Monday, 4 March 2013

{Review} All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

All the Broken Pieces
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher (Review Copy)
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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?

RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

I knew I had to read this book when I read the summary and knew it was about memory loss. I'm really glad  I had a chance to review this book because I really enjoyed reading Liv's journey as she tried to unravel the noises in her head and the secrecy around her.

Liv woke up from the coma with zero memory and her parents whisked her off to a new town as soon as she was awake. However, voices in her head kept nagging at her, teasing her with some images and dreams. Then came Spencer, the loner guy in her new school. He helped her to relive some of the things that kids do in the past but he wasn't without his own secrets. This book is full of mysteries! And it's what kept me reading the book and to find the answers. It is also a good thing that Liv remains optimistic throughout the agonizing phase of trying to regain her memories, especially when her parents weren't so helpful (even though they were super protective of her) and seemed to be hiding something. See? Another mystery!

I got a little shock when I actually found out about some of the secrets. I really didn't see that coming! Was that even possible? As for the ending, it turned out well although I personally wanted to read even more.


  1. I keep wondering about whether to read this, but now, rereading your review (I read it before lurker style - LOL) I think I may have to break down and get it!