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Alex Ash finally succumbs to death after suffering her entire life from a debilitating illness. Her final moments were filled with anguish from losing Chase Lasalle - a childhood friend whom she deeply admires. Once she enters the spirit world, she is given a choice of where she'd like to go. Door #1 means that she will forget every painful memory (and she has many) and get to start anew. She would live in comfort without regrets, pain, or sadness. However, she would also forget every good memory she had with Chase.
Door #2 would allow her to keep her memories, but it would also grant her the possibility of seeing Chase and the Lasalle brothers once again. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that she will find peace and comfort there. The thought of not remembering sweet, chivalrous, strong Chase is unfathomable. After all, he was the reason why she was able to keep going despite living in a bad household and being teased over her condition. Needless to say, she chooses Door #2.
Alex winds up in Eidolon, but don't mistake it with being Heaven because it's not even close! Alex reunites with her beloved friends, but ends up finding a world filled with secrets, betrayal, and terror. Alex soon finds that this seemingly peaceful ghost town isn't at all what it appears to be.
I absolutely LOVED this book! I don't think I can stress that enough. I swooned over Chase throughout its entirety. Alex is a beautiful soul who is still trying to grow accustomed to a completely different way of life while avoiding the dark creatures that lurk nearby.Read more ›
If I weren't writing the #PsychocatReads reviews for the blog, this is a book I might have passed over. It's not that the book doesn't sound interesting when you read the description, simply that it isn't necessarily something I frequently read. Having read the book in under four days, I can only be thankful that I do the reviews. Wow! I would have missed out on a good one.
Characters: This book is full of interesting characters. For all her physical fraility in her human life, it's quickly evident that Alex lacks nothing when it comes to spunk. The LaSalle brothers each bring something unique to the story. They may be brothers, but they each have a unique spot to fill in the book. Sprinkle in the collection of faculty, students, and others that Alex encounters in this new and unexpected world, and you've got the makings for a book you can't put down.
Relationships: The relationship between Alex and Chase is woven throughout the book; however, there is so much more to this story. Whether it is the often antagonistic relationships between the various families at the school, or the cryptic relationships with the faculty members, the character dynamics will keep you turning the pages.
World Building: OF BREAKABLE THINGS creates an enthralling new world for what happens when the bodied (what we consider the living) die. As a reader, you learn about the world along with Alex, but half the fun of the book is the intrigue of not being able to explain the things that are happening. The world in this book sucked me in and refused to let me back out.
Jen's Final Rating: 5 STARS!! Go grab a copy of the book, but be prepared to get very little other than reading done until it's finished.
Psychocat's Final Rating: 5 CLAWS! Oh the trouble that cat could get into inside the world of this book.
I am intrigued with this one to see how the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is portrayed as it is a syndrome that myself, my mother and my daughter all have. Also apart from that I am interested to see how this author depicts the afterlife too. The cover is very striking so I guess the book will really strand out on the bookshelf.
I received a free copy of this one in exchange for my honest review. I find the cover really striking and it certainly makes you want to know more. I love the characters, the Lasalle brothers and of course Alex. All the "action" takes place after they are dead. We begin in a room with two exits and Alex is given the choice of which door to go through determining what her afterlife will be. She chooses the door that lead to Eidolon.(apologies if I've spely it wrong). A version of the afterlife that contains a kind of academy.
Alex has always been ill and treat somewhat like a "china doll" or as it says in the title a "breakable thing". This is one of the reasons I wanted to read the book as the book says Alex has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I wanted to know how it would be explained or dealt with. Well it was stated alex had it and then a brief, explanation crossed with a preaching description and then that's more or less where it ended. The only other reference about it was when Alex's "life" was talked about and then it was referred to as her "illness".
Once in the afterlife and chase and Alex are reunited we learn that Chase loves Alex, yet in mortal life didn't dare speak up as her didn't want to lose her friendship. One of the other Lasalle brothers, Jonas also loves Alex but see's that she is in love with chase so feel resentful towards his own brother.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Of Breakable Things has a very interesting beginning. An ill teenager, destined to die young, outlives her best friend/soul mate who is killed in a freak car accident along with... Read morePublished 11 days ago by kmontemayor
I really wanted to like this book, and I am saddened that I couldn’t. It seemed like a clever and new idea. I read less than half, but it was just Alex in Wonderland to me. Read morePublished 28 days ago by JLee
This book has a Harry Potter feel to it.A whole new world,if you like being dead.Maybe if I was a little younger. Hope they have the same thing for older people.Published 1 month ago by Jane Polzin
Of Breakable Things brought me back to reading. I wasn't an avid reader, but this book kept me on the seat of my pants so much that I couldn't wait to get home from work and read... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I liked the story especially the last part.
I liked how it started with tragedy. It was and cool and intriguing. Read more
You came to my freshmen English class at south river high and talked about this book. It always struck my interest. But now as I'm a junior I read it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by courtney cain
I just love this story. I wasn't ready for it to end. The descriptions make it so real. No one knows what waits for us, but this is a version that I could accept.Published 17 months ago by Patti H.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. I knew it was about a girl with a rare sort of "wasting" disease and that somehow her life started after she died,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nose In A Book
If you haven't read this you simply MUST!! The story is a fresh take on life -and love- after death. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amber Hen :)
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