Broken Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac #4) – Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti

Genre: Fantasy, Reverse Harem
Publisher: Independently Published
Pages: 664
Release Date: August 31, 2020

Haven’t read the previous novels? Check out my reviews of Dark Fae, Savage Fae, and Vicious Fae.

Me and my kings have come as close to breaking as I ever could have feared.

Just as we were finding a way to get past our difficulties, the stars have torn us apart. Can I fight against the will of the heavens or does fate have something unforeseen in store for me now?

While we’e reeling from the wheel of fate and trying to find a way to move on with our lives, our enemies are only growing more powerful.

Felix Oscura is haunting Alestria with his bloodthirsy need to steal the power of the clan he was never destined to rule over. And the illusive King is growing closer to their goal of taking control of the entire city and maybe even beyond.

With challenges around every corner and the mysteries behind my brother’s death slowly starting to unravel, will I be able to piece everything together and find a way to overcome the will of the stars before it’s too late?

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Broken Fae is the penultimate book in the Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac series. Broken Fae is all about the character growth.

Since Broken Fae focuses almost solely on the development of the characters, I found the pace to be slower than its predecessors. Broken Fae focuses on the repercussions of the events at the end of Vicious Fae, namely Elise and Leon mating. Each of Elise’s Kings react differently to the news, so Peckham and Valenti take their time developing them. The Kings Elise met at the beginning of the series are almost unrecognizable in many ways. Honestly, chef’s kiss character growth.

Once the plot finally kicks in, it’s thrilling. The final chapters of the novel ramp up the tension and stakes tenfold as a lot of interesting information is revealed that I can’t wait to see play out in the final novel, Warrior Fae.

I can’t not talk about the spice since this series is a reverse harem. Peckham and Valenti deliver in the spice category. As previously mentioned, Broken Fae focuses heavily on character development, so the intimate moments between characters are not only integral but visceral. This shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve read anything by this writing duo.

Overall, Broken Fae almost only focuses on developing Elise and her Kings, but features a thrilling climax with interesting plot developments leaving readers in desperate need for the final novel.

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Have you read Broken Fae? What did you think?

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