Review: Broken (Broken Wings) by Sandra Love

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    Title:  Broken (Broken Wings)
    Author: Sandra Love
    Publication Date: December 23,2013
    Amazon Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 Reviews)

    Book Description (from Amazon): Cordelia Rose has a horrible life. She gets bullied by students at school, beaten by her father, practically abandoned by her mother, and wants to end her life and the suffering. But when some strange things start to happen, she questions whether or not she has a purpose in this life. Then she meets a brother and sister that mean more to her than she even realizes. They are her protectors, and her kindred spirits. Just like her, they are bruised and broken, though for different reasons. When she finally discovers the truth of her existence, her mind is jumbled with everything she has to take in; not to mention the battle she has to fight, inside and out.

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    This is a story that may seem typical in today's society, except for the supernatural elements. A young girl, Cordelia, is dealing with a lot of factors in life including elements like abuse, cutting, depression, high school bullies and more. It's an understatement to say that Cordelia has a rough life. In addition, she has to deal with other worldly elements such as the supernatural and it could be a recipe for disaster or triumph. The story starts out from Cordelia's point of view and immediately immerses you in her world both home life and school, and you can feel the daily struggles she has as real as if she were sitting next to you telling you her life story like you were old friends, except Cordelia doesn't have any friends to turn to and you feel the loneliness from the beginning of her story. I was in chapter four before I realized I hadn't intended to read the entire thing in one sitting, and then by the time I looked again I was in chapter 8. It's a relatively quick read, if you're an avid reader, but good luck putting it down to split it into more than one sitting. I don't want to get into too many spoilers, but it's the type of story anyone who's gone through abandonment, abuse, or depression can relate to quickly and in some ways we all hope that people would step up and help, or step in to rescue or save a person in these types of situations. It's a completely immersive experience with multiple strong characters - Cordelia, Cameron, and Kaleigh. In addition, there are other characters that keep you wondering - Amelia, Dean and Kale. I'm excited to read and review the next story in the series. It's a lighter read for the serious topics it touches upon, so kudos to Sandra Love for a series that will leave people wanting and coming back for more!

    My Book Fairy Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I gave this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars because there were a few minor grammatical and spelling errors in the book and it doesn't feel like a complete story that can stand alone, which is only personal opinion. Personally, I like books that tell a complete story and leave you wanting more and the end of this story leaves you hanging and wishing there were more to it right now, without having to wait for the next installment of the series. I still feel overall, these things detracted from the story or the author. Amazon has this listed under "contemporary fiction" but I believe it could easily fit into the paranormal or young adult category as well. As the author's first published book I think she did a wonderful job of writing and I look forward to the next one in the series.

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