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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Book Birthday BROKEN!!

Today is the day -- the book birthday for my Oasis Sister, A.E. Rought and her debut YA novel, BROKEN.  You can't see me, but I'm doing cheerleader-style pikes over here, I'm so happy for her!  (And yes, those do hurt at my age.)
Here's the official synopsis:

Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.

And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.


And since I've become a person of few words on Goodreads, here's my review ('cause yeah, being friends with an author has perks, like an e-ARC!!!):

Wow. This was creepy in all the right ways. Plus, Emma was a wonderful, believable character. Her family life felt very real (2 parents, both alive and caring though still PITAs). Alex was such a sweetheart I couldn't help but love him too. And the ending!! I won't ruin it for you, but you'll be flipping the pages as fast as you can.

And because you most definitely WANT to read this novel, A.E. is giving you a chance to win your own copy.  One lucky winner from either here or Writer's Ally will get their very own copy of BROKEN from A.E.'s personal stash.  How cool of her is that??

But why wait to see if you'll win, when you can get your copy right NOW on Amazon or Barnes & Noble?  Or, you can stalk, er follow, A.E. at these locations: blog  | website |  twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest

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6 comments:

SA Larsenッ said...

Whoot!! Thrilled for Ann.

Eliza Tilton said...

I love re-tellings. This one sounds unique. Can't wait to read it.

laurie said...

I love re-tellings. This one sounds unique. Can't wait to read it.

LisaILJ said...

I love re-tellings. I like picking out the differences.

Kiersi said...

It sounds so good! Bummer I missed the contest. Wonder how I can still try to get an ARC to review?

Jessie Harrell said...

Kiersi - the ARCs are probably all gone because the book has released now, but it never hurts to ask an author if they have any extra review copies or if she can put you in touch with her publicist. :)

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