Broken Things

Broken Things

It?s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly. The only thing is: they didn?t do it. On the anniversary It?s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks Mia and ...

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Title:Broken Things
Author:Lauren Oliver
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Broken Things
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:408 pages pages

Broken Things Reviews

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    May 01, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    Oct 15, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

  • Tammie
    Oct 12, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

  • Stacee
    Jan 06, 2019

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

  • Megan ❀
    Mar 26, 2019

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

  • jessica
    Nov 20, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

  • Amy
    Oct 25, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Dec 28, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

    1.5 stars *sigh* Here?s the scoop: Lauren Oliver can?t write teenage girls ??? Our two main characters (Brynn and Mia) seemed exactly the same in the sense that they?re both big balls of rage with no distinguishing traits. I had to pay attention to surroundings or h...

    Broken Things is a bit good. It started well. The first page had me hooked but the last 5 chapters was underwhelming. ...

    As a longtime fan of Lauren Oliver, I was very excited for her latest thriller, Broken Things. This book is very mysterious as it blends fantasy and reality. The main characters are realistic, and the writing style is so suspenseful. This is the perfect read to curl up with this fall. ...

    ????? The nonlinear narrative accompanies Mia and Brynn, known as The Monsters of Brickhouse Lane, as they investigate potential suspects in the ritualistic death of their friend Summer. Summer Marks is a foster child, her mother a substance abuser, her only possession a nov...

  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Sep 13, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Aug 16, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 19, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

    1.5 stars *sigh* Here?s the scoop: Lauren Oliver can?t write teenage girls ??? Our two main characters (Brynn and Mia) seemed exactly the same in the sense that they?re both big balls of rage with no distinguishing traits. I had to pay attention to surroundings or h...

    Broken Things is a bit good. It started well. The first page had me hooked but the last 5 chapters was underwhelming. ...

    As a longtime fan of Lauren Oliver, I was very excited for her latest thriller, Broken Things. This book is very mysterious as it blends fantasy and reality. The main characters are realistic, and the writing style is so suspenseful. This is the perfect read to curl up with this fall. ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 03, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

  • Melissa
    Nov 26, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

  • Mary
    Nov 08, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

  • Vani
    Mar 16, 2019

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Oct 12, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

    1.5 stars *sigh* Here?s the scoop: Lauren Oliver can?t write teenage girls ??? Our two main characters (Brynn and Mia) seemed exactly the same in the sense that they?re both big balls of rage with no distinguishing traits. I had to pay attention to surroundings or h...

    Broken Things is a bit good. It started well. The first page had me hooked but the last 5 chapters was underwhelming. ...

  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Dec 05, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Aug 08, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    May 05, 2019

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    Nov 26, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

  • Eli
    Dec 11, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

  • Laura
    Feb 16, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

  • Cesar
    Oct 26, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    Mar 14, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Aug 30, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 14, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

  • The Library Ladies
    Oct 04, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

  • Hamad
    Mar 15, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

  • Kayleigh Kehoe ♡
    Sep 26, 2018

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

    1.5 stars *sigh* Here?s the scoop: Lauren Oliver can?t write teenage girls ??? Our two main characters (Brynn and Mia) seemed exactly the same in the sense that they?re both big balls of rage with no distinguishing traits. I had to pay attention to surroundings or h...

    Broken Things is a bit good. It started well. The first page had me hooked but the last 5 chapters was underwhelming. ...

    As a longtime fan of Lauren Oliver, I was very excited for her latest thriller, Broken Things. This book is very mysterious as it blends fantasy and reality. The main characters are realistic, and the writing style is so suspenseful. This is the perfect read to curl up with this fall. ...

    ????? The nonlinear narrative accompanies Mia and Brynn, known as The Monsters of Brickhouse Lane, as they investigate potential suspects in the ritualistic death of their friend Summer. Summer Marks is a foster child, her mother a substance abuser, her only possession a nov...

    ? wordpress ? tumblr ? instagram ? twitter ? _____________________________ I could not put this book down! I stayed up all night reading this, not caring that I would suffer when I got up for work. That is how compulsive Lauren Oliver's writing is. "On a night like to...

  • Lauren Lanzilotta
    Jun 28, 2019

    Well, I did indeed finish this with record breaking Lauren Oliver speed. While I did have the murderer figured out by page 25 (this could be chalked up to simply reading too many mysteries) and it felt slightly bloated, overall this was a compulsive, can't put it down type of book that...

    apart from her ?delirium? series (which i adored), lauren olivers books have been a hit or miss for me. however, i was really looking forward to reading this because this is the first time ive read any sort of mystery story by LO and i couldnt wait to see how she did. overall, i...

    ? What really happened to Summer ? ? Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks her best friends did it... they didn't. Broken Things was definitely an engaging read, unfortunately it was also quite predictable. The story begins on the 5th annivers...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend. I chased her down and cracked her over the head with a rock. Then I dragged her body out of the...

    Actual rating: 3.5 Thank you Harper Collins for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Trigger Warning: Murder, abuse, animal abuse, pedophilia, self harm and violence. The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. Mystery has never been on...

    4.5 stars for me. I found Broken Things to be a unique book-slightly disturbing but a good read. Main characters Brynn, Mia and Owen were all accused of a horrific crime when they were younger-the killing of their friend Summer. Summer was left in a field and stabbed multiple times. ...

    Let's just get this out of the way first, the cover of this book is actual HAIR GOALS, and I would be 100% lying if I told you that wasn't what caught my attention first. The second reason I was drawn to this was because it reminded me of the Slender Man stabbing case where two best fr...

    2 stars. For the most part, mystery novels, whether they be YA or adult, have always left me entertained with their stories. I've read my fair share of good mysteries as well as bad ones. And unfortunately, Broken Things is one of the bad ones. Not bad that I hated the story, but ba...

    "Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane? we were just girls." 4.5 Broken Things is a standalone YA thriller with multiple perspective. Five years after their best friend was murdered, people still believe Brynn and Mia were the ones who did it, even though the c...

    There is a dark beauty to Lauren Oliver's writing that gets me every time- Broken Things is a melancholy, beautifully plotted tale of friendship and murder. An obsession with a book that had no ending leads 3 friends down a dangerous path. One dies, the others are assumed guilty, ye...

    The problem with fairy tales isn?t that they don?t exist. It?s that they do exist, but only for some people. This was an interesting read. Lauren Oliver managed to blend fantasy into mystery in a unique way. This is a story about three girls who were obsessed with a little...

    3.5 stars. I really thought the whole time that this would be five stars for me. The ending/big reveal, though, is so lackluster that I basically had to fight from the moment it became obvious what was going to happen to push through the remainder of the book. I've been on a mys...

    I mean it wasn't bad but I just expected so much more. I didn't really care for most of the characters and I think I really didn't like that this somehow turned into a love story?? ...

    That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of the book, and that I can finally breathe. Wow. Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for my early copy! ? That ending!! Wow. I have the impression that I held my breath for the second half of th...

    This book is more than just a murder case, more than just solving a mystery. It is very beautifully written, atmospheric, almost magical, mysterious, suspenseful, eerie but also moving all at the same time. I have almost forgotten Ms. Lauren Oliver's extraordinary talent in writing...

    PSA: this has gay girls in it!!! Y'all get on this!!! It's interesting, whenever I pick up a fantasy book, I usually know from reviews beforehand if the novel has LGBT+ characters. But for some reason, with contemporary/mystery/thriller books, I have no idea until I see it explicitl...

    THE GOOD: * you all know I?m trash for thrillers/murder-mysteries, so it was virtually impossible from the get go for me to not like this lolol * this book toyed with my mind SO much - I kept asking myself whether there was indeed something supernatural happening or was I losing ...

    Once again Oliver manages to create something unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. A flawless blend of fantasy mixed with realism, with just the right amount of mystery thrown in that will leave readers turning the pages and guessing what will happen next. With character...

    COVER REVEAL ADDED!! IT'S SO COOL ...

    I read to 45% and then skipped to 85% and read to the end. This seemed to have everything I could have wanted, but sadly I was disappointed. Mia and Brynn sounded exactly the same. I had to pay attention to the things in their surroundings to remember who was who and even then ...

    I absolutely loved this ...

    This review can also be found on my blog! Thanks to Edelweiss for an ARC! This will be published October 2nd! CW: murder of a child, homophobia, outing, drug use, rehab, and delusions One genre I want to read more of is YA mystery. There are so many good books coming out this ...

    I admit, there are very few Lauren Oliver books I don't like. I always find her stories to be addicting and I don't hate her characters (which is a real struggle). I thoroughly enjoyed this and I can't wait for another Lauren Oliver novel (that isn't sci-fi because fuck that.) A...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to say thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this novel! Horrorpalooza has officially begun!!! As you all know, the month of October is where I try to do all horror/upsetting thriller, all the time, and kick...

    2.5 stars. Not impressed. I've read a couple other books of Oliver's and was hoo-hum about those too. Nothing special, bland, basic. Could have passed on this one. Was waiting for suspense but it flopped. ...

    1.5 stars *sigh* Here?s the scoop: Lauren Oliver can?t write teenage girls ??? Our two main characters (Brynn and Mia) seemed exactly the same in the sense that they?re both big balls of rage with no distinguishing traits. I had to pay attention to surroundings or h...