Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Bring Me Their Hearts
Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Bring Me Their Hearts #1
Genre: M/F YA Fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: June 5th, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, 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 Zera’s 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.
Bring Me Their Hearts is a unique, young adult fantasy set in a magical world with witches and monsters and other creatures. Zera is a Heartless monster forced to do the bidding of a witch named Nightsinger. There’s a war coming and the witches are ready to be on the right side of that war. The plan is for Zera to take the heart of Prince Lucien and in return, Nightsinger will return Zera’s heart back to her chest. Of course, things aren’t exactly as they seem and nothing goes as planned.
Overall, I did enjoy this story.
In the beginning, it was a very slow start with a lot of information dumping that caused me to really struggle to get into the story. We get a lot of backstory on Zera and the world, and I would have rather all that info be dispersed in bits throughout the story.
It took until about 50% into the book for it to finally get interesting, then I couldn’t put it down. I loved the snark and banter between Zera and Lucien. Plus, I really wanted to know what was really going on with Lucien??? We know Zera’s secrets, I was dreading for those to be found out, but I really want to know all of Lucien’s secrets!!
Then there is the cliffhanger! I actually thought this was a standalone book when I started since I received and read the ARC before the book release. Nope, it ends on a huge cliffhanger! I’m not talking about the lead into the next part of the plot arc either. Not a single thing gets answered or resolved at the end.
Now, I need to read the next book when it comes out because I’m still curious.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*