Review Once upon a broken heart

Once upon a broken heart by Stephanie Garber

  • Titel: Once upon a broken heart
  • Author: Stephanie Garber
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Page count: 384 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1529380903
  • Price: 21,14 €


Evangeline Fox was raised in her beloved father’s curiosity shop, where she grew up on legends about immortals, like the tragic Prince of Hearts. She knows his powers are mythic, his kiss is worth dying for, and that bargains with him rarely end well. 

But when Evangeline learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, she becomes desperate enough to offer the Prince of Hearts whatever he wants in exchange for his help to stop the wedding. The prince only asks for three kisses. But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she’d pledged. And he has plans for Evangeline that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy…

My opinion:

Oh my Gosh… this book was so so amazing. Jacks is definitely on of my favorite characters in this series. I never thought i would love him so much. The cover is so beautiful and it was love at first site. The Caraval series was an absolute fantasy highlight and Jacks has been of great interest to me since Legendary. I couldn’t wait to read the book. Right from the start, I was trapped in this world again. I couldn’t put the book down at any time and I finished it within a day. Stephanie Garber has a really great writing style. It is exciting, detailed, complex and easy to read. The plot starts very compelling and a lot of things from „Finale“ now make even more sense. I now understand the wedding scene better. Reading was never boring and it was an absolute highlight for me. The book was anything but predictable and I definitely didn’t expect this ending. I can’t wait for the second book.

The characters were wonderfully crafted. They were multifaceted, tangible and they all had their rough edges. We’re finally getting to know Jacks better and he has snuck right into my heart. He’s definitely not a hero, but he’s not evil either. But he’s pursuing his own plan again and I can’t wait to find out what it is. Evangeline is a character who is very human. Sometimes she acts selfishly, yet she is friendly and leaves no stone unturned to make up for her mistakes. Jacks and Evangeline are like night and day, but there is something between these two that cannot be ignored.

„Once upon a broken heart“ was such a terrific read and i cant wait for the second book. Fans of the Caraval series should definitely not miss this book. You can start this book without knowing the Caravan Series but it makes reading a little less enjoyable. And the Caraval series is definitely worth reading.


The rights to the covers lie with the respective publisher / author! This book was made available to me as a review copy by Hodder & Stoughton. All reviews reflect my honest opinion.