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In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on the twenty-first century — and become his next target…

Ever since she discovered she’s pregnant, Elena Michaels has been on edge. After all, she’s never heard of another living female werewolf, let alone one who’s given birth. But thankfully...more
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Published April 25th 2006 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2006)
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Tatiana
Mar 22, 2010 Tatiana rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Women of the Otherworld series
Shelves: 2010, urban-fantasy
As much as I hate to say it, but "Broken" is the weakest "Women of the Otherworld" installment so far. My dislike has nothing to do with the main characters (I remember not really liking "Dime Store Magic" strictly because I didn't really care for Paige or Lucas), but has a lot to do with the fact that "Broken" has a wish-fulfillment/filler quality about it. Allow me to elaborate.

The focus of this novel is... Elena's pregnancy. That's right, not a zombie outbreak accidentally caused by Elena whe...more
valee
OMG! I just can't believe how freaking amazing this book was. I loved every page of it! It just kept getting better and better. Definitely the best book in the series so far. Much better than the rest, actually. I was expecting an amazing read but never one such as this one, with drama, adventure, suspense, and so much more. The best Urban fantasy book I have read in a while.I have been hooked with this series since book 1 and have not been able to stop reading it since then; one book right afte...more
Heather
Apr 30, 2010 Heather rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Armstrong Pack Lovers
Reading Broken and Men of the Otherworld simultaneously allowed me to realize what I had long been suspecting, I read Armstrong for the men of her Otherworld, not the women. Strike that, I read Armstrong for the Werewolf men of her Otherworld, not the women.

I’ll admit that I shamelessly passed over Dime Store Magic,Industrial Magic and Haunted to get right down to business with Broken. I appreciated, even enjoyed inclusions of other supernatural races in Stolen, but it was Armstrong’s werewolf l...more
Megan
Kelley Armstrong's books are becoming more and more difficult for me to rate and review. On one hand, her characterization and world building are some of the best I've read. But on the other hand, she apparently wants to be a mystery writer, and her plots have become formulaic. Le sigh.

Here is what kicks ass about this book: The Otherworld is amazing. Armstrong's strength as an urban fantasy writer definitely lies her her ability to create a believable, well defined, and engrossing world withou...more
Christina
3 stars for the disconnected, slightly mundane beginning of the novel; 5 stars for the amazing Armstrong-style ending.

I won't lie; as much as I fangirl over Kelley Armstrong, Elena, Clay, and the whole werewolf world... I was initially disappointed over Broken. I skipped from Stolen to Broken (shamefully, I wish I'd had enough patience to read the three in-betweens first) and just felt like Armstrong had lost her touch to the werewolf world. Suddenly, Elena's POV wasn't about the werewolves, it...more
Kat Kennedy
So I can't say I wasn't warned... realistically speaking I was warned once I was already three quarters of the way through it, but I was warned none-the-less!

Broken revolves around Elena and Clay as they go through their pregnancy while fighting evil and solving mystery and generally proving, yet again, that they're in love.

I love this couple. Absolutely love them to pieces. Bitten remains one of my favourite urban fantasy books to this day.

My problem was that the mystery in this book was painfu...more
Wendy Holcombe
I'm impressed by Kelley Armstrong's ability to change her style of writing to match the character she is writing through.
However, I was disappointed in this book. I think it may be because I don't like Elena's character as much as the other Women of the Otherworld. Also, the story line was very predictable.
Since Elena used to be a reporter I did not understand why during their investigation she didn't pick up on obvious clues.
I'm also disturbed by how little she seems to be aware of her own bod...more
Yodamom
(Audio) Ahhhhh, Clay and Elana are pregnant ! Extra Alpha Clay is the hovering dad to be of the century. Really he gets a gold metal for it. Too bad Elena is not on the same thought wave. She wants adventure and excitement. Her pregnancy is new to all, female were's are extremely rare and there is no records of pregnancy. So, along comes what seems a simple easy case to take the edge off, but with all things supernatural nothing is easy Elena had me screaming at her to "just let it go, take care...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Kelley Armstrong returns to her Otherworld roots, in this sixth installment of her series... by bringing back Elena as her narrator. We've only seen sporadic glimpses of our favorite werewolf over the course of the last few books. Those cameos were enough to assure us that she and Clay were going strong. And now they're closer than ever... Elena is pregnant.

Of course, she's a bit worried. After all, she's the only female werewolf, making her pregnancy unprecedented. But on top of her concerns, s...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
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At a Glance
I did enjoy reading Broken, but I feel like it was a filler book. It really wasn't needed to move the series along. But I was excited to get another story about Elena and Clay.

The Good
We finally get another book with Elena and Clay. They are my favorite characters in this series. I loved them in Bitten and Stolen, which are the best books in the series so far. And I loved them in this book as well. Elena is 5 months pregnant. Being the onl...more
Kat
Basic Plot: Elena and the pack accidentally unleash Jack the Ripper and must close the portal that let him into modern Toronto before the city falls to cholera, plague rats, and old-fashioned murder.

The fact that Elena was pregnant throughout the novel made the plot a bit more interesting than even the general plot suggests, which should have been damned interesting on its own. Jack the Ripper is one of those fascinatingly macabre bits of history that tends to pull in an audience that might have...more
ROSE
Quasiment un 5/5.
Certes l'intrigue est peut-être quelque peu moins "prenante" que dans d'autres tomes, mais le travail sur les personnages est vraiment superbe.
J'ai particulièrement aimé le rôle de Jaime et l'apparition de Zoé la vampire.
Quel plaisir, également, de retrouver notre meute de loup, et une Elena quelque peu "gênée" par son tout nouveau corps !!!
Bref : ça se lit, ça se dévore, et ça donne envie de lire la suite.
Mmme Armstrong est définitivement une des auteures phare d'ubran fantasy...more
Jennifer
A very pregnant Elena is going stir crazy and wants out of the house. When a contact calls and offers her a deal - the location of a mutt (which is generally a Werewolf who is not in a pack and who hunts man)for the retrieval of the Jack the Ripper "From Hell" letter - Elena jumps at the chance. She manages to convince Clay and the Alpha Jeremy and they are off to her old stomping grounds in Toronto.

Of course nothing is ever as easy as it seems and nothing is exactly as it seems either. A tiny...more
kelly
I was fairly disappointed with this installment in the Otherworld series; I missed the action and excitement that usually seems to follow Elena. I found Broken had wayy too many references to Elena's pregnancy (I got that her stomach was getting in the way the first couple times it was mentioned; I didn't need to keep having that fact shoved in my face). The absence of Clay's sarcastic dialogue (with whomever was annoying him), and his frequent temper tantrums had me forgetting that he was a con...more
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This one had my guessing nearly the entire time. After a while, I was determined I knew who the culprit was, but kept waffling on it. I just couldn't make up my mind! But once it was revealed, apparently, I was right all along.

I couldn't believe that Elena was pregnant for this book. However, I was extremely happy that Elena and Clay were finally happy and secure in their relationship. It was so cute how Clay and Jeremy kept doting on her and she kept getting frustrated with them. I have missed...more
Suzan
Jul 23, 2012 Suzan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I love this book, one of my favourites of the series as I love how it incorporates the 'Jack The Ripper' legend giving it supernatural twists! I loved Elena being pregnant and the issues she had being a werewolf! I'm sure most women would be jealous that she gets to shave 3 months of her pregnancy term.
I loved Jaime coming into it as well and being brought face to face with her biggest fear - what she can expect in later life if she isn't careful using her abilities - namely the madness of Tee....more
Sandy
BROKEN by Kelley Armstrong-a review

BROKEN is the 6th novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. BROKEN continues the story of Elena, Clay and the other werewolves, but this time Elena is pregnant. As the only known female werewolf, Elena isn’t sure what to expect—literally. But when someone from her past calls in a favor, Elena knows this could be her final chance for adventure, before giving birth.

Ever since Elena Michaels discovered she was pregnant, she has been unable to con...more
Celine
Part six in the extremely diverse Women of the Otherworld series, Broken is sad to say, not the best one.

Elena, only known female werewolf, is pregnant of werewolf boyfriend Clay. This makes her more vulnerable, having to rely on her Pack to protect her. When they are sent to Toronto on Pack business, they get tangled up in supernatural troubles, including rampaging Victorian serial killers, a bunch of long-extinct diseases and a multi-dimensional portal spitting out zombies. The Pack can use e...more
Loren Harway
Sep 13, 2007 Loren Harway rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of this author
Once more Armstrong scores points for hilariousness, gore and sex rolled into one great novel.
However as i have previously pointed out she seems to be heading for a more diluted kind of story (the staple of this series are the werewolves and she doesn't deem it necessary to concentrate on them as much as she used to).
For the second book she deviated from the werewolves trend and it seemed to be good but for the this book she looks at zombies for the antagonists.
Come on. Zombies? Really?
Okay sh...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
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April
I think Armstrong got the whole pregnancy thing right, with how Clay and Jeremy are acting to Elena's feelings. However that was the only good thing. The story was all off. The bad guys were lame, we never get to really understand Elena's pregnancy and it's not much different than a normal human pregnancy, in the beginning when Elena steals the letter, Armstrong just cuts it out, unless if I just somehow skipped a page, and the story behind the letter and everything that's happening is just not...more
Tina
Stars Breakdown - Should really be 3.5 stars.

Plot 3 stars - What I've found with this series is that the beginnings and ends are really good. It's the middle of the book I have problems with ... they drag. Unfortunately Broken was the same. Luckily I'm a huge Elena and Clay fan and I was willing to stick it out.

Cover 2 stars - The cover is nothing that would catch my attention.

Writing 3 stars

Originality 4 stars -

Characters 4 stars - Elena's back as pov. Nicholas and Antonio are finally in the...more
Aimee
So...I wanted to give this one 4 stars. But Elena and Clay are one of my favorite couples. I missed them so much through the previous 3 books that I had to give it the extra star! It was like a family reunion foe me!

But seriously, I think Kelley Armstrong should have stuck with the werewolf aspect of this series. I can't seem to get into the others in this series as much as Elena's books. I still prefer Bitten and Stolen to this one. But this is still a vast improvement on the last few.

I still...more
Lisarenee
Was so glad to have this series wind back to the werewolves. Feel like I revisited some friends I hadn't seen in awhile. This tale starts off with with Elena pregnant and somewhat bored. When the Demon from Stolen, Xavier, calls in the favor that was promised. Elena jumps at the chance to add a little excitement to her life. Unfortunately, opening up a portal to another time which could possibly contain Jack the Ripper was not at all what she expected. Now trying to keep herself and her baby fro...more
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After discussing it for the past three years, Clay and Elena have finally decided to take the plunge into parenthood. Elena is now pregnant progressing faster than she expected and Clay and Jeremy are being the overprotective gate keepers, leaving Elena feeling trapped and bored at Stonehaven. So when she’s offered a job that takes her away from home, she jumps at the chance. And, with the simplicity of the job even Clay...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
There's nothing really wrong with this book, but there's nothing really awesome either. Clay and Elena are a great couple, but they were so pale in this installment. I think maybe it depends on their finally being a couple, so the problems only came from the outside. The story was also a bit of a mess, it was like wandering aimlessly looking for something to happen, there was no real sense of a plot. I don't mean that I disliked it, but it seemed like a transition book. On to the next!
Pete
Broken is book 6 of Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. Elena is the only known female werewolf we met in Stolen along with her guy Clay and Jeremy, the pack alpha.

This fun read has Elena having to pay a debt by stealing a document from Jack the Ripper. During this adventure, portals are opened allowing witches, zombies, and all types of uninvited trouble makers to generate a lot of action, and anxiety.

By the way she’s a shifter, who is pregnant, which by the way is concerning i...more
Kal/ Kalli
Elena's never been my favorite character in this series. I never knew why, to be honest, when she's a half werewolf who have proven herself that she can hold her own in many situations. She's someone that, if Jeremy (the head werewolf in the pack) isn't around, they listen to her. That's pretty darn awesome. Of course, that probably helps that there aren't many female werewolves around other than her, but I digress. Even so I still loved her first two books in this series, Bitten and Stolen with...more
Jeni
Ok. I forgot how much I missed Elena as a main character until I picked up Broken. I can hardly believe that I didn't like her that much in the first book of this series. It seems unfathomable now. LOL

My absolute favorite thing about these books is how Armstrong moves back and forth from one main heroine to another in each book. I don't think I'd like it if the POV flipped around within each story, but I love how you get to have a book (sometimes 2 in a row) with one main gal Friday, and then th...more
Suzanne
Jul 10, 2010 Suzanne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: April, Mike
I was so happy to see Elena be the main character in this one! I just love her, and I love reading her story! I think Elena's family, as in Clay, and Jeremy, and even Nick and Antonio are great! This book was really intersting in the Elena aspect alone, and the Jack the Ripper thing added a cool twist! I hope there are more books following Elena in the future!
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a...more
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