Publication date: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: A. Lynden Rolland
Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing to fight for her frail life as long as it includes the boy next door. Chase has always held the pieces of her together, but when he dies tragically, Alex’s unfavorable fate becomes a blessing in disguise.
Faced with a choice, she finds herself in a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under. Among limitless minds, envious spirits, and soulless banshees, Alex hardly rests in peace
A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, thunderstorms and autumn leaves. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She now resides just outside Annapolis with her husband and young sons.
Giveaway Information: (OPEN INT.) – Winner will be drawn May 3, 2014
· Four (4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland (INT)
· One (1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)
Initially, I was unsure of how I’d feel about Of Breakable Things; the book summary was a bit interesting, and left me wanting to know more. I am so happy that my curiosity got the better of me. In an era full of books with dystopian societies and dashing young heroines, Rolland creates a magnificent otherworldly setting for a very fragile protagonist, Alex Ash. Alex’s story is captivating and sorrowful. See, she’s no longer alive and has lost the one dearest to her. (The flashbacks to her earthly time had me in tears. Chase’s efforts to protect her are the sweetest.) And that’s just the beginning! Now that she’s looked death in the face, she persists in trying to find her love again. Your heart will break for Alex but Rolland eases the pain with her stellar storytelling.
I give Of Breakable Things 5 stars.