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Broken

(The Crystor #2)

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,273 ratings  ·  81 reviews
With Kira injured and dying, Octavion's last hope is to plead with the king of Panthera for a cure. But King Ramla's magic isn't free. The price he asks Octavion to pay goes against everything he's fought so hard to protect and could destroy his bond with Kira. Will Octavion trade his crown and swear allegiance to a kingdom feared by all, or will he sacrifice the woman he ...more
Paperback, 365 pages
Published June 3rd 2012 by Dragonfly Press (first published June 2nd 2012)
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Ali Cross
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved BOUND. I loved that Kira was a normal girl faced with an impossible turn of events. Loved the different take on fantasy (other worlds, a dangerous curse), and loved Bryant's fresh and readable voice.

But BROKEN.

Wow.

If BOUND was a five for me, BROKEN, is a seven, an eight . . . a TEN!

Reading it was like having someone grabbing my heart in their fist and squeezing it every few pages. Every time I thought I had it figured out and that such-and-such was going to happen (no spoilers here!) I w
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Megan
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Auburn1975
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-favorites
I really loved this beautiful new series; well written and exciting (heart still racing) from beginning of book one to very end of book two. I have hardly seen any author evolve their characters as does Ms Bryant. Can't wait for final book to be released to learn if the curse will be resolved, what all happens/who will live & where, what gifts will be lost and gained in the end. Oh, book two does have a huge cliff-hanger so you might want to wait to read the 3 books together. ...more
Jessica
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adore this series! My heart stopped at the end and i immidiately had to go to Ms. Bryant's website to find out if there was going to be a 3rd book! Broken picks up right where Bound left off and the story delves more into who Kira becomes, the progression of the crystors magic, and how her relationship with Octavian unfolds. You also learn more about Altaria, as well as Lydia and Octavian's family and heritage. This book def has more spunk and whit, but more emotion as well. ...more
Ashly
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow these books just keep getting better and better. I cannot wait until 2013 to finally get the last book in the trilogy. Kira is one kick ass young woman and I cannot wait to see what is held in store for her next!
Velma
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love the book so far - a real page turner. I wish I could read faster to find out what is going to happen next!!
Trisha Walton
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait until book #3 comes out. This ended with a cliff hanger...what a great book!!!
Titan
1.5 stars

Back when I first read Bound, I knew I would like it, and for a long time I put it off simply so that I could give it the time and attention it needed. I did much of the same for Broken—which, in hindsight, was probably the worst thing I could’ve done. Not only had I spent so much time away from the story that I forgot all the important stuff (I thought I remembered, but boy was I wrong, and there are no reminders), but I also grew apart from it in a way that I never really regained. Bo
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Victoria W.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'll confess I almost didn't read this series.

Someone compared it to Twilight and I cringed, put it down, and said not for me. Until I needed something to read and 4 hours later still hadn't put the book down, much to my husband's amusement.

The Crystor Series is not traditionally classic literature. It, most likely, will not be an enduring classic.
However, for those who like a good sci-fi with a female lead, The crystor series is a fun option.
If you're impatient, be warned, the third one comes
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Andrea Heltsley
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reviews
Before I read Broken, I had the pleasure of reading Bound. Bound is the first book in The Crystor Series. I loved Bound and was beyond thrilled when I found out the adventure would continue in Broken.

This book takes place in another world and Earth is left behind. I was a little unsure at first because I am more of an urban fantasy fan. I like a little fantasy in my real life, not a whole world of fantasy. I have to admit, this book was amazing and I was engrossed in it for the better part of a
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Laura Bastian
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 is awesome. If you liked Twilight, you'll love this. If you didn't like Twilight, I think you'll still like this. Though Kira is a human in love with a man who craves her blood *spoiler alert*(he's part wild cat from a different planet). Kira is a much stronger character and has lots of spunk. You see how she won't let Octavian control her. The only thing I found annoying about their relationship is that she kept doubting herself too much and doubting his feelings for her. The characters ...more
Juana
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
oh "Broken" is great Kira continues to grow now she is not the "mouse". In broken a lot of things happen to Kira and "Al" yes you have to read broken to find out who Al is. Octavio is force to ask for help in exchange of something that will affect him,his Family as well as Kira. Broken gives you a full view of how life in Xantara is, but to me it also left a lot of unanswered questions.I enjoy Broken more than bound it also has it's sad moments and happy moment. I hope that Kira and Dimples (Oct ...more
Jillian
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I hate it when the character you're rooting for gains a whole bunch of kick-butt powers only to lose them all in book two! This girl can't even walk without hurting herself.

Broken is a perfect title for this slow, slightly letdown of a sequel. I'm holding out hope that Bryant will rally her troops and create a third book I'm proud to admit to reading.

I have to admit that, although I'm usually not a fan of reading from the POV of THE GUY, it was enlightening to hear this guy's thoughts while his
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Heather
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh-mazing. I stumbled upon the first in the Kindle store, it was a free download. I finished Bound in one night and then downloaded this book the next morning. This was better than the first. Such a unique take on the fantasy that has been out there recently. Does anyone know how many books will be in this series? I am dying to read book 3,, Beloved, but I believe it doesn't come out until 2013. =[ ...more
Susanne
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Better than Bound, I read it quickly. I don't usually like fantasy at all but this was good. ...more
Andrea
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was rather good but left you hanging at the end. Ended a bit too abrupt and left you wondering if there is another one to come??
Kelsey van Dillen
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-release
This one really was slightly better than the first book, that's why I'm giving it 3,5 stars instead of 3 ...more
Lisa Dickson
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If they would communicate more the story would be less interesting because they would understand things better but a great story
Sarah Kalaitzidis
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This Sequel to “The Crystor Series” was packed with everything I like in a book. It takes place on Ophira, Octavion's home planet. It had romance, action scenes, and plot twists. I found it better then the first book. Things also heat up between Kira and Octavion, adding to the drama.

I found that Kira was more emotional then in the last book. After coming back from close to death she learns she’s not on earth any more, Altaria is still inside of her and she doesn't know how to get her to leave.
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Christine
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Oh. My. Word. I don't even know how to begin this review because I have SOOOO many words of praise filling my mind right now. Alright, let me attempt to process this book and put together a review that won't be comparable to a teenage fan-girl's "O-M-G, I lurve you, Ms. Bryant" fanmail.

Alright, so if you haven't started this series, you have NO EXCUSE! Why?! Because Bound, book one, is free right now on Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle reading app. Just go to Bound on Amazon. Alright, now go, p
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With Kira injured and dying, Octavion's last hope is to plead with the king of Panthera for a cure. But King Ramla's magic isn't free. The price he asks Octavion to pay goes against everything he's fought so hard to protect and could destroy his bond with Kira. Will Octavion trade his crown and swear allegiance to a kingdom feared by all, or will he sacrifice the woman he loves to remain faithful to his father and Xantara?

Octavian has taken Kira to his home of Xantara. Both she and his sister, L
...more
JeanBookNerd
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Broken is the amazing continuation of The Crystor Series by C.K. Bryant. It picks up right where the first book, Bound, left off. Right from the beginning, Broken will take a hold of your attention and will not let go. The world and the characters that live in it are so engrossing that readers will find themselves going through this book rather quick.

Kira and Octavion have taken further steps into their relationship. Their connection felt real even if it takes place in another world. They have t
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MSL
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Story & Characters are captivating.

4.5 Story & Characters are captivating.

Great series, great book, excellent characters. Wanted to keep reading!

This book really should be read immediately after reading Bound (book#1), or at least reviewing the end. It jumps right into the scenes as if immediately following.the.ending of Bound, and would probably be confusing otherwise. Some characters we don't see much of again, and new or other familiar faces are explored in depth. World-class building i
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Rai
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
I read a few reviews on this comparing the series to Twilight. And I get it. It's not Twilight... but sometimes it feels like it's close. The couple that's madly in love and the overwhelming reference to smell being a predominate feature...

The big problem though with this book and the series concept is it takes us aware from Earth and onto some other planet. This sci-fi element is difficult to master. Creating a new universe is hard on the best of days... doing it while having the concept of mod
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Ashley
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book Broken by C.K. Bryant is an awesome book in my opinion. I loved the book. I read the first book in the crystor series also which is called bound. I liked how Kara started out as a quiet young girl that was seen as the quiet mouse in the book but later changed into the wonderful girl not as afraid like in the beginning. The book was so good I felt as if I was one of the characters in the book. The book is a very good mystery book. This book was very original and thrilling to read. The bo ...more
Jess Mahler
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A very good book with engaging characters. Even picking up the second book in the series was easy to understand the world and everything that was going on. No info dumps, just good world building.
Highly recommended for fans of romantic fantasy who don't mind their series being serials. I will not be picking up more of this series because I do mind. While I understand not all stories can fit nearly within a single book, I much prefer each book to be a single arc of the story, and not have the boo
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Marianna
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have no other words. I couldn't put this book down. Absolutely fabulous. I got the first book, Bound, free and wasn't sure what to expect. I read it non stop and had to run and buy Broken immediately. I was afraid I wouldn't like it as much as the first book, but the book did not disappoint me. The story was breathtaking and full of surprise and action. Thank you Ms. Bryant for this fabulous tale. Worth every penny spent and every minute I gave up my sleep in order to read this story. I C ...more
Cess
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
about maybe 2/3 of the book, i thought to myself i'll give this 3 stars. i was so engrossed with book1, that i looked forward to reading this right away. but it got quite disappointing when it totally became a love story. don't get me wrong, the author wrote the story well, it's just that maybe i was looking for more action and answers to what possibilities lie in Xantara. but towards the end, that's when my curiousity peaked... anticipating action. then the last page just left me hanging! shees ...more
Adriana
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I've been waiting a looooong time to read this book (it's sad when I have to save up to spend a couple bucks), so when I ran across it free a couple of weekends ago I grabbed it. I read some of the reviews before I actually read the book, and I'm glad to say that the story didn't go the way I was expecting it to based on what others were saying. I did think what happened with Shandira went really fast and I thought there would be more about everything with King Ramla, but, overall, I loved it an ...more
TJ
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Purposely waited to read this book b/c the third one wasn't coming out until this month. This book was better than the first the action started within the first several pages. Although I will admit Kira didn't bother me as much. Usually the heroine acts ridiculous or an immature brat and I find myself yelling at the book at their idiocy. Major cliffhanger....so I go to purchase the third book only to learn it hasn't been put out yet due to unforeseen circumstances, but I'll wait nonetheless beca ...more
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