I want to thank the author for let me live this fantastic adventures with all the characters. I wish I could read more books like these. Sep 09, Hira Chaudhary rated it it was amazing. This book was honestly as amazing and epic as the first, and such a perfect conclusion to this wonderful series. I loved getting to see all our faves again and seeing how much they grew and how they all became a family and support system for each other.
I loved Cedric and Liv to no end. I love that Kat is gonna be the badass warrior queen she was always meant to be. Rafe was a grand addition to the team. Peter and Joe are the sweetest sweeties to ever sweet. And Shannon and Merek are my OTP for This book was honestly as amazing and epic as the first, and such a perfect conclusion to this wonderful series. I need about a thousand more books with the two of them being adorkable sassmasters together. That book was just so perfect and I loved every single second of it Oct 19, Mina rated it really liked it Shelves: parallel-worlds , urban-fantasy , young-adult , fantasy , romance.
I guess one of the main reasons why is because it's an urban fantasy set in the city I live in so it's really cool reading about all these places that I recognize and can picture in my mind perfectly. I loved how Lindsey described LA and how magic transformed it into a post-apocalyptic ghost town with a strange and foreboding sky, unusually constant earthquakes, stifling heatwaves, and weird fluctuations in gravity.
Places like The Grove were mentioned and I couldn't help but think, "Oh, that's so cool because I've been there so many times! The Broken World pretty much stayed true to the feel of the first book in terms of vibe and the writing style. Even though it had been a while since I first read the first book, it wasn't too difficult getting back into this world but I did have trouble remembering some of the revelations and rules of it.
The raised stakes and constant roadblocks Liv and her friends faced motivated me to keep reading and had me constantly wondering what their next move would be. Every time they thought of a possible solution they would try to pursue it only to realize that they were too late or always one step behind their enemy. It almost got me a little frustrated, to be honest. Haha There was also a crazy intense car chase that had me at the edge of my seat!
That, the climax that followed, and the moped chase were my favorite action sequences. I am happy to say that my opinion of Cedric has now changed since the previous book. He goes through so much character development in this book and matures a lot. I really liked how instead of constantly trying to be like his father, after going through so many ordeals, Cedric realizes that he is different from him and instead tries to be a better version of himself; someone he can be proud of becoming.
Liv also impressed me with how much more mature she's become, especially when she takes responsibility for the events happening in LA and chooses to fight for the city she calls home at the expense of her developing relationship and feelings for Cedric. Also, I'm going to be honest and say I was totally into the minor drama between Liv, Cedric, and Rafe.
The side characters were stronger and a little more memorable this time around, particularly Merek and Shannon. Liv's siblings took more of a backseat in this book to make room for more Joe and to introduce Rafe, Merek's older brother and I didn't mind so much because they were all charming and endearing in their own rights.
Sad to say though, I was still disappointed with Kat's character. Between Cedric, Merek, and Kat, she had the least amount of character development and became the character I cared about the least out of the main cast.
If it weren't for her fighting skills, Kat almost felt like her only purpose was to stay in the background and be the barrier that prevents Cedric and Liv from being together. The only time where I felt we were finally seeing character development with her was at the very end. One of the main things I was looking forward to the most was learning more about the world of Caelum because I'm absolutely fascinated with medieval worlds.
Unfortunately, while it was very much medieval - unpaved, dirt-roads; no electricity; no technology; etc. Sure, we got to learn more about Caelum and its origins - which was pretty interesting - but there were no elaborate descriptions of an amazing world stuck in time. The only impression Caelum left on me was that it's a typical medieval world except for unusually large scenery - grass, rocks, mountains, and whatnot. I honestly felt underwhelmed with Caelum and felt like most of the magic was actually back in Los Angeles, since that's where all the strange and fantastical things were happening.
As exciting as the scenes leading up to the climax were, the way things ultimately ended left me feeling mostly disappointed. Everything fell into place too easily and there were no real casualties worth caring about. Although I'm a huge fan of happy endings, considering how high the stakes were, I found the ending to be a bit too cheesy, juvenile, and unrealistic. This was when I realized that this story is probably better suited for the younger YA crowd, borderline middle grade.
Overall, I'm glad I gave this duology a chance because despite its shortcomings, in the end I was still entertained and enjoyed certain aspects of it, like the chase scenes and world building. I would definitely recommend this to the younger YA crowd if you enjoy reading urban fantasies or are interested in diving into the genre. Feb 06, Natalie rated it really liked it Shelves: yal. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Cedric and Kat are finally back in Caelum with Liv. On Earth, the Knights of Valere are going missing, or showing up dead.
Eventually the crew reunites and must combine their quests in order to save both of the worlds suffering from the portals that have been opened. Overall, second and final book of the Marked Girl series was engaging, enjoyable, and a continuation on the fast-paced and fun urban fantasy novel that began the story. The reader continues with the characters introduced in the first book and is able to see the development of traits, changes as they grow mature, and learn new things about new worlds and their own place and possibilities in them.
Though the plot and scenes could jump a bit, this added to the end-of-the-world and chaos effect, letting readers feel the displacement being described, whether this was intentional or not, its effect was apparent. As with the first novel, there is quite a bit of violence, blood, and death, though nothing overly graphic or detailed that would cause serious alarm for readers over thirteen. A good wrap up and ending to an entertaining urban-fantasy series.
Oct 02, Taylor Buchanan rated it really liked it. I love this duology so much. Not only does it have amazing romance come on Cedric and Liv and then Shannon and Merek? My heart!!! You don't want to put it down but you don't want it to end at the same time. This could have been a longer series and I bet I would've loved every single second of it. I must say the ending left me feeling very complete and content though. I absolutely loved the characters, the story line and everything els I love this duology so much.
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I absolutely loved the characters, the story line and everything else about this book. I'm giving it a 4. The first book and this one were so masterfully thought out but I can not stand the fact it was solved through social media. Don't get me wrong, I love how regular people were able to help, how up to date it was, and the whole believe and it'll all work out, but come on.
Live streaming? I don't know, I just couldn't connect with it for some reason. Nonetheless, this is easily at the top of my must read list and I recommend it to everyone! Mar 11, Mar rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , fantasy. She entire world is turned upside-down literally by the arrival of Cedric, Kat, and Merek, royals from another world. Overall, I really enjoyed this series.
It was different from anything else I have ever read, and I loved the way the author went about the differences between the two worlds. This series is completely relatable in the way that this is th 3. This series is completely relatable in the way that this is the only world we know, and may ever know. I adore the way Klingele went about depicting the 'fascinating' things about our world, from mopeds to movies. This aspect made it extremely entertaining to read. This series is beautifully creative, and constantly had me guessing on what was going to happen next.
And as a little side note, I totally recommend these books for anyone who enjoys movies! Aug 31, Cait Jacobs Caitsbooks rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed , releases , quick-reviewed. The Marked Girl was one of my absolute favorite books of , and with most books I love, the sequel can never equal the first. But trust me when I say this one is just as good as book one!!! In book one, we have a great premise, fun characters, witty dialogue, and interesting world building.
The Broken World continues to keep all of those aspects and beautifully ties together everything we learned from The Marked Girl, while introducing even more! If you enjoyed The Marked Girl, you 4. Go start the last book now! If you haven't yet read The Marked Girl, go and read it!
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Its great for fans of books where two very different worlds collide, and also great for anyone who loves LA, cinema, or theater! Also- love that this is a duology. We need more duologies in the world. They are my favorite series length for this genre and for most genres.
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It does have a sort of free-wheeling, self-published sort of feel. Even without the similar title, there are tons of parallels. But with that series, I fizzled halfway through book 2. I was glad Klingele was able to tie up her story in two books because it kept things fast paced. And I think the audio is kind of what did it. Amazing how a seeming flop of a book can be salvaged by the right narrator. Feb 08, Lilly rated it it was amazing. This book including the first was so amazing!
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Every chapter keeps you on edge, wondering what'll happen next. A story taking place in the land of Caelum, and in LA; literally tackling two birds with one stone! This story is so modern, yet it has a bit of fantasy sprinkled in there. Klingele, you are such a creative author, and you've written an amazing story. Can't wait to read another story from you. S: Merek and Shannon make the cutest couple! Sep 07, Nicole Elisabeth rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed the conclusion of this book. There was so much action, fighting, and trying to save two worlds from being consumed by magic.
I loved the addition of Cedric and Liv's story. Their "romance" was not over the top and did not consume the story, but it was a great little addition. I kept rooting for them the entire book even when it felt like two people from two different worlds could never make it work. Sep 23, Maddie rated it liked it. There was a lot going on in this book. Lots of magic, destruction and finally deciding where your path will truly take you. Luv dealt with a lot after that first portal funny Cedric and the gang in LA.
And now she has even more to worry about now that Earth is fighting against the magic that leaked through. Feb 05, Sophia rated it really liked it. Actual rating was 3. So I enjoyed this book a lot and it was a very quick read just like The Marked Girl was, but by no means was it literature.
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I took off 1. All the same, the story was interesting and I liked all of the characters accept one or two. Would recommend this series for a fun and quick read, but keep in mind that you are by no means reading a classic. Nov 16, Amber rated it liked it. I'm still debating on what rating I want to give this. In the fantasy world of Caelum, Liv, Cedric, and Kat attempt to defeat an evil traitor and his army to save their families and the kingdom.
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