Review: Flawed by Kate Avelynn

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Book: Flawed
Author: Kate Avelynn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Expected Publication: January 22nd 2013 
ISBN: 1620612321
Author & Book Info:
4 out of 5 Stars
Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.
  Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.
  Sam Donavon has been James’ best friend — and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realizes James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact . . . 
 This book pulled me in from the very first page!  I was was sucked in so much, I could not stop reading until I finished the book. Flawed is a very realistic and intense story about two sibling trying their hardest to survive in a home with an abusive father.

“This is my first real memory of James. In every memory before that, he’s just a flash of color, a warm body with a blurred face, a comforting voice begging me not to die. When he planted himself between our father and me that day, an eight-year-old with small fists clenched at his sides, I think I fell in love with my brother.”

  Flawed  had everything I wanted in a book. I cared for all the characters. I even cared for her brother James and you know that that's saying a lot because he was really messed up mentally!
 The only complaint I have is the way it ended, but I still really liked the book even with that. I just wanted something different to happen than what did. I actually probably would have bawled my eyes out if I wasn't so mad at the time! The end did fit the the rest of the story, with it being realistic and unfair. So after having had a little time to adjust to what happened I can appreciate it more. This book will definitely stay with me for a long time and I won't be forgetting it anytime soon!

SAHM to four rowdy kids. Avid reader and blogger.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds intense, my kind of book plus the cover is super pretty.

    Happy holidays Jess!


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