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What if your life wasn’t your own?
Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.
Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?
All the Broken Pieces just blew my mind in a good way, and I loved it! Cindi Madsen crafted a fascinating and mind bending mystery, and a swoony slow-building romance that left me in a puddle on the floor.
Olivia wakes up with no memories, tubes in her arm, staples in her head and a scar... ...more
All the Broken Pieces reminded me a little of Slated which I had just read recently, though this one is a more contemporary, and we get answers! Reading two similar books so close together is bound to provoke comparisons, and I think because I was craving for answers that we never got in Slated,... ...more
Gah! It was lovely, and sucked me in from the beginning... I even set aside another book I was reading just to focus on this book and this story. I really, really thought it was going to end up 5♥'s... I wanted it to be 5♥'s... but the last like 10% of the book just didn't impress me like the res... ...more
Cindi has a way of combining humor, romance and unforgettable characters with some cool, dark topics that crate fast moving love stories you will not want to put down.
When she hands over her stories time stops for everyone until the books are read. Just be ready to fall in love and have a LOT to... ...more
Saturday, November 24. That was the day I started this book, it was also the day I finished it. Despite the fact that I had created lists for the lists of things I needed to do both for my job AND for my house and family, I was physically not capable to doing ANY of those very pressing things bec... ...more
A piece of advice, before you read this book, make sure that you don't have anything to do for the next few hours
like sitting in class trying to learn about the function of myelin sheath when your mind is going all 'I will only be interested in it if it can help me solve what the hell h... ...more
This e-galley was provided by Elana Johnson, (Entangled Publishing) thank you!
What just happened? No really, what just happened? Never have I ever been more shocked by a book in my life. I just don’t know what I should say about All the Broken Pieces. Well I do know one thing for sure: this book... ...more
My review can also be found on Reading Lark: http://readinglark.blogspot.ca/2012/1...
All the Broken Pieces was a really pleasant surprise for me! After reading some stories recently where there were definitely things that would niggle at me, I can honestly say that All the Broken Pieces... ...more
All the Broken Pieces leaves me with one word: WOW. This is a story wholly unlike any I've read before, and whomever says there are no original ideas anymore, is wrong.
There is so much that I want to say about All the Broken Pieces that I don't even know where to start. The story begins with a g... ...more
Goodness, where to start? Well, I supposed the best way forward is to tell you that I genuinely loved this book. I picked it up—doing my famous trick of not reading the blurb first—and pretty much didn’t want to put it down.
Sure, the whole internal dialogue deal took a little getting used to, but... ...more
From the moment I read the synopsis for All the Broken Pieces, I knew I was going to love it! I am fascinated by memory and the concept for the novel was so intriguing. I am happy to say, I wasn’t disappointed.
From the very beginning of the novel we get the sense that something isn’t quite right—... ...more
You would think hearing two different voices in your head automatically makes you insane but what if it’s not just your imagination or a hallucination. What if it’s the clues you need to find out who you truly are?
Liv has woken up from a coma to a world that’s mostly fresh and new. From not know... ...more
Wow - now this was totally different! Olivia awakes she has no consistent memories, she's been seriously injured, spent some time in a coma and had multiple operations which have left her with significant scarring, both mental and physical. When she looks in a mirror, she doesn't recognise hersel... ...more
I was so SO excited when I got this book for blog tour review. Ever since I read Cindi's debut DEMONS OF THE SUN and found out she has a new standalone book coming out with Entangled Teen(!!) I knew it was bound to be amazing. And it was. So freaking amazing!
There's something about Cindi Madsen'... ...more
Thank you Entangled Publishing for this review copy.
All the Broken Pieces is about a girl, Liv, who wakes up from a coma with no memories of who she is. On top of that, she has two voices, snarky one and one that strives to be good. Sort of the angle and the devil. :) And then her own voice.
I rea... ...more
What would you do if you woke up with no memory of your past, none whatsoever. That is what happens to Olivia "Liv" Stein. Liv finds herself awakening from a coma with not only no memory of her past, she also has a huge scar in her chest and another on her neck, and has been in an terrible accide... ...more
'All the Broken Pieces' was one of my most anticipated reads for 2012. When I found out Cindi had a YA contemporary hitting the shelves, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it (I even stalked the postman a little when I knew the book was in the mail) After all that waiting, I can tell you it met e... ...more
I received an e-arc of this book directly from Entangled Teen (thankyou) in exchange for my honest review and this post is also part of the official blog tour.
So, I have already done a "My thoughts on the cover" post, which is still relevant but has anything changed now I have actually r... ...more
I'm not sure I can do justice to this book and not give anything away. I loved this. It enthralled me, I did not want to put it down and when I had to put it down to sleep, go to work, cook, you know do all those mundane things, I could not wait to pick it back up again to find out more about Liv... ...more
NOTE: I received this eARC from Entangled Publishing.
OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This book was so incredibly awesome!!!!! It took me several days to finish it only because I had a major exam to study for, otherwise I would've devoured it for one day!
All The Broken Pieces, in my opinion, is where P... ...more
All the Broken Pieces is a masterpiece of originality. Unlike anything I have read before, I enjoyed the story immensely. Cindi Madsen has created a story where you are not sure where it is going until it gets there, but once there you could see that the journey was heading there the whole time.... ...more
I really connected with Liv and I was so intrigued by the plot of All the Broken Pieces. Cindi Madsen pulled it off beautifully.
I lives the characters as well as Olivia's voice. Spencer was an enigma and hot, just how I like my literary boys to be. Tough guys with tenderness. I really apprecia... ...more
I adore books that can keep me wondering and keep me guessing until the very end and Cindi Madsen's All the Broken Pieces delivers that and then some. Liv's character (or characters) was compelling and completely believable. I felt so much for her and just wanted he to achieve the peace of mind t... ...more
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When I first started All the Broken Pieces I wondered just where the story was going, I had no clue it was a modern remake of Frankenstein. Although with a name like Olivia Francesca Stein, you think I would have got the picture pretty quickly. It seemed... ...more