Heartborn by Terry Maggert is a YA fantasy novel of love and power.
“Her guardian angel was pushed.
Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.
His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.
Until Keiron arrives.
In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.
Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.”
Who wouldn’t love a story about a guardian angel falling in love for a girl with half a heart??
This book felt like two interconnected stories told in two separate genres. To me, the perspective of Livvy was more of a contemporary with a hint of a cute romance, while the perspective of the war above was more fantasy driven. I liked having the two mixed into the story: power and innocence.
The characters were fun to get to know. The tell-it-like-it-is, hilarious best friend brought a comedic touch to the story which, of course, was my favorite. He complemented the more laid back, careful Livvy character. The romantic connection was very immediate and bold which I wasn’t too fond of, but it flowed very nicely with the plot since he is, in fact, her guardian angel.
The chapters on the angel’s family was sort of confusing at times. I felt a little lost in who was who and in how they were connected socially to each other. I could tell that social status was definitely a major political role in that portion of the book. Overall, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars due to this aspect.
It was a great read if you like contemporary and fantasy, love and war, innocence and strength. I loved how the book began in a library. It added a fun touch that isn’t really seen too much in YA fantasy novels. The sacrifice in this book is strong and will leave you wanting more.
Published: 1 September 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook from Author
**Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are not influenced in any way and contain my honest opinions only.**
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