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review 2015-12-23 08:00
Broken Forest
Broken Forest - Eliza Tilton

Avikar embarks on a mission to save his sister Jeslyn who's been kidnapped and taken into the mythical country of Daath.

 

In the beginning I had some trouble focussing on this book, mainly because it doesn't involve one first person POV, but multiple first person POVs. Especially when the scene wasn't completely set yet this was confusing. There were some thing in the story that I really liked and added something, like Lucino and Jeslyn telling the same story, showing their different ulterior motives. At other times, the story was hopelessly awkward when there were very exposition-filled scenes that felt out of place.

 

Of the three POV characters Jeslyn is the least entertaining. She's incredibly naive and doesn't seem to learn anything. I hope she will grow more in the rest of the series. All in all, it had its moments and I hope to see more of them in the next book.

 

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2015-03-10 00:00
The Broken Forest
The Broken Forest - Megan Derr The Broken Forest - Megan Derr Cleverly blended fairy tales retold in an erotic quest is quite impressive. ?
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review 2013-07-15 00:00
Broken Forest - Eliza Tilton For MORE Reviews Visit Coco's Bookish Adventures:
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Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton
Release Date: May 1st, 2013
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Format: ebook
Source: Good Choice Reads book tours, in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Review:

The Story
In this historical romance/ adventure, a brother and his friend tries to save his kidnapped sister. The story is pretty good. I don't read a lot of historcal fiction the the concept was pretty new to me.

I was a little slower in some moments that I would have liked to to be. But lots of action to make up for it . And you know I love soem good action.


The Writing
The was also pretty good not great but good. I only say that because it was a little hard for me to undertsand at some parts. For me, at least.
The Characters

The characters were not the hightlight of the book for me. The story itself was much better. I found Avikar to be annoying, he made a lot of dumb decisions and was really selfish. He seemed to want to save his sister, not because he was worried about her but becausehe did not want to feel responsible for another siblings death.

All the other characters were otherwise boring and Jeslyn was you typical damsel in distress. The only character I really liked was Raven. A total oppisite of Jeslyn.

The Good
Was the action. I love abook with action and this one had lots of it.

I liked Raven. She was the only character that didn't make me cringe whenever they talked. And the writing was nice.

The Bad
The rest of the charcters. The just annoyed the heck out of of me.

The slow parts in the story were also a negative for me.

My Final Thoughts
I liked the book but for me it ws missing a few things. Hence, the 3 star review. But I would recommed it to people who like historical fiction.
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review 2013-07-08 00:00
Broken Forest - Eliza Tilton A quick disclosure before I get started: I received my copy of this book from the author, Eliza Tilton. She is a friend I've met through blogging and I think she's great. It's always tricky when a friend asks you to read their book, because if their book is not your kind of thing, that can be horrendously awkward. Luckily, I really liked Broken Forest -- and check out the beautiful new cover :)Broken Forest is a fun fantasy-adventure with a great blend of romance, action and suspense. Multiple POV is something that's not easy to pull off, but I really liked the way that the chapters alternated between Avikar's, Jeslyn's and Lucino's POVs. The switch-offs in POV added a lot suspense to the story, gave the reader insight into what each character was thinking and feeling and really propelled the plot along. Often, in multiple POV stories, I have a strong preference for one narrator, but in the case of Broken Forest, I thought all three were equally compelling.Jeslyn is kidnapped at the opening of the story, and her brother Avikar and his friend Derrick set out to rescue her. The action moved smoothly, with the guys facing challenges and picking up a few allies (and enemies) on the way. Avikar was definitely my favorite character. He's one of those "weight of the world on his shoulders" characters that I love. He holds himself responsible for a family tragedy and this experience adds more psychological depth to his character and more urgency to his quest to save his sister.Lucino is a very intriguing villain -- I think including the POV of the villain is a great way to make his character much more three-dimensional -- and scary!Jeslyn is probably the least developed character, or maybe it's more fair to say that she's the hardest character to figure out. She gets put into the "damsel in distress" role at the outset of the story, but by the end of the story, she's … well, even more in distress…I'd definitely recommend Broken Forest to fans of light/fairytale fantasy --- books like Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and Poison by Bridget Zinn.
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