Title: Broken Wings
Author: Danielle Ogier
Narrator: Anaia Rivers
I thought being kicked out would allow me to be free, but here I was, trapped once again.
On a dark night, Violet is roaming the streets – bloody, limping, and looking for a place to spend the night. Trapped by an abusive father for four years, being kicked out of that so-called home might have been the best thing to happen to her in years. Never mind the amount of pain she’s in, never mind that she’s terrified of what could be lurking the darkened alleys this bone-chilling night….
She’s finally free. All she has to do is find a place to stay. Turns out she doesn’t have to worry for long. Shadow, a vampire lusting for blood, is prowling the same street she’s on. A hundred years after he was turned, he knows the drill like the back of his hand: Suck humans dry and leave the scene of the crime. But that night, Shadow does the unthinkable – he kidnaps Violet.
Taken away from everything she knows, Violet is thrown into the world of vampires, creatures she believed existed only in her books. Convinced that her captor’s soul is as black as his name implies, she desperately tries to make her escape.
The longer she’s there, the more danger she’s in. However, another mysterious force starts targeting her, and Violet’s already fragile mind starts to fray apart. Who could be behind this twisted plot? Will she get out of this deadly situation alive? And when she finds the stuff of her nightmares is the only one protecting her, will she defy every common sense and learn to trust once more?
Broken Wings is a vampire paranormal romance that’s sure to get your blood flowing. Sink your teeth in this fresh, exciting listening experience!
Violet’s life was perfect at one point, but it all went to hell when her mother left. Her father turned to abuse, and Violet slowly began to pine away wishing for nothing but freedom. When she’s granted her wish, however, it’s not anything like she imagines it will be. She’s kidnapped by a vampire.
So I’m torn about what to say for this book. I fell into a love/hate relationship with it.
The plot was definitely intriguing, and it kept me listening. I had to know how the story ended, but as for the rest, I was disappointed. There are moments that are overexplained, and the characters are rather two-dimensional. Quite a few times they make some very questionable decisions. Violet has been kidnapped, but she doesn’t want to tell the police out of fear of what will happen to her so she reaches out to her best friend instead? It didn’t make a lot of sense to me at some places, but the author made up for it with pages full of suspense.
The narrator did an okay job with the readings and the main female vocals, but after a little while, it got a bit confusing because all the characters sounded the same.
All in all, I think this is an enjoyable read. Dark, twisted, and suspenseful.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.