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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, w...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen
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♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

All the Broken Pieces just blew my mind in a good way, and I loved it! Cindi Madsen crafted a fascinating and mind bending mystery, and a swoony slow-building romance that left me in a puddle on the floor.

Olivia wakes up with no memories, tubes in her arm, staples in her head and a scar on her chest. She has only her parent’s version of what happened, a terrible car accident, and not many details. What’s more disturbing though, is that she can hear two distinct voices in her head and d...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I must have read around fifteen books about memory loss in the last two years, and 90% of them just sort of blended together after a while. I’m afraid All the Broken Pieces will join that crowd in no time. It’s been a few days and I’m already a bit hazy on the details, but I’ll do my best to make it as clear as possible for you so you can decide for yourselves. There are no major flaws I can point out, and I won’t try to convince you NOT to read it, quite the opposite, in fact. The story pulls y...more
Giselle
All the Broken Pieces reminded me a little of Slated which I had just read recently, though this one is a more contemporary, and we get answers! Reading two similar books so close together is bound to provoke comparisons, and I think because I was craving for answers that we never got in Slated, I enjoyed this stand-alone a lot more than I might have otherwise. This is not to say that the book is bad--on the contrary, its mind boggling nature sucked me in until the very end, but the ending itsel...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Gah! It was lovely, and sucked me in from the beginning... I even set aside another book I was reading just to focus on this book and this story. I really, really thought it was going to end up 5♥'s... I wanted it to be 5♥'s... but the last like 10% of the book just didn't impress me like the rest of the story. I did receive a free copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

From the beginning, the set-up was intriguing. Waking up without your memories, things seeming 'off', s...more
Rebecca Taylor
Saturday, November 24. That was the day I started this book, it was also the day I finished it. Despite the fact that I had created lists for the lists of things I needed to do both for my job AND for my house and family, I was physically not capable to doing ANY of those very pressing things because I was buried deep, so deep, in this book all day.

This was not my plan.

At first, I was simply going to start this book I had promised to review. Just crack the spine. Get past the first chapter or tw...more
Anne Eliot
Well...I know this book is not out yet, but I was lucky enough to get to read it while it was yet unsold. Cindi Madsen...she's an amazing writer and her skills at creating fall-in-loveable HOT heroes are amazing. Couples that you root for, plots that twist, turn and surprise. I've watched a whole reading group of teen girls beg her for more pages, as do I.

Cindi has a way of combining humor, romance and unforgettable characters with some cool, dark topics that crate fast moving love stories you...more
Andrea M.
This e-galley was provided by Elana Johnson, (Entangled Publishing) thank you!

What just happened?
No really, what just happened? Never have I ever been more shocked by a book in my life. I just don’t know what I should say about All the Broken Pieces. Well I do know one thing for sure: this book was phenomenal and original. I haven’t read a book like it. All the Broken Pieces was like a fresh breath of air to me. Cindi Madsen is definitely an author I’ll be watching for future works.

Liv is lit...more
Ida
4.5 stars

A piece of advice, before you read this book, make sure that you don't have anything to do for the next few hours like sitting in class trying to learn about the function of myelin sheath when your mind is going all 'I will only be interested in it if it can help me solve what the hell happened to Olivia' because the plot will capture you and drive you crazy thinking about it if you stopped reading. I kid you not. I learned that the hard way.

The way Cindi Madsen handled Olivia Stein's m...more
Jana (The Book Goddess)


I was so SO excited when I got this book for blog tour review. Ever since I read Cindi's debut DEMONS OF THE SUN and found out she has a new standalone book coming out with Entangled Teen(!!) I knew it was bound to be amazing. And it was. So freaking amazing!


There's something about Cindi Madsen's writing that makes it very impossible to put down this book. I read this in one sitting and I don't regret a moment of it! And you may say that the plot isn't very original, that there's about 100 memo...more
Jena

Can someone make a movie out of this book, please? It'd be part thriller, part romance, part awesomeness! I cannot get over how much I loved this book. It's almost like a physiological contemporary and I loved every moment of it. Part sweet and part intense... I couldn't put this book down until the end and it's easily worked its way onto my favorites list.


Tiffany (About to Read)
From the moment I read the synopsis for All the Broken Pieces, I knew I was going to love it! I am fascinated by memory and the concept for the novel was so intriguing. I am happy to say, I wasn’t disappointed.

From the very beginning of the novel we get the sense that something isn’t quite right—and not just because the main character, Liv, is waking up from a coma. There is just something off about the whole thing. As the novel progresses, Liv becomes more and more suspicious about the events s...more
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

4.5 stars!

My review can also be found on Reading Lark: http://readinglark.blogspot.ca/2012/1...

All the Broken Pieces was a really pleasant surprise for me! After reading some stories recently where there were definitely things that would niggle at me, I can honestly say that All the Broken Pieces was a breath of fresh air with virtually flawless writing and an interesting story-line that literally kept me glued to the pages. I also wasn't sure if this was going to be a paranormal-type story or a...more
J.A. Belfield
Goodness, where to start? Well, I supposed the best way forward is to tell you that I genuinely loved this book. I picked it up—doing my famous trick of not reading the blurb first—and pretty much didn’t want to put it down.
Sure, the whole internal dialogue deal took a little getting used to, but once I kinda grasped what that was all about, it ceased to stumble me and within no time I was breezing past them without any hitch.
We have Liv as MC. She’s likeable. She’s not portrayed as a stunningly...more
Andrea
All the Broken Pieces leaves me with one word: WOW. This is a story wholly unlike any I've read before, and whomever says there are no original ideas anymore, is wrong.

There is so much that I want to say about All the Broken Pieces that I don't even know where to start. The story begins with a girl, in a room, with no recollection of who or where she is. The only details she can get are from her concerned, overprotective parents, and are vague at best. Liv soon realizes that there seem to be th...more
Cecilia Robert
Thank you Entangled Publishing for this review copy.

All the Broken Pieces is about a girl, Liv, who wakes up from a coma with no memories of who she is. On top of that, she has two voices, snarky one and one that strives to be good. Sort of the angle and the devil. :) And then her own voice.

I really enjoyed reading Liv's story, see her develop to be this wonderful girl with great ideas and opinions. Choosing not to go with the flow--the popular girls in school. And then there is Spencer, Liv's l...more
Kim
'All the Broken Pieces' was one of my most anticipated reads for 2012. When I found out Cindi had a YA contemporary hitting the shelves, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it (I even stalked the postman a little when I knew the book was in the mail) After all that waiting, I can tell you it met expectations and more.

Olivia Stein's past is a mystery - not in a way that the reader isn't aware of her past, but that she literally has no clue what her life was like before waking up to an unknown cou...more
Crystal
I'm not sure I can do justice to this book and not give anything away. I loved this. It enthralled me, I did not want to put it down and when I had to put it down to sleep, go to work, cook, you know do all those mundane things, I could not wait to pick it back up again to find out more about Liv.

Liv is intriguing from the start. She awakes from the coma and does not recognize her Mom or her Dad and has no real memories. So of course the reader, being me, was intrigued and wanted to know more. M...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I really connected with Liv and I was so intrigued by the plot of All the Broken Pieces. Cindi Madsen pulled it off beautifully.
I lives the characters as well as Olivia's voice. Spencer was an enigma and hot, just how I like my literary boys to be. Tough guys with tenderness. I really appreciated how he took everything in stride and believed the impossible with Liv.
I felt like I was always on the verge of figuring out exactly what was going on with Liv and why she couldn't remember anything...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
MY REVIEW
I received an e-arc of this book directly from Entangled Teen (thankyou) in exchange for my honest review and this post is also part of the official blog tour.
So, I have already done a "My thoughts on the cover" post, which is still relevant but has anything changed now I have actually read the book? Prior to reading the book, I admit the cover did make me want to read the book, and I must add that the book does not disappoint at all! The Broken Pieces on the cover, do actually represen...more
Jennifer Strand
Review originally posted on www.fictitiousdelicious.com on 11/13/12

They say there is no such thing as an original idea in writing any more, and I believe that. Mostly. I can tell you that I've never seen a story like THIS one before.

You'll know quite quickly that SOMETHING is up with our heroine, Liv. She hears multiple voices, but you won't think she's schizophrenic. She can't remember her past, but you probably won't believe she *just* has a case of amnesia. But you'll know, just as she does,...more
Jen
Nov 14, 2012 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
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4.5 STARS!

Thank you Entangled Teen for this ARC. This is such a unique concept that's equal parts creepy, cool and romantic. There's also kissing which I'm a HUGE fan of! Liv appears to suffer from multiple personalities and one might jump to conclusions that's she's either schizophrenic or riding the crazy train, but she's not. Even though she has no memory of her life before her accident, she does have really vivid dreams she can't explain and the answers she gets from her parents are shady a...more
Ellen
What would you do if you woke up with no memory of your past, none whatsoever. That is what happens to Olivia "Liv" Stein. Liv finds herself awakening from a coma with not only no memory of her past, she also has a huge scar in her chest and another on her neck, and has been in an terrible accident that she has no recollection of. Her mom and dad suddenly move her across the country to a new state, new town, new people, even though she doesn't even remember the old people in her life. Her mother...more
Unabridged Bookshelf
All the Broken Pieces is a masterpiece of originality. Unlike anything I have read before, I enjoyed the story immensely. Cindi Madsen has created a story where you are not sure where it is going until it gets there, but once there you could see that the journey was heading there the whole time. All the little details fit together seamlessly. It is just one of those books that works so well, and you cannot help but have to finish it.

Olivia wakes up from a coma with complete amnesia, and parents...more
Luana Sirbu Blogger
Giving the book a 5 out of 5 starts. What i love the most about this book, is how Olivia manages to make a normal and happy life out of such a tragical accident.
Is very hard to write this kind of book and turn out amazing, but this one i have no words to put it how good it is. The book is about a girl that suffers a tragic accident and get amnesia. Her parents are very protective, especially her mother, that has a hard time letting her go to normal school instead of home school. Olivia starts...more
Vanya D.
NOTE: I received this eARC from Entangled Publishing.
OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This book was so incredibly awesome!!!!! It took me several days to finish it only because I had a major exam to study for, otherwise I would've devoured it for one day!

All The Broken Pieces, in my opinion, is where Pushing The Limits meets One Moment. But it's also so much more! It's got a unique plot where most of the story revolves around this extremely humongous secret that just made me want to keep going so I co...more
Angel Leigh
So this blurb reeled me in. Not only because one of my stories I'm working on deals with losing your memory, but because it's different. It's a tough topic to write about but Cindi Madsen did it well. Really well. And I take my hat off to her. She has all the elements that I have since realized is missing in my story. Luckily I am still in the editing process.

Right from the beginning I was grabbed, hook , line and sinker. I couldn't stop reading and ended up staying up into the little hours of t...more
Melissa ( Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf)
I adore books that can keep me wondering and keep me guessing until the very end and Cindi Madsen's All the Broken Pieces delivers that and then some. Liv's character (or characters) was compelling and completely believable. I felt so much for her and just wanted he to achieve the peace of mind that finding the answers would hopefully bring. And Spencer is wonderfully mysterious yet completely loyal. Exactly what a great "book boyfriend" should be. Liv's parents complete the picture by seemingly...more
Trini
You would think hearing two different voices in your head automatically makes you insane but what if it’s not just your imagination or a hallucination. What if it’s the clues you need to find out who you truly are?
Liv has woken up from a coma to a world that’s mostly fresh and new. From not knowing her own name to becoming a public high school student again this is not an easy journey. She struggles with the insecurities of her looks (because of the scars) to agoraphobia but she finds the stren...more
Aseel (In My Secret -Book- World)

I loved All the Broken Pieces. It's one of the best books of 2012, a favorite and most definitely a must-read. While it wasn't totally new, I've read many books about lost memory, it was unique in its own way.

It was about Liv who wakes up with no memory of her past or who she was and with two voices in her head, each unlike the other. When she moves with her parents to another state and starts another school she meets Spencer, a cute outsider with his own secrets, who's willing to help her uncov...more
Jessica
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

I have a curiosity inside when I read a synopsis like the above. Especially when it’s not going to be some sort of paranormal or fantasy element. It makes me think, “Oh, what could it possibly be?!” and I must know. So when I got the opportunity to read this, I was excited.

Liv can’t remember what happened to her or why she has two voices battling in her head. Nor can she understand why her parents are so evasive when it...more
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She 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,...more
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