Title: Bring Me Their Hearts (#1)
Author: Sara Wolf
Published by: Entangled Teen
Released: arc from Publisher / Physical Copy from Library
Synopsis: 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.
Literally. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I received an e-arc of Bring Me Their Hearts from the publisher for honest review. Thanks so much to Entangled Teen for letting me give it a read.
This was so great! I really, really liked Bring Me Their Hearts. It had that magical, addictive quality to it that just pulled me into the story immediately.
I liked Zera. She was an interesting character. She's very sassy, almost too sassy at times. Her battle with her monster was pretty compelling.
I liked Lucien. He was great.
I liked Y'shrennria, especially with how her relationship grew with Zera. I liked everyone in Y'shrennria's household. I just like the little family they created.
I liked Malachite. He was cool.
I'm unsure about Fione. I feel like she has more simmering beneath the surface then she lets on. I'm almost suspicious of her, and I don't know why.
I enjoyed the world. It felt medieval, steampunk, and sort of spacey all at the same time. It was fun to read about.
The ending is brutal! It leaves on such a big cliffhanger. I'm glad I can go right to the next book so I can see what happens. I need to know how all of this resolves itself. Will Zera get her heart back?
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4.5/5
Everything I wanted!