Customer Review

6 May 2015
Recently I read Bad Romeo, the debut novel by Leisa Rayven, and it left me wanting the follow up so when it arrived on my desk I couldn’t leave it sitting.

Broken Juliet picks up right where Bad Romeo left off and throws us right back onto the roller coaster ride that was the relationship between Cassie and Ethan.

Cassie and Ethan are standing on opposite sides of her apartment door, all of us waiting to see if she will open it and let him in.
This is a sequel and continues the story millions loved in Bad Romeo but there is enough back story that you will enjoy this one as a stand-alone too.

Broken Juliet takes us through the end of rehearsals and well into the play’s season. At the same time we travel through their time at The Grove Academy, from the end of their first year right through to graduation.

Rayven still writes from Cassie’s point of view but we get a more reliable insight into Ethan’s character when he opens himself wholly to Cassie by handing over all of his journals. Some of the entries make their way into the book.

The tables are turned in Broken Juliet with Cassie being emotionally closed off and Rayven explores the opposite dynamic to their relationships of the past, with the big difference that it is Ethan who has broken Cassie.

The story was beautifully written and the shifts in time were helped retain the flow rather than make the story disjointed.

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