Review for All The Broken Places by Anise Eden
All The Broken Places, by Anise Eden is the first book in her new series, The Healing Edge. Although this is the first book in a new series, there is no cliffhanger. There was a mention of something to come but that was never developed, but I suspect that it is a series theme and will continue to develop and play out over the next books in this series. As for this individual book, we are not left hanging and Ellie finally finds happiness. This book was different and original and not was expecting at all. It is labelled as Paranormal but it’s not about vampires, shape shifters, or any magical creatures. It’s based on Parapsycology, a science that is not widely accepted. Naturally, fiction is added as is a nice little romance that develops into a nice, feel good story. This is not the type of story I usually read, but I enjoyed it and it did keep my attention so that I was able to read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed the characters, each with their own unique “gift.” Learning about the characters and watching them interact was the best part. I would have enjoyed a little more grittiness, maybe a twist here and there. I felt like it was just sort of plain, but that’s just me. There was a little action at the end but I found it predictable.
It was very well written. The plot and characters were well developed. The story flowed effortlessly. The dialogue was not confusing but I did find it “scripted” in places. There were places that felt like I was reading a text book but I am very interested in Auras, Chakras, etc… so this was OK for me. Overall, it was a nice read and I enjoyed it. It was a pleasant change to the intense books that I usually read. I think it’s more of a young adult book. I am interested in what happens to the characters in future books but I’m honestly not sure if I will continue with the series because of the price. It’s just a higher price that I usually pay for books that have me jumping up and down and while this is a nice, sweet read, it didn’t have me that excited. That said, if this is the type of book you read, I recommend it and this author. It is one of the best written books I’ve read. Her writing was “lyrical,” which is which I why I have to give it 4 stars.
Kathy ~ Just Let Me Read!