December 08, 2012

The Broken Destiny - Review

The Broken Destiny ( Broken #1) by Carlyle Labuschagne
Book Blurb
Ava is third generation of The Broken kind who reside on a planet called Poseidon. The Broken share this planet with an ancient race known as the Minoans. The Broken are a breed of humans who evolved from a program that was constructed to save human kind from harsh conditions back on Earth. But Ava knows much more, and feels much more than she is allowed to. When she starts questioning her origins and the destruction of Earth, things go horribly wrong for her. She is saved by a Minoan boy from an attempted kidnapping on her life – the perpetrators are evil Zulus and their dark ancient magic. Humans and Minoans are forbidden to interact with each other, and as she is taken back to their village she finds out why – they know of her, her kind and her destiny to save a dying race. Ava must rid them from the Council’s ruling and free the galaxy of The Shadow. Her destiny is to rise above the fall, because within her soul is the key to an archaic weapon that has been missing in the mix of a genetic code since the time of the ancients. As the prophecy unfolds she learns of her bloodline – a bloodline that makes her less human than she could ever have imagined. She alone has the power to destroy or save, but the mind-shift is a horrible thing. Ava will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Beaten, poisoned, possessed and betrayed by her own emotions, she has no choice but to rise above it all… for that is her Destiny. 

All my life, I had searched for something, something I thought I ought to be. I felt like I was living someone else’s life, waiting for the awakening of my own. I felt like an empty shell burning for life. That was, until the day I lay dying in the prince’s chambers. I could no longer feel the pain from the tear in my gut. The only sensation left was a hollowed-out feeling that I had made a huge mistake in assuming that taking my own life, would have stopped the ancestors’ spirit from raging out. I had given up. I didn’t want to see myself killing the ones I loved. I was the Chosen one, but I threw it all away for what I thought would save a life. Could you end a life to save a life? I did, and I have regretted it ever since. I realized then that things like me are not meant to exist. What had been missing my whole life? It was I. To find myself, I had to lose myself in the worst possible way. The consequences of my actions became the legend of The Broken.

My Review
This is a fantastic sci fi fantasy book.The book blurb does a great job so I won't write  one of those up.The world you find yourself in when reading this book is wonderful. Even if you don't like fantasy or sci fi books you will probably enjoy this one. 

 Ava is a complex character to me. At times she seem so strong and then she does stupid stuff that makes you want to slap her. I did like her and she even has a little dark side that makes her more believable. Tony I wish we could have saw more of. He is an amazing character with sides I think we haven't even began to see all of. Enoch is a hotty but he has to much of a dark side. Like most girls Ava is drawn to him even knowing she shouldn't be with him.

 The book has a lot of characters and things always happening to keep you on your toes and turning pages. The plot is a good one and keeps you sucked in trying to see what Ava will do and for me I wanted more of Tony. The love triangle is something you see a lot of in books and this one is an ok one. You can plainly see who Ava should be with but as you read you can see why she is attracted to both guys. If you want a book with a different plot and lots of intrigue pick this one up.
4 out 5 Bats~Pam

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