I picked up this book and read it nearly in one sitting which was such a welcome relief to my recent reading history. BROKEN WORLDS has that gripping quality that makes you have to turn the pages. To have to find out what happens next. The story and characters pull you in and don't let you go. And though the book is technically a science fiction story, at its heart, it is a story about abuse recovery. I'd recommend BROKEN WORLDS for those fans who enjoyed the TITHE series by Holly Black or the WICKED LOVELY series by Melissa Marr. Because of the abuse recovery theme, I'd save this one for the 9th grade and up crowd.
BROKEN WORLDS by Anitha Robinson (Cbay Books, June 10, 2014)
About the book:
When a brutal attack
leaves her barely conscious, Kalli thinks that the young man carrying
her away is an angel sent to ferry her to Heaven. After all of the abuse
and months of homelessness, Kalli welcomes the relief that Heaven would
bring. Handsome Ellis, though, turns out to be just as mortal as she
is. A kind stranger, Ellis saves her life by taking her to a local
clinic to be healed. Once better, Kalli finds herself staying with her
unusual rescuer while being monitored constantly by his mysterious
family. It s not an ideal situation, but it beats the streets. Now that
she s safe and warm and appears to have found someone who cares for her,
Kalli assumes the worst is behind her. She couldn t be more wrong.
Broken Worlds was the very first Young Adult Winner in the Yummy but
Brainy Writing Contest presented by CBAY Books.
Source of book: From publisher by request