Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf
Review: The idea for this novel was one that interested me enough to check it out from the library and quickly devour it and immediately need the next book in the series.
Zera, she’s funny in the best and darkest way, I also really loved that our main character was not stick thin and didn’t care that she wasn’t. I could not help but fall for her mouth and words first, but then I fell for Zera’s heart.
The hunger inside Zera or inner darkness/monster reminds me of AIDAN from the Illumanea files series. Although it’s not the same as the clinical-ness and insane as him, but still a faceless and dark second party intent on vicious murder. Which in turn is entirely fascinating, and has you wanting to know more about what it really is and why it’s the way it is.
There was romance, I was a little surprised by it. Although, I could tell it was supposed to be one of the main focuses of the novel, but it’s not and doesn’t pull focus all that much. But, the guy it’s suppose to be with is an interesting character in himself and has me looking forward to more of him in the following book. Though, I do have to say I didn’t find him all that swoon-y.
Is this the part where we all start stripping wantonly? Malachite asks, utterly unaffected by the the smell. Because that’s really the only reason I’m here.
Why can’t I just be the monster? BeCausE it hUrts, the hunger screams.
If you fear the past, it becomes your future, V’shennria says finally. You’re locked in the past, eternally, by your fear. There’s no way to escape it.
A heartless only ever burns for one thing-their own heart. And those who burn don’t easily blind.
Would I? Reread? Maybe. Read more of the series? Yes. Recommend to others? Yes.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Hardcover, 370 pages.
Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Magic. Mature Themes.
Published June 5th 2018 by Entangled: Teen.
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.
-Summary from GoodReads.com