I'm happy to be sharing another book review this week! To start off, I'll give you a rundown of what the ratings mean to me when I assign them.
My ratings will be as follows:
1 star * = I don’t recommend this book. Save your time.
2 star ** = I disliked more about it than I liked.
3 star *** = There were definitely things I liked as well as things I didn’t. I might recommend this book to the right person.
4 star **** = I liked it! I would recommend it!
5 star ***** = I loved it so much that I will want a copy of my own. I will probably reread it (if I ever have the time for rereading.)
* * * I give Broken Aro by Jen Wylie 3 stars!
I liked Aro from the start but I was initially a bit worried that this would be one of those books where the main character knows how to fight so she’d spend the entire narrative doing unrealistic things like besting groups of five or six trained soldiers. I was pleasantly surprised.
When it seemed a romantic interest was forming (perhaps more than one), I worried that this would be one of those books where the heroine becomes concerned with nothing but her hormones while the rest of the plot fails. Again, I was worried for no reason.
Aro is a resourceful girl but she knows when she needs help and is not too stubborn to accept it. The group of men and supernatural creatures who become her family are a colorful cast and she lets them take care of her when needed while taking care of them in whatever ways she can.
Aro is a snarky character who displays a good balance of kindness and wariness and although she is flawed (and a teenager) she is a character that is worthy of being followed around for an entire novel. (Probably all four. I intend to find out.)
What I Liked:
What I Didn’t Like:
Would I Recommend This and to Whom:
Prince: swatted her lightly upside the head
It’s not the perfect novel, but it’s a fun, engaging read. Enjoy Broken Aro and let me know if you’re as excited as I am to see what Jen Wylie does with her talent in future.