Young Adult Book Review: Forging Silver into Stars (Forging Silver into Stars #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

Posted May 21, 2022 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

Young Adult Book Review: Forging Silver into Stars (Forging Silver into Stars #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

by Brigid Kemmerer
Young Adult Book Review: Forging Silver into Stars (Forging Silver into Stars #1) by Brigid KemmererForging Silver Into Stars Series: Forging Silver Into Stars #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA on June 7, 2022
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Pages: 560
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Format: Ebook Arc
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New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer expands the Cursebreaker world in an electrifying new series.

When ancient magic tests a newfound love, a dark fate beckons . . .

Magic has been banished in the land of Syhl Shallow for as long as best friends Jax and Callyn can remember. They once loved the stories of the powerful magesmiths and mythical scravers who could conjure fire or control ice, but now they've learned that magic only leads to danger: magic is what killed Callyn's parents, leaving her alone to raise her younger sister. Magic never helped Jax, whose leg was crushed in an accident that his father has been punishing him for ever since. Magic won't save either of them when the tax collector comes calling, threatening to take their homes if they can't pay what they owe.

Meanwhile, Jax and Callyn are astonished to learn magic has already returned to Syhl Shallow--in the form of a magesmith who's now married to their queen. Now, the people of Syhl Shallow are expected to allow dangerous magic in their midst, and no one is happy about it.

When a stranger rides into town offering Jax and Callyn silver in exchange for holding secret messages for an anti-magic faction, the choice is obvious--even if it means they may be aiding in a plot to destroy their new king. It's a risk they're both willing to take. That is, until another visitor arrives: handsome Lord Tycho, the King's Courier, the man who's been tasked with discovering who's conspiring against the throne.

Suddenly, Jax and Callyn find themselves embroiled in a world of shifting alliances, dangerous flirtations, and ancient magic . . . where even the deepest loyalties will be tested.


Forging Silver into Stars is the start of a spin-off series set in the same world as the Brigid Cursebreaker series. This one focuses on a side character named Tycho, who will soon take center stage in this book. The same problems brew from the previous books two warring countries, Emberfall and Syhl Shallow, one with magic and one where magic was all but banished but now is ruled by a new Queen and her Magesmith Husband, who is the brother to Emberfall Magic owning King. There is a romance that brews between Tycho and a blacksmith named Jax, who lives in a tiny town so far removed from court politics that you never suspect treason is brewing there. Jax and his best friend, Callyn the baker, are wrapped up in a treason scheme because they are desperate to keep their homes and businesses from the tax collector. Both have their reasons for distrusting magic, and in the end, once the truth comes to light, start to trust it a little more—a fantastic start to the spin-off series.

About Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she’s not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.

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