"Lies are the shadows of betrayal...the vampire will be the light.
When you love someone, there's nothing you wouldn't forgive. But what about murder?
Ara-Rose will learn that life is fashioned from one tragedy after the next, and that sometimes, the truth people hide from you is nothing you could have imagined.
But Ara has secrets of her own, and she's willing to take them to her grave--a place David Knight will fight to keep her from." - Amazon Blurb
*May Contain Spoilers*
A.M. Hudson's novel, Tears of the Broken, isn't the everyday, expected book about vampires and teenage love. It's deeper. The entire book is more an emotional character study than a novel with a perfect plot arc.
Ara has just lost her mother and little brother, in a car accident that should have killed her. The blame she places on her shoulders takes her to the darkest part of depression. Tears of the Broken follows Ara's journey of accepting life and facing death.
Readers can connect with Ara through her pain and her desire to have a normal teenage life. She has suffered through a great loss - one that has taken away her love for life. Yet, she goes on living while everyone around her waits for her to break down.
Although Ara admits that she's selfish, a little spoiled, and moody, Hudson creates a character that is emotionally aged beyond her seventeen years. And then introduces her to David, a boy that is actually aged beyond his appearance. This meeting creates a point in Ara's life that allows her to move forward.
But with moving forward comes more pressing issues. Such as, how to be in love with a person who lives by taking human life -- a vampire.
As Hudson presents the emotional turmoil of Ara's life, she creates a life line with David. He's determined to help Ara move on. But when something happens that neither one of the main characters ever expected -- their relationship is threatened. The possible outcomes being eternity or nothing at all.
How far will Ara go to keep the life that David has brought her back to?
rating: 3/5 cups