By D.D Chant
Self-Published, 267 pages
7th February, 2011
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....
- Goodreads.com description
After a global financial break down, the cities turned into ruins. People hide in ruined buildings and made their own tribe. When Dex was kidnapped, turns out, there’s more to the city than what it seemed.
Deeta Richards wants to see and feel what it’s like out there, just once, only once in her life. But she isn’t a Guard and she didn’t come from the streets. So Deeta’s escapism was the rooftop of the building that she lives in. Tom was the one who understands her, the one who accompanied her on the rooftop, Tom’s her best friend. Deeta thought she got Tom all figured out but what Deeta knew about Tom was only the tip of an iceberg.
It was hard at first to get into the story, maybe it was me because I was having a reading slump and had an exam coming. But after 50 pages or so, the story picked up pace and finally got me interested. I was also having a hard time keeping myself interested in the story. The pace kept going up and down, it just wasn’t consistent.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like this book. A lot. But it took me around half of the book to finally get my eyes glued on my phone to finish Broken City. I feel that it needs a little more editing. Either way, I still have The Promise to read and Broken City didn’t bring my spirit down to read one more D.D Chant’s book J