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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,197 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Telepath. Vigilante. Nightmare.

The citizens of Detroit tell tales about the Angel. About how she stalks the streets at night, bringing evil to its knees.

They pray her name.

They whisper about those she's saved. And those she's destroyed.

If only they knew the whole story.

Molly Brooks has earned her reputation: an Angel to the humans she's saved, a nightmare to the supernatur
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ebook, 208 pages
Published December 16th 2013 by Building Block Studios LLC (first published December 13th 2013)
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)


DNF at 61%

Actual rating: 1.5 (I'm feeling generous today)

UnFriendly Warning: there will be spoilers in this review. Both for book 1 and for this book. What? It's a problem for you? That is just SO sad. Your life really sucks, doesn't it?

Yay! Another Stupid Piece of Crap (SPoC™) to add to my ever-growing collection! And, as usual, I can only blame myself for reading it. Because, as usual, I should have this seen coming from miiiiiiiles away. I mean, book 1 offered all the required warning
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Coyora Dokusho
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Okay, I'm gonna tell a story about curry. Every time I make curry it's different, depending on what I got to put in it. So I'm making the curry, adding the tomatoes and the tuna and the carrots and the onions and the potatoes and the curry powder and the olive oil and the salt and the pepper. And then I put in the sesame seeds. And hey, I have this octopus that doesn't taste good by itself, maybe I should throw that in too. And what about these other leftovers I have...

So, basically, there was a
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JENNIFER
This book was the bomb.com. I felt so much emotion. Sadness. Happiness. Warm and fuzzies for Bren. Real hate for Nain. I laughed out loud. I wanted to hit things. I sat with my mouth wide open in disbelief. I was confused at times and felt real relief when what I thought wasn't really what it was. This is a definite page turner and February will not be here soon enough. I am certain that you will love this series as I do.
Andy
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
My first review did not save, might be for the best because I went on a bit of a rant. I liked this book. I felt it was more cohesive of a read than the first one and the pacing issues that really bothered me with the first book are nonexistent in the sequel. Ms. Vanderlinden did a remarkable job of portraying Molly's heartbreak and grief in the aftermath of Lost Girl's ending. The character has more depth to her in this book and is easier for a reader to bond with. I liked that we get a glimpse ...more
ᑭIᑭEᖇ⒤ᗩᗰ
Yep? Just what I feared it would be from my review of the first book. Stupid love triangle. Why oh why can't anybody write a decent UF without throwing a love triangle in there to fill and bog down what could have been a good story! First, she wants to kill herself for the first half of the book because she can't live without Nain, then she does a 180 f*cks his best friend... Doesn't anyone know how to tackle the trials and tribulations of a couple without needing to do that! So one dimensional. ...more
Marsha
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
(3.9 Stars)
I always worry when I start the second book in a series primarily because many series start out with a bang and fail miserably in future installments. I am happy to state "Broken" is a great follow up to "Lost Girl." My only complaint is that the editing definitely needed to be better and that is also the reason for my 3.9 star rating.

Out story begins with Molly wasting away in her grief from the loss of her husband, Bain. It's been six months and she still does not eat or sleep. She
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Dr susan
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-again, own
I need to reread the Hidden series
This Literary Life
Great read!

This book was even more action packed than the first! It started form the first page and sucked me in. Broken had me feeling ALL of the emotions,right along side poor Molly. Just when I thought I was on board with the story line she throws me off and I am again left in a perfect ending, my heart torn for the sacrifices Molly has to once again endure. Those Fates better watch their back, because if Molly doesn't kick their a$$es soon then I am going to! I need to go now...I am starting
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Hisham El-far
I started this book having seen hints of worldbuilding and plot that enticed me to read further despite a few issues with book 1.

I was hoping that things would get better in boom 2, but for me at least they haven't.

Following the action and plot is a bit like watching a lightning fast game of table-tennis. I find myself with metaphorical whiplash of the mind as I try and keep up. The pacing just didn't work for me.

I also had the feeling that this series doesn't know if it wants to be YA or not.

Br
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Lisa Steffen
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the book. Do not do the audible version, the narrator is dreadful and does a complete disservice to Colleen Vanderlinden's writing and story telling with her slurring and mispronunciations. This series was a delightful read.
Ronda Fox
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Wyrdness
I liked this book far more than I did the first one. It turns out many of the issues I had with that one were actually supposed to be issues, it's just that I didn't clue in to it. I don't know whether that was a failing on mine or the authors part though, perhaps it would be fair to share the blame.

Anyway, in this second installment we get a lot more information on what is going on. We discover that pretty much everything Molly learnt about herself in the first book was a load of tosh. Which ki
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Amber Swinford
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken may have stolen a small piece of my soul. I read it in less than a day, because I simply could not put it down. Read on for my review!
There wasn't a single thing about this book that I didn't love. It pulled my heartstrings, it made me laugh, and boy did it make me fall in love!

Molly's journey through the soul-crushing despair of Nain's loss is beautifully captured and heartrendingly real. There were times when I hated her a little for the way she treated Brennan, but you know what? It wa
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Sarah Leenart
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought the first book in this series was great, but this book took my breath away. It stands on its own and I can't compare it to anything else. The journey Molly is now on is gut wrenching and I truly felt for her, to the point I had tears running down my face at points, but I have faith in the author that this is all part of the plan. Finding out Molly's true heritage was very satisfying and I loved the use of folklore and mythology, it really is where fiction is supposed to go, these books ...more
Helena Karlsson
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
The vigilante and self-appointed saviour of Detroit, the twenty-something Molly whose social skills are not always up to scratch, has turned a heroine for real in this second instalment of Colleeen Vanderlinden’s Broken series.
If the reader thought our heroine’s workload was heavy before it is nothing compared to what she is expected to accomplish now: save the world and stop the villains from flattening Detroit in the process. To help her in this quest she has an assortment of creatures, and th
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Becky
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, arc
In the continuation of this awesome series by Colleen Vanderlinden Molly finds her self trying to deal with the death of Nain. She exists by having meetings with other supernaturals all day and then goes out and fights trouble all night.

After six months of this existence Brennan decides enough is enough and trys to coax her into something more of a human life rather than just an existence. As time goes on she starts to discover more about herself, her heritage and her powers.

Her aim is to prot
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LPJ
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like I've just been drawn into a soap opera car wreck and I can't look away. I might have to read this whole series sort of against my will because Vanderlinden is so good with the cliffhanger and the Oh Shit, I Totally Didn't See That Coming, Except That I Totally Did!

I feel hypnotized. A little annoyed. Add in a pinch of heartbreak and you have an emotion salad.

I kind of wish this book had been written as more of a mystery to be figured out and less of a: we'll just introduce a new ch
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly's eyes now glow white as her body continues to undergo changes. Some of Shanti's back story is given. At first she wants Molly to kill her.

Chapter 5 has a great scene with Valkyries. A possible romance seems to start and Molly's true birth story is finally revealed. She even ends up being assigned a new job. A character from the past returns. Unfortunately, there's a war of the gods coming up and it could end up having very bad effects on the Earth.

There is lots of action in this book. The
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Alexandra G.
Oct 16, 2016 marked it as could-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Fucking love triangle! What the hell?!?!?!
Here I was, happy that I found another series to obsess over, and BAM!
Love freaking Triangle!
Why?! Why would you do this to me?!
The romance in the first book wasn't perfect and it ended kind of weird and sad but c'mon!
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Angela Dossett
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This story just gets better and better. I could not put it down until I finished it. I actually felt for Molly when Nain died, I cried (LOL)!!! The storyline continues to get better, though I question Molly's decision making process regarding her love life. Molly needs a man who is strong as she is, or perhaps a little stronger, stubborn and reasonable within certain parameters. She gets Brennan, but he just seems to be "Molly-Whipped" (lack of a better term). If they stand a chance, he will hav ...more
Heather
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! Oiy, the death of a loved one, finding new love, kicking more ass, and finding out that Molly isn't just a "demon" but something even more hardcore. Engrossing... the best way to describe the second installation of the Hidden series. You get so emotionally tied to Molly and the rest of the crew and you can't put down the book because then you don't know what happens. Can't wait to read the next book!
Christine
Not as good as the first one

The first book was riveting and fast paced. The concept was fresh and original. This book was depressing and difficult to finish. I had it on my tablet for eight months. Read the first book. You'll love it. But stop there.
Tia
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully written

Hollis must pay for the sins of her parents and protect mortals from the wrath of the Gods. She gives everything she has including her life. Bonded to the man she finally realized she loved only to be separated from him. An old love returns and turns her inside out. Well written and a great read.
Jonathan
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Written much better than the first book in the series, the author's true talent is less reliant on cheap comparisons (They are still there, just sprinkled this time. In a way, they still irk me, because they don't quite fit, but it's liable just personal preference). Noticed one huge mistake that shouldn't have been made toward the ending; but all in all, it was enjoyable and worth reading.
Rachel Scott
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much!!! This book was amazing and so much better than the first one, which was still really great. I'm completely hooked and can't wait to see what happens to her in the Netherworld!
Iori
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cheesy but worth it

I like Molly and everything she represent, she's more human than she realize. The author doesn't spare with this book who I must say is an excellent sequel to the first
T.
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much cleaner edit than the first book, and just as enjoyable a storyline. I love the progression and pacing of the plot. I can see I will be gorging on this series over the next couple days (good thing I read so fast!). Excellent series.
Holypkerz
Oct 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Molly is still pretty annoying, but less so than the first book. (view spoiler)
Veron
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed that this wasn't as good as the first book in the series. Molly was grieving and the book spent a lot of time focusing on this.

I won't be continuing with the series. It is written in the first person and as such, Molly's woes are grating on my nerves.
Valerie
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow just Wow! This book was awesome! Molly has evolved so much. She was kick butt before, now she is totally beyond that. There are some major surprises in this book. If you haven't read this series, you need to. You will be amazed!
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Colleen Vanderlinden is the author of the Hidden and Hidden: Soulhunter urban fantasy series, as well as the Copper Falls paranormal romance series.

The her novels Home, Nether, and Godkiller have all been finalists for RT Book Reviews’ Reviewers Choice Awards for best self-published urban fantasy novel. Her books have consistently received positive reviews, and RT Book Reviews has called her stor
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Other books in the series

Hidden (5 books)
  • Lost Girl (Hidden, #1)
  • Home (Hidden, #3)
  • Strife (Hidden, #4)
  • Nether (Hidden, #5)
“When you see which choices, which decisions, a being makes, you see what is truly meaningful to them. They may say many things, but the choices they make let you see their souls.” 3 likes
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