Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Broken Beautiful Hearts

Her heart has to break before it can open.When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him―and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee―and maybe her dream of going pro―is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if ...

Details Broken Beautiful Hearts

TitleBroken Beautiful Hearts
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports and Games, Sports

Reviews Broken Beautiful Hearts

  • P.C. Cast
    I loved this book, especially as I know it was inspired by abuse the lovely author, Kami Garcia, survived when she was a teenager. I love how strong the heroine, Peyton, is - though Kami allows her to make age appropriate mistakes she never backs down and refuses to allow her abuser to continue to manipulate her. It was easy to identify with and to cheer for Peyton. TEENAGE GIRLS NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Highly, highly, recommend.
  • Katie McGarry
    Fun read with a hero that I loved!!!
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    This was ok. Great in some places but definitely had typical lipstick-wearing mean cheerleader girls and “not like them” vibes. The villainous character was an awful person but not multifaceted at all besides one detail and seemed overblown and cartoony at times (although the issues covered were important).
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    LIVE AMAZON,5 STARS Kami Garcia delivers a poignant,heartwarming and sweet story!I was hooked from the beginning and there were many things I enjoyed in this story!The writing was beautiful, the plot interesting and the characters were great!I haven't read before a book from Kami Garcia and I'm happy that I finally did it, because I loved it!Everything about it felt realistic and I could easily keep up ...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Once again, I have come across a novel that has me suffering the consequences today of staying up past midnight as I needed to finish reading the book before I went to sleep. I could not (and would not) put it down and this book was read in essentially one sitting (maybe two). This novel was complicated, emotional, all consuming, and beautiful. It really was a page turner from the very first page. It encompasses all the emotions and struggles tha...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Beautiful Broken Hearts by Kami GarciaPublisher: Imprint ReadsPublication Date: February 6, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: Review copy from the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyto...
  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    I was really excited to be contacted to review the audio book! For awhile I didn’t care for audio books but I’ve come to realize that they are so convenient. The narrator is Brittany Pressley—whose narrated books from The Heir by Keira Cass to Bella Frost and Carolyn Brown. The words from Broken Beautiful Hearts as heard from Brittany, is beautiful, as she was really able to catch the essence of the book. The story started off strong but my...
  • mith
    you can check out my review on my blog as well!---This just in: Kami Garcia’s books are not for me, sadly. I was so looking forward to Broken Beautiful Hearts. I’d enjoyed her first solo contemporary novel to a point, so I was hoping that this would be better. But it… actually ended up being worse? It was actually painful to get through this one and, gosh, it was such a disappointment. The first thing that ruined the book for me was the wri...
  • Fares
    This book has a couple of high points that are 5 stars worthy, spaced out with a 1 star rant worthy pages.I so want to say it all right here and now, but I don't have the energy XD
  • Lauren
    I love Kami Garcia's books and I love YA contemporary so it was a no-brainer for me to add Broken Beautiful Hearts to my TBR pile. I had heard mixed things about it; however, I was hopeful that I would enjoy it. As it turns out, I'm so glad I gave Broken Beautiful Hearts a try. This book is the perfect combination of heartbreaking and heartwarming. I laughed, I smiled, I cried...I honestly wish it would've went on for ever, that's how much I enjo...
  • Lisa
    Although this story had a lot of movement and pull to keep me reading, it wasn’t enough to mask weak characterization and an unbelievable turn of events. I appreciated the attention brought to violence in relationships, but other than that this book breaks no new ground. It’s sadly predictable in every way.
  • Kayla
    I really liked this story. The plot was really good and thought out so well and the romance was amazing, the chemistry was really good between the couple and I liked the characters as individuals too.
  • Annie Brewer
    Holy crap! I loved this book! I'd never read this author, not even the Beautiful Creatures series even though I have them in paperback. I picked this up at B&N for the cover and then the blurb interested me so I bought it. I started it right away, became hooked and spent all off Saturday reading it.The writing was compelling. The characters were amazing. The plot was unique. I didn't want to stop reading. I felt my heart shatter and flutter and b...
  • Jenn
    I knew I was going to love this book by the end of the first paragraph. The ending of just one line had me connecting with the main character, Peyton, on a real level. "...and popcorn without butter is just corn." But on a more serious note, this book dealt with some heavy issues from losing a parent to performance enhancements to the most serious, domestic abuse. Garcia tackles them all with a cast of characters who were real and who I adored (e...
  • Karen Mc
    ”A striker has to have guts and take risks. You have to know when to pass or take the shot.” There’s nothing more THRILLING than meeting an author’s words for the first time. It’s a HUGE HIGH. In a matter of minutes after meeting her words, Kami Marin Garcia rose to the top of my list of favorite YA romance authors and is a new top author of mine. When you end a story crying, you know it’s a story that speaks to the soul. Kami Garci...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Broken Beautiful Hearts promised that it would break my heart and put it back together again, and it did just that. This book was an emotional roller coaster that was full of so many interesting twists and turns. Reading this book reminded me why I love Kami Garcia's writing so much!A large portion of the plot focuses on abusive relationships. I have no personal experiences with abusive relationships, but it is so important to have these topics b...
  • Misha
    A sweet book with likeable characters. There was something missing that kept it from being a five-star read for me, but it was a well-written and enjoyable story that I would recommend.
  • Sabrina
    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....I don't normally read contemporary romances but I wanted to give Broken Beautiful Hearts a try and I'm glad I did. The book is hard to read at times. Peyton is an abusive relationship and one day, her boyfriend pushes her down a flight of stairs. She tells everyone but no one believes her. She has to move to a new town and try to rediscover herself and heal. This book dea...
  • Lindsay
    I was stoked to read this book because like Peyton, I was involved in an accident caused by someone else that ruined my knee and life. I thought I could relate to her. I thought this story would be powerful and inspiring, but I was wrong. I didn’t finish at 30% because the story and characters were awful. The story started off with Peyton reminiscing about her boyfriend of seven or so months and how he illegally fights underground for money. Sh...
  • Jessica
    I felt like this one tried a little too hard to address several serious issues at once, while somehow addressing none of them properly, if that makes any sense. Still, books like this one are why I like contemporary YA. I loved Peyton, Owen and the twins and the romance was cute and swoony and made me smile.
  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    This was such a great book, and while it wasn’t my favorite of Kami’s I still really enjoyed it. Kami really knows how to make sparks fly between a couple and she surely did that with Peyton and Owen. Their chemistry just blew me away. It was so sexy at times I had to fan myself. They both had their insecurities but they learned to talk it out and trust each other. The only reasons why I marked it down a star was because of all the guys const...
  • Meekachii
    This isn't your typical cute contemporary ya novel. It deals with some hard topics. I am so glad that this book showcased a strong, level headed girl that stuck to her story no matter the consequences. It's so important that people see this in characters and see that it's not okay to be treated the way Peyton was in this book. Even though there was some angsty high school drama and some typical tropes, I found this contemporary novel a breath of ...
  • colourful.letters
    Meine Meinung:Ich habe von der Autorin vorher noch nie was gehört, allerdings habe ich gesehen, dass sie auch eine Fantasy Reihe geschrieben hat, weswegen ich umso gespannter auf dieses Buch hier war. Ich habe das Buch als Rezensionsexemplar bekommen und hatte auch überhaupt keine Erwartungen an das, weswegen ich auch umso überraschter war, das es so gut ist. Es gehört definitiv zu eines meiner Lieblings Young-Adult Bücher!Das Cover finde ic...
  • Kay Wisteria
    Peyton believes in perfect days, and this day is shaping up to be perfect. Until her knee is shattered and all of her dreams might be too.The day Peyton is accepted to her dream college for soccer, everything seems to be going right. And then, when nothing else could go wrong, she discovered her "perfect" boyfriend has been taking steroids, and, in a fit of rage, pushes her down concrete stairs, shattering her knee and potentially taking away her...
  • Rachel
    2 STARS FOR "BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS" BY KAMI GARCIA I used to believe that everyone gets one perfect day sometime in their lives—if they were lucky. But I had it all wrong. We don’t get one perfect day. We get a lifetime of imperfect days, and it’s up to us to decide what we want to do with them. Broken Beautiful Hearts is the first book I've read in a long time from Kami Garcia, and unfortunately it won't be making my list of recommendab...
  • Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
    I’m beginning to realize I might need to adjust my stance on YA contemporaries.... SO. GOOD!!!!!(I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book)I loved Peyton and her ENTIRE FAMILY, Owen was fantastic, the setting was superb and the plot was riveting. This book deftly dealt with really difficult topics in a timely manner that was so respectful to the audience - it did not talk down, demean, belittle, or preach. It was gritty, real, a...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsDid I mention how happy I am that Kami Garcia is writing contemporary romances these days? I loved the Lovely Reckless, and I loved this one. This was so much about Peyton's journey as she confronted what happened with her ex, as well as her father's death. As she found healing, she found way back to trusting herself. I loved her cousins, her uncle, and obviously, Owen. He was an extraordinary hero, and Garcia pretty much devasta...
  • Books on Stereo
    Unflinching its approach to domestic violence, however, Broken Beautiful Hearts relies far too heavily on its thematic elements to carry the story which is non-existent.