June 04, 2019

#BookReview for Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King

Synopsis: A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim her destiny in a sweeping new fantasy saga from the author of the Hundredth Queen series.

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.

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About the Author: Emily R. King is a writer of fantasy and the author of the Hundredth Queen series. Born in Canada and raised in the United States, she is a shark advocate, a consumer of gummy bears, and an islander at heart, but her greatest interests are her four children. Emily lives in northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat. Visit her at www.emilyrking.com.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This book was very good. I love Emily's writing and the world's she creates.  This one takes us on the tale of a girl on a mission to avenge her family's murder as well as living with a clockwork heart.  I have to say that this one would classified as a light retelling of Pinocchio.  I mean it even has an evil whale in it.  The fantasy elements in this one brings to life the world that Everly lives in and I could not put it down.  

The story was well paced and although I do think that the sea voyage took a little longer than I had hoped it did allow Everly to really connect with the love interest. The only real issue I had by the end of this one was that the bad guy and well one other person that I can't really talk about because its a spoiler. They just seemed off just a little.  But I still loved this story.  

I can not wait until the next one! 

“Filled with action, romance, and female friendships, this story is perfect for those looking for high seas adventure, mythical creatures, and a villain who is just as brutal as he is cunning. With masterful plotting and beautiful writing, Before the Broken Star is a high-concept idea wonderfully executed.” —Tricia Levenseller, author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology
“An epic quest for revenge tests the limits of Everley’s mysterious clock heart and her dauntless spirit in this wildly imaginative adventure story. A pulse-pounding read that gripped me on every page.” —Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass

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