Before the Broken Star – Emily R. King ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fragile existence that hangs on the hands of a clock

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time.

The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever.

Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead.

But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

It took a little while to get into this book but once I did, I was hooked.

First person narrative is sometimes difficult to get in board with but I loved reading this book from Everly’s perspective. She’s a strong young lady who had a difficult start. Gifted or burdened, she was saved by her clockmaking uncle who gave her a clock for a heart, she’s set on vengeance for the death of her family, targeting Killian Markham, the man responsible for her family’s death.

Though nothing is quite as it seems.

Loved the strong female characters, I would be interested to read more on Fox and Cat, they seem like a tenacious pair!

Emily R. King has created a beautiful world, filled with adventure, secrets, romance (albeit slow burning) myth, mystery and action.

I’m looking forward to the future books in the Evermore chronicles.

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