Book Reviews, YA book reviews

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  7 January 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Pages: 464



Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.





Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for providing me with a copy of A Heart So Fierce and Broken, in exchange for an honest review!

As this is book 2 in the Cursebreakers series, there may be spoilers for the first book, A Curse So Dark and Lonely in my review



Firstly, excuse me but I am flailing that I received one of the special ARC’s for this book.  I read it months ago and I’ve been patiently waiting for release day to post my review, when I really wanted to just hire a megaphone to shout at everyone to read it the second it’s released.

One of my absolute favourite things was this book being told from Grey, and new character Lia’s, point of view.  Rhen and Harper are still a big part of the story, but they are secondary character’s to Grey and Lia.  It worked SO well as a sequel.  Often sequels don’t quite live up to the first book for me, because I love actually getting to know the character’s so much.  In A Heart so Fierce and Broken, it felt like I got to go through that all over again, while having the benefit of already knowing the world it was set in.  Grey was by far my favourite character in A Curse so Dark and Lonely, and being able to walk alongside him in this book was absolutely brilliant.

Lia was a fantastic new character. She was brave in the face of a terrifying family life and willing to do what it took for peace.  There were some other wonderful new characters, such as Grey’s friend Tycho, and I enjoyed watching the progression of the old characters’ too.  As well as injecting some extra background stories and explanations into the series, Brigid gave us a sensational ending to the book, that had me dying for book 3 immediately!





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