- By Dean Murray


  • Title: Broken
  • Author: Dean Murray
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Broken Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest

    Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn t fuAdri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn t fully understand Rumors the pair destroys peoples livelihoods seem ludicrous until she gets caught in the crossfire and her family almost loses their home She s increasingly unsure either boy is really human, and their rivalry is rapidly turning deadly.

    1 thought on “Broken

    1. I don't even know where to start when reviewing this. The heroine has experienced a personal trauma which has resulted in panic attacks which occur whenever she thinks about the past. So she spends a lot of the book passing out. This does not make her either an interesting or endearing character but rather pathetic but ties into the title "Broken" which apparently is what she is. She also does a lot of homework, when I say a lot I mean a lot and is described in minute detail. If you think that s [...]

    2. When I first started to read this book I found it positively addictive. I found the initial premise surprisingly enticing; a girl broken by the death of her family members moves to a strange town complete with two handsome and obviously unnatural boys who both won't seem to leave her alone. However big revelation time comes halfway through and everything goes to hell.For the first half of the book Dean Murray's writing was very well done, usually when books take place during school I find myself [...]

    3. Honestly I am not sure how I finished this novel. The author continued to repeat the same thing (the girl gets dizzy and/or faints all the time!) and the basic premise reminds me of Twilight. Oh, and I didn't' like Twilight either. In my opinion, the actual writing is pretty simplistic. I know it' a young adult novel but I think of past authors like Christopher Pike, or even authors such as J.K. Rowling, whom are able to write more complex ideas and thoughts. If you liked Twilight you probably w [...]

    4. I read this was a twilight knock off and since I like twilight and some twilight fan fiction I thought fun! But this book is horrible! Completely unlikable MC and really all other characters too. If you want to read about someone who has extreme self pity while being selfish and condescending then this book is for you. She doesn't even do anything interesting, just goes to school, faints because life is just too hard, does homework, dis the only girl who made an effort to be friendly to her, fai [...]

    5. Ok, so this isn't a review per say. I was going through the notes on my ipad and discovered this one, where i just sort of put all my thoughts down when I read this novel which was like a year ago. I'm not sure how much the novel has changed, and I'm pretty sure I've matured a little from then, or digressed, but either way, this was 9th grade Kami reading broken.I sort of split my thoughts into numbers not annotating which parts of the novel exactly they came from so they might be sort of confus [...]

    6. I wish I could go back in time and unread this book. What a waste of time…time that I could’ve used to read something enjoyable. I don’t even know how to write a review for this one without tearing it apart. It definitely wasn't for me.First of all, I thought the character development in this book was weak. One minute the heroine is falling for one guy who is sweet and thoughtful and she loathes another (of course gorgeous) guy who is a jerk. Then everything flip flops and the jerk is the [...]

    7. I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up a copy of Dean Murray'sBrokenand began to read. The idea of a troubled young girl being dropped into the middle of a new school and being torn between two rich, handsome and powerful young men was a fairly common idea.Murray took that idea and made it new and fresh in several ways. The power struggle in Sanctuary between Brandon and Alec was dished out in small doses leaving us, the reader, and Adriana, our POV, completely in the dark. We pick up tid [...]

    8. Well, If I had paid for this, I would be asking for my money back. I got this as a free download for Kindle.This was listed as a "supernatural romance" - it was almost two thirds of the way through before it was revealed that the town is home to two rival "packs" of shape shifting wolves, and the female lead character is as dull as ditchwater - when she's not studying, she's having these pathetic fainting/panic attacks. Clearly that's what attracts gorgeous male shape shifters these days as she [...]

    9. Broken is an amazing book. I loved how Adrianna is so strong willed and believes in what is right. I really liked how Alec and Brandon seem to one person and turn out to be a completely different one. Anyone who reads this book will abslutly enjoy it!

    10. Man. I don't even think I can write a review about this book (it was bad). Umm I got this book for free on iBooks thinking that it sounded interesting, but it just ended up confusing. The thought and dreams and actions just jumbled up into something that I couldn't follow. I do not recommend this book to anyone regardless whether you like supernatural, wolves, and hot guys (which I normally do). So if you are a person that doesn't want to waste their precious time on earth, do not read this book [...]

    11. I found myself really bored by this. However I have never given up on a book no matter how painful it starts to get. This story dragged in the beginning. Adri, was cranky and crabby and was a brat. She bothered me (almost as much as the writing of this book) However the Brandon storyline I liked, I liked Alec and I liked Rachel. at about 60% of the book it got good. It had a great substance at that point and if the writer had planned harder he could have made this whole thing as great as the lat [...]

    12. Broken was a decent read. My only issue was it was way too wordy. Some paragraphs went on and on, but never really went anywhere. And there was a lot of repetitiveness, especially when it came to the negative ways the main character, Adri, viewed herself. Other than that, I enjoyed the story line and truly liked the characters.

    13. When I first got this book I was so excited since it was titled a "paranormal romance" which to be honest is my FAV. The book starts with a girl who has moved to a new city and her mother is an artist. Right away you get the message that something is wrong mentally. For instance, she is always passing out or just going through the motions of her life. On her first day of school to say she was having a hard day would be an understatement. Her teachers were rude, gave her way too much homework tha [...]

    14. Possibly one of the worst books I have read. And I read a lot. Let's start from the beginning. The book starts with a lot of potential as the main character, Adri, has gone through an extremely hard time and has just moved to a new town with her mother. There she attends a new school and struggles to fit in a small town where everyone seem to know each other. So far so good. Then it goes south: She becomes the object of interest for the two hottest guys in her school, Brandon and Alec. She start [...]

    15. Skin that was a gorgeous shade of tan, not at all artificial looking. disappeared into the collar of a thin, light blue button down shirt.BLAH BLAH BLAHir of broad shoulders that looked like they'd been chiseled from marble or possibly bronzeBLAH BLAH BLAHAnyone built like that should be ugly to keep things in balance.Not him.His square jaw and even features were nothing less than perfection.If he ever chose to model the editors of every major fashion magazine would have pulled out all the stops [...]

    16. I won't comment on the Twilight-esque parts of the book. It is kind of hard to not have similarities in YA books that involve supernatural beings, so we'll just leave it at that. I liked this book, but was distracted by several issues. First, she was so annoying. I understand it was to demonstrate how broken she was, but it really just felt like it went on and on and on. I had a hard time seeing what redeeming qualities Adri possessed that made the hunky men want her. Fortunately, the author was [...]

    17. Although I've read some really fantastic werewolf fiction and i wouldn't place this in those top ranks, there's a lot that can be said about this book that made me put it at four stars. I like that atypical of the books usually in this genre, the author didn't tell us right away that the supernatural beings in this book were werewolves. A good portion of this book was spent speculating what was going on in this messed up school because obviously, something big was happening. And like adriana, we [...]

    18. This contains spoilers - I started Dean Murray's Reflections series with this book after being introduced to it on It has been my first experience with Dean Murray and my very first male author since starting my obsession with YA Paranormal Romances I really enjoyed it - This particular story is the "She Said" version of Murray's first book, Torn. The book relays the love story of Alec and Adrianna - two teenagers from different worlds. Adrianna has lost a lot and Alec has an enormous amount of [...]

    19. Adriana Paige's mother moved them both out to Utah for a fresh start after her father and sister died in a tragic car accident. She also hoped that getting away from the familiar would help Adriana get past the constant memories that overwhelm her and cause panic attacks that can last for days.It isn't too long before Adriana realizes that a new place to live doesn't mean a new start on life. The panic attacks continue and often cause fainting spells. She also starts having extremely lucid dream [...]

    20. It was alright (Spoilers below)I think the hardest part about reading this book for me was the fact that I really disliked Adri. She made all the decisions I wouldn't make and I found her a little obnoxious at some points. I understand she was trying to get over what happened to her dad and sister. I was a little confused about whether we were supposed to know that Cyndi was her twin until she talked about the bracelet or if that was supposed to be some sort of surprise. Also I was waiting the w [...]

    21. I've never read a book with such flowery descriptions. When the two male leads were introduced the author dedicated at least two paragraphs to EACH of their physical appearances. Every time they were brought up thereafter, their muscles, eyes and shirts were described. Again. There was so much potential for the protagonist, Adriana, to grow. She suffered a very traumatic past, but all she did was turn into a Bella character. No growth. Just pining after one of the two male leads. The book is ove [...]

    22. I have only one word after reading thisWOW! That was a real ride! The main character had numerous ups and downs that you couldn't help but feel a part of. The love triangle theme was used in this book, but it was put into play a bit differently. In this book, both guys were gorgeous, but one of them was evil! Normally with novels that contain love triangles authors pull you toward both guys so you just CAN'T make a decision. Dean Murray makes sure you are rooting for the right boy by the end.The [...]

    23. I can't with this book. Matter of fact, I'm surprised I even finished the doggone thing, believe me it was a true struggle. First of all, I didn't even know this book was even remotely related to werewolves/shape shifters/paranormal nonsense; the durn synopsis didn't say anything about all that. I thought it was about a teenage girl getting over the death of her family members, but she moves to a new town, falls in love, and learns to accept her grief. But nooooo, I had to suffer through this cr [...]

    24. I enjoyed Broken. The story takes place with a girl who was unwillingly moved due to the death of her twin sister and father. The big plus is the main characters are well developed and the story moved rather well. I loved how even the main secondary characters had multiple levels. The romance isn't instant beyond "Oh, he's cute" and then forming an opinion based on personality. Also, the plot moved rather quick, and was enjoyable.The minuses are simple. The main mystery is rather easy to figure [...]

    25. DNF at 10%OH DEAR GOD LET THIS NOT BE ANOTHER TWILIGHT NOVEL!!! I think I'll probably stake myself. I couldn't determine if they were vampires or werewolves (or something of the like) but I didn't have it in me to keep going.My critique for the book would be the amount of homework that the main character does. At first it was fine - oh she's doing inequalities. That's cool. I remember doing that in high school. But then there's the bulk of several chapters of her talking about probabilities, the [...]

    26. Tw0-and-one-half stars for the first half, which included the beginnings of a decent story of a young girl who inexplicably moved with her mother to the town of Sanctuary after the never-explained deaths of her father and sister, and her difficult adjustment, both academically and socially, to a new high school. Dropped to one star for the second half, mostly because this paranormal shape-shifter stuff is just not for me. The author also needs some lessons in pronoun use (subjective vs. objectiv [...]

    27. Let me get right to the point (something this book fails to do) no one character stands out above the rest, the first half of the book talks about absolutely nothing and then keeps repeating itself, and the final climactic scene lasts about a page. This book is no different from any other teen angst, paranormal romance. The writing isn't necessarily the worst part, most of the problems this book has relate to the plot. The mother that is hardly there, the constant anxiety attacks that appear to [...]

    28. This book was just okay for me. I almost gave up on reading this because it just took entirely too long to get to the point and I found myself getting frustrated. I didn't give up and eventually the story picked up and it turned out to be pretty good. I think that this series will continue to get better and I plan on reading the next book to see if that happens.

    29. Elements of Twilight and the romance didn't work at all - first she is with one guy and the other is a total jerk. Then she's with the jerk and he's the love of her life? All in the blink of a single night? Nope. And what happened to the panic attacks that were so prevalent in the first half of the book? So much promise squandered with this book.

    30. Even though this book was predictable and a little like Twilight with a twist and had many grammatical errors on my kindle version, I did rather enjoy it:) Just one of those fun, easy reads but with an all too soon ending.

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