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  • Once Upon a Broken Heart, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Garber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (348 ratings)
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Once Upon a Broken Heart

By: Stephanie Garber
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
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Summary

How far would you go for happily ever after?

From the number one Sunday Times best-selling author of the Caraval series, the first book in a new series about love, curses and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after. 

For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in happily-ever-after. Until she learns that the love of her life is about to marry another and her dreams are shattered.

Desperate to stop the wedding and heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing.

But after Evangeline's first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game - and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy....

©2021 Stephanie Garber (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"A sugar-crusted, poison-spiked romp through a vibrant world of fairy tale intrigue, tangled romance, and forbidden magic." (Cassandra Clare, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Last Hours)

"Enchanting and mysterious." (Renée Ahdieh, New York Times best-selling author of The Wrath and the Dawn

"Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale." (Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times best seller Ember in the Ashes

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Absolutely loved this!!

The narrator brought this book to life! I loved the story so much but this narrator was amazing.

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Loved the story and narrator

Loved it, The narrator was amazing her voice made the story ballad never after now

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It was annoying

female character was not likeable. super dense and annoying. I would love it if they gave the female character a bit of sense. I did not like how super naive and annoying she was

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Loved it

Loved the story and the performance brought it to life.
Full of magic that reminds me of the fairytales I used to read as a kid.

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Had to get book 2 ...

although at times, the female lead at times, came across a bit annoying to me.( not sure if that was in the narration rather than story) I can't help recognise a good story. when you finish and go directly for the next book because ... how dare you end it there! and then you listen to the next book in a weekend.
I manage to love and dislike these characters in equal measure. it propels me on to see if they will be the villan or the hero.

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Lots of twists and turns~

The writer clearly new what they were doing. It's well thought out and planned. The characters jumps off the page. I finished this in one sitting and am now jumping to book 2.
Highly recommend!

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LOVEDDDD

Although the story started off a bit confusing a boring by the end I was hooked especially as all the puzzle pieces started to come together.

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👍

It's my fault for reading this when I'm in my dark romance era, knowing this is not it. But hey I was pleasantly surprised. The story and performance is great. Just a little mild for me. The younger me would have loved this.

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Nice fantasy but lacked tension

The premise is different and the magic and deck of cards aesthetics is interesting but ultimately the story lacked pacing and tension building. The FML felt as though they were rambling through the chapters. I am going to read the next book and hope it’s building to somewhere and that is was just a slow burn kind of story.

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The story

I love it so much you need to read this book immediately if u haven’t

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