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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...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (first published November 20th 2012)
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75-5 Stars

**WARNING** I’m an emotional wreck and cannot control the verbal vomit that will most likely come out of my mouth. So with that said, the following may contain spoilers and some expletives. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk :)

You'll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away.

“No, I love you. You’ve never loved me, even though it’s supposed to be me and you, forever.” He reaches for my waist and buries his sticky face in my stomach. “Why c...more
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


I cannot rate this book but will try my best to review it



I finally decided to rate this after 2 days, I cannot get this out of my head so I guess that's a good signal

Why can’t I rate the book? I don’t know, maybe I will be able to do it after a few days but most of the book I felt it was a 3 star book but then the end was a 5 star ending so it’s better if I just don’t rate it because my rating won’t be fair.

This is the story of James & Sarah. To be honest, I think this is their book, Sam w...more
Sam
There is a reason, or really, a blend of reasons, why I tend to avoid weighty contemporary subjects like this. At the core of that is the need to escape from real-life issues, to lose myself in a world dissimilar to my own. When Flawed first rose to attention, the mention of possible incest, most definite child abuse, and heavy, forbidden secrets were all aspects that normally would have – should have – had me diving head-first into a different genre. For reasons that still elude me, for reasons...more
Keertana
Rating: 2.5 Stars

You need to know straight off the bat that this is one of those reviews you should take with a grain of salt. I read Flawed just after finishing Juliet Marillier’s masterpiece, Daughter of the Forest, and you should know, that reading order did no wonders for this novel. While both novels are vastly dissimilar, they both contain protagonists who have suffered through difficult situations and while Sorcha, the compelling heroine of Marillier’s tale, managed to make me weep and fe...more
Debra

"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away."




A girl desperately trying to escape her horrible life.

She's trying to escape her abusive father, her uncaring mother and her overprotective brother.

Then she falls in love with a boy...

A boy, who wants nothing more than to make her happy and keep her safe...

But, will her possessive brother and controlling father allow them to be together?
...more
Annie Brewer
OH crap! I want to read this book...but ummm, after reading Forbidden and how it shattered my heart to the point of becoming inconsolable and not able to read another book for like a week, I am so scared to read this. Though these crazy, twisted, sick stories are always the ones that jump out at me and I always take the bait, I am just not sure if I can stomach this one. My heart is fragile as it is. Ugh, maybe I'll give it a chance at some point.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...more
Katie(babs)
It seems more young adult is tackling a lot more taboo subjects such as incest. We saw this with Tabitha Suzuma’s Forbidden, which is an incestuous romance between a brother and sister, both in high school. That book didn’t work for me for various reasons. When I heard about Flawed, and the possible incestuous implications that may occur about another brother and sister (but this time the sister isn’t interested at all), I would give it a shot. Flawed was a big disappointment, so much so that it...more
Marina
So..





After considering the following features you may procede with reading the book:


Overbearing abusive father ex-fighter beating the shit out of his children and his wife.

Possessive brother in love with his sister.

Adorable and protective boy trying to save girl.

Girl torn between avoiding her mental father, disappointing her brother and wanting to be free with boy.



And last but not least:



THE MOTHER OF ALL NON-HEA.








Aму
**Because of some of the comments that I've seen about this novel, I want to start by saying that this isn't a story about incest. That label feels misleading and many readers will be turned off when they're assuming that this features a romantic relationship between two siblings.**

This is a really, really difficult review to write. Maybe that's fitting because Flawed was a difficult story to read. I think, by looking over the synopsis, the basics of the story are clear. Sarah O'Brien is the vic...more
Clarifina ~Books Are My Drugs~
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What can I say really? That Flawed shattered my heart? That I love it despite this fact? What else is new? Okay, so for some of you who don't want to read this book because of the incest factor, please don't be turned off by this. It's not really an incest novel. It's not like Forbidden-although I do think that fans of the novel would enjoy this-because there was no real romance going on between the two of them. I mean, it was kind of like a one-sided thing...

Anyway, Flawed is about tw...more
Kinsey
5 Breathtakingly-Haunting Stars


"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away."


Beautiful. Heart-Shattering. Devastating. Dark. Broken. Gut-Wrenching. Hope. Love. Forbidden. Taboo.

I loved this book so much! I was an emotional wreck after reading it. Don't compare it to Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, for while the taboo subject is there, it's completely different. This story is not for...more
Jasprit
4.5 stars

After finishing Flawed I felt like an empty shell, numb and raw. Sometimes I enjoy books which leave you feeling crushed, like your heart has been taken and thoroughly stomped on. It takes a lot for me to be left so affected by a book and only a few this year have been able to leave me feeling so overwrought with emotions.

I’d heard endless things about Flawed before picking it up, yes I was worried about its taboo subject, and it’s dark and gritty vibe. I even had Kate stop by on the bl...more
Christy
Nov 27, 2012 Christy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting an emotional, dark read and is okay with no HEA.
This was a story of devotion, loyalty, tragedy, love, guilt, beauty, and betrayal. At times I loved it, other times I hated it. I was angry, happy, disgusted, heartbroken and moved. After reading it I really felt emotionally raw.

After finishing this, I found myself thinking... What did I just read??? It's been hours, and this book is still on my mind. I'm not sure how to rate or review this book... Overall, I'm still not exactly sure how I feel about it, but I feel.This book was not perfect, but...more
Jessirae
Beautiful and devastating all wrapped in one heart shattering, soul moving book. Flawed broke me, crushed me whole and devoured my every being. Kate Avelynn created a book so powerful, so gut wrenching.. nothing will ever be the same.

Sarah O’Brien was the strongest protagonist I have ever encountered in all my time of reading. She wasn’t strong physically, but with years of abuse she had to go through, Sarah endured. She was living a life she didn’t deserve at all, stuck in an impossible situat...more
Laura Kaye
I just finished this book an hour ago (after reading it every spare moment I could over the past 24 hours), and I'm not sure I've fully processed my reaction, but I still feel like I need to release some of what Flawed has made me feel. So here we go...

One thing is for sure: you cannot read Flawed and not have a strong emotional reaction. For me, reading this book kept my stomach tangled in knots. From the first chapter, you know things cannot possibly end well, but exactly what that ending will...more
Victoria Scott
Let me tell you something about how I read. Sometimes, I loll through a book, savoring every detail. Other times, I loll...but it's because I'm bored stiff. And on very RARE occasions, I turn into a raging lunatic who's prone to wild outbursts of irritation when anything--and I do mean ANYTHING--takes me away from the story in my hands.

Well, folks, Kate Avelynn's FLAWED had me lashing out like a banshee. Allow me to elaborate:

Husband: "Want something to eat?"

Me: *Snarls* *turns page*

Mother: "A...more
Amanda Pedulla
Flawed has to be one of the best books I've read this year!! It was emotional, dark, intense book and full of love that it was overwhelming. From the very beginning I was hooked and that first page then went to 80 pages... it was addictive. Flawed was one of the best debuts I've read, and everyone who reads this book will fall in love with the chemistry between the characters and the intense plot. Kate Avelynn is officially one of my favorite authors because now this book will be stuck in my min...more
Sanny
I can't rate this right now as my emotions are all over the place.

You told me once, dear, you really loved me

And no one else could come between.

But now you’ve left me and love another;

You have shattered all my dreams."


...neither am I sure where to start on my review, so first things first: this isn't a book I'd recommend - not because it was bad but because it talks about topics that not everyone can deal with.

The first sentence will hook you immediately. After reading that first sentence my min...more
Jena
This book hurts my heart. It hurts my soul. Shattered me into a million pieces. These words... Like razor blades across my skin. It's beautiful and intense and earth shattering. Flawed takes love and twists it into something deadly.

When you're put in an impossible choice, is there really a right answer? I have been there. Stuck between two heartbreaking decisions except there was no right choice. They are both right and they are both wrong... it always comes down to hurting yourself or the other...more
Katee Robert
Holy Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I don't even know where to start.

This book DESTROYED me. Like I'm sitting here, crying in a seriously borderline hysterical manner and I can't seem to stop. That said, just WOW. I was right there with Sarah the entire time. There was no distancing myself from the events of the book, no sitting back and wondering what *I* would have done. I couldn't escape this story if I'd tried.

Read this book. It will devastate you, bring you up, down, and sideways, and at the end...more
Becky
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Amanda
Aug 01, 2012 Amanda marked it as hmmm
hoboy..... an incest book. (Will this genre be the next Big Thing?)

Not a topic I am comfortable with reading. That and beastiality. The ick factor is just enough to make me gag.

But that book description is just intriguing ... and the cover's just the type I love. Simple and elegant. I'll have to think about this.
Amy Jacobs
I consider myself as a reader with a spine of steel. I can read a book without shedding a tear and be proud of myself in the end. Yet with Flawed, my steel spine broke. I don't think I have cried so much for characters of a book in this genre in a long time. This book strung me along with despair, sadness, and the hopes of goodness being able to emerge. With the final two chapters though, I was an emotional wreck.

Let us start with the characters. Sarah is the youngest in a family that has so man...more
Debbie
Originally posted on Talk Supe


I love a book with a happy ending. Life is scary and some really scary shit can happen throughout our whole lives and I just need the affirmation that the characters I've invested my time on end up on a path that leads me to believe that all things will be all right and they end up happy. FLAWED by Kate Avelynn is NOT one of those books that end with a happy ending. Honestly, I am still a little torn up about the ending but that did not deter me from absolutely lovi...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me to love another,
You'll regret it all some day.


Wow. Just wow. I had no idea how dark and powerfully emotional this would be. Flawed is one of those unforgettable stories that stays on your mind long after you've reached the conclusion.

Because of some of the comments that I've seen about this novel, I want to start by saying that this isn't a story about incest. That label feels misleading and many readers w...more
Bieke {Istyria book blog}
James is why I never left. I should have left.

God I'm a mess right now. I just finished this book and I'm just so messed up. I don't agree with the ending. Absolutly not. Seriously. This book had me crying even more then The Fault In Our Stars. And that says something.

It broke him, and in turn, he broke us all.

I really loved the characters. I felt what they felt. The relationship Sarah and James have is so unhealthy en just not right. James has a lot of issues. The whole plot is brilliantly w...more
Sam
4.5 - 5 Star

I finished this book last night and just sat there trying to gather my thoughts on it, I'm still very confused as to what my feelings are regarding this book.

We have two siblings Sarah and James who's life is anything but easy and you will come to understand how these two would come to rely on each other so heavily.

Sarah was so devoted and loyal to her brother that she refused to see his negative side and I can understand that as he was her savior and her rock. James was the overpro...more
I.Am.Reader
Awesome awesome awesome book!
It's a story about finding rebirth and true love in the most dire of situations.
Just when you think things can't get any worse, it does.
And then just when you think things are downright horrible, something beautiful happens.

This book was beautifully written using Sarah's voice. I would have loved hearing James as well.
It is not for the faint of heart. It's quite a book...belongs to a shelf all on its own. I loved it.
Shawna LeAnn
I've got to read this book.
Like yesterday...
My hands are itching here people!

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When not devouring books, holding down her editing gig, or attempting to coax life out of the weed patch she calls a “garden,” Kate Avelynn writes dark contemporary YA and NA that blends first love, betrayal, and danger.
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“You told me once dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But now you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all my dreams.”
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“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.” 24 likes
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