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A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

barizley's review against another edition

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4.0

Almost didn’t read it for all the negative reviews, but I liked it as much as the first. More politicking, fewer stolen glances. Grey > Rhen anyway.

vpepe24's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

its_chaney's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

_heide_'s review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

alexworlund's review

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

olivegrove's review against another edition

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2.0

*Spoilers*

Unfortunately this book did not do it for me. It felt too formulaic and just kind of a redo of the first book just replacing the main characters of the first book with the side characters. The personality traits were just too similar to the first. And Rhen being a bad guy all of a sudden? It just didn’t fit to me. I see what the author was trying to do, but it just didn’t manifest in the way I think she wanted it to. Also, Harper is just some weak girlfriend now? She didn’t even have a dark, mysterious reason to totally go against all that she built up in the first book. I was really looking for ward to getting to know more about Grey and his backstory, but unfortunately this just fell flat of my expectations coming out of the first book. If you liked the first book I wouldn’t say to not read this, but I just don’t think it had the same spark to it. I know other people enjoyed it though so hopefully I’m just an outlier. I will be continuing with the series, as I do still think the third book has potential.

gweste's review against another edition

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5.0

Really liked this one! Grey and Lia Mara are both compelling characters and I liked the political turmoil. Also like I expected it to be a duology so I was surprised by the ending but I want to know what’s next :)

danacanterino's review against another edition

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3.0

Me gustó más que el libro anterior, algo que sinceramente no esperaba para nada. Rhen y Harper me parecieron una pareja linda pero nada más, no sacaron mi enterrado fangirl que tengo por los libros de YA. Algo que Grey y Lia Mara si hicieron.
Grey ya me gustaba desde el otro libro y acá, ante sus poderes y su nueva postura ante el mundo ha crecido como personaje y vemos más de su personalidad, aunque hubiera querido ver un poco más. En el caso de Lia Mara, es demasiado inocente y espera lo mejor de todo el mundo, es la típica princesa de Disney, lo que es algo irritante. Pero lo que me hizo quererla, fue su hermana.
Gracias, Kemmerer! Hermanas que se aman, que se apoyan. Hermanas que a pesar de ser completamente distintas, de tener celos a veces, de tener envidia, de que entre ellas surjan sentimientos comunes entre hermanos (más si se le suma que hay una corona en juego), el amor entre ambas está ahí, y siempre está ahí. Me encantó que ambos personajes tomaran conciencia de lo que le molesta de la otra, pero su relación siempre perduró a todo, incluso a su madre.
Esta hermandad, más que el libro tiene un tinte mucho más político que el anterior, tener una relación bonita e interesante, hizo que el libro se hiciera muy llevadero.
Si soy sincera, la primer parte del libro se me hizo MUY pesada, hasta el punto de querer dejarlo, creo que si esa parte hubiera sido más ágil, el libro se hacía más corto (mínimo 100 páginas menos no necesarias) y hubiera tenido un mejor ritmo.
Espero el tercer libro, quiero saber si Rhen me va a caer de la patada como en este, porque en el primero no era mi favorito, pero le tenía cierto cariño. Con este libro, parece un lunático del medioevo cazando brujas.

marnieluna's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

emoser_9's review against another edition

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4.0

Was hoping book 2s romance would still be with harper but i did like how this went too... although what the heck is going on with rhen ew