While no doubt the Broken Beautiful Hearts is beautiful, you can’t ignore the fact that the book is as cliche as it can get. The book follows the same template as every other new adult/young adult high school romance. something that i have been seeing right from twilight where your class project partner turns to be your lover.
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia – Official Synopsis
Her heart has to break before it can open.
When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.
He has to let someone in before it’s too late.
With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.
But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia – RWAT Take
The books that i had been reading recently had been quite heavy and maybe thats the reason why when this book came along, it felt like a breather. It was light, warm and breezy. Perfect for a lazy summer read with cuteness and romance added to its right measure and keeping it enjoyable and adorable.
The book also makes me worried as to why the genre is so adamant on staying glued to a fixed pattern. If you have been reading books of the same line, you could see each and every turns and twists of the book 10 chapters even before it occurs in the book. Thats how predictable the book is. Its just the old stuff in a brand new cover under a brand new title.
The narration and flow of the book is smooth and sailing and keep you engrossed. The best part is that it doesn’t hover over unwanted background stories and characters. it keeps it simple and light, making it a quick read. The only problem for me with the book is the cliche plot that has been used over and over in young adult romance. Each chapters and plot developments seemed to be sticking the classic template of falling for the alpha male with a killer body and both characters keeping their share of secrets and playing with their teenage romance.
Apart from the fact that the book has nothing new to offer, rather than an overly exploited cliche plot, the book is pretty good read with a smooth and silky flow. It is a quick and simple read. Perfect for die-hard romantics. Do not expect anything new from the book that is the only thing you need to know about the book.
Also check out the review of another book by the author