“Waiting” on Wednesday: Broken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Broken by A.E. Rought

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publication date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
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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 cemetery 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.

I wasn’t convinced at first. I don’t mind fairy tale retellings, but the idea of a Frankenstein one just didn’t appeal. But the summary definitely does its work well and totally won me over. There’s something captivating in this idea, and I hope the book is the same when I get to read it.

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Broken”

  1. haha, I’m excited for this book! I love Frankenstein.
    This one sounds intense!

  2. Delightful pick and I love the black and red cover. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  3. I saw this pick earlier today. Definitely intriguing, but I’ll have to think about it a while before committing to reading it. Good choice.

    If you get a chance, visit my WoW.

  4. Great choice! I considered requesting this on NetGalley a few months ago but I didn’t because I was so overwhelmed with other books to read! I’ve been hearing some mixed things about this book so I hope you really love it!!

  5. Great pick! I love retellings but have never been a fan of Frankenstein. I think I’ll take a risk and give this one a try. Awesome cover. 🙂

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