I recently won a free copy of The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne along with an awesome swag pack! Thanks, Carlyle! (Disclaimer: Winning and being friends with Carlyle did not influence this review whatsoever.)
Broken Destiny follows Ava, a 16 year old, who is “different.” She knows that she’s different and only wants to be normal, but she feels like she’ll never be happy. While she discovers the truth about her destiny in meeting new people after a vicious attack on her life, she finally comes to terms with her difference and accepts it despite her wishing she wasn’t different and destined to be something she never asked for.
On this journey of acceptance, she falls head over heels for two different guys, Enoch and Troy. Neither seem good enough for her, but she falls for them anyway. She discovers family, makes her own family and great new friends, but things take a very dramatic turn when she is betrayed by someone she trusts and cares about. It is then that she has to become something she despises to save herself and those she loves.
She falls for the wrong guys; she makes mistakes; she isn’t perfect. But in the end as I said, she becomes something that she hates just to save those she loves. And that makes her a true YA heroine to me! She learns from her mistakes and grows throughout the story. She’s even weak and not a crossbow carrying girl. But she grows into a strong female heroine, flawed as she is.
This book was great! I couldn’t get enough of it, and I cannot wait for the next book to see what secrets that Ava uncovers about her destiny and what is really going on on the planet Poseidon.
I gave this book 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads only because they don’t let you do 4 1/2.
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