Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: The Rules for Breaking




Title: The Rules for Breaking
Author: Ashley Elston
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Rating: 5 Cows





Goodreads Description:

Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.



Last year, I really enjoyed The Rules for Disappearing and it was super close to being 5 cows. Well, The Rules for Breaking was even better and it did in fact get 5 cows! I adored this book and devoured it in no time!

The Rules for Breaking picks up where The Rules for Disappearing leave off. Anna finally gets to be called Anna again and is hoping to be able to get her life back. However, Thomas has other plans for her. Anna's life is quickly turned upside down yet again but she refuses to give up her new life. 

I loved the plot in this book! There are so many twists and turns. It's impossible to know who to trust and who not to. Just when I thought I had things all figured out, Elston goes and throws a curveball to throw everything off again. I loved the suspense and action! I flew through the pages!

The plot is different in The Rules for Breaking. It doesn't deal with actually being in the witness protection program and having to keep your identity a secret. Instead, The Rules of Breaking is novel of action and suspense. What happens when you think you finally have your life back only to have it ripped away again? How far would you go to make sure you kept it? How much fight do you have in you? These are questions that are dealt with in The Rules for Breaking. 

I loved Anna and Ethan. Anna struggles to figure out the truth behind everything that happened in her life. Through her struggles though, Anna is determined to figure out everything and protect Teeny and Ethan. Though Anna is no match for trained killers she refuses to give up and I can't help but to admire her for that. Ethan continues to prove himself to be an excellent guy. He's kind and protective of Anna. He doesn't blame her for the situation that are in and does whatever he can to make sure that she lives. 

This book has a little bit of everything which is why I believe it will appeal to wide variety of readers. There is action and adventure, mysterious and suspense, and love and romance. The Rules of Breaking has something for everyone. Fans of the first book will not be disappoionted. 

Side note: I was lucky enough to meet Ashley Elston and have the first book in the series signed by her at RT this past Saturday. Though I wasn't able to talk to her long, due to the signing being a complete mad house, she was sweet and had the absolute best swag! Most authors just have bookmarks but Ashley Elston had lip gloss and hair tyes!! Awesome, right? The good news is I have an extra thing of lip gloss I am going to be giving away later this week in my post RT giveaway!! :) 



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