Quickie ARC #Review: Broken Dolls

Quickie ARC Review: Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty

Title: Broken Dolls
Author: Tyrolin Puxty
Pages: 175
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Date: December 14, 2015
Ella doesn’t remember what it’s like to be human - after all, she’s lived as a doll for thirty years. She forgets what it’s like to taste, to breathe…to love.
She helps the professor create other dolls, but they don’t seem to hang around for long. His most recent creation is Lisa, a sly goth. Ella doesn’t like Lisa. How could she, when Lisa keeps trying to destroy her?
Ella likes the professor’s granddaughter though, even if she is dying. Gabby is like Ella’s personal bodyguard. It’s too bad the professor wants to turn Gabby into a doll too, depriving her of an education…depriving her of life.
With time running out and mad dolls on the rampage, Ella questions her very existence as she unearths the secrets buried in her past; secrets that will decide whether Gabby will befall the same fate…
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Cover: So very creepy! It gives me the chills just looking at it. Also, it reminds me how much I hate dolls.

Plot: I’ve never even heard about something like this before. It’s shocking and scary to even think about. The storyline is fantastic and thought out very well. With an intriguing storyline, readers will not want to put down Broken Dolls until they discover who the professor really is.

Overall: This was terrifying to think about. I get that it’s for a good cause and all but becoming a doll just freaks me out. It’s just creepy. This was actually a really good novel. It’s a perfect read for Halloween.

About the Author

I’m a Jack, or more accurately, a Tyrolin of all trades. In my 23 years, I have walked the red carpet for song nominations, was awarded Australian of the Year in 2014 for Music and in 2015 for the Arts, worked as a qualified paralegal, appeared in TV Shows, hired for product photography, modelled, became a Justice of the Peace, started my own club for school children interested in the arts, worked for a successful magazine company, published a book, hugged a koala and had a show ride collapse on my head.



  1. Oh gosh not sure if I can handle something so scary! Maybe I'll read an excerpt to test it out first...

    1. I found it really creepy because I hate dolls, but it just gives me shivers. The concept is creepy.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This actually looks very interesting! I do like creepy-ish novels, do you think I would enjoy this?

    1. I think you would love this! I HATE dolls and this book incorporates them in such a cool concept that just makes for a great read. It's also very quick. But definitely read this!


    2. Good to hear! I'm looking to catch up on my reading, so quick is exactly what I need. Thanks!

    3. YAY! I love helping people with book recommendations! Let me know how you like it!