Book Type: Softcover
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Age Range: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 19, 2010
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In the aftermath of Sophie’s ordeal, Weston will make some uncharacteristic decisions to distance himself from the past in an attempt to change the future. But, while venturing into the improbable, the present sneaks up in a chilling way that will lead to Wes’ unexpected submission. Suddenly, Sophie will find herself watching as both his immortal secret and his own existence are threatened.
With its two main topics; Science and Spirituality, The Broken Lake brings a love story that flows harmoniously thanks to the combination of romance, suspense and some humoristic touches. The Broken Lake narrates the story of Sophie and Weston picking up just where The Pace ended. In this release by Shorts we will have our main characters battling to conquer the “clock” and the way each one fights internally and externally with their own issues. This book is surrounded by an invisible X element that’s waiting to surface to complicate the lives of our main characters. I have really liked the main character developing in this sequel and the inclusion of secondary and tertiary characters. Certainly you can see a different Sophie who will not give up without fighting hard in the process. I have really liked seeing her more self concentrated, in her love for Weston and slowly leaving behind the girl she used to be. Weston is adorable and the characteristics I liked about him in The Pace are still shining. The tenderness his love for Sophie evokes is certainly deep and at the same time the weakness any enemy could use against him. Sophie and Weston’s relationship in the Broken Lake is addictive, the reader has the pleasure to see their love flourish and regardless their “history”, they keep writing new pages without attempting to lose anything. My favorite moment occurs during the narration on pages 236-243 (ARC) and let me tell you page 241 (ARC) took my breath away. I’ve read a lot of YA books already and something that really turns me off are those relationships where “I saw you, you saw me, you’re the love of my life, I’ll die for you even though I don’t know anything about you”, and this is where the difference lies within this book series. Sophie and Weston have history rounding a century and those who have read The Pace know this factor. Their way of thinking is: we loved once, twice and now again, let’s fight destiny, re write our story and conquer it. This sequel possesses a huge heart among The Pace series and will set bases for the journey remaining to our characters, I just wish to see them get where I’m hoping. The Broken Lake, where destiny and love meet again in a battle to defeat the pace of time.