Balance Broken Blog Tour – Bookish Mood Board & Giveaway

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kathy in Blog Tour, Bookish Mood Board / 10 Comments



Welcome to my second post for the Balance Broken Blog Tour.  I loved this book so much I had to create another post – a Bookish Mood Board! You can see my first post which was my 5 star review!

Balance Broken 500Balance Broken is the second in the Starbright series. In the first book, Justice Buried, Astrea fights to remain independent in a world which demands she submit to an ancient prophecy. In Balance Broken, she learns that independence means little when the world is depending on her.

The world cries for Order, but she’s igniting a revolution.

One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three cities. Now, Asphodel no longer lingers underground, and the Starbright Maiden of Justice has returned.

Everyone has faith in Astrea’s ability to save the world – but only she knows the dark truth about her powers.

Astrea teams with Stian, Lexan, and Zarea to enlist the help of Lord Hadeon of Tartarus. They hope Hadeon will aid in attacking Asphodel’s First Leader Keirna, but the Destroyer usually takes lives, not sides.

As Astrea discovers life outside of Asphodel, she begins to wonder whether the remaining world is too broken to save – especially since the price of freedom just might be her own life.

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Bookish Mood Boards 200

Mood boards are a collage consisting of images and text.  Nereyda at Mostly YA Book Obsessed has started sharing her Book Mood Boards which combines her creativity and love of books.  This is a fun way to visually illustrate a story. Nereyda’s boards are amazing so you have to visit her blog to check them out! 

Balance Broken by Hilary Thompson



The Starbright series is about 16-year-old Astrea, the supposed savior of the world.  According to the prophecy she is the maiden of Justice. As soon as I found this image of Lady Justice I knew it was perfect for Astrea. Astrea is expected to render justice “without passion or prejudice” (the blindfold) by balancing the facts of a case (the scales) and with authority (the sword). I hate to give a spoiler but I loved how the author used these symbols throughout the story.  It is a creative and exciting aspect for this series.  The images of the fire and wind represent Astrea and Lexan – their zodiac symbols (plus more – but you have to read the story!!).


About Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson was born to parents who made a habit of taking roads less traveled. But she was also a first child, and an independent, willful child, so she has made a habit of taking a few roads on her own.
After trying on hats made for artists, architects, restaurant and retail workers, landscape designers, legal secretaries, and professional students, she retreated back to her first loves of education and writing.
Hilary now teaches high school full time, writes whenever and wherever she can, and reads as much as her eyes can handle. She also tries not to spoil her own independent, willful children or neglect her wonderful soul-mate of a husband too much. She tends to ignore laundry baskets and dirty dishes.


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10 responses to “Balance Broken Blog Tour – Bookish Mood Board & Giveaway

    • Kathy

      Thanks Hilary!! I think your students would love doing this! It is a lot of fun to put together. Your writing is so well done and descriptive I can clearly imagine all the scenes. So as soon as I found these images I knew they were perfect for your book. Thanks for stopping by again and I can’t wait to read your next book!!