Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao

Title: Broken Wish
Author: Julie C. Dao
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: October 6th, 2020
Number of Pages: 320
Version Read: Kindle ebook
Buy: Amazon

Synopsis: 1865
Hanau, Germany

Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She’s heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow. But when Elva accidentally witnesses a devastating vision of the future, she decides she has to do everything she can to prevent it. Tapping into her powers for the first time, Elva discovers a magical mirror and its owner—none other than the Witch of the North Woods herself. As Elva learns more about her burgeoning magic, and the lines between hero and villain start to blur, she must find a way to right past wrongs before it’s too late.

My Review: I loved this story so much I devoured it in less than twelve hours. There are so many different individual character stories but they all intertwine and it's so satisfying. I loved almost all the characters and I even like Wilhelm until he proved himself to be a greedy asshole towards the end of the book. I loved Elva and I really hope somebody figures out how to get her out of the predicament she's in. Also, she ended up causing the storm she was trying to prevent throughout a good chunk of the book. 

This book is the first in a series by four different authors that tell the story of four generations of a cursed family. This one is about how a broken promise between two friends curses a family and sets the foundation for the rest of the stories to come. I'm thrilled to read the rest of the books in the series when they are released.

Rating: 4 stars

* I received an advanced copy from NetGalley. All opinions are my own. 

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