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In The Wicked We Have Done, readers were introduced to Valerie Crane. But you don’t know her the way you think you do. This is her story…

Valerie has always been different from her identical twin Veda. Tattooed, fiery, and foul-mouthed, Valerie acts on instinct, getting even with anyone who wrongs her passive and sensitive sister.

At twenty-two, Veda doesn’t want to seek rev
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Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Penguin/InterMix

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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Group and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

4 Stars

*Please note that this review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series.*

This novella is part of the Chaos Theory series. I think that readers who read and enjoyed the first book in the series, The Wicked We Have Done, will also enjoy this novella which is told from Valerie's point of view.

Valeri
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Trisha Leigh
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Um, that wasn't enough!! #moreplease
Amanda Byrne
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
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Originally posted at Byrne After Reading:

It’s no secret I’ve become a fan of New Adult romances. But the more of them I read, the farther I wanted to get from the tortured pasts and secrets and lies. Then I found The Wicked We Have Done and just about screamed my relief. Finally a New Adult story that gave us something different. FINALLY.

Our Broken Sky continues moving away from the angst-ridden stories so prevalent in New Adult romance by giving us the story of Val, who we met in Wicked. I had
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Kim
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

After Sarah Harian took me completely by surprise with The Wicked We Have Done, there was no question at all of whether or not I would continue on with this series. I was hooked nearly from the start of the first book and couldn't wait for more once I finished. I got my wish when I had the opportunity to read and review this novella and now that I've finished, I'm more impressed than ever.

Our Broken Sky is Val's story. She was a great character
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Erin Arkin
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Our Broken Sky is a novella in the Chaos Theory series and while I don’t normally review novellas I thought I had to say something about this book. This story is about Valerie and I have to admit, she is one of the characters I found most interesting in The Wicked We Have Done. The novella covers a period of time just before Valerie entered prison and it also flips forward to when she is in the Compass Room and meets Jase. If you haven’t read book 1, you may want to stop reading here. I won’t gi ...more
Ashley
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where to start with the awesome that is Our Broken Sky? Sarah Harian blew me away with The Wicked We Have Done and Our Broken Sky is no different.

Learning Valerie's backstory, from the way she felt about herself to her twin, Veda, to what drove her to revenge, gave so much insight into the Val we were first introduced to in The Wicked We Have Done. Val may come across as a no-nonesense, tough-as-nails kind of girl, but she's really not. There's so much more to Val than one would think. She's sm
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Barb Lie
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our Broken Sky by Sarah Harian is a novella that continues her Chaos Theory series. This being a novella makes this a difficult review, as anything would be spoilers. I will try to explain and just give you mostly my thoughts. You truly do need to read The Wicked We Have Done, before you attempt to read this book, or it would be way too confusing. You can read my review on The Wicked We Have Done to understand more.

Our Broken Sky revolves around one of the survivors in The Wicked We Have Done...
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Meghann (Becoming Books)
Continuing with Harian's gritty prose Our Broken Sky dives into the backstory of Val exposing her family, her loves, her crime and the aftermath in the process. As a series novella the storyline is quick and fast paced, avoiding content that is present in book one, The Wicked We Have Done, to deliver fresh storytelling. Val is an amazingly strong character whose voice is as raw and gritty as her personality. The moments where she really shines are connected to her extreme emotions of lust, anger ...more
Karsyn
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finished ~ Our Broken Sky (Chaos Theory 01.5) by Sarah Harian
Completed 8/18/14
4 of 5 stars
90 page Kindle book

I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.


I read the first book of this series ~ The Wicked We Have Done ~ back in the end of June and I loved it. I was glad to get this novella from NG for my review.

The problem with having read the book a few months ago is I've read a TON of books in between that one and this one, so I did not remember who Valerie was until the Compass Roo
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Celine
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
This review only contains spoilers if you haven't read The Wicked We Have Done.

Our Broken Sky tells the story of Val, who's in the Compass Room together with Evalynn, the protagonist of The Wicked We Have Done. We see Val together with her family, in the Compass room, and a glimpse of her beyond.

Val is one of the most interesting characters in The Wicked We Have Done. She has this really tough exterior, which makes you wonder what's beneath. She has murdered the three guys that raped her twin
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Dahlia
I sped through this novella in one shot on my commute, and it was one of those reading experiences where you look up and realize you have no idea where you are. Those happen to be my favorite :) I was a huge fan of THE WICKED WE HAVE DONE, but I wasn't sure what to expect from a novella that centered around the extremely prickly Val. Not that that was going to stop me from reading this, especially not when it was pitched as "an insanely hot lesbian novella." I was extremely pleasantly surprised ...more
Jennifer
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
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3.5/5 stars

Our Broken Sky is a novella in the Chaos Theory series. It should be read after reading The Wicked We Have Done (book 1).

It is narrated by Valerie and split into three sections. The first section is before jail/The Compass Room. The second section is the Compass Room. The third section is after The Compass Room.

I thought that the first section was sort of interesting. We got to see Valerie's life before we met her in The Wicked We Have Done. Although the section stopped right when it
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Teresa Mary Rose
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First I just once again need to stress how much I love that New Adult is beginning to branch into other genres. I love that this series is New Adult and Dystopian; two genres I love have come together and it is pretty damn good. I enjoyed this novella and liked getting a glimpse inside of Val's mind. She was such a great character but a bit of an enigma so I really enjoyed getting to know her better.

This novella was a good companion to The Wicked W
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Christy LoveOfBooks

A few months ago I read The Wicked We Have Done and really enjoyed it, and I look forward to reading the sequel, The Vault of Our Sins. However, it’s Our Broken Sky that I was excited for. Sure, it’s only a novella between the two books, but it’s Valerie’s story!

In the first book we are introduced to Valerie, one of the prisoners who was chosen to enter the Compass Room. She can be fierce and hot-tempered, but she’s also loyal and protective of the ones she loves. Especially her twin sister, Ved
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Denise
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our Broken Sky is a short read that I breezed through so quickly I was surprised to find out it was approximately 125 pages. In this tale we find out more about Valerie, an abrasive ill-tempered young woman, who we were first introduced to in book one The Wicked We Have Done; where we were also introduced to the Compass Room, which in the future is a new means of reducing the costs of lengthy trials and prison sentences for accused murders and used to determine their guilt or innocence.

This is
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☕ Kimberly
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Thanks to Liz @ Fictional Candy, I read and enjoyed The Wicked We Have Done and was excited for the opportunity to read Our Broken Sky by Sarah Harian. While I tend to avoid the novellas of trilogies, I am glad I picked it up. We met Valerie in book one, and I was curious about this angry, snarky young woman. Our Broken Sky shares her story before the crime to her time in the compass room. Harian explains what drove Valerie to commit murder and then exposes the vulnerable, passionate side of her ...more
A Reader's Heaven
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

This novella was a follow-up story to the first Chaos Theory novel, The Wicked We Have Done. Unfortunately, I had not read it before starting this novella so a lot of the story was somewhat confusing.

The story is told from Valerie's POV and is broken into three sections: the first tells of the period of time before she is locked up for the murder of the three men who raped her twin sister, Veda. The second par
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Briana Pacheco
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I love Valerie! Everything about her is just AHHHHH!!! *heart eyes* well, except for being a murderer.... 0.o

Our Broken Sky gives you a glimpse into before Veda's raped and after, when Valerie is in the Compass Room. The twins are the complete opposite and I loved getting to know Valerie. When something happens to your twin sister (a friend, a family member, etc.) you feel it deep inside yourself to right that wrong and make the person pay for whatever they did. Valerie decided she had to do tha
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Isamlq
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-galley
Having previously picked three NG titles that worked, I figured what The Broken Skies as a random pick would work as well. I wish… I wish I enjoyed this more. It was simply too disjointed -especially since I had not read the first book in the series; I was, in fact, unaware that this was a follow up novella. The shifts from one moment to the next were jarring that I lost my place and focus several times over. All talk of retribution, a dark room, and the forming of links, talk of escape felt all ...more
Molly Smith
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A must read for fans of the series, but spoiler if you haven't read the first book. We recommend reading prior to the second book, Vault of Sins. Gives a great look at Valerie and helps to really understand her. See the full review at That's What I'm Talking about Blog: http://twimom227.com/2014/09/quickie-...
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