Thursday, 20 November 2014

Blog Tour: The Broken Destiny (The Broken Trilogy #1) by Carlyle Labuschagne

The Broken Destiny (The Broken Trilogy #1) by Carlyle Labuschagne
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing (SA) Hallowed Ink Press (USA)

Goodreads Synopsis:
"You cannot know what light is if you have not experienced darkness" 

Ava and her people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon for reasons she can't fathom. Upon meeting a boy from a different sector, her life turns into a beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn't allowed to, thus motivating her to find out the truth about why her kind are so different, and why the Council are so interested in her. Once her mind is freed, with it comes a terrible power that could either save her kind, or destroy them all. But Ava is not the perfect heroine. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves, and the cost of such a burden is deadly at best.

***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Crossing dystopia with sci-fi with fantasy with High School is an impressive feat to get right and it felt like Carlyle Labuschagne did so effortlessly.

I won’t go into detail on the background because honestly it could probably fill pages and I'll still be missing something vital; but I will say that the world was complex but easy to understand as you were gradually introduced to its history, and very quickly sucked into the mystery. There were twists and turns around every corner and I couldn’t catch my breath! There was always something happening, and when you finally thought you reached a lull… well think again…

Not only was it action-packed and a real page turner, but it was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. Ava starts the story with the impression she could turn off her emotions and it had worked for a long time, until a certain someone turned up. Enoch was a real mystery; not only to Ava but the reader, so I can certainly see why her feelings went haywire when he was around. She definitely had to deal with a lot and all at once which was hard to read in a way but just as captivating. Her emotions were so raw and real, which is what kept me turning the pages.

There were a lot more significant characters to the story *cough*Troy*cough*, but just like with the plot I could ramble for pages and either spoil something or simply not do it justice or both!

Overall though Broken Destiny was a brilliant start to a captivating series that I can’t wait to continue.
Favourite Quotes:
“With him I couldn’t be anything but myself and that scared the crap out of me, because I had never existed like that before.” 

“Everyone tried so hard to be normal, to fit in and not to accept what they were, what we all were. We were anything but normal.”

“For a while, it felt like I was on top of the universe. I didn’t realize that I was about to fall.”

About the Author

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first YA Dystopian novel, 'The Broken Destiny' reached top 3 in its YA Debut Category. The Sequel 'Evanescent' won YATR literary award for best SCI-Fi Book of 2013 and was nominated for IRC best Indie Novel and Indie cover award 2014. 
"My goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another.
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA.
Links: Goodreads * Amazon * Twitter * Blog * Carlyle's website * Fire Quill Publishing


1 signed copy of The Broken Destiny
1 custom made t-shirt
1 custom made Book mark
1 custom made book bag
5 Digital copies of The Broken Destiny

Tour Dates
Monday the 3rd of November - Review by Kimmy
Wednesday the 5th November  - Review by Sana

Monday the 10th November - Spotlight by Trisha
Tuesday the 11th November - Review by Aisa
Thursday the 13th November - Spotlight by FQP
Tuesday the 18th November - Guestpost by Deborah
Thursday the 20th November - Review by Anna
Thursday the 25th November - Guestpost by Erika
Thursday the 4th December - Interview by Adrienne
Monday the 8th of December - Review by Teri
Wed the 12th of December - Spotlight by Sandra
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