Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Broken City by D.D. Chant, Book Review

Blurb from the book:

Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in. 
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...

My Review:

Broken City completely took me by surprise!  I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like it from the book summary.  Man was I wrong!  D. D. Chant slowly drew me into Deeta, Tom and the tribes' lives.  I loved Deeta, she was sweet, kind and helpful to everyone.  She was the kind of girl that you want to be!  Tom was strong, thoughtful and elusive.  There was a mysteriousness to him that made me  continue reading to find out more about him.  I loved the sense of family within the tribe and how everyone worked together for the common good.  The story was unpredictable and flowed easily!  I never felt confused or unsure of what was going on in the story.  The dystopian world that Chant has created felt vivid and real through her descriptions.   I read the book quickly and loved the surprises, action and suspense.  A new twist on the dystopian genre, Broken City is a great read that will leave you wanting more from author D.D. Chant!  Five stars!

You can pick up Broken City via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Author for review


  1. Thank you so much for a lovely review, Crystal! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and I really appreciate you giving Broken City a chance!

    D.D. Chant