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- Publication Date: January 31, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I6HXH3Q
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Broken Truce (Broken City Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Deeta and Tom have finally realized or admitted that they are in love with each other. Tom has cared for Deeta for a long time now and has tried to take care of her and keep her safe. Deeta has finally found out a lot of the secrets that Tom has been hiding about himself from her and their tribe. But when she finds out what he has been hiding it makes no difference to her because she knows the person that he truly is and not the person that he tries to make other people think he is Deeta can see right through him. She can see that is doesn't matter what tribe he comes from and it doesn't change who he is nor does it make his heart any different.
Deeta's dream of going outside has finally come true. She has finally got to go outside of the building that she grew up in and was born in. She has found out that not all of the horror stories that she has heard about the other tribes in the city are not as bad as she thought. Some of the tribes are she as good as her own tribe but she has also learned that there are some tribes out there that are just as bad as hers is good. Some of the horror stories that she has heard are just as bad as she has been told and even worse.
Deeta's sister Janny met one of Tom's brothers Ryder and fell in love with him just as quick of not quicker than Deeta did Tom. I mean Deeta has known Tom a lot longer than Janny has known Ryder but sometimes it doesn't take someone very long at all to know that they love and care for another person. I am sure that it would be a lot different if you lived in a world like Deeta and Janny has grown up in. Everything would move at a different pace and in different ways as well.
Deeta and Janny are both now married to an Andak brother and after living outside the walls of the building they grew up in and meeting other people from the different tribes in the city they have come to realize that all of the stories that they have been told all their lives about the people are not true. They have learned after meeting these people and getting to know them that they are just like them. Their only desire is to live out their lives as they wish and not like someone else has told them they must. They have come to the conclusion that everybody is the same no matter how they live or how they believe. Tom and Ryder make a trip to visit the Marshall tribe to see how they are coming along with the rebuilding of the destruction that the Andak tribe made when they were attacked believing that they had taken Tom prisoner. Tom and Ryder thought that they would be safe making a trip through the city with the girls now after all the time that has passed since the attack but they failed to realize that not all could be trusted.
When they are on their way back to Andak city their group is attacked. They are surrounded and outnumbered so therefore they are caught and captured. Tom and Ryder both know that they cannot allow their wives to be taken by this tribe to their homes. This tribe is not like any of the other tribes and will harm the girls and more than likely kill them.
Will Tom and Deeta make it out alive? Will Ryder and Janny make it out as well? Will Janny and Ryder's baby make it too? Will Janny carry the baby to full term? Will she be strong enough to survive the Lewis tribe? Will Tom, Ryder, Deeta and Janny all hang on to the goodness that is in their hearts or will they become some else after everything that they have to go through?
Have you read the Broken City novels? If you have not then I highly recommend that you do and I would also suggest that you start with book #1 Broken City and then read book #2 Broken Truce. If you love reading books that are hard to put down then the Broken City Series is a great series to read and not one that you want to miss out on. D.D. Chant will have you on the edge of your seat hanging on waiting to find out what is going to happen next. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
This one goes back and forth between about 10 different perspectives so you not only get to see what's going on in one place at a time, but how things are all inner connected. You see more of why people are doing thing the way they are, and as far as Deet goes she has a become allot less naive and understands more of what's going on in the real world and that brought her up a few points in my book.
I love seeing how this world is turning out and what motivates people to be the way they are and how it relates to their outlook on other people and tribes. I enjoy the twists and am excited to see how thing go in the next book.
BROKEN TRUCE was released three years after the first book, BROKEN CITY, and I could tell the difference in Chant's plotting. The story and characters have grown exponentially from the first book, and there's much more action with intense moments in this installment of the series.
What I liked
I really liked the plot of BROKEN TRUCE with all of the action and intensity. The synopsis gives away very little as to what happens in this book, and I was taken by surprise in the best way possible. In writing this review, I decided I should stick with how the book made me feel and what I thought about it rather than possibly giving any of the plot away, especially if you haven't read book one yet. Let's just say I was invested in the plot and needed to know what would happen next.
Many of the characters have grown on me, including Deeta and Tom. I warmed up to both of them much more this time around, and I think part of that is they've become familiar to me and understand their personalities and ways of thinking better. I even began liking Jayden, one of the Andak brothers, and hoping for more scenes with him. He's brave in wanting to do the right thing even if he has to stand up to his brothers to get it done. I admire that about him.
What didn't work for me
As with the first book, BROKEN TRUCE also has many spelling and grammatical errors. The biggest mistakes I ran into were run-on sentences and misuse of pronouns (ex. using "you're" instead of "your"). I don't usually comment on this sort of thing because I mostly review ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) which have kinks to be worked out before being published for sale, and this book is an ARC. However, the first book had these types of mistakes, too, and it has been out for three years which is plenty of time to fix these issues.
There are quite a few shifts in POV in BROKEN TRUCE. There's Deeta's POV in first person and Tom's POV in third person, which was also the case with the first book. Again, I found myself wishing Tom's POV was also in first person. Unlike the first book, BROKEN TRUCE has several different characters' POV's, which ended up confusing me at times. They're all in third person, too. It ended up making the story a bit jarring plus gave me a lot of characters to keep track of without much to help me differentiate them from one another - mostly, the Andak brothers.
The only two issues keeping me from giving BROKEN TRUCE a higher rater than three stars are the grammar/spelling and multiple POV's. The plot is excellent, and the action kept me excited enough to want to keep reading. The characters have grown since the first book, and they've grown on me as well. This series is a different kind of dystopian than anything I've read before, and I think if you want to read a post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel without plagues or zombies, then give this series a try.
The best part of this book was the plot, it was intense with lots of action. Lots of action.
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