Also by this author: Hellraiser (The Devil's Own #2)
The Broken Puppet (The Elite Kings, #2) by Amo Jones
Published by Indie on July 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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“I thought I knew who I was, but I was wrong.”
The Silver Swan
- 1. A girl who is tarnished. Tainted. One who does not fit into the confinement of legend.
The Silver Swan
-2. Madison Montgomery.
I was lied to.
I was cheated.
Resigned to pick up the scraps of empty memories and disarrayed thoughts, I left. After finally cutting the strings of manipulation, I resorted to do what I’ve done since I was a child, something my father drilled into my brain since I could handle my first rifle.
I’m a mere shadow of the girl they all knew.
Lies and deceit change you. They alter your entire outlook on life.
I’m Madison Montgomery, and I want to play a game.
Here’s what happens when I win.
Riddle me this, Mads.
What goes bump in the night,
but is something you can’t see with sight?
You may run, and you may hide.
If by happily ever after, you mean Bonnie & Clyde.
“Fear is your patch, babe. We all have our patches. Those little spaces that could bring us to our knees if dabbled with.”
I’m just going to get this out of the way. It took me days to stew over this book and decide what I was going to say and how I would rate it. I’m so glad that I took the time to do that because honestly it became a slow burn that finally brought me to the point I am at now. I’ll explain more about it shortly.
Let’s just take a moment to take in the beauty that is this cover. I’ve been obsessed with it since Amo dropped the cover reveal. It’s dark and a bit haunting and it speaks to my soul. Not sure what that means about me but I’ll go with it.
Before we go any further, if you have not read The Silver Swan, then you need to do that first. This book can not be read first. While I will do the best I can to keep this spoiler free, I’m just throwing it out there that there could a chance of letting something slip.
In The Broken Puppet, we start to get some of the answers that we have been seeking in regards to The Elite Club but with those answers comes on a slew of new questions. I ended this book with more questions than answered because of all the twists and the integrated parts that everyone played.
I will admit that there were some times that I was completely frustrated. I felt like Madison could have gotten some answers a lot faster if she would have just done what a few people kept telling her. However, I also get that by her not doing that, it allowed for more of the suspense that was lurking around.
I get so confused sometimes because for the most part, I don’t even see Bishop and Madison for as young as they are until we get a glimpse of them at school or we start to see a bit of the childish behavior. Most of the time, I felt like Bishop was much older and just has this striking and captivating essence about him. He’s completely dark but we can start to see that Madison is getting to him. I feel like they are so much older until I get those few glimpses that remind me otherwise.
While I felt like there wasn’t as must intensity in this book, it certainly still consumed me. I think the reason I say that is because there is so much time spent answering questions from the first book that it felt a bit more informational than dramatic. DO NOT GET ME WRONG, it was absolutely filled with drama and suspense, it just had a bit different of a tone then the first book. That’s why I ended up with the slow burn and having to take a couple of days to digest it all.
Overall, I loved this book and I love this series. Now we are left waiting to get all the answers to everything that Amo Jones threw at us in the book. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. You don’t want to miss out on this series, trust me.