ARC Review: Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

Posted April 27, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven
Broken Juliet
by Leisa Rayven

4 Stars


Released: April 28, 2015
Series: Starcrossed #2
Published by St. Martins Griffin
Pages: 336
Format: ARC


“A beautifully tragic romance.  The kind we want to see fixed and put back together.” ~ Under the Covers

BAD ROMEO was a bit of a surprise for me!  I thought the premise was super interesting and I even liked the jerk hero.  Although it didn’t wow me I was definitely interested to see the next installment in their saga.  And BROKEN JULIET again surprised me.

This is much more emotional than I thought it would be.  And I mainly say this because of all that Cassie has gone through.  I have to give her props for sticking to it and being in a relationship after she was hurt time and time again.  Fighting for true love to persevere.  In the end, the hopeless romantic in me wanted her to get the HEA she’s always wanted.  And I went on that ride with her willingly.

Another surprise for me here was Ethan, because as much as I wanted to just say “Get over your issues!!!” I understand where he was coming from.  And I loved that he still fought for the closeness he needed from her even while making mistakes left and right.  I admit I enjoy a bit of groveling and I applaud Ms. Rayven for knowing what amount of that was enough.  Not too much, not too little.

A beautifully tragic romance.  The kind we want to see fixed and put back together.  I find that having this series titles follow in a Romeo and Juliet theme is very accurate.  But I think readers will be much happier with this outcome than that one.

If you like angst in a new adult story that feels more mature to me, then give this series a try.  It will twist your heart a bit, but it’ll be surprisingly satisfying in the end.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Leisa Rayven

Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)


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Thanks for the review.


I’ve heard about this series but haven’t read it…thanks Francesca for the review


I’m not a big fan of angst so thank you


I know a lot people Loved Bad Romeo, but it didn’t work for me 🙁 Maybe the high ratings got my expectations too high. I’m thinking about giving this one a go. I hope I have a better experience, and by review I think I will.
The blog looks great!! And is super fast! Looks like your hard work is paying off 🙂