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BROKEN SYMMETRY: A Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Dan Rix
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Book Description

Sixteen-year-old Blaire Adams can walk through mirrors.

It’s called breaking symmetry. To her, a mirror feels like a film of honey. She can reach through it, grab things…even step inside.

On the other side she lives every teenager’s fantasy: a universe all her own, zero consequences. She can kiss the hot guy, break into La Jolla mansions, steal things…even kill. When finished, she just steps back into reality and smashes the mirror—and in an instant erases every stupid thing she did. Gone. It never happened.

But breaking symmetry is also dangerous. First there’s the drug-like rush she gets when passing through the glass, like a shot of adrenaline. She suspects it’s degrading her body, making a new copy of her each time. A reflection of a reflection, each one a little hazier. Then, of course, there’s the risk of getting cut off from reality.

When she narrowly escapes a military quarantine zone with the San Diego Police Department hot on her heels only to discover her escape mirror littering the floor in shards, her worst fear is realized. Now, trapped in a broken reflection, she must flee through a mind-bending maze of mirrors, going deeper into the nightmare as she struggles to grasp a betrayal, uncover the chilling truth about her ability, and somehow find a way out of a dead-end universe that “never happened.”

Somehow, she must find a way home.

Praise for Broken Symmetry...

"This book was absolutely PHENOMENAL!

Boiled down, the idea is about a few individuals who can walk through mirrors. Despite all the other times an author has toyed with this idea, I seriously doubt it’s ever been done this well. “Crossing over,” or walking through mirrors, has the same feel to it that the movie Inception did, meaning that the premise itself was spooky, well-fleshed out, and as scientific as such an idea can be.

But what absolutely petrified me (in that delicious way that all readers secretly crave) is that everything that can go wrong does.

Add to that a sizzling romance and some seriously awesome (and awesomely scary) characters, and you have yourself a YA thriller that will keep you up reading at night.

This is a new all-time favorite of mine—which is saying a lot since I don’t usually like thrillers. But be warned: it will give you unrealistic expectations for how good all books should be.

Oh, and for those of you who, like me, love these types of endings, everything ties up PERFECTLY in the end. Such a terrific, satisfying read."

—Laura Thalassa, author of The Unearthly

Part sci-fi medical thriller, part teen paranormal romance, and part technothriller, Broken Symmetry is an action packed page-turner that will keep you breathless from the first page to the very last sentence—when you finish reading it at four o’clock in the morning. WARNING: Fans of teen suspense thrillers, Broken Symmetry causes insomnia.

Dan Rix writes science fiction thrillers for young adults. He lives in Santa Barbara with the love of his life. When not writing, he can be found hiking the Santa Ynez Mountains. Broken Symmetry is his second young adult science fiction thriller.

If you love addicting, mind-bending science fiction books for teens, scroll up, hit the buy button, and start reading Broken Symmetry on your kindle.

Young Adult Science Fiction Categories:
> Technothriller
> Science fiction Books for Teens
> Thrillers for Young Adults

Product Details

  • File Size: 2510 KB
  • Print Length: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Burning Ember Press (December 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7VD6D6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
By Tamra
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I should start this by saying that, after finishing the book, it is easily one of the best books I've ever read. Ever. I know that's saying a lot, but you'll understand once you read the book.

So, here's what the description fails to cover that you should know:

1) Think Inception. The concept of "crossing over," or walking through mirrors, is just as spooky and well-fleshed out as the movie Inception. Not to mention just as good. In spite of that, this is not a copycat idea at all. But it will give you the same thrill all over again.

2) The science is solid. Dan Rix did his homework. Every strange occurrence has an explanation based on scientific facts. And, because of that, you're not going to see any illogical "rules" of this world. Thank goodness.

3) Blaire is an AWESOME main character. She's the type that gets herself into situations, doesn't take bull from anyone, and is absolutely hilarious while doing it all. She lightens up what could otherwise be a really dark book.

4) Damian. Hot. OMG, HOT. I'm fanning myself just thinking about him. And the chemistry between he and Blaire made me giddy throughout the entire book. But don't worry if you're not big on romance, Dan Rix makes it believable and just as edgy and thrilling as the plot itself.

5) The plot is ... unbelievably amazing. I'm not going to spoil the surprise, but I will say this: you won't be able to put the book down--and I mean that.

This book WILL ruin you for all other books--it's that freaking good.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars finally a good book! August 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm so tired of books that are nothing more than porn. This book is smart and fun with a touch of romance. I hate love scenes in general but this book did it right. Thank you mr. Rix! I actually had to use my brain on this one and stayed up reading until I finished it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read with intriguing philosophy October 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
3.5 STARS!

I have an excerpt from Broken Symmetry available on my blog (DaybreakInAutumn: [...] ) because I was part of a blog tour. You should check it out if you're thinking about reading Broken Symmetry but aren't quite sure if you're ready to commit :).

If I had to choose one word to describe Broken Symmetry, it would be **surprising**. Here's why:

I began reading my review copy of Broken Symmetry on Derek (my kindle)...and I was like, _seriously_? I was so disappointed with the prose, the dialogue, and, most of all, the characterization.

Let's talk about characterization first. I thought Blaire, the popular and knock-out-pretty protagonist, was the stupidest psat semi-finalist to walk the planet. Plus, her arrogance and disrespect toward others really bothered me.

The other characters were equally annoying--Amy because she was a jerkface all the time just because (I'm not exaggerating); Damian because he was selfish, arrogant, and seemed to enjoy playing with Blaire's feelings a little too much; Charles because he was unreasonable and enigmatic seemingly for the sake of frustrating our dear protagonist's plans...I could go on, but I think you understand why I was upset, so I won't.

The gist: I didn't empathize with any of the characters because I found them so obnoxious (and irrational/erratic). *Don't worry, though; they come around :).*

As for the prose and dialogue, well...the prose disappointed me because I didn't think the choppiness flattered the plot/characters in general. The dialogue often felt strained--and sometimes, it was pointless/irrelevant. The plot, however, kept me going from the beginning--who can resist a good mystery?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complex but SO awesome November 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is honest to goodness, one of these hardest reviews to write. For many reasons. One; I literally just finished yet my brain in fried. On full overload. And I can't figure out what in the blazes just happened. Two; there is a LOT happening in this book. And I mean, a LOT. I can't even touch on this book even a little without spoiling anything. Therefore, this review will probably be vague. And probably incoherent. Deal.

To say this book is complex would be an understatement. I don't know how much of what was explained is real or made up, aside from the obvious (I am NOT a science person and I tend to be gullible) But either way, holy batman on research and creativity. I loved the science aspect mixed in with the philosophical parts. Everything intertwines together and I loved how THIS was executed. My mind = blown.

This book is surprising in more than one way. The complexity of it. Once I started to get the hang on things, more would happen and more would have to be explained. I wasn't at all fond of the way this was handled though. I dislike info dump- and we get it in truck loads with Broken Symmetry. I was confused, a lot. I had to re read, a lot. This is definitely a book you have to PAY.ATTENTION to and not be distracted. Also, there were quite a few twists thrown in that I hadn't seen coming. I was questioning everything, everyone and would sit and think about the book for hours between reading.

I had issue in the beginning of the book though. For the first... 20%, I couldn't even see where the book was going. I didn't see a feasible plot, aside from her finding her Dad. Things start to clear up and move along, which I am thankful for. But again, it's really fast paced and insane.

Blaire was really hard to like at first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
I could not put this book down! Anytime I did set the book down I thought "I can't leave them like that! Read more
Published 4 days ago by wtrbby8876
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Loved this book. The characters were great and the story was awesome. I will have to look for more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I downloaded this as an ebook and didn't really touch it for a while. Then one day I accidentally clicked on it while going through my ebooks, the kindle app loaded the book over... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kistoway
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing from beginning to end
I will not look at a mirror the same way again. Great story with a scientific/supernatural twist. Add in a young woman's love for a co-worker with just the right amount of... Read more
Published 15 days ago by tygerbandmom
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It's ok ......
Published 18 days ago by John C Laurenzo
1.0 out of 5 stars The Main Character is a Helpless Bimbo
The main character is a passenger. She doesn't DO anything! Add that to the fact that she's a complete airhead and this book leaves a ton to be desired. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Dallas H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Okay read. It was free.
Published 23 days ago by Radical Prazer113
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken, period.
Amazon only likes short reviews and that's not what I'm about. They wouldn't publish the full review, so you'll have to visit my blog (URL below) to read all of it. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique storyline!
Broken Symmetry has a unique plot, engaging characters, and it left me thinking about the storyline for days after I finished reading it. A fun read!
Published 25 days ago by Lori Wiese
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Dan Rix lives in Santa Barbara, California with his fiancée, paranormal romance author Laura Thalassa. He started writing his first novel in college while procrastinating his architecture studio work. He writes mind-bending young adult thrillers, science fiction, technothrillers, and YA series.

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