Thursday, 19 September 2013

Blog Tour: The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne (Review & Giveaway!!)

Hello, guys!!

Welcome to another blog tour!!

Please stick around for information on the book, the author, a review and a giveaway!!


Ava knows much more, and feels much more than she is allowed to. When she starts questioning her origins and the destruction of Earth, things go horribly wrong for her. She is saved by a Minoan boy from an attempted kidnapping on her life – the perpetrators are evil Zulus and their dark ancient magic. Humans and Minoans are forbidden to interact with each other, and as she is taken back to their village she finds out why – they know of her, her kind and her destiny to save a dying race. Ava must rid them from the Council’s ruling and free the galaxy of The Shadow. Her destiny is to rise above the fall, because within her soul is the key to an archaic weapon that has been missing in the mix of a genetic code since the time of the ancients. As the prophecy unfolds she learns of her bloodline – a bloodline that makes her less human than she could ever have imagined. She alone has the power to destroy or save, but the mind-shift is a horrible thing. Ava will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Beaten, poisoned, possessed and betrayed by her own emotions, she has no choice but to rise above it all… for that is her Destiny. 

About the author:

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African Debut Author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her First Young Adult Dystopian Novel “The Broken Destiny. She is not only an author but works as a Sales Rep and Marketing Manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at Collage SA. Loves to swim, fights for the trees, food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help build a library in Africa project. “My goal as an Author is to touch people’s lives and help others love their differences and one another.”


My thoughts:

First of all, the cover to this book is absolutely gorgeous. It really draws your attention and the title's font is so pretty. 
The relevance of the title of the story to the actual book is good because this book is about the character Ava's broken destiny.
When reading the synopsis of this book, it sounded intriguing and I wanted to know more about this world and these people and what Ava's destiny is.
Throughout the book, I found the story to be a little slow-paced here and there, which some people like. However, I'm one of those people that like to be involved and like it fast-paced.
The writing style is easy to understand. 
The story is split into parts, and it's told in first person. The chapters I found were long though, and unfortunately I'm not a fan of long chapters. 
The beginning of the book was good. We're introduced to the main character and her friend.
The ending ends in a way where I want to see what's going to happen next. 
I love the pretty leaf designs at the beginning of every chapter. 
The characters in this book were good. However I got confused between the character's relationships at times.
Overall I gave this book three stars. 
If you are into dystopians, magical powers, romance, mystery and hidden secrets, then this is definitely for you.

Happy reading =)


  • The Broken Destiny ebook
  • Signed poster
  • 3 signed bookmarks
  • The Broken Destiny perfume bottle
  • Minoan inspired key-chain 
  • $5 amazon gift card

Open Internationally | Must be 13+ To Enter | eReader is NOT included in giveaway, it is used only to display the eBook prize.

A very big thank you to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour.

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  1. Thank you Katie for hosting me on your fabulous blog! Im glad you are fond of the book, this makes me happy!