Monday, 27 September 2010

The Broken Lake by Shelena Shorts

Target Audience: Teens/Young Adults
Genre: Sci-fi/Romance

Shelena shorts once again blends an amazing love story with riviting sci-fi in a totally captivating narrative that won't let you go until the final page! Unlike the first in the series there's a lot less action and the main theme of the story revolves around destiny and fate and the power to change it. As usual here is a brief summary of the main plot:

Wes and Sophie are still dealing with the aftermath of the events that took place at the end of the last book. Sophie still has her arm in a cast and the police are investigating whether Wes injected Andy with the cold blood serum. On top of all this, both of them are trying to change things so Sophie doesn't die when she's nineteen like in all her other past lives. They are so consumed with changing the future that they fail to notice much in the present.

The relationship between Wes and Sophie is still as strong as ever and it was fun watching them do new things in their attempt to change fate, although the final one was probably a little bit silly, especially as it caused so much trouble. The love between them is truly beatiful to read about and i loved the few chapters before the end, relationship wise i mean.

There are new characters in this, but they aren't randomly dropped in and each is connected to various events that occur, alhough they aren't obvious from the very beginning. The most intriguing by far is Chase, whom i hated with a passion until the last chapter or so when i felt very sorry for him.

The story typically ends on a cliffhanger and the last 100 pages are a build up to a situation that is rather tense and ever so slightly creepy. This cliffhanger though is very unexpected and i never saw it coming in the slightest.

In short, this adventure into sci-fi, intrigue and romance will keep you hooked until the end which will then ultimately leave you desperate for the next in the series.

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