The world cries for Order, but she’s igniting a revolution.
One hundred years before, the Grea ...more
Hilary Thompson, an American YA author, pens the second book, Balance Broken in the Starbright series, where the story continues with Astrea, Lexan, Stian and Zarea trying to break free from the bond of prophecy that dictates their fate to save their city, on the other hand, the people of their city from where they just escaped are dependent on Astrea and her leadership to save them fr ...more
Balance Broken is the sequel of Justice Buried and follows Astrea and Lexan outside of Asphodel, how they team up with Stian and Zarea and go to Tartarus to ask Lord Hadeon for help in defeating First Leader Keirna.
To begin with, the thing I absolutely love about this novel is the range of characters and their evolution. New characters show up and most of them are weighty for the plot and spice it up a bit. I must say, I have imagined Hadeon otherwise (old, s ...more
Balance Broken finds the story with Astrea & Lexan seeking the aid & advice of two Tribesfolk named Stian (BLEH) & Zarea. If y ...more
Oh that ending. I cheered. I hated the beginning but loved the end. I can't put this series down. One more novel to go then I think it's three novellas I will read after.
Astrea was making me so damn frustrated in the beginning of the book. The reason this didn't get a full five stars is because of the damn love square that was at the beginning of this book. I am happy with the end I will say again because no more love square. She chos ...more
I'm normally a stickler for reading series in order; however, I couldn't find book one, Justice Buried, easily available anywhere. Luckily, I had no trouble slipping right into the story of Balance Broken. Despite the fact that it is clearly a continuation, it was easy to get to know the various characters and to pick up and follow the plot. I never felt confused or like I was missing important information.
The typical YA fantasy/apocalypse/girl-saves-the-world plotline tak ...more
I have never read this type of books before but I am so glad I did. Once you start you want to keep reading and when you have to lay it down it stays on your mind. Heading to book 3. You will enjoy this series
You won't regret picking up 'Balance Broken'; neither will you regret picking up the first book, 'Justice Buried' - if you haven't...DO SO!
I am officially absolutely, madly, enchantingly in love with this series. Not only has 'Balance Broken' made me thirst for more, it also made me connect with the Starbright world like never before. At first, when I picked up 'Justice Buried', I thought, "Oh well, here goes
With Balance Broken the author jumps right in to where the story ended in the first book. Astrea (Trea), Lexan (Lex), Stian & Zarea are planning their next step in their journey. Trea is still coping with her new fire p ...more
Many people have taken years, spent resources, and lost lives looking for our city, and specifically for me. They have all hoped to claim my power for their own and rescue a dying world with an ancient story.
I once thought I would disappoint them all. But here in the wilderness, I have seen the truth, however difficult and strange it may be for me to accept:
I am the StarBright Maiden of Asphodel's prophecy. The Lady of Justice.
With that said in the book we follow 2 teens. Astrea and Lexan. Both of these teens are part of something big, they are to fulfill a propercy that brings their underground world to the top and bring cities together, but not every ...more
Laundry? it can wait.
Dinner? make it yourself.
Clean? Are you crazy, it will just get dirty again tomorrow!
This is too important, I have to find out if Astrea is strong enough to save Tartarus and defeat Lord Hadeon. While simultaneously admitting to herself that she needs help and can't do it alone. And Lexan was so quiet in the last book but now he has grown up and Astrea ...more
This story is non stop action and we jump right in where we were left off from the first book. A amazing crafted world and characters pull you in to this amazing journey.
Just a great read! Highly recommended!
Its the perfect mix of Mythology and Dystopia!
RED QUEEN meets ACIENT GREEK BELIEFS meets FUTURE DYSTOPIAN WORLD.
Literally blown away.
inner demons and more!
After trying on hats made for artists, architects, restaurant and retail workers, landscape designers, legal secretaries, and professional students, she retreated back to her first loves of ed ...more