- File Size: 2201 KB
- Print Length: 239 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JFJSV20
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Heartborn (Shattered Skies Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I was immediately enchanted by this book. The opening two scenes were both so very well written—informative without succumbing to tedious info-dumping (a feat in fantasy), with strong characterization and word building—that I was hard pressed to stop turning pages. However, I found that the entire book didn’t quite meet the high standards of the beginning. The early scenes about Windhook were, to my taste, too heavily reliant on exposition, which prevented my from feeling immersed in the world. Frequent head hopping (a pet peeve of mine, admittedly) made it difficult for me to feel properly anchored in the scenes—I never knew whose eyes I was seeing the world through. I was looking forward to the moment when the two disparate stories would collide, however I found that event, when it came, more than a little confusing. I assume that answers will be found in the sequel, but I would have liked to have come out of this first installment with fewer questions.
That being said, Terry Maggert is a true wordsmith and the story is very well written. There was much to enjoy in Heartborn—I particularly enjoyed the action in the second half. Buckle in for some excellent fight scenes. They might be angels, but they sure fight dirty. As for Livvy, I was happy to see a strong character with a physical weakness, as characters with handicaps or illnesses are rare in this kind of story. I’m looking forward to seeing how her trying past will inform her fate. The world that Heartborn sets up seems rife with opportunity for future awesomeness, and I’m eager to see where the story goes from here.
I honestly don't know that I can do this book more justice than that sentence. This book NEEDS to be read. The world that Terry Maggert created is entrancing. Reading the characters, learning their stories, feeling all those feelings ... it was just a breath of fresh air.
I sincerely hope there are more books to follow. I will devour those as I devoured this one.
If I could give this book more than FIVE stars, I would. In a heart beat.
I personally loved the strong and intelligent female heroines.
Heartborn is two stories -- one of Livvy, a girl born with a defective heart, and of the mysterious, invisible world above, where angelic beings engage in a magic-laced civil war.
Terry ties the two worlds together with tremendous skill, and I look forward to reading the continuing saga.
I adored this book so much! I like most love being swept away in a world other than their own. This is that book and I recommend reading it!