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.
BrokenKnight 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.
BrokenKnight 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 BrokenKnight hit an all time new level of no return I will never EVER recover from this book. This is a new favourite and the BEST BOOK OF 2019!
Wow. If there ever was a book that needed to be written, it is this one right here. I was team Vuna as soon as I knew there was a possibility of Luna getting getting with one of these guys, and I will repeat my words right now because Luna and Knight are fire!! They are everything.
This story was raw, it was real, it was absolutely BEEPING amazing! The love, the heartache, the angst, the emotions swirling in this book just make you feel, they made me feel everything. I am completely in awe of LJ Shen’s writing. I am speechless, I do not know what to even write here that will give you even the tiniest insight to how freaking amazing this book is. I am not even sure if this review makes sense or I am just babbling on incoherently.
I am still feeling this book, right into my soul. It is everything. Absolutely EVERYTHING. It is everything I never knew I needed. This book needed to be written. Luna and Knight’s story shows us that love is not perfect, no one is perfect, but these two beautiful, broken characters have a love for each other like no other. I laughed, I cried, oh boy did I cry. The angst.....I had to put my kindle down a few times and just breathe, I was breathless.
I could just talk to you all day about this book, but seriously, you need this book in your life. This book is just.........queue the tears again...I highly HIGHLY recommend picking up this book. 100 stars out of 5, and even that’s not enough... a million stars. I shall now wait patiently for Vaughn and his book.
I was sobbing while at work reading this, I was not expecting what I was reading at the time. It was a million love stories rolled into one. Knight and Luna have a fairy-tale romance that breaks your heart into a million pieces and puts it back together again. BrokenKnight is everything you want to read. There is heartbreak, love, angst, fear, joy, anguish and love. LJ Shen has taken this up to a new level. A must-read.
I am torn with how to write this review as I adore L.J. SHen and her amazing series to date yet felt this was a little inconsistent with prior work - I’d almost recommend reading it as a stand alone to not feel frustrated... because the fact is LJ Shen creates real and complex characters like no other author I know.
Knight isn't a hallmark hero, he's dealing with his mother slowly dying... Luna isn't the perfect teen virgin heroine waiting for her Knight to swoop in a save her. She fights her own battles and she messes up too.
So I really wanted to like it but there were too many unnecessary dramas such as other men, other women, mummy issues, lack of communication, etc... that were too repetitive for me to enjoy Knight and Luna as a couple. It just lacked the joy you normally get as a pay off - it was all angst.
‘BrokenKnight’ is a moving story about love, pain and hope... so while I got frustrated at times, the amazing writing of LJ Shen made it worth some of the minor nuisances...
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.
I never write reviews and I mean never and it's very rare that a book tears me apart so much that I feel absolutely compelled to a review on a book, but my boy did this book completely tear me apart. As a reader of the complete series (and a huge fan of knight since the first time he was ever mentioned in Rosie and Deans story) I was scratching to get my hand on this book and once I did I devoured and feasted upon each page as if it was the last. This book made me cry in the first god damn chapter, literally FIVE pages in and I was bawling. When I first jumped into brokenknight I had a fair idea of what was going to happen but it still didn't mean I was going to be ready for it and God was I not ready for it. Get your God damn tissues and sit down for the insane ride that is BrokenKnight because this book is going to break you apart and simultaneously put you back together.
This book is outstanding, it's hard to think of the right words to express how good I think this book is. If you are a newbie to L.J.Shen you NEED to read her books and I won't apologise for your new author addiction. If you are familiar with her than you know that this book will be nothing but outstanding and don't need to read their this review to convince you to read this book. Yes it is a standalone and can definitely work as one, however it is part of a collection of books where you learn more about the other characters in this book, most specifically Knight and Lunas parents. Knight was an amazing character for me, I really thought he would screw up royally throughout the book but I just fell more and more in love with his heart and brokenness. Luna was perfectly imperfect and I think this story of their journey was beautiful and heart wrenching. L.J.Shen is a master of words and I cannot wait to read more from her.
Where do I even start to describe the awe inspiring work of L. J. Shen.
This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions with so many twists and turns. The entire book is executed perfectly, I can't think of anything to criticise about this book. I don't even care that I'm now slightly sleep desorbed as I read this book straight through till morning (thankfully the sun hasn't come up yet).
The characters are so complex and their personalities so deeply rooted that I felt as if I had known these characters before reading the book. I instantly connected with theses characters and I wanted to know their story. The characters growth throughout this book is phenomenal and inspiring. The FMC deals with childhood trauma and her muteness while the MMC deals with his mum dying and his addictions. It's hardcore and intense and I couldn't ask for anything more - I loved and devoured it all.
The story was intense there is no better word to describe how I felt during this book. I felt everything the characters were going through so acutely - I haven't been effected by a book like I was when reading BrokenKnight in so long I can't even remember the book. Side note: I also love that Luna is a year older than Knight (usually it's the other way round). Two of my friends and I had a reading party tonight where we all started the book at the same time and updated each other based on location in the book and our feelings and we can all agree that we varied through sighing and swooning, to ugly sobbing (quite a bit) and even a little angry yelling towards some of the choices of the main characters. All in all, we loved every bit of this soul twisting novel.
If a book doesn't make you feel, you aren't reading the right books. BrokenKnights captures you and holds you in all the feels imaginable.
Side side note: Rosie 😭 I love that we get to see more of Rosie and Dean we even got a very short POV of both of them but I enjoyed perceiving these characters through the eyes of their children in this spin of series.
If you haven't read the Sinner of Saint series then you are depriving your soul. This series is the spin off to that parent series and it's just as good!!
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 "
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Firstly, this will be a spoiler free review. If you want to know what happens in the story, read it. Secondly, BrokenKnight can be read as a stand alone, I have not read the stories of Knight or Luna’s parents.
BrokenKnight is a teenage drama on steroids. It is an angst filled love story and I couldn’t put it down. My emotions were all over the place with Knight and Luna. My heart was ripped out more than once and not just by Knight and Luna. Tears were shed. There were plenty of highs and lows and times of wanting to smack Knight and Luna’s heads together in frustration. Just when you thought everything was going to go well, something would happen and the drama would roll on. But among the crazy drama there is one scene (Knight watering the garden) that out of nowhere had me laughing.
When I was reading about these characters that I quickly fell in love with, and they were driving me nuts with their inability to get their act together, I had to remember they are teenagers. Their immaturity, bad decisions, inability to communicate were all entirely age appropriate. So were some of the completely cringe worthy and jaw droppingly stupid things they did and said out of pain and jealousy.
BrokenKnight is another brilliant story from LJ Shen. It is emotional, frustrating, heart crunching and I totally loved it.