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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.

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age 14+

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Second Book Has New Perspectives

This book follows A Curse so Dark and Lonely. The story is told from two different perspectives than the last. This one has more difficult violence than the last. There is the same amount of drinking in this book as the last and the next. It continues the story and prepares for the last in the trilogy, A Vow so Bold and Deadly. If you liked the first book, you will like this one.

Is It Any Good?

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Compelling characters, ethical dilemmas, budding romance, and thrilling adventure abound as heroes battle dark forces in the kingdom of Emberfall. The spotlight shifts here to guardsman Grey, returning from self-imposed exile to help longtime (and formerly cursed) Prince Rhen while concealing the fact that he's actually Rhen's elder half-brother. For good reason, because although Grey wants no part of being king, Rhen's getting more and more unhinged trying to find and kill the unknown heir -- and that's just one of the fraught, complicated relationships in this adventurous, imaginative page-turner.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken's heroes are often overwhelmed by the shocking level of vicious, cruel violence the villains dish out, and readers with a low tolerance for gore will be right behind them, even as they're cheering for Grey and Lia Mara to somehow beat the odds. A cliffhanger ending leaves new trouble brewing and much in doubt.

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