Monday, January 14, 2013

Review + Giveaway: All The Broken Pieces

All The Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

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Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: 12/11/2012

What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

Ok, if the cover doesn't pull you right away surely the blurb does. I mean look at that, the cover screams "I'm a good book!" and "I'm mysterious". It's both. And the blurb... yeah it conviced me in a nano second. 

I loved this book. I read it in a day, and it was so worth it. A few times I found myself checking to be sure it wasn't a paranormal because I just had no idea what was going to happen next. 

All The Broken Pieces has a little bit of everything. A bit of mystery, an easy to relate main character, an evil ex-girlfriend, a hot guy, and swoon worthy romance. Plus, the writing is exquisite, it traps you from page one. 

 White ceiling, a fuzzy face hovering over hers.
Gloved fingers against her skin. 
A steady chirping noise mixed in with words she couldn’t quite catch hold of.

Liv wakes up without memory and suddenly, her parents move them to Arizona. While Liv tries to pretend everything is normal, the truth is, she has two different voices in her head... plus herself... talk about having your thoughts all over the place. But that's not all, whenever she mentions their previous life, her parents go all weird on her and Liv doesn't know what to do...

You see, the first couple of times I read about the voices, I thought, wow.. she's really messed up. But then, as the voices become more frecuent and their personalities more define, plus her parents atitude... yeah it turns creepy. And it's awesome.

Liv goes for her first time to public school and there she meets Spencer. Nerdy, loner, Spencer.
He and Liv start off... with some difficulties. He knows she'll get with the popular crowd and there is nowhere he wants to be farther away from. So he makes it harder for her, and in turn she lets him know. But she's drawn to him as much as he is to her. And together, they start living Liv's first everything. 

Let me tell you, as much fun as it was to watch these two at first, their friendship and easy banter was probably one of my favourite things in the book. Cindi Madsen makes their relationship progress in a perfect pace, from strangers to friends, to a little bit more. 
Under Spencer's hard exterior there's a sweet guy and under Liv's shy and awkward persona, there's a girl of her own. 

But just as perfectly, the whys and whats of Liv's past life come slowly. Kepping you inside the book all the time. Making you change your mind about the possible outcomes with each new discovery.

Cindi Madsen has done a great job in this book. 

Everyone should read this and to make sure you have the chance to do so, Entangled Publiching and Cindi Madsen have offered an Ebook Copy of this to one lucky winner.  Just fill the Raffle below :)

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About Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.



  1. Cindi, you are obviously a talented writer! What a unique story line! I look forward to reading it!

  2. I purchased this book and can't wait to read it!

  3. I have known Cindi for many years and I love her writing!! I can't wait to read this one.

  4. Thanks, everyone! You know how to make a girl feel loved :)