Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

All the Broken Pieces
All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

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?
Publishes in US: Dec 11 2012Source: Entangled for tour
Series? no

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       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 appreciated how he took everything in stride and believed the impossible with Liv.
        I felt like I was always on the verge of figuring out exactly what was going on with Liv and why she couldn't remember anything but why she was having these strange dreams or flashes of other people and the warring voices in her head. By the end, I had figured out a few of the pieces of the puzzle correctly but it was still a spectacular ending and there were still a few things that I hadn't figured out as well as how they all fit together.
         I was surprised at the emotions i felt reading this. Liv really had a beautiful voice, and I got right inside her head. The constant confusion and heartache she felt really came off the page. As well as trying to figure out who was really on her side, if everything was a lie, what to think of her parents, her fear that they or she did something terrible and she just can't remember. The romantic tension with Spencer was also well written. I never quite knew what to think of him, but I loved their playful teasing and banter and the glances of tenderness and how he really cares for others and is in pain with some of the things he keeps hidden about his past.
        The rest of the secondary characters were superb as well. Kiera was a great addition to this story and i loved her bubbles and friendliness. Sabrina was also written well and I was wondering what was brewing there. I do think that there was a bit of rushed and unbelievable resolution with their relationship but i can forgive it because of how everything else resolved.
      I flew through this book and loved every minute of it.

Bottom line: Connected with main character, and loved the premise and how it was executed.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
If you could chose to forget something in your past, would you?


  1. I'm so excited to read AtBP and so excited for Cindi. I'm really glad you enjoyed the story.

    I would not choose to forget, who knows if the forgotten event would be repeated.

  2. it sounds like an intense story I'm definitely intrigued!

  3. I haven't been paying much attention to this book until reading your review. I'm so glad to learn that the story is quite captivating. I like that Liv is a character that you felt connected with. Thanks for the review, Brandi!

    In relation to your question, I wouldn't choose to forget as life wouldn't be where it is without the past.

    Enjoy a beautiful weekend!

    1. Liv is great, hope you enjoy if you decide to read

  4. Great review and I love that it brought forth all kinds of emotions for you.
    Nope I would not want to forget my past..maybe a few embarrassing moments..but overall no.

  5. Spencer sounds like my kind of love interest. I enjoyed Madsen's paranormal book, so I plan to give this a go one day. Lovely review! :)

  6. thanks for the great review, sounds like an interesting premise!

  7. Vivian the Spirit says: GAAH!! Gorgeous review, Brandi! The fact that she came off the page sounds really amazing! I've been curious about this one, think I'll give it a shot now. Thanks for sharing the great review! POOF!


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