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Broken Circle The Powerses worldbuilding and writing will keep readers hooked They will find themselves questioning what is fact and what is fiction and cheering Adam on as he journeys in this new strange world A

  • Title: Broken Circle
  • Author: J.L. Powers M.A. Powers
  • ISBN: 9781617755958
  • Page: 223
  • Format: ebook
  • The Powerses worldbuilding and writing will keep readers hooked They will find themselves questioning what is fact and what is fiction and cheering Adam on as he journeys in this new, strange world A gripping, philosophical paranormal thriller Kirkus Reviews Adam can t even grow a man beard yet, but he can do something his friends can t do go to Limbo and back P The Powerses worldbuilding and writing will keep readers hooked They will find themselves questioning what is fact and what is fiction and cheering Adam on as he journeys in this new, strange world A gripping, philosophical paranormal thriller Kirkus Reviews Adam can t even grow a man beard yet, but he can do something his friends can t do go to Limbo and back Prepare to root for him as he makes new friends, discovers who he is, and saves a few souls in the process This is a fast paced, page turning story Skila Brown, author of Caminar With a perfect balance of real world and mythical, Adam s story explores life and death, and everything in between Anyone looking for a thoughtful take on life s big questions will find it here, paired with fresh details, a fast moving story, and bold world building Amy Rose Capetta, author of EntangledAdam wants nothing than to be a normal teen, but his reality is quickly leaking normal Afraid to sleep because of the monster that stalks his dreams, Adam s breakdown at school in front of his crush Sarah lands him in the hospital.As he struggles to cope with his day to day life, Adam can only vaguely comprehend some sort of future His mother died when he was only four and his eccentric father who might be an assassin, a voodoo god, the reincarnation of the Buddha, or something even stranger is never available when Adam really needs him Even his paranoid grandfather, who insists that people are out to kill the entire family, is no help.Adam s life takes an even weirder turn when a fat man with a gold tooth and a medallion confronts his father regarding Adam s supposed True Destiny Adam is soon headed toward a collision with life, death, and the entities charged with shepherding souls of the newly dead, all competing to control lucrative territories where some nightmares are real and psychopomps of ancient legends walk the streets of North America.

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    1. J.L. Powers M.A. Powers

      The daughter of a geologist and a journalist, J.L Powers spent much of her childhood camping and searching for fossils in the American West, and considers herself a true desert rat She grew up on the U.S Mexico Border in El Paso, Texas She s taught African history and freshman composition, research and argument, creative writing, and literature at the University of Texas at El Paso, Stanford University, and Skyline College Jessica is semi proficient in three languages Spanish, Portuguese, and Zulu and now sometimes answers in Zulu when spoken to in Spanish Though she now lives in California, where she just finished a Master s Degree in African History at Stanford University, she will always consider El Paso, Texas home She is the author of one picture book Colors of the Wind The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza 3 novels for young adults Amina This Thing Called the Future and The Confessional editor of two collections of essays That Mad Game Growing Up in a Warzone and Labor Pains and Birth Stories Essays on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Becoming a Parent and author of one non fiction hiking guide A Bark in the Park The 52 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in the El Paso Las Cruces region.

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    1. Please tell me there's a sequel coming, Powers siblings? Because as much fun as this dip into Adam's world of soul guides and Limbo and feuding families and evil wannabe-Immortals has been, I can't leave Adam and Rachel and the family now.Not now, whenwell. I suppose I should probably avoid dragging a host of spoilers into this review. But suffice it to say that there must be much more of his world that Adam has yet to understand, and I want to be there when he discovers it—and discovers how, [...]


    2. Received advanced reader copy from author. Review is honest and unsolicited.Actual rating: 3.5 starsWhen Adam’s dad sends him to a boarding school so he can “take over the family business,” Adam has his suspicions what that business is but he isn’t completely certain. He is certain that nearly every time he falls asleep, he is haunted by a monster that stalks and attempts to attack him. Will boarding school help with that?What a fantastic & unique premise to this start of a series {i [...]


    3. Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of his book – all opinions are my own.I had a blast following Adam along on his (crazy) adventures. And it was funny! I wasn't expecting the humor to be so prevalent throughout the story, but it was a fantastic surprise. (Be forewarned, though, that some of the comments are mature.) I'm not going to say too much about the story because there are things the synopsis doesn't tell you and you don't find out about them right away. In f [...]


    4. *I received a copy through KidLitExchange on Instagram for review. That does not affect my review*When I signed up for this book, I thought it was a neat idea, but didn't expect to give it more than a 3 - 3.5-star review. As I started reading it, I quickly realized this story has a lot of potential! While there was a dash of instalove and some other relationships the seemed to happen instantly, it wasn't enough to bother me. I did enjoy the characters and found myself liked many of them instantl [...]


    5. The story: After a psychotic episode overtakes him at school, Adam's father ships him off to a private academy to get help. But it's not just any rehab center--in fact it's a training facility for soul guides, those tasked with leading the dying soul through death, into Limbo, and out into the Other Side. Child of two warring guide clans, Adam has been raised with no training on how to use the giant powers roiling inside him; he doesn’t know enough to avoid La Luz (a shadowy organization seeki [...]


    6. Everybody Do the Limbo Now!This book's plot follows a familiar enough overall arc, but it struck me as entertaining and imaginative, and really quite well crafted, with lots of unexpected zigs and zags and more depth and feeling than I originally anticipated.The story is this - Dad is an X. Son, Adam, is an X also, but has been hidden, and has been kept in the dark about his X-ness. Mom was an X, but a mysterious sort of X, and anyway she disappeared under odd circumstances. Now, the other X's h [...]


    7. BROKEN CIRCLE was written by brother and sister team M.A. Powers and J.L. Powers.This title was sent to me by Akashic Books in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. BROKEN CIRCLE is a very intriguing and interesting book. It is fantasy reading and the press kit says the title is a young adult novel. I would agree that the young adult classification is very appropriate. The main character is 15 and many of the other prominent characters are in their teens as well. The plot centers on essent [...]


    8. Adam Jones is not your average teenager. His mother passed away when he was four-years-old. His father is distant, emotionally and physically, most of the time and his grandfather is a cranky, paranoid old man who believes there are people out there who want to wipe out their family. All Adam wants is a normal life and the courage to tell his friend Sarah how he really feels about her.Adam also suffers from terrifying nightmares that leave him desperately avoiding falling asleep. When lack of sl [...]


    9. Adam Jones is not your average teenager. His mother passed away when he was four-years-old. His father is distant, emotionally and physically, most of the time and his grandfather is a cranky, paranoid old man who believes there are people out there who want to wipe out their family. All Adam wants is a normal life and the courage to tell his friend Sarah how he really feels about her. Adam also suffers from terrifying nightmares that leave him desperately avoiding falling asleep. When lack of s [...]


    10. Adams has high hopes for life as a normal teenager but when you can see peoples "shadows", can tell when someone is about to die, and have a crazy demented spirit woman haunting your dreams, life just can't be that simple. His father is less than helpful, always away on business, most likely as a member of the mofia, or something? After his dreams start to become a little too real, Adam is whisked away to a boarding schoolr soul guides. Playing catch up is hard, and something stalks Adam in his [...]


    11. 2.5 Stars. "Hi, I'm Adam Jones and I'm not an alcoholic. My problem? When I fall asleep, a demon woman from Hades tries to hug me to death. She drags me into the bottomless pit of hell. And no, I don't do drugs. Raise your hand if you also struggle with inappropriate demon abduction! Come on! Don't be shy."Adam Jones always thought he was a normal kid. Okay, so he dreams of a demon who almost kills him every night, but other than that perfectly normal. But then someone shows up at his door, clai [...]


    12. The Powers had better get to work writing a sequel if they haven’t already, because I am quite eager to read another installment in the lives of Adam, his father, and everyone else. The characters each had their own individual personalities, some were easy to like and others easy to despise. I loved how mysterious Adam’s dad was, even to his son. It gave more of an element of mystery to the story. There were some crazy twists – wraith anyone? But they just made me love the story that much [...]


    13. I would say this is more 3 1/2 stars but I decided to round up this time. I found the premise of the story about the grim reaper to be very interesting. I liked how there are different territories and clans that make up the soul guides and I really enjoyed Adam as the main character. I really didn't like how in the dark poor Adam was, which also made me the reader in the dark. I feel like if his dad or the principal at the boarding school had given at least a little more in depth explanation as [...]


    14. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my thoughts in any way.Adam is a 15 year old who doesn’t sleep for fear of falling into his bad dream. He is sent to a boarding school to learn how to take over the family business, which is a mystery to him. I really liked this book. The story was so different from anything else I’ve read. Adam was a likable character and didn’t feel forced into a teenager mold. I’m looking forward to reading the next book.


    15. I won a copy of Broken Circle in a giveaway3.5 starsI thought this book was fun, interesting, and definitely kept me wanting more. In fact, that is one of my only complaints, that at times, I really wanted certain topics to be fleshed out a bit more(and I mean this about events throughout the story, not just things that could be addressed in any potential future installments). Overall, it was a quick read that I quite enjoyed. Also, hoping there will be a sequel because I feel like there's a lo [...]


    16. This is a promising start to a YA series. It deals with a series of mythologies usually untouched by YA, so for that, it is refreshing.A few of the secondary/tertiary characters blended together making it hard for me to distinguish between them at mention alone. The supernatural elements were also a little hard to follow. I'm hoping that in any future sequels, more time is put into the logic of how these elements exist in a "realistic" world.Will be keeping my eye on this series for any future s [...]


    17. This is more like a 3.5 for me. I enjoyed the school aspects, as well as the blend of mythology and the present day. But I felt confused by a great deal of this, partly because the narrator himself is confused and kept in the dark. But it felt a tiny bit like the blind leading the blind. That being said, if you like mythology about the dead, a YA setting, and a boarding school background - this could be for you!Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the [...]


    18. I really wanted to love this book. Reapers! Yay! Unfortunately, there are 2 common tropes that bug me (I find them rarely done well), and this book starts out by using both of them. Trope 1: "I just want my life to be normal." Trope 2:"I will not reveal anything about our magical family to my offspring because of reasons."The story is actually pretty good, aside from those two things that bug me, and the world is definitely compelling.


    19. Too short! The compelling main character and the world he inhabits have endless potential, but the authors chose to keep this introduction brief. Now that they've hooked a few of us with this solid start, here's hoping they follow it with several more volumes, though they have their work cut out for them to keep the wonder going.


    20. Eh, the story is apparently first in a series or something. Motivations improved towards the end, but I actually don't think anything further on will hold up, as a major character conflict was completely resolved. Alright, but not especially invoking.


    21. I won this in a giveaway. I enjoyed reading "Broken Circle" by the Powers siblings. It incorporated new spins and unusual characters. A good teen read.


    22. I won this copy in a giveaway. This was an enjoyable, good teen read. There was an interesting storyline and unusual characters. I look forward to the sequel.



    23. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Broken Circle was one of the most interesting and unique books that I have read all year. I was pleasantly surprised at the complexity of the character and the world that the debuts authors constructed. The characters feel real and relatable. Their struggles are somehow simultaneous fantastic and believable; the perfect parallel to the world they exist in. Once again, I find myself being partial to another book set on the [...]


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