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Born to be Broken
Unwilling mate to the brute who viciously conquered her city, she has once again escaped from her Alpha. Hardened by betrayal, cold as the ice outside the Dome, Claire becomes the mission. The Omegas must be freed, no matter the cost.
The price on her head will not deter her; after all, mated and subjugated her life no longer retains value. She ...more
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Born to be broken certainly didn't disappoint.
I started this book so epically angry at shepherds previous actions: in a word the idiotic gullible fool obviously doesn't realise when he's being played.
Just shows how absorbing and expertly written this book is that I could continue reading and still rate it so high as I did when this sort of behaviour is usually a complete no-no for me.
I like my anti-hero's to be loyal to a fault: even when they're at there most wicked.
So this ...more
That was my final thought as I read the last pages. WTH?!
Claire is in a deep dark despair. She takes a risk to fight against Shepard and his followers knowing it would target her for death. Death is the one thing she longs for and it can not come soon enough. Her rape, capture, and heart break have given her no reason to live. Only the threat of the last ones she loves keeps her moving. Makes her concede to being a prisoner yet again.
Completely blind is how I would describe Shepherd. ...more
3.5 to 4*
After the cliffhanger ending on the previous book I was so glad I’d waited until these were all out and I could move straight onto this one.
That said I have to be honest and say I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the last one mainly because for most of this book Shepherd and Claire are apart.
I was fully with Claire for the first part of this book, she’s been destroyed by what happened but she’s pulled herself together enough to do what she believes in.
This wore thin after a while and ...more
"You are also foolish enough to think you must bear the burden of others' sins… That is your true flaw. The psychological trauma you are causing yourself is both immature and pointless. It does nothing to change the scenario. And though I am honored you would consider the thought of my redemption as worthy, it is your own peace you need to focus on now. Self-pity and playing the martyr help no one." ~Shepherd
There is a good reason this series comes with a warning in the book description. Oh ...more
Claire & Shepherd are seriously one fcked up couple. Damaged and complicated doesn't even begin to cover it.
I love how vehemently and passionately Claire fights for what she believes in. I also hate her, just a little, for plans she made with Corday (side character). Something about it just feels worse than anything Shepherd has done. Although, it is unknown at this time if those plans will come to fruition.
Shepherd is still the same sexy growling possessive alpha male ...more
-Beginning of book, he fucks his mistress AGAIN and "realizes" she is bad/EVIL and doesn't want her anymore. (oh goodie... now you can be a real man and stop cheating on your mate.)
- Also told his mistress that he planned on ruling with her while he keeps his mate locked up. lol Are you kidding me right now? And I'm supposed to like this guy after he still calls his mistress his ...more
Claire has been bonded to an Alpha that she hates and all that he represents only to meet his beloved and realize that she has far surpassed her feelings of hatred. Now she is broken but she is not down.
Events get pretty political as Claire is wont to do. She knows she can't win the war but she fights her battles anyway, winning more than she realized.
Shepherd has a lot of healing to do with Claire. She's able to make him see things in a way no one else has ever been able to do. And by ...more
At first I was team Claire , she saved many lives, but then it got too much. Shepherd started to make more sense than she did, and that's saying something. Like the whole plan to kill herself.
What would she change by killing herself? The suicide thing just go on my last nerve. What would that change? ugh.
Open your eyes woman, the world is shit. She ignored everything Shepherd said, like WOMAN YOU AND HIM HAVE THE SAME GOAL. Shepherd was also hard headed. They ...more
I was so proud of our heroine throughout this book. She impressed the fuck out of me.
Stepping into this world has been like being strapped in to a tilt-a-whirl ride that takes you into a world beneath a bleak and dreary hungry place rife with pain, down through dirt and decay, into absolute filth and .... beyond. And you're tilting and whirling and you can't get un-strapped because the author won't release her grip on you until the tale is told.
Forget work and housework and sleep and ...more
I admit that when I started this series, I expected, at best, a dark and smutty romp, and at worst, something written just for shock value. I couldn't have been more off on both counts. I was impressed after book 1, but now I realize just how much I underestimated this author's work.
I loved this installment of Alpha's Claim. It had such an air of sadness to it. That may sound depressing but it was actually . . . poignant. Claire's anguish and quiet resolve drip off the ...more
There’s something about this series that keeps me reading. I just want to know what is going to happen. The first half of the book was somewhat hard to get through. It was kind of boring and dragged a bit. There’s a lot of the politics that go on, but for some reason I liked it more in the second book than in the first book.
Claire is good, she is also a martyr. I have a love / hate relationship with her. I feel for her and I know ...more
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"Well, I failed at playing the hero."
In a voice that was hard and assertive, Shepherd snarled, "But you didn't, and you know it. Forty-three people are alive because you had the nerve to stand up to me. You won, Claire. No single adversary has ever beaten me before. Ever. Take your victory."
Oh my god, I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one.
1. We saw such a badass side of Claire. She was already feisty ...more
There are a lot of dark, depressing moments here and I hurt for Claire because she carries the weight of her world on her shoulders. I’m ...more
So, this is a 1 Star rating because it ends in a cliffhanger. But, that's not all ... a series that was supposed to end at book 3 [so you think you can read the series because it's complete], is now being extended.
I don't play that game, so at 50% through this one, I put it down and refuse to read more. I returned the book noting the reason as "other >> series incomplete"
I'm taking this author off my list and marking other books as "not interested."
You have ...more
I hate cheating! BUT... Shepherd is just... Let's find out!
Claire is forced to be pregnant by Shepherd. When she's finally a bit content with her state, Shepherd's Beloved made appearance. Yup, Svana is his lover threaten Claire's position as the Omega. But like any other man, Shepherd didn't aware of it. Then, Claire finally managed to escape in her broken state... lost and hopeless.
I might say this book has a lot trigger warning. I found myself disturbed by the fact that Claire tried ...more
It isn't necessary to say how much I was waiting for this new book to come out.
The first instalment "born to be bound" was a surprise and a discovery, about this new author and this story.
I felt very touched and excited by Claire's fate and desired to changed it, but also her strong mindset and will to fight this destiny forced on her by the imposing, cruel and enthralling alpha "shepherd".
In the same time i follow what is happening to her, Claire is my champion and ...more
Shepard is a terrorist and a dictator turned psychopath from his early childhood growing up in the worst environment—a prison with a social order to kill or be killed—somehow managing to care about only one person and that being Claire. I mean he is a possessive megalomaniac despot to top it off which is a complete turn off to anyone that isn't 100% submissive, lacking character or personality of their own nature. Claire is a virtuous idealist that wants equality and freedom for all even if hers ...more
This one is not for the faint of heart but if you like your sci fi romance gritty, if say you enjoyed The Last Hour of Gann, you would probably like this one. The hero is not a nice guy and he treats the heroine poorly. She is not a doormat or a pushover however. I'm not going to kid you. Bad things happen. But if you don't need your sci fi romance to be all sunshine and ...more
4 “Alpha-Omega” Stars!
After the huge cliffy the first book leaves off on, I was anxious to start reading book two. I wasn’t disappointed either. Gritty, profound and almost dismal, but so so good! Claire was inspirational. Even when she feels she has nothing left, she’s courageous and martyr-like. I loved her in this book!
Claire is on the run. Having escaped the prison Shepherd forced her in, she’s hiding out in ...more
The next few months are going to be tough while waiting for the last installment of this gripping story. I thought Born to be Bound was engaging, it certainly kept my interest throughout, but Born to be Broken was impossible to put down until I reached the end. The character development is particularly strong in my opinion, as the author gradually, and deftly increases the complexity and depth of her protagonists.
The world created ...more
Author: Addison Cain
Series: Alpha's Claim #2
Genre: sci-fi, dystopia
If you're planning on reading this second instalment of the stunningly good Alpha's Claim series by Addison Cain, make sure you do it soon after the first. I left it too long and it made me struggle through the first few chapters, unsure of the intricacies of this universe—which is absolutely one of my favourite fictional universes to date.
However, once I was fully immersed ...more
USA TODAY bestselling author and Amazon Top 25 bestselling author, Addison Cain is best known for her dark romances, smoldering Omegaverse, and twisted alien worlds. Her antiheroes are not always redeemable, her lead females stand fierce, and nothing is ever as it seems.
Deep and sometimes heart wrenching, her books are not for the faint of heart. But they are just right for those who ...more