Author: Sarah Harian
Series: Chaos Theory #1.5
Published by: InterMix
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
Valerie has always been different from her identical twin Veda. Tattooed, fiery, and foul-mouthed, Valerie acts on instinct, getting even with anyone who wrongs her passive and sensitive sister.
At twenty-two, Veda doesn’t want to seek revenge against the three young men who raped her. As for Val…
Val never could manage her anger well.
As far as Val sees it, the Compass Room is simply a quicker way for her to die—payment for the crime she feels no guilt over. There isn’t a reason to fight, not until a girl as broken as she is reminds Val of what it’s like to hope…
A few months ago I read The Wicked We Have Done and really enjoyed it, and I look forward to reading the sequel, The Vault of Our Sins. However, it’s Our Broken Sky that I was excited for. Sure, it’s only a novella between the two books, but it’s Valerie’s story!
In the first book we are introduced to Valerie, one of the prisoners who was chosen to enter the Compass Room. She can be fierce and hot-tempered, but she’s also loyal and protective of the ones she loves. Especially her twin sister, Veda. So when Veda is raped and becomes pregnant, Valerie sets out for revenge.
This book takes us back to just prior to the rape and moves forward through her time in the Compass Room. I loved getting Val’s perspective of what happened and the circumstances surrounding the incident; it’s infuriating and heartbreaking. Honestly, it would be extremely hard for me not to do what Valerie did.
Since we only got to see the Compass Room through Evalyn’s eyes during the first book, I enjoyed seeing it from Valeries. It wasn’t only that, it was the change and growth she went through from the experience. I was happy to get insight to her feelings for Jace and what an impact she made on her.
I’m not going to lie, I totally developed a girl-crush on Valerie as soon as she was introduced in the previous book. Now, I love her even more!