YA Review – The Broken Prince


The Broken Prince
(The Broken Prince #1)
By Kara Linaburg
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 217 Pages
June 3, 2019

In all the fairy tales the maiden falls in love with the prince…but she has to remember that this isn’t a fairy tale…

Born into a kingdom where those of magical Gifts are rejected, feared, and even killed, Serena has spent her life striving to hide her ability and keep her younger brother safe.

The bastard son of the hated king and father he hardly knows, Prince Milosh is considered an outcast. He never expects to feel anything but contempt for the peasant girl who unexpectedly shows up in his life, forcing him to answer questions he never wished to ask.

When two very different worlds are thrown together under less than desirable circumstances, both hold deep judgement towards the other. But will they learn to see beyond their stations and birth so that they may defeat the coming darkness, or will labels given to them at birth continue to define them?

A heart-stopping tale about the power of human love, and how each of us are never truly alone.

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My Review

Linaburg, Kara. The Broken Prince. 2019.

Sometimes doing what is right is the hardest thing to do. 

We are all broken in some way. The Broken Prince by Kara LInaburg is a well-written fantasy with broken main characters. We all deserve a second chance – something Serena believes about the prince who has treated her people poorly.  Readers will be intrigued by the “Gifted” in this story. We don’t get very much description about the different gifts just what a couple of them are. 

The Broken Prince has many elements of fantasy – an epic journey, a battle, a prince, a peasant woman, an imaginary land – and it all works together to provide the reader with a great story.

Potential Area of Concern

The book does contain some of what I consider British swearing. Parents and librarians will want to decide for themselves if they want their teens reading the books.

The Broken Prince would be a great addition to a K-12 Christian school library, if you do not find the language offensive. I think fantasy lovers in middle school and up will enjoy it. 

I want to thank Prism Book Tours for the complimentary e-copy. This is my honest review.

About the Author

Kara Linaburg is most content sipping an iced chai while watching the sun set over the mountains of her home in West Virginia. When she’s not dreaming about her next adventure or being a mad scientist in the kitchen, you can find on http://www.thebeautifullybrokenblog.com where she strives for authenticity and beauty in a broken world. The Crownless King is her second novel.

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