If you’re currently in a reading slump and are a fan of YA fantasy/romance, I HIGHLY recommend you read Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber. It’s currently available on Kindle Deals for just 99p. I took advantage of the offer, read it in a day and absolutely fell in love with it. I then went on to order the new paperback edition (how dreamy is that front cover?) and then decided to pre-order the much-anticipated sequel; The Ballad of Never After. I think that says it all.
“I believe there are far more possibilities than happily ever after or tragedy. Every story has the potential for infinite endings.”
Once Upon a Broken Heart is an enchanting fairytale laced with mystical lands, magical oddities, legendary feuds, lavish balls, storybook castles, prophecies and cunning villains. The settings and fashions are so fantastically vibrant and enchanting that I was completely hooked throughout.
Evangeline, our rose-gold haired heroine, is convinced the man she loves has been cursed. Just days after proclaiming his love, he is set to marry another. She desperately makes a deal with a mysterious Fate in order to stop the wedding. In exchange for his help, the elusive Prince of Hearts asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. Evangeline soon discovers that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game. What are his true intentions and how far will she go to secure her happily ever after?
There is a plethora of twists and a huge array of whimsical and eccentric characters throughout. I adored Once Upon a Broken Heart although apparently, I should have read Garber’s Caraval series beforehand? Apparently, there are references to characters that will give you more background to the story. Regardless of my mistake, I still enjoyed this sugar-coated magical romp, and I fully intend to add the Caraval series to my TBR list.
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber is available HERE.
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