What's Broken Between UsAuthor: Alexis Bass
Release Date: December 29th 2015
Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and of Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything. A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart's brother got behind the wheel drunk and killed his best friend. Today, he's coming home from prison. Amanda's been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother's recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he's a monster. Still, she loves him. It's her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again--whose sister is paralyzed from the accident. A year and a half ago, her brother destroyed his life. Now Amanda has to decide if she'll let his choice destroy hers.
The thing about these characters was that I couldn't agree or relate to any of them. I didn't have a favorite character, because I didn't like any of them. The main character was kind of annoying and her brother was so rude, acted like the kind of people I basically despise, and he made the most horrible decisions ever, even after getting out of jail. The other supporting characters just made Amanda seem more annoying that what she already was, plus they were really annoying as well. I really didn't see any character development within Amanda as well. I definitely did not enjoy these characters.
If the characters didn't work out for me, the plot didn't get any better. I expected this book to really be about Amanda dealing with her brother getting out of jail and stuff but it had quickly turned into the main character dealing with a stupid love triangle. Normally, I am not against love triangles but both guys were so annoying (One less than the other) and I just could not stand it. As if the love triangle was already intolerable, the fact that it took over the plot really just made me want to finish this book and get it over with. There was also the ending, whch literally made me facepalm myself, I can't with it.
However, there is one thing that saved this book from being one stars, was the writing. I definitely liked the writing style. The writing style was something I did enjoy.
I gave this book 2 stars because I didn't like the characters, the plot was definitely not what I expected, but I did like the writing style.