought it to my face. But I didn't see a black swirling mist. I saw my face. But half of it was a ghost of me. <br> <p> HELLO. I heard a voice. I turned around, but I saw no one. I shrugged, and tried to sleep. But it was hard, since the whole day it felt like everyone was ignoring me. And the plane was crashed. Seperated from the others, I felt a little lonely. HELLO, JAY! I CAN SHOW YOU MANY THINGS! I listened closely. It was coming from my mind. ~SIGH~ I'M YOUR DEAD YOU! I'M HERE TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE MISTAKES I MADE! ALSO, HOW IS JESSICA DOING? CAN I SEE HER? I turned my head. STILL PRETTY! JOHN ADAM QUINN AND JENNY ARE HERE TOO? WOW? "You don't seem like me. And how are you going to protect me? Do you give me superpowers or something" I said jokingly in my mind. AS A MATTER FACT, I DO GIVE YOU SUPERPOWERS! WOW YOU'RE CATCHING UP FAST! That was not what I expected. DON'T GET TOO EXCITED! I'M THE KING OF SPIRITS BUT BAD SPIRITS CALLED KARAOS COME TO TAKE OVER. BUT I CAN GIVE YOU POWERS OF SPIRITS! "Like what? Please tell me." BYE--- YOU'LL FIND OUT SOON ENOUGH... He seemed to have gone away. Yeah, this was probably a dream. Wait, since this was a dream, shouldn't I have some fun before it ends? I opened a bag, and stuffed myself with beef jerky. After a while, I decided I wanted the dream to end. I would stuff myself until my stomach exploded and I would wake up. Soon, all the food and water was gone. My stomach felt like exploding, but it didn't. Hmmm... is this even a dream? I decided it was and looked in the bag my mom gave me. Wow. Knives. Bows. Everything. But my mom wouldnt give me this stuff. Only in a dream she would. I picked up a knife to my throat. Three... two... one... "Jay! What's wrong with you?" Adam was screaming at me. I dropped my knife. Oops. This wasn't a dream. And I just ate our main survival tool. Just then it felt like my stomach was about to explode. I collapsed to the cold, dirt ground and heard a voice rang in my head--- SPIRITS CAN MAKE YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING, RIGHT? LIKE DREAMS? HAHAHA! I managed to reply to him,"Shut up" before I passed out from pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Or i will personally mirder you in yiur dleep...