For someone who isn’t (or wasn’t) a keen sci-fi fanatic, I am completely and utterly impressed. She’s managed not only to win me over, but has converted me to such an extent, I am a huge fan. Simply, I am a believer, I loved this book and I most certainly can’t wait for book two; Evanescent.
Carlyle Labuschagne not only writes beautifully, she has proven that she’s an author to be reckoned with; she has shown me that she is more than capable of creating a whole new world; has completely captured my heart with her imagination; weaves a story I want to keep reading; engages me in such a way that I become one not only with the story - but one with it’s characters, and has magically uprooted me from my comfortable existence to the gorgeous planet she’s created – Poseidon.
In short, The Broken Destiny is an exciting, thrilling, imaginative, compelling and impressive debut by Carlyle Labuschagne. –An author to watch out for.
Carlyle Labuschagne’s The Broken Destiny takes its readers to a planet called Poseidon, a place where the Minoans fled to when Earth became no longer habitable. At the least is what the Council has told them. Third generations of The Broken, sixteen-year-old Ava, also resides in this planet and have always felt that her existence is more than what it seems. When she begins to ask too many questions, it leads her to trouble and gets saved by a Minoan boy. Everything she has ever known is about to be challenged when she begins staying with the Minoans. The interaction between their races is forbidden and she learns why. She learns that her bloodline has the power to save or destroy and must use it in order to save the ones she loves. Ava must now remove them from the Council’s ruling and free the galaxy from this dark force.
Often times, sci-fi novels takes a certain group of readers to truly appreciate its appeal and magic, but author Labuschagne’s writing etiquette allows it to be enjoyed by anyone. This dystopian story she has created is completely unique and refreshing. To have a successful sci-fi book, details and explanations must be clear and comprehensible. Labuschange manages to steer readers into a path of comprehensive understanding of its unique and amazing plot. She creates some of the most astounding and engaging characters. Ava is young and very complicated who has gone through a heap of mess within her sixteen years of existence, she still has to deal with normal teenage issues. The Broken Destiny showcases the brilliant imagination of Labuschange and kickstarts a series that is sure to be thrilling and compelling.
5/5 star review
Paranormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Desere
I have never been the kind of reader that goes out of the way to read paranormal reads. The back blurb has to seriously sound intriguing and like something I definitely want to find out the ending to, and as it happens it is only once in a while that I actually manage to find one that interests me to the point of any kind of interference will send me into a fit for the interruption, as was the case with this read, I wanted to stick a label on my head with the words " Go away I am reading!" .
The read had many and I do mean many, many fascinating characters all trapped in a world of fantasy and striving to find a way out, all written by the author with such vivid detail and such emotion it had me hanging onto the edge of my seat, crying, begging for more and wishing I could climb inside and get just a little closer to it all.
A story of searching to find where you truly belong for you simply do not feel as if you really fit anywhere and then discovering you are one of the most important links in saving the world as you know it.
Yes, I do realise I am not giving you much of what the story is really about but this is completely intentional as this book was so many magical elements tied with absolutely brilliant writing that me spoiling it would be a complete and utter tragedy to the readers of our world.
You simply need to go and read it for yourself. Looking at the blurb and not liking the sound of it? Let me set you on the correct path by telling you that you will be missing out on one of the most thrilling, exciting, brilliant reads of this year.
Secrets, destinations of justice, soul searching, self discovery, learning to trust, emotional heart-ship and even a little romance, the book had it all and all set in a world so magically empowering that you will be left breathless, mind blown and absolutely spellbound.
The characters each had their own set of secrets and problems to deal with, and there being so many characters to take in during this read added to the excitement and thrill of the unknown, I simply could not stop from digging to find out as much as I can, the author entertained and kept my attention all the way and delivered a punch on every single page!
The read also contained a very powerful message of our lives has a way of changing when we least expect it, but finding yourself on a path to a greater destination is sometimes the reason that will allow us to get to the point of looking deep within yourselves to see who we are truly meant to be.
I highly recommend this read for all fans of sci-fi reads, and if you have never tried the genre before this is the book that will change your mind and send you off to the shops in search of more. In my opinion this read will definitely be hitting the best sellers list in no time at all, and I place this author right up there with the big names such as Rae Rivers and Natalie Singh. Absolutely fabulous work!
Bring on book 2 Carlyle!
"Being broken does not mean you cannot save the world"
The Broken Destiny gets 5 stars from the amazing Airicka Phoenix Author.
"The Broken Destiny is a masterpiece of originality. The characters are beautifully flushed out, the plot is unique and tasteful. I honestly cannot wait for book 2, which I am hoping will come out soon. Ms. Labuschagne is brilliant. She's made me fall in love with the color purple all over again, almost as much as I love her writing style. She's absolutely amazing. I recommend this book for anyone that loves fantasy and adventure."
Through loosing herself she found herself.
A sci-fi urban fantasy fiction that will undoubtedly capture and enthrall you upon every page. I found this book to be an admirable and inspiring read as I followed the foot steps of a young woman by the name of Ava. I became in awe of of Ava’s strength and determination. Even in her times of despair, her constant battle of all she felt she had been deprived and of the need for others validation; she always held strong the hunger and the necessity for more. I found it to be not only a read to loose myself within, but a read that would vibrate among many souls on a deeper and more personal level as well.
A read in which all would thoroughly enjoy and take away a sense of self alongside it also.
Wow!!! Amazing!! The journey you go on with Ava is so surreal. she has real life issues, and you share those with her through out the story. I am not one who usually likes sci-fi but The Broken Destiny is a must read!! It's full of drama, action packed and once you start, you can't put the book (or in my case ereader) down. Loved it!! I really can't say enough about this book. You will not be disappointed by it that's for sure. The Broken Destiny is about a world like no other, Ava is trying to figure where she belongs and who she is and you go along this journey with her and your heart goes out to her, there's no way a reader can't connect with Ava on some level. Carlyle Labuschagne did an amazing job on The Broken Destiny, the detail and writing kept me captivated and wanting more every step of the way! More of a review to come later!!
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A complete novel with elements likes prophecies, destiny, Voodoo witches and ancient cultures, almost everything a reader needs to enjoy the book. A promising plot and strong build up with love and betrayal, twists and turns, The Broken Destiny is kind of book that will keep hooked up into pages.
As for the characters, Ava was a strong but confused young women when it came to love.I can understand the situation she was going through and she faced dangers I would never imagine, the author delivers us a kick ass heroine.
I loved Troy; he was strong, determinate with grate leadership quality and boyfriend material. I was expecting his character to be highlighted a little more. Enoch gave a damn sexy appearance with broad shoulder, strong chest and deep blue eyes hiding some secrets. I enjoyed the revelry between these two boys.
Along with the main characters each supporting characters were given equal importance and played key roles to uncover Ava’s destiny.
A richly imaginative tale and smooth writing, the book contains many surprising elements. We encounter some life or death situations that imply thrilling suspense. The final climax was jaw dropping, drawn out and there was a difficult dilemma. The author created a world with concept taken from ancient magic and modern science, being where was compelling new experience for me.