A Heart So Fierce & Broken || A Strong Sequel

“Choices are never easy. There are good and bad options, but the most dangerous is to not make any choice at all.”


Title: A Heart So Fierce & Broken
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Page Count: 494 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult // YA Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Buy It: Chapters Indigo







Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.




YA fantasy is quite dense in terms of how many books there are and I often have people ask me “where do I start” and I point them to various series I think they’d enjoy but it’s rare these days where we get a re-telling of a classic story like Beauty & The Beast that is unique and representative and a journey! So now when people ask me to recommend a good YA fantasy that’s new I immidately say “A Curse So Dark & Lonely”. Well, now you can add to it because the 2nd installment is here! A Heart So Fierce & Broken is so good!

I was slightly worried because second installments in series tend to be a bit slow but this book was an excellent addition to the story. I enjoyed seeing the story develop from Grey’s POV but also the new character! I did miss Harper though. I hope we see all the views in book 3.

There’s something about a fantasy book that has a journey. I just love a good romp in the woods with lost characters who have to find themselves. It reminds me of how I feel watching/reading Lord of The Rings and has me rooting for the characters beginning to end.

I am not sure how I feel about that ending but also… “WHOA THAT ENDING”. I can’t wait for the last title to hit shelves to see how this epic fantasy wraps up.

Grab this sequel asap!

Thank you Bloomsbury Publishing for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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