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Thursday, September 22, 2011


"In a post-war future world where First Contact has been made, humans are colonizing the stars, and the nations of Earth have been united under a central government, Extrahumans are required by law to belong to the Union..."

Author: Susan J. Bigelow
Pages: 302 pages
Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
Published: November 22nd, 2011
Form: Paperback
Series: Extrahumans #1
Genre: Sci-fi / Dystopia
Amazon: Buy / $19.95

“...When a young man with visions of the future sets out on a mission to define the course of human history, he encounters a devastated former hero, a fascist dictatorship bent on world domination, and the realities of living in a society where affiliation is everything.
Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and fled the confinement of the Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and the mysterious Michael Forward entered her life, dangling the possibility of redemption and rebirth.
Michael Forward can see the future, but all he wants is to escape the destiny he has struggled against all his life. When the moment comes, though, he finds he can't refuse. Now he needs the help of a homeless ex-superhero to save a baby who may be the key to humanity's freedom.
Monica had a good life with her large family, until two strangers and a baby showed up at her door. Now her family is gone, her life is in ruins, and she's on the run from the law.
In a time of spreading darkness, when paranoia and oppression have overtaken the world, can three unlikely allies preserve a small ray of hope for a better, brighter future?” ~Goodreads

Broken is a story of extrahumans in a dystopia sort of police-state sci-fi world. As an idea it’s great! But I had a real hard time getting into the story, the beginning was choppy to me, even though I know it was convening the aloof, memory loss and detachment of Broken, a woman who use to be the superhero Silverwyng, now a runaway dogging attention to keep herself away from facing her punishment.

This fell flat for me, I really wanted to like it, and tried to get into it but ended up abandoning the book.
If I had read this six years ago I bet I would have loved it, due to what was intriguing to me at the time.

The writing though, I liked, there was a fun rhythm to it and it was fast pace at times and slowed down to grab attention at other times. The world was interesting, original and had a cool edge to it.

I’d recommend this to sci-fi lovers and people who like their superheroes broken. ;)

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