Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Review: Our Broken Sky (Chaos Theory #1.5) by: Sarah Harian

Release Date: August 19, 2014
from Intermix
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"In The Wicked We Have Done, readers were introduced to Valerie Crane. But you don’t know her the way you think you do. This is her story…

Valerie has always been different from her identical twin Veda. Tattooed, fiery, and foul-mouthed, Valerie acts on instinct, getting even with anyone who wrongs her passive and sensitive sister.

At twenty-two, Veda doesn’t want to seek revenge against the three young men who raped her. As for Val…

Val never could manage her anger well.

As far as Val sees it, the Compass Room is simply a quicker way for her to die—payment for the crime she feels no guilt over. There isn’t a reason to fight, not until a girl as broken as she is reminds Val of what it’s like to hope…"

My Thoughts:

First I just once again need to stress how much I love that New Adult is beginning to branch into other genres. I love that this series is New Adult and Dystopian; two genres I love have come together and it is pretty damn good. I enjoyed this novella and liked getting a glimpse inside of Val's mind. She was such a great character but a bit of an enigma so I really enjoyed getting to know her better.

This novella was a good companion to The Wicked We Have Done. We were able to see what lead to Val ending up in the Compass Room and how those events affected her. What I love about this series is that the characters always blur the line between good and bad. You can't really condone their actions, but at the same time you can see how they were driven to them. It really makes for interesting characters that are different from the majority of characters out there. The only drawback with this novella is that I thought it went a bit too fast. Yes, I know, it is a novella, but at times I still felt like the story was moving at a super fast pace. Also, if you haven't read The Wicked We Have Done, I'm not sure you would have been able to follow this one.

Other than those tiny things, I really enjoyed Our Broken Sky and would definitely recommend it to fans of the series. If you aren't a fan of the series yet, I suggest you get started on The Wicked We Have Done.

7 comments:

  1. I love the branch out too, it should help get rid of the genres stigma that its just about romance, angst, and sex sex sex.

    I'm not the biggestNA fan and reader because of that which is a shame because like any life story, the genre has so much to offer. That NA phase is quite an interesting phase

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  2. I don't think I have read NA dystopia so def need to look into this series more.

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  3. I like that NA is branching out too. I think I remember you liking TWWHD, and am glad this is a good companion. Nice review!

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  4. YES! I totally agree that it is so awesome that NA is branching! I adore that! Also, this sounds like a good series.I remember really wanting to read the first book in this series. And totally sucks this one still felt a bit too fast for you. It's hard to get novellas to move just right.

    Glad you did enjoy this one!

    *MUGGLE HUGGLES*

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    1. I cannot wait to see how NA starts to grow into more genres and what not... should be interesting. Hope you get to read these soon, this is a great series.

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  5. I'm excited about NA being more than contemporary. Never been a dystopia girl but this looks interesting.

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  6. I need to discuss The Wicked We Have Done in more detail with you, but I agree wholeheartedly about NA branching into other genres! Love it! Awesome mini-review, Wifey!

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