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(Avena #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  444 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Following the revelation that Ebony is an angel, and Nathaneal’s narrow victory in battle with Prince Luca, the two are enjoying their newfound love. But Ebony’s friend Jordan is bitterly angry that he has lost the girl of his dreams. Then suddenly Prince Michael arrives to arrest Nathaneal for breaking Avena’s law when he revealed his powers on Earth in his bid to save ...more
Paperback, First, 372 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
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While Nathaniel is charged with the crime of revealing his power to his enemies and is sent on a mission to redeem himself, Jordan gets to work breaking up Thane and Ebony, only to find that his time has been cut short when the evil Prince Luca, surprise surprise, kidnaps Ebony early to claim her as his bride.


I don’t get this worldbuilding. There, I said it. I don’t get it. I don’t understand why Thane was in trouble
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have a rocky relationship with sequels, as you may know. Middle book syndrome is a real thing, and it plagues too many books these days for me not to look at sequels with trepidation. But Broken, the sequel to Hidden, is everything a sequel should be, and if you liked the latter, you should absolutely pick up the former.

One of my favourite aspects of Hidden is that it wasn't formulaic, and the plotting and characters were different from most other paranormal romances. Broken is more of the
Jul 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: reviewed, need-to-get
Title and cover revealed, already!

I just hope this second one is better than the first was. Just a bit. I need some of the Marianne Curley old-school of fantastic books.
L.L. Hunter
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken is the much anticipated second book in the Avena series. It had me enthralled from page 1 and I was eagerly flipping the pages to find out what happens next. I love the character development in this book. It's a great step up from book 1 and you find out much more about Ebony's world. There's an evil cliffhanger at the end. I NEED book 3 Fearless now!
Ebony, a girl who never quite believed she belonged, is coming to terms with the fact that she might be an angel. If only if it was as simple as that! There is a chance that those who believe she was switched at birth may be mistaken and her uniqueness has nothing to do with anything angelic. Her guardian and friend, Jordan, has his own agenda at hand and as much as he loves and cares about Ebony, his motives and emotions are clouding his judgement. Nathaniel (Thane) is forced to face the ...more
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aussie-ya, borrowed
*Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

I loved this book. It was a fantastic follow up to Hidden. Once back in this world, I remembered how much I love Curley's twist on angels. She is just another great Australian writer that writes angels so well.
It has only been a few weeks since the events in Hidden have taken place. Ebony and Thane are enjoying their new relationship. But their joy is short lived as Thane is taken to Avena to stand trial for revealing his powers on
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The book takes off shortly after where Hidden ended. Nathaneal has been taken back to Avena to stand trial as a repercussion of revealing his powers. Meanwhile, Ebony is left with Jordan and Mr.Xavier, a man who claims to be her uncle. Something about Mr.Xavier doesn’t strike her right, yet desperation can lead people to do things that they wouldn’t normally do.

I have to say that while Jordan did not make much impression on me in the first book of the series, I absolutely hated him in this one.
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'Broken' is a stunning sequel. I've just read it for the 2nd time in waiting for the 3rd instalment in the Avena series. The characters feel even stronger than the first. Their complexities really come to shine with the events of 'Broken', The relationships between Jordan, Nathaneal, and Ebony, develop in a way I didn't expect, and kept me turning every page (even the 2nd time around). It's refreshing to see in this genre. What's also refreshing is Ebony herself. She shows strength in adversity, ...more
Vee Eneliko
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Avenean stars!
The fact that this series continues in 2015 has me on edge!!!!!
I want to know how it ends, Never thought it would be this good lol
Please Marianne Curley dont dissapoint us
Thane + Ebony= Starcrossed Lovers
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
great book two in the series. can't wait for book three!! action, tension,world building,character building, guessing at what happens next and great twists. I really enjoy her writing.
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Broken" was amazing, a real thrill ride with non-stop action. I can't wait for "Fearless" to see what happens after that stunning ending.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read these books throughout the school holidays and fell in love with them.
Gina -   Behind the Pages
See the original review on my blog, Behind the Pages

Thanks to Bloomsbury Australia for providing this copy for review

Amazingly addictive. Broken has everything you need for a fantastic sequel, action, romance, drama, and one crazy cliffhanger.

I really liked this sequel. It was a little slow for me to start out with. We get into the story a few days later from where we left off at the end if Hidden. Because I read Hidden as an ARC, I started getting lost in this book. I recommend reading Hidden
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

I've loved Marianne Curley's books since the early days of Old Magic! A read I happily discovered one day at Waldenbooks--sob, Borders affiliate! And pretty much have been hooked to her words since that day! Her newest series, is a bit different than that and The Guardians of Time, but is still a magnificent story weaved together. Broken is the second installment in
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Review originally posted HERE


Yeah . . . I didn't enjoy this book very much. It wasn't my cup of tea. The whole sappy romance and the 'predestined' to belong to each other concept didn't appeal to me at all. So ultimately for me, this book was both a bore and a cringe to read.

This will be quite a short review because there's not a lot I have to say except for some things here and there about the characters and the plot.

Ebony was a whiny and useless character to me. For most of this book she
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book's pacing is significantly slower than Hidden's but somehow it manages to be actually more interesting to me. It has quite a lot of things going for it - the most important being Nathanael and Ebony separated for the most of the book. That helps a great deal because together, they are insufferable. I really enjoyed Jordan's story, he's still a great and interesting character. So are Zavier, Luca and Skinner. I was delighted to see that Jezelle got more space (although not that much) - ...more
Paula  Phillips
Feb 26, 2014 rated it liked it
In Book #1 Hidden , to refresh those who have read it memories we met Ebony who discovered that she was in fact an Angel and had been hidden on earth till she turned 18 years of age and then she was to marry the future king. In Book #2 Ebony is engaged to Thane and still attending mortal school with her best friends Amber and guardian Jordan. The thing is though that there are those on Earth , who do not want Ebony to discover her true identity as it could start an Angel War and currently Thane ...more
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Marianne Curley
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

As the author of The Avena Series, I am happy that Broken (Avena Book 2) has now been released in Australia, NZ and the UK. The hardback will be released in the United States in November, 2014. The great thing about Broken is that, as the second book in the series, I was able to jump straight into the story without a whole lot of scene setting or bringing readers up to speed. Broken begins only a few weeks after the battle at the end of Hidden (Avena Book 1). Ebony has moved into Nathaneal's
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from the Avena trilogy! Can't believe I have to wait until July next year for the last book.

I was tempted to give this book a four star because it did not have enough Jason but I decided to not be that harsh.

This book follows on nicely from book one. The ending of the book could have gone better but you can not have everything in life. I am hoping the last book has a happy ending! Everyone loves a happy ending!

The detail in this series is fantastic, it allows me to imagine
Nov 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
It sadly doesn't get any better, I would still recommend that series to you just so I am not in here alone.

World building: Can someone please explain to me that crossing thing? Because it was said in volume two, that it is a universe acting like a road connecting the other universes, right? Then why were they flying about that ocean and resting on landmass at night? There was a day-night cycle, therefore there must be a sun-like star creating light and the absence of that light source so that
Ricci Sarigumba
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it
It's as disappointing as the first one. The plot is there - it just wasn't built on well and elaborated more properly. It's as if the writer lost grasp of the plot in between. There is just no coherence, no structure in how everything was written and told. Pity as the whole concept in itself is very interesting.
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
if i had to rate this it would be a 3.7 stars.
Nattharika Thongthep
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book so much!!! Can not wait to get my hands on the next one, especially after that huge cliffhanger!
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This will be a popular sequel to Hidden, for teens, reminiscent of Adornetto's Hades etc.
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Found this book a bit boring. The plot was all over the place sometimes and I got a bit confused. It was only towards the end that it got exciting.
Charli - To Another World
3.5 rating. review to come.
paula moreira❥
Jul 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own-it
Sorry, I didn't even finish this book. Its boring...and omg the writing is horrible...and theres like 500000 misspelled words. I can't
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Broken”, the second book of the Avena series, continues the journey of a girl named Ebony finding out that she is an angel herself and tries to find a way to save her angel boyfriend Nathaneal, or Thane, who seems to be her fiancee since birth, on a journey to her home, Avena. Thane is arrested for using his powers on Earth, which he has done in the first book, “Hidden”, so Ebony is trying to find a way to rescue him. During that time, Jordan, Ebony’s friend, is also trying to find a way to ...more
Christy Ngo
Aug 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
I rarely give out 1 star and I have tried my best to push through book 1 but book 2 is just annoying the hell out of me. I can’t connect with the characters because they all sound like idiots to me.
The relationship between Ebony and Nathaniel just doesn’t sound right to me and it just gives me the creeps. 1 second Ebony does not trust him, the next second they are all lovey dovey. Yuck.
I had liked Jordan in the first book because I thought he would be a strong character but in book 2, I just
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