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Summary: Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.
A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.
When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.
And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.
Sooooo....what do you think? I'm kind of excited now that I've seen the official blurb and cover. Not a fan of Frankenstein, but Rought is making me interested!
For a chance to win, a snippet of the book and linkage see behind the cut!
SNIPPET: "SHORT CIRCUIT"
The battle for my books is short, lots of metallic bangs and cuss words. When I emerge, flustered and pink cheeked, Alex stands watching me like I’m the puzzle he can’t figure out instead of it being the other way around.
I sling my bag over my shoulder. The weight pulls the nylon strap toward the edge of my shoulder. Much to my shock, and detriment to my pulse, Alex steps close and eases the strap back into place. His face hovers inches from mine. Then he draws even closer, the scent of his leather jacket filling my nose as he wordlessly helps me thread my right hand through the other strap.
“See you at lunch?” he asks, his words brushing my cheeks.
What else can I say? My brain is on short circuit with him severing the rest of the world from existence. It’s just me and Alex and his hazel eyes, my emotional scars and the visible scars on his wrists. The wretched weight of Shelley High crashes in when he blinks and steps back, and with a wave, disappears into the flow sluicing through the halls.
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And because Strange Chemistry (and Amanda!) are awesome I'm able to offer one ARC of Broken to a lucky commenter! The ARC won't be ready for about a month (maybe a little longer) so please don't despair if your name is drawn and it hasn't shown up yet! The book isn't due out until January 2013 so you'll have PLENTY of time to read it before anyone else!
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