Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Broken by Susan J. Bigelow [Review]

Title: Broken
Author: Susan J Bigelow
Genre: Dystopian
Release: January 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Candlemark&Gleam
My Copy: Author
Reviewer: Rex

3 out of 5 Robots!

About the Book:
Can a shattered superhero help save humanity's hope for a better world?

Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and fled the confinement of the Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and the mysterious Michael Forward entered her life, dangling the possibility of redemption and rebirth.

Michael Forward can see the future, but all he wants is to escape the destiny he has struggled against all his life. When the moment comes, though, he finds he can't refuse. Now he needs the help of a homeless ex-superhero to save a baby who may be the key to humanity's freedom.

In a time of spreading darkness, when paranoia and oppression have overtaken the world, can unlikely allies preserve a small ray of hope for a better, brighter future?

Quickie Review:
Broken is dark and fun- a pleasant surprise! I went into this book without knowing anything about it, if I would have read more into it, I may not have picked it up. But I'm glad I did, it is fantastic and fast paced.

Broken, our morose ex-superhero, is an incredibly well written character, engaging. Actually, I found all of the characters engaging, well thought out and likable. 

I'm a huge fan of superhero movies, they're my favorite movie genre... why I have never read a superhero book is beyond me. I'm so happy I read this book, it was so much different than anything I've read recently and I really enjoyed myself. It is a fabulous debut by Bigelow, and I definitely won't hesitate to pick up her work in the future!

If you're in the mood for a great dystopian superhero novel that doesn't follow the typical young adult formula, pick this one up.

Other reviews of Broken by Susan Bigelow:
Between the Covers   Girls in the Stacks   TDF


  1. I love superhero movies, but I've never really been into superhero books... but you may have just changed my mind. This one looks really good! Thanks for the review!

  2. Hey, Mama Kitty ;) Thanks for reading the review!! If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think of it

  3. I will definitely have to add this one to my list. Sounds great!




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