Ella doesn’t remember what it’s like to be human – after all, she’s lived as a doll for thirty years. She forgets what it’s like to taste, to breathe…to love.
She helps the professor create other dolls, but they don’t seem to hang around for long. His most recent creation is Lisa, a sly goth. Ella doesn’t like Lisa. How could she, when Lisa keeps trying to destroy her?
Ella likes the professor’s granddaughter though, even if she is dying. Gabby is like Ella’s personal bodyguard. It’s too bad the professor wants to turn Gabby into a doll too, depriving her of an education…depriving her of life.
With time running out and mad dolls on the rampage, Ella questions her very existence as she unearths the secrets buried in her past; secrets that will decide whether Gabby will befall the same fate…
Broken Dolls is such a breathtaking read. I read this in almost one sitting it was truely captivating. I instantly fell in love with Ella and was eager to find out what was happening and what was going to happen. Whilsy reading this, there was development after development. Just when I thought I had found out the plot, there was a twist that took it off in a completely different direction. I like all the characters in the story and wanted to know more about them. My feeling towords the professor changed so many times the more I read. I went from thinking he was just a crazy professor, then I didnt like him very much but in the end I felt really sorry for him and understood why he did what he did. I just wanted to give him a hug, thats how lost I got in the novel. I did love Ella at the begining but by the end I found her really bitter and a little bit selfish. I know she went through a trumatic experience that affected her massively and I could understand her wanting to be cured but although the professor tried he wasnt able to fix her and nearer the end when you find out what happens Ella is so mean to the professor and he already blames himself but he doesnt need Ella saying the things she did to him. I think she could have with time become at peace with her situation however she decided to run away from it. This was not a long novel however it packed a punch and left me wanting more. It is a novel that pulls you in and before you know it you are lost in the novel and are walking beside the characters and feeling everything they feel. A great read and I will definitely be picking up the next one when it comes out.
Disclaimer – I recieved this novel free for review thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.
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