BROKEN (Avena #1) by MARIANNE CURLEY
Following the revelation that Ebony is an angel, and Nathaneal’s narrow victory in battle with Prince Luca, the two are enjoying their newfound love. But Ebony’s friend Jordan is bitterly angry that he has lost the girl of his dreams. Then suddenly Prince Michael arrives to arrest Nathaneal for breaking Avena’s law when he revealed his powers on Earth in his bid to save Ebony from Luca. Nathaneal is forced to return to Avena without Ebony to stand trial.
Jordan seizes the opportunity to plant doubt in Ebony’s mind about Nathaneal and her own angelic nature. Desperate to find out what has happened to her adoptive parents, Ebony is persuaded by Jordan to believe that new teacher Mr Xavier, who claims to be her uncle, can introduce her to her real father. Disaster inevitably follows and Ebony finds herself at the centre of another epic battle in the realm of Avena itself.
Yeah . . . I didn’t enjoy this book very much. It wasn’t my cup of tea. The whole sappy romance and the ‘predestined’ to belong to each other concept didn’t appeal to me at all. So ultimately for me, this book was both a bore and a cringe to read.
This will be quite a short review because there’s not a lot I have to say except for some things here and there about the characters and the plot.
Ebony was a whiny and useless character to me. For most of this book she droned on and on about how much she loved Nathaneal or how hot Nathaneal was. SHUT UP, WOMAN. It seemed like who she was revolved around her love for this angel dude. Nathaneal and Jordan were the same: whine, whine, whine, talk, talk, talk. None of these characters were independent and this was the main reason why I disliked many of them except for Prince Luca, he had some redeeming qualities.
Moving on to plot. The plot itself wasn’t very exciting. While reading this, I waited for something dramatic or at least redeeming enough for this bland book. That didn’t happen. All that remained was a simple and annoying goose chase of Ebony being kidnapped by Prince Luca, escaping and then at the end, being kidnapped again. URGH.
In conclusion, definitely not my cup of tea. The cringe-worthy, sappy romance, unexciting plot and shallow characters did not appeal to me.