My #BookReview Of #Fantasy BROKEN (#1 The Breach Chronicles) by @Ivyloganauthor

Broken (The Breach Chronicles, #1)Broken by Ivy Logan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four Point Five Stars.

Broken is book #1 of the Breach Chronicles YA fantasy series.

The opening prologue sets the scene: The Purge, a great war between humans and supernaturals ended with the supernaturals forced to live in a parallel realm called Htrae. The two worlds are now guarded by members of the Heichi clan, who are powerful sorceresses.

A young human boy was rescued during the war by the sorceress Ava, and taken to a safe place in the future. She didn’t know that this small boy harboured evil which would later threaten their kind.

Years later, Caitlin, a new guardian sorceress, was born from the well of creation; however, her birth was tainted by a prophecy warning her not to fall in love. She shut herself away from her sisterhood, but life was lonely and her gift of pure love led danger to her family and her own downfall.

The sorceresses in this book have vibrant blue hair, it was a bold choice from the author and I loved its various descriptions that were sprinkled throughout the story. Each chapter includes a short letter from a girl called Talia; early on we know she is trapped somewhere. The letters gave me hints and snippets and made me yearn for more details, so kept me engaged; the style worked well for this book. I particularly enjoyed how the author effortless created pictures in my mind of both the characters and the settings. The fantasy world was well thought out and quite believable. A very good start to a series.

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Book description

One sorceress changes the future to save the life of an innocent child.
Another ignores the curse of an ancient prophecy and chooses a forbidden love and a life in the shadows.
One king’s obsession with magic and a time he no longer belongs to will tear a family apart and reshape a young boy’s life.

Obsessed by revenge, Talia escapes a relentless hunt. Reluctant to embrace love she finally has a chance at happiness.

Then the past rears it’s ugly head and it’s secrets begin to unravel.

Now Talia must choose between her happily ever after or righting a wrong. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice?

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A world beyond her own.

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36658695Broken by Ivy Logan (recently finished) A Young Adult Fantasy
BROKEN BUT NOT LOST

The dark shadow cast by an ancient prophecy shatters an innocent family, but all that is broken is not lost.
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When Talia’s family’s worst nightmare comes to pass, her protected life spins out of control. Everything she believes in and everyone she loves is cruelly snatched away and Talia is forced to flee the attentions of a mad king.

Choosing a path of retribution devoid of love and friendship, Talia comes to learn that love can be received even if it is not sought.

‘Broken’ is a tale of Talia’s coming of age, reuniting with her family, and seeking vengeance. Most of all, it chronicles, Talia’s rise from the ashes and how she finds herself again.

Set against a background of time travel and supernatural forces, read Talia’s epic saga of love, sacrifice, and discovering the hero within. AmazonUK | AmazonUS

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