Thursday, 20 December 2012

Review; Broken Aro (The Broken Ones #1) by Jen Wylie

Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro’s was to escape and to survive. 
Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn’t mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again

My thoughts
Aro Is a fifteen year old girl who actually reads like a fifteen year old girl which doesn't always happen in YA books. she is eager to grow up and resents been called a child but yet many of her actions are childlike and her innocence and naivety  add to this.

When taken from her brothers who are most likely dead she refuses to give in and makes unlikely friends with a prince, a Fey and some soldiers . her brothers have taught her to fight and to be strong and so she does just that and manages to escape from the slavers who captured her along with her new friends, bur the journey is only just beginning.

Kei and prince are the most protective of Aro although the two dislike each other the reasons are unclear to begin with, one thing is sure though the Prince as many secrets and he will tell no-one his really name.

the book moved along at a good pace stalling occasionally when the group where resting but overall I never felt like it was slow

The prophecy that is mentioned really had my intrigued especially as bits of it started to fall into place and more was revealed. I am anxious to know more about how the prophecy will finally be fulfilled.

I really enjoyed reading this story although YA Fantasy which I love it was also an adventure, something new for me. this is a unique series and one I cant wait to read more of.

Oh and lets not forget the dragon Damon I would love to read more about him, he was definitely a very interesting character.

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