What if you lived life as a broken doll?
Broken Dolls (Broken Dolls #1) by Tyrolin Puxty
“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…”
When I first saw this book as an option from the publisher, I only quickly scanned the description so I didn’t know too much going into the novel. I only knew that it had a sort of psychological aspect surrounding life as a doll. Which alone sounded intriguing!
Within the first page, I was hooked. I didn’t expect there to be a dark atmosphere to the entire story, but there were even hints of horror. The concept of dolls being created by a mad scientist was intriguing enough, but then we follow as the main character starts to question herself and the beloved professor when a new doll is added to the plot that begins to insert doubt about Ella’s background.
I really enjoyed getting into Ella’s head and seeing the development that she endures. I was a little confused at various times, but I feel like that is part of how the author wants us to read the story. The character is confused, therefore, we are as well. It felt more like a psychological thriller to me than a science-fiction fantasy.
The ending definitely was not how I thought it would play out which was great in that I wasn’t expecting it. The book may be smaller than most, but it definitely gives a detailed storyline. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. There were parts that were confusing and slow, but I wanted to know how it ended which helped push me through. I loved the creepy scenes between the mysterious doll and the crazy doll. There are parts of the book that would be great for reader.
**Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Everything in my review is my HONEST opinion only**
More Book Information:
Published: 14 December 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction / Fantasy / Horror
How I Read It: eBook from Publisher
Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky
About The Author:
I’m a Jack, or more accurately, a Tyrolin of all trades. In my 23 years, I have walked the red carpet for song nominations, was awarded Australian of the Year in 2014 for Music and in 2015 for the Arts, worked as a qualified paralegal, appeared in TV Shows, hired for product photography, modelled, became a Justice of the Peace, started my own club for school children interested in the arts, worked for a successful magazine company, published a book, hugged a koala and had a show ride collapse on my head.
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