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Broken Branches

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Broken Branches is the first in the supernatural contemporary fictional romance series, Silver Lining.
It is set in Kensington based in London, England. It follows Kris through his beautiful and privileged life as everything is ripped from him bit by bit. When he realises that he is left with nothing real in his life, his days become dull and monotone bringing about in him
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Published April 14th 2020 by Purple Roan Project Ltd
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Colleen Scidmore
I received an E-copy in exchange for an honest review from the author.

When Vaneeta Kaur contacted me to review her debut novel I was really excited. A supernatural YA Romance is right up my alley!
And the just gorgeous!!
It was different that what I was picturing it from the blurb and I wasn’t sure if I really would like it.
But I was pleasantly surprised. This was really an interesting story.

Kris has quite a wonderful life but doesn’t take the time to enjoy it. He is so focused on busi
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
I love YA's especially when there's a romance or supernatural element to it and in this case, it was both in Broken Branches and I really enjoyed it. It's always refreshing to read a YA novel after reading so many thrillers. I was glad to take a break and give this one a shot.

The author included a lot of subliminal messages that I think is safe to say, this book wouldn't be for just YA readers. It fits a larger audience in my opinion and thinks Vaneeta's writing is more mature than her age. She
Jul 27, 2020 rated it liked it
The book opens in 2007 and then travels back to 1996. The story then continues to move throughout different points in Kris Dauni's adult life.

Each date labelled in the book comes with a description of a moment or moments from that day, which then connects to other elements in Kris' life. These fragments work to connect the underlying theme of how the past impacts the present. They also show the complicated nuances in family relationships. I felt at times that certain parts of the story were sli
Megan (inkand.imagination)
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a feee eARC of this book in exchange for a review.

Overall, I really enjoyed this read! It reads like a YA novel, but I think it’s one that people from all age groups would enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the supernatural elements to the story. The romance was wonderful, too. Sign me up for more of that! There are some tragic elements to the book, but I was very satisfied by the way it ended.

The characters were engaging, and I loved the development of the MC over the course
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

My review contains spoilers

Broken Branches is quite unlike any other book I have read that deals with emotional happiness and related wellbeing topics. The story is presented non-linear, but with clear dates before each section made it simple to follow and keep track of. It is evident from the writing that the author was passionate about the topics presented, and the story maintained it's brisk writing and unique voice.
The two things that I t
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Note: I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review so my opinion is 100% real and not affected by that.

This book was a real challenge for me. Not because I didn’t enjoy it but because it contains a few sensitive topics that I am pretty familiar with. I enjoyed the whole plot, the characters were lovely and I loved the whole idea of going back and forth between two periods of time. I couldn’t quite connect with the characters so that’s why I didn’t enjoy this book to the ful
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
𝓑𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀:
𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚗 𝙱𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚜 𝚋𝚢 𝚅𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚊 𝙺𝚊𝚞𝚛
{𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜 #𝟙}
“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠."
Following the life of Kris through his beautiful and privileged life as everything is ripped from him bit by bit. When he realizes that he is left with nothing real in his life, his days become dull and monotone bringing about in him a state of mental autopilot. Deep down he ends up blaming himself for the tragedies that have occurred ove
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken Branches by Vaneeta Kaur is like the first shower of rain that bestows us with a soothing fragrance of soil and with its every single drop, makes the nature alive. Her book, despite being in three different parts, gives us some beautiful and important messages of life which not only soothes us but also gifts us with the meaning of being alive.

Her book has a positive aura which shines like a light not only for the readers but also for Kris, the male protagonist in the form of Kelci, the f
Paige Green
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this ebook from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Broken Branches

Author: Vaneeta Kaur

Book Series: Silvery Lining Book One

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: May 14, 2020

Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (death, supernatural occurrences, you should appreciate everything in life)

Publisher: Purple Roan Project Ltd

Pages: 247

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Synopsis: Broken Branches is the first in the supernatural fictional YA series, Silver Lining.
Broken Branches is set in London England
Roshni Jhamtani
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Trilogy - Silver linings, Part 1- Broken branches.

Story opens with Kris - who as a teenager seems to have decent life with luxuries and business parties but a broken family and disturbingly evil member of the same.

It puts forth the damage a broken family has on Kris and the absence of dialogue that further tenses the relationships.

The story has deaths and thus Grief.
With that it has different dealing patterns of the characters involved in grief. The writing style ensure readers getting complet
Maralie Toth
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was kindly asked to review this book Broken Branches by Vaneeta Kaur and I was happy to help out!
I read this in E-book form, and rather enjoyed the story.

I found the characters relatable and enjoyable, and I found the environment to be described well enough that I had no issue picturing myself there within the story.

I found her writing to be well done, full of heart and emotion, enough so that there were moments that it really tugged at my heart strings. I found my emotions really got pulled
Sydney Adin
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kaur, from her very first sentence, wraps the reader up in a non linear universe full of emotional complexities. Part family saga and part tragic Greek hero with a supernatural twist, the reader follows the ebs and flows of Kris. Early on, it is made evident to the reader that Kirs is one gigantic cautionary tale. He has come from a life of privilege and has failed to grasp the small yet impactful blessings that every day life and love can bring to you. Becoming practically robotic in the proce ...more
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, humor, read-2020, fantasy
The book emphasizes on life, happiness loss and family and love. It highlights the fact that wealth will not bring happiness but at times can ruin people’s life .

the story is set in London focusing on Kris’s life. And how his advantaged life is slowly detained from him. He loses everyone dear to him and he is not aware of the damages he is causing. The transition Kris went through from drowning himself in his work and alcohol to someone who is willing to change to be better was very motivating,
CONKER Magazine
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a novel where a coat being draped over a bannister held so much meaning, foreshadowing? Between a meeting of souls, a sleezy uncle and a mystery waiting to be unravelled. We piece together a heart-breaking and transformative mystery through snapshots in time. The puzzle of this beautifully written tale puts workaholic Kris and his abundantly kind wife, Kelci at the epicentre of a journey to spiritual and emotional awakening – not just for the characters, but also for the reade ...more
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. *

Some books come into your life and smack you right in the face. This book is one of them.

It effortlessly mixes reality with fantasy, magic, and British humour. It's also evident that the author is passionate about the topics discussed. Despite being non-linear, the dates make it easy to keep track of the events.

At times serious, at times lighthearted with a sprinkle of supernatural, Broken Branches discusses important topics su
Rosalyn Briar
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Broken Branches is an enjoyable novel about family, love, loss, sadness, marriage, and communication. The writing is beautiful and filled with bits of humor. It is creative and entertaining.

I couldn't give this novel a full five stars for two reasons. It doesn't fit its labeled YA genre based on the age of the characters and the themes explored. It would be much better suited for an adult audience. Also, the novel is written in non-linear form,
Julia Dickinson- Smith
*I received this arc in exchange for an honest review*

This book was an interesting read. It’s not a linear plot and that made the story a little hard to follow at points. I ended up taking notes so that I didn’t get lost. Outside of that, it was a fast and easy book and I ended up being really intrigued by the fantasy elements and quirky humor. It does have some triggers (i.e alcohol and sexual harassment) but ultimately helped tell a bigger story about self-awareness and happiness. It’s a fresh
Anastasia Ofori
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Broken Branches as the name conotates is a novel intricated with compelling themes which will take you on a journey you will cherish in a lifetime.
This novel basically in summary expantiates the life of the main character named Kris whose life wasn't a bed of roses but filled with pain, sorrows and Anguish although he had all the good things in life but in the end, it took a spiritual force which was his dead wife to put him back on track. This shows
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Hope you're well.

As well as a creative writer and author, I’m also an emotional wellness advocate.

At a tender age, I used to write little letters, thank you notes, descriptions and so many short stories. By the time I came to the age of seventeen I wrote a script that has now turned into a two-book series.

Silver Lining series follows Kris Dauni journeying his privileged life.

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