Monday, 3 November 2014

Kimmy Review's - The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne and Blog tour


The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne Blog Tour



Title: The Broken Destiny
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: The Broken Trilogy
Publishers: Fire Quill Publishing (SA)
Hallowed Ink Press (USA)
Release Date: November 2014
ISBN: 97809922446208






Synopsis:
Her Destiny is to rise above her fall.

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 beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn’t allowed to, this 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 Eva 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.

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.

Author Links: 


“What’s so damn funny?” I asked her, almost panicking that someone would notice we had disregarded our curfew yet again.

We slowed down as we rose to a low crouch, the tunnel opening up to a small entrance. Sam held out her hands, her fingers laced together. I gingerly slid a foot into them as she pushed me up toward the small tunnel entrance at the base of a huge, silverwood tree. We had accidentally found the entrance while playing hide and seek when we were kids. It had become our secret hideaway since then. We visited our hideaway almost every afternoon to get away from the severity that school held for me.

I couldn't help but wonder if I would still have been treated as an outsider, had my grandfather not been our founder. I thought they all held a grudge against me for our existence. Experiments―that’s all we were to the Council. As I pulled Sam through from the other side, a faint light from behind her caused a long shadow to hide her expression, but by the easy set of her shoulders, I could tell that she was still smiling.

“What is it with you? I asked her, somewhat irritated.

She stroked her chin. “I can hear Sonja right now,” she said. “You just do whatever you want, don’t you?” she mimicked, her finger waving in front of my face, her head bouncing from side to side.

“She’ll be furious,” I said. “We’ll get detention for this, or worse. We’ll be imprisoned for the weekend.” I rolled my eyes.

“Oh, no! I don’t want to have to stay indoors and stare at her pudgy face the whole weekend, when I could be staring into Fran├žois’ hazel eyes instead,” Sam said with a smirk on her face, her eyes sparkling.

“I knew it! You kept it from me, you cow!” I shouted, punching her on the arm full force, making her take a step back.

“Let’s go,” Sam whined, rubbing her arm. “Stop procrastinating. I don’t want to go back any more than you do,” she added irritably, heading for the path between the overgrown bushes.


Review:

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book to review for this tour. The author is completely new to me, having not read any of her work before, however the title, synopsis and cover intrigued me and I knew I wanted to read the book.

The story was enjoyable. I loved the segregation between the different races in the world. The characters were likeable, the friendship that developed between Ava and Maya was my favourite of all. More depth added to the characters would have made them more easy to connect with emotionally. I didn't connect emotionally at all with Sam and Ava's friendship, which was quite disappointing considering they both had been friends for so long.

I felt the story progression was either rushed or had too much time spent on certain parts. I really would have liked to have seen more focus on Ava, her power and what actually happened between her and Enoch. It was all quite rushed towards the end.

The relationship between Enoch and Ava was more believable due to the situations they had been in together, Ava and Troy however, not so much. I would have preferred that Ava and Troy's relationship didn't quite come into play until the 2nd book in the series. This would have given more time to finish off Ava's transformation properly and give us a good insight into what she was truly capable of.

This book was enjoyable, I do look forward to reading the next in the series, the book ended with a cliffhanger, so I am curious to find out whats next. I will also be looking into some of the authors other work.

Good luck to Carlyle Labuschagne and may you have many future successes!

Rating: 3 Cupcakes

Giveaway


Swag:

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

Continue on the tour on the following dates:

Monday the 3rd of November Review by Kimmy


Wednesday the 5th November  - Review by Sana 

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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