- Title: Severed Heads, Broken Hearts
- Author: Robin Schneider
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- ISBN: 9781471115462
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them – a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.
His own tragedy waited until he had everything to lose – in one night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his perfect life. No longer part of the popular crowd, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters Cassidy Thorpe.
Intelligent, effortless and wonderfully weird, she is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met before. Together they discover flash mobs, buried treasure, secret movie screenings and a poodle with a questionable history. But as Ezra dives into new friendships and new love, he is forced to ask: if you’ve managed to survive disaster, what happens when it strikes again?
Why yes, I am still alive! It’s been a while since I last posted a review. I have few excuses, because even though I’ve been going though a reading slump, I still have a few books I’ve not stopped by to talk about.
But, I’ve got a holiday coming up, when I hope to get a few books read, and which Chris has threatened to test my luggage allowances to their limits when I’m in New Orleans!
So, now on to a book that I read over a month ago now, Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider.
First up, despite finding the severed heads device (you’ll need to read the book to find out what it is!) unnecessary and at odds with the ‘feel’ of the rest of the book.
And the rest of the book was indeed very enjoyable, if somewhat predictable. But a book doesn’t necessarily need to turn new ground with every page, when it’s as nicely done as Severed Heads, Broken Hearts.
The two main characters Ezra and Cassidy are really likeable. Ezra, is trying to do the best with the changes in his life, and find out who he is going to be now, and Cassidy seems to be just the person to help him out. A whirlwind of fresh air in his life.
The path is not smooth however, they both have issues with their pasts (Cassidy’s got secrets that may not they may not be able to overcome). But the book shows that whatever obstacles life throws at you, with a little hard work, forgiveness and determination, you can deal them if you want too, and find your place in the world at the same time.