Sunday, June 3, 2018

Book review: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Book Summary
Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.


Flo's Review
It's been a while since I've read a 5 star (out of 5 stars) book, so Bring Me Their Hearts was a welcome delight. I stayed up past my bedtime at the end because I had to see how it would all shake down. Let me do you this public service and inform you that this is the first book in trilogy. You're welcome! So hopefully when you read it you won't be freaking out about the ending as much as I was at the time.

Zera's personality ... it was a little much at times. It's nice to see a character with some snark and sass about her, and especially one in a situation like hers where she pretty much has no choice about what she must do. But at times it went a bit overboard and she grated on my nerves. The flip side of this was that I loved the banter between her and Lucien. The two of them really are such a great pair, and actually similar in a lot of ways. I also really enjoyed getting to know the supporting characters around Zera and appreciate them as she comes to. Except the villain. It was very easy to hate him. 

The author's note I received describes the story by saying, "It's a story of defying that dark inner voice inside all of us -- the one that tell us that we're not good enough, that we can't do the right thing -- and moving forward with our lives." 

Bring Me Their Hearts does really well in so many areas: World-building. Character arcs. Pacing. It publishes Tuesday, June  5th and you should definitely grab it if you can.

Thank you to Entangled Teen for sending me an advance reader's copy in exchange for my honest review.

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