Before the Broken Star (The Evermore Chronicles #1) by Emily R. King


Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King is a YA Fantasy adventure of an assassination, justice, and destiny.


41082072.jpgA 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.


This was a pretty interesting read.

I really enjoyed the plot and all the craziness the main character went though. There are a ton of plot twists that kept me going during the entire book along with a mashup of unique aspects such as a clockwork heart, assassinations, and a mysterious island.

The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of were the moments that I felt a bit bored sprinkled here and there. But, I don’t think it made the story unbearable to continue because right around the corner was a plot twist to rejuvenate my reading experience.

I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. It was a great start to a YA Fantasy series. There are a lot of components to this book that I think there could be something fun to read for every fantasy reader.


Published: 1 June 2019

Publisher: Skyscape

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 294

How I Read It: eBook from NetGalley

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

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