This story broke me, no it WREAKED me. I sobbed and sobbed reading this. It was like reading a love song with a million love stories rolled into one. Knight and Luna are like a magical fairytale romance that breaks your heart into a million pieces.
A gut- wrenching, heartbreaking, beautiful story that will shatter your heart and have you ugly cry so bad you will never recover. Leigh's words always move you but this, this story will move you to the moon and back and break you heart but still make you smile and feel with the characters.
Broken Knight rips EVERYTHING from you. The heartbreak, love, angst, fear, joy, anguish, love. ABSOLUTELY ALL OF IT! LJ Shen cranks it up to a new HIGH in this story with just the first few pages by the end I was shaking with the intensity of the words written on every page. My tears had tears I could barely see the words I was trying to read.
I had been waiting for this story for so long I was nervous about diving in but my god the wait was worth it I feel in love with Knight and Luna from the first page.
The connection betwern Knight and Luna is like no other they are so beauitful matched that without the other they are not whole. Nothing could ever be that simple so of course the angst between them just amps their story up. The trials that they go through to not only find each other but to find them selves leaves you gasping for air. This booked SLAYED me.
Broken Knight is the new standard for teenage angst, Knight is perfect all by himself and adding Luna to the mix was just brillant. Leigh had set the bar really high with this one. Through all the heartbreak and angst that wreaks you there is a sweetness that follows.
Everytime I read one of LJ Shen's book I fall more in love with her words they always cut me deep but Broken Knight hit an all time new level of no return I will never EVER recover from this book. This is a new favourite and the BESTBOOK OF 2019!
This book was such an emotional ride in terms of sadness. There was no joy in this book until the last chapters. The story of Luna, a selective mute who hasn’t spoken since her birth Mother abandoned her at 2 years old. And Knight whose adoptive Mother is dying. Luna and Knight have been best friends since they were born but both are broken in some way. Really sad and emotionally draining story, not my normal genre and now I know why. Too difficult to enjoy and I really struggled to get to the end.
Wowwww, by far one of the bestbooks I have ever read. I've read all your books and this one has left me gobsmacked! Thank you for an amazing journey in this series and for bringing your amazing characters to life. Knight and Luna's story is heartbreaking but also inspiring. I look forward to your next one!
I’ve read many books and this is the first one I’m leaving a review for because it’s just so insanely epic. I am obsessed with this whole series and all of LJ Shen’s books. She is an incredible writer and this is her bestbook to date!
What an intensely emotional roller coaster this book was . It has everything ! Love, lust , angst , grief and trauma , disability, addiction and teenage stupid head ness (honestly I wanted to shake them a few time and say what the hell are you doing!) anyway... haha Written beautifully and with heart I loved this book .
Knight and Luna come from tight knit families and a group of friends that clearly love and care about each other . Luna is a selective mute and knight is adopted with his adopted mum terminally ill. Together they try to navigate their strong connection (since birth), falling in love while being teenagers and facing many hurdles . They are best friends who are clearly meant to be together but need to do a lot of growing up first ! I loved it and definitely recommend reading it !
On a side note - I read this book as I kept seeing high reviews and feedback and it popped up on my newsfeed numerous times . This was my first book by this author and I went in blind . Although it was perfectly fine to read as a stand alone I did feel like I was entering a world that was starting somewhere way down the track - that I should know the characters and some of their history already . When I finished the book I realized that 1. This is book 2 in a series (oops ) and also 2. There is a series about the parents as well (I knew it!! ) so from here I will Go right back to the beginning 😂 but I’m excited and willing to do that because this book was awesome !!!
L.J Shen what have you done to me. Never ever did I think I would or could betray my Vicious for another but my heart can't lie. I AM IN LOVE WITH KNIGHT !!! There I have said it now. Can this amazing author write a book even more perfect than all the rest; OMG yes she most certainly can and she has. This book, these characters now totally own me forever and a day.
This is Knight and Luna's story that of course you could read as a standalone but really to get the gist and all the feels you need to begin at the start, with the grown ups - the hotholes, that way you will know what the hell you are dealing with because these books will make you smile big, break your heart into a thousand pieces and then maybe put it all back together again with the memory of them all safely tucked inside.
Knight - what can I say about this young man. Broken, bleeding from the inside out, on self destruct mode, in love, has a heart as big as the moon, perfectly imperfect and I couldn't adore him more. Luna, mute since childhood and his BFF, small and sometimes insignificant from the outside but inside there is a warrior waiting to break free. Luna was a shining star that nobody could really see, only Knight.
I have no real words to describe how this book made me feel. It totally broke me in parts, in others my heart was so full it felt like it would burst. Honestly this book is perfection. It is phenomenal and has got to be in my opinion L.J Shen's best work to date and that's saying something. I could not put this book down even for a second. READ THIS BOOK !!
" We moulded, like two distinct colours mixed together into something unique and true - a shade only we could paint with "
YA romance, 'Broken Knight', is an impactful, tumultuous and darkish tale about Knight the admired, but fractured teenager who is wrestling with challenges, as well as emotions not yet fully understood. It's also about silent Luna Rexroth who transforms from a fragile girl to a powerful force. Their connection is complex, but complete.
Leanne's writing is heartfelt, and well...superb. The plot is clever and addictive. The characters are multilayered and sympathetic. The story was with me over the days I read it, and afterwards. I felt she gave us readers her 'all' when she created this heartrending, but memorable and beautiful narrative. Some of the words I still reflect upon from this reading are: love, bonding, healing, grace, gratitude, fallibilities, friendship, healing and intimacy.
From the first page to the last - it was mesmerising. BK is easily one of the bestbooks of 2019. Thank you LJ Shen for the privilege of reading your exceptional work.
Have your ever read a book that will simultaneously break your heart and then fix it all in one? I thought I had, but I was not prepared for this one. It truly was one of the most emotional and wonderful books I have ever read.
L.J. Shen, writes with this incredible realness, she writes these characters that I easily fall in love with and relate to. Knight Cole and Luna Rexroth are no exceptions to this rule. Knight is so much like Dean and Rosie he was going to be hard not to love, but boy oh boy, did I love his character (even when I wanted to slap him) and Luna, Luna was easy for me to relate to. She is wonderfully written, so strong, and fearless, and yet so vulnerable at the same time.
The story is amazing. I really didn’t want it to be over, it was truly a rollercoaster ride of ‘the feels’. I think I experienced every emotion while reading it. It was so well thought out, so well done by L. J. Shen.
I loved that all the characters from this world were so excellently woven into the story. I also can’t wait to read all about Vaugh’s story next. I don’t think I will ever want to not read about this world. These characters are going to always have a special place in my heart.
I honestly can’t recommend this book enough. One of the bestbooks I have ever read, it has left I mark on my book loving soul.