As of February 23, Paste Magazine exclusively revealed the sequel cover to Stephanie Garber’s instant #1 NYT Bestseller Once Upon A Broken Heart which is titled The Ballad Of Never After.
In this spin-off series to Caraval, readers follow Evangeline Fox who after learning the love of her life will marry another, strikes a deal with the Prince Of Hearts, Jacks, which could mean taking part in a far more dangerous game than she’s realized.
According to the article, the sequel will pick up immediately “following the shocking events at the end of the first book, as Evangeline reels from a deeply personal betrayal and tries to figure out whether she’ll ever truly have a chance at a happily ever after.”
Alongside the cover reveal was a mini Q&A with Garber in which she shares that she views Broken Heart as “a wounded fairytale saga where all the characters are searching for love and some of them are willing to fight much dirtier than others.”
When asked what can be expected from this continuation Garber revealed readers will “find out more about our characters, more about the world, and as far as romance goes . . . let’s just say that if Ballad were to have a warning label on the back, it might read something like: Caution: this book contains, bloodshed, love, and heartbreak. Enter this story at your own risk. Happily Ever Afters are not guaranteed.”
Cover artist is Erin Fitzsimmons. Garber is a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestselling author.
Not every love is meant to be…
After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she’ll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.
But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.
Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can. . . .
The Ballad Of Never After by Stephanie Garber is set to be released September 13, 2022!