Book Review: Broken Prince by Jen Wylie
Title: Broken Prince
Author: Jen Wylie
Amazon Rating: 4.8 stars
Reviewed by: A. L. Mabry
Goodreads Blurb: Sometimes, when you’re broken, you can heal on your own. Sometimes, you need the help of your friends, your family, and the people you love. Keeping those pieces together when the world seems intent on ripping you apart is the greatest challenge of all. Especially when the ones you love, the ones who hold you together, start falling apart themselves. Arowyn and her family continue on their journey to return the Elven Prince, Shael, to his homeland before he fades and dies. A journey full of triumph and horror, love and sorrow, rips them apart with every fighting moment, and yet brings them together as a family. They don’t allow the prophecy to rule their lives. Some don’t believe, some don’t care. Prophecies aren’t written in stone. Events can change. People can change. They are only words. From besieged cites, to the elusive Were and wild Fey, nothing quite prepares them to face their deadliest of enemies, one they didn’t know existed.
***I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.***
Broken Prince is the second book in The Broken Ones series and it picks up where Broken Aro left off with Aro and her entourage on a treacherous journey. One of my favorite things about this series is the way in which we are able to watch the different relationships wax and wan. We are enlightened to Aro’s inner feelings without her coming off as playing the sides or anything of that sort.
I was excited about the characters that were introduced into this book (fairies and weres and dragons oh my!) and heartbroken over some losses that I will not spoil for anyone else. Jen has an amazing ability to bring her characters of the page while you get lost in the detailed world she weaves around them.
Aro, Prince, Kei and their crew encounter so many obstacles but the amusing tension between the characters helps smooth over the wracked nerves that are inevitable in a Wylie world! Their goal is to get Prince, who is suffering from some terminal magic loss) home before his demise and it seems time is quickly running out. From start to finish, Aro is fiesty, loving and quickly learning there is more than one definition of “family”. I would (and have) strongly recommend this book to all my adventure, supernatural lovin friends!
Jen Wylie, Author of:
Short story collection; Ring Around the Rosie
Novel Sweet Light and anthology Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales
NEW! Flashy Fiction Vol 2!
Until next time, scribe happy!