So I was supposed to do a review on my stop but due to the fact that I've been super busy I didn't get a chance to finish the book in time. I dislike half-hearted reviews so I decided to do an excerpt instead.
All the Broken Pieces
by Cindi Madsen
Expected publication: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis via Goodreads:
What if your life wasn’t your own?
Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.
Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?
~Excerpt [Chapter 2]~
Her pulse pounded through her head, and her throat went
dry. “I’ve made a decision. I’ve decided that I want to enroll
Mom’s mouth dropped.
Reaching across the counter and putting a hand on her
shoulder, Mom said, “Honey, I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“She wants to,” Dad said. “If she wants to go, we should—”
“But there are germs out there that she’s extra vulnerable
to because of her condition and the meds she’s on. Public
school’s not a good idea right now.”
Disappointment filled her, bursting the image she’d
dreamed up of laughing and talking with friends.
Of being normal.
“I’m not going to drop it this time.” Dad set his jaw.
“You’ve got to let her live, Victoria.”
Mom’s nostrils flared, and Olivia braced for the harsh
words that were about to be thrown at Dad.
“I’m her mother, and I’ll decide what’s best for—”
“If you don’t sign her up,” Dad said, his voice calm but
firm, “I will.”
About the Author
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.