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 BEST BOOK OF 2019!
This story isn’t only about Knight and Luna (although they’re amazingly written and perfectly flawed characters that overcome so much to be together). It’s Rosie’s story, Dean’s, Lev’s and even Dixie’s. Every side character and side story in this book make up a tragic love story that you just can’t put down. I promise there is a happy ending (mostly), but it absolutely breaks your heart and leaves you shattered. Everyone deserves a partner and a mum like Rosie. Read it. It’s worth the tears.
This book is everything! The connection between these two is so real and palpable. I lovedevery second, minute and hour that I got to spend with Knight and Luna. Words cannot express the emotion that this story invokes. Can't wait to experience it again!
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 Broken Knight 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 lovedevery bit of this soul twisting novel.
If a book doesn't make you feel, you aren't reading the right books. Broken Knights 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!!
OMG if ever I could rate a book 10 stars this would be one of them. I am a huge fan of LJ Shen and anything she writes ill read, so when she announced this book and the date it was due out the countdown began but the wait seemed forever but it was oh so so worth every second of the wait. This book is by far my favourite of hers so far and thats saying alot as I adore all her books and have read them all multiple times but this one. This one brought all my emotions out it left a huge lump in my throat as i seriously didnt want it to end. I loved Luna and Knights story it was a tale of childhood friendship that nothing or no one can break a tale of heartbreak a tale of growing up and finally seeing what has been right in front of you the whole time a tale of two tortured souls trying to find their place in this world, its a tale of losing loved ones and finding yourself in the things that person taught you. This story had me in tears, which i seriously did not expect. We got to see that Dean and Rosie were still as strong as ever but then the unexpected happened and it killed me . I felt like a era had ended that one HotHoles will never be the same again, but then at the end you see a glimmer of hope even amongst the tragedy. This book took so many unexpected turns but i lovedevery second of it. It was one hell of a beautifully heartbreaking journey. If you havent read any of LJ shens books start with Vicious and work your way through them that way you know each and every character , you will not regret it cannot wait for the next one . Im also hoping Dean gets another book but that might be asking too much lol A+++ Lj Shen pulls you in until your at the edge of your seat turning the page wanting to know what happens next, with each page as tense and raw as the one before it . Masterpiece in my eyes. She has outdone herself with this one but im sure ill be saying the same in the next one. A MUST READ FOR ALL!!!!
I have not cried so whole heartedly reading a book since I read If I Break by Portia Moore.
L.J Shen you have never failed me as a reader, I recall saying that when the book world discovered you they would be as blown away as I was after reading Sparrow. At that time you only had 2 books out in the wild, and I just knew that you would share beautiful words and story with us.
Yes I cried, only a couple of times, my heart broke and I felt every word you wrote, I felt everything. And then, you quick wit and humour popped up and I laughed my ass off. I gotta say, Knight was a complete surprise to me, he was not what I had expected... AT ALL
But I love Luna and Knight completely, it was great to get a little piece of all them again and I can`t wait start the audiobook Bravo Leigh Shen, bravo
I don’t know if I can add anything new with my review that hasn’t probably already been said. If you are a fan of LJ Shen of course you are going to love this book. If LJ Shen is new to you - you are going to love this book. Nobody writes a story the way this author can. The way she weaved Knight & Luna’s romance is so completely different to any other book you have already read or are ever going to read. There are no hearts and flowers. It is just an extremely intense gritty read. And I lovedevery single word. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
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 best books I have ever read, it has left I mark on my book loving soul.
I still have tears in my eyes. This was an amazing, beautiful, heartbreaking, joyful read! Without giving anything away, LJ Shen, you have done it! I wasn't sure how you could possibly top Daria and Penn, but boy Luna and Knight is the couple we needed! This story covers so much and Leigh covers every aspect with grace and sophistication. I lovedevery second of reading this. Thank you, thank you xo
I have NEVER been so destroyed by and so in love with a book at the same time. Shen is always a one-click for me - every single time a new book comes out I know I’m in for a huge book hangover. My heart and my head are a total mess right now...and I don’t regret a single second. Perfection. Absolute gut wrenching perfection.