Broken City

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
294 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2012
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Author Biography

Hi everyone!
My name is Dee Dee, I’m twenty five and I live in a beautiful part of Devon, England with my family. I have a younger sister, Amy who is a brilliant guitar player, some chickens, a cat (that adopted us when we moved in!!!) and some Koi.
Broken City is actually my second novel. My first, as my Aunt so delicately put it, was crazy but in my defence I was only sixteen at the time. On the plus side I learnt a lot (or so I hope) and two years later ‘Broken City’ was finished. Since then I have written another book ‘The Promise’, which is set in Saxon England it’s the beginning of a series and I am currently editing my third book which is set in the distant future and is also the start of a series. I’m about half way through and very excited about it!
I really hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.
I love reading and have a kindle: I read almost anything with adventure and romance in it! I also like to cook and wear impractical high heels!!! And as you might have noticed I have a horrible addiction to exclamation marks!!!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Shawn Cobb for Readers' Favorite

Deep within the death-ravaged throes of a collapsed humanity, young Deeta has lived a relatively sheltered life within the safe confines of her apartment building/stronghold. Tom -- cool, yet mysterious and intense by default -- was one of the tribe's most skilled and well-respected members. And although nothing was official, Tom and Deeta's bond bore the hallmarks of a budding relationship, that is, until an unexplained ambush by the ruthless Andak tribe led to the kidnapping of Dec, Tom's little brother, in turn forcing Tom's deepest secrets to the surface, thus turning the world as Deeta knew it upside-down.

"Broken City" is a very rich and engaging read. Even with the day to day chores, dances, customs, and mischievous kids to take in, I could not quite shake the wretched reality that loomed just outside of their walls. The world Chant paints feels very natural and organic; conversations are animated and flow beautifully. Deeta, with her tender naivete and reflective observations, guides the reader through the tribe's day to day routine until calamity strikes with an unforeseen vengeance. From there, Deeta's world expands as her tribe joins forces with a neighboring tribe and even ends up within the Andak stronghold before all is said and done. A real treat from start to finish, Chant's world works wonders on the imagination, simultaneously painting a convincing societal collapse, while reminding us that even after all of that, there will always be hope for a better day.