Review – Bring me their hearts by Sara Wolf

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November 25, 2018 by ceresbooksworld

 

Bring me their hearts by Sara Wolf

Book one in Bring me their hearts series

Publisher : Entangled Teen

Publication date : June 5th, 2018

Source : Hardcover

Rating : Evil Love

 

 

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.

Review

I don’t know how to express everything I felt about this book, but I loved it. It’s a tragic story but at the same time full of hope.

Zera lost her parents, she died but was “saved” by a witch, who keeps her heart very carefully. Witches have been hunted and eliminated since the war but they have a plan.

The latter consists in sending Zera to the prince so that she can take his hearts in exchange of her own. So Zera has to charm the prince, but she has no heart, so how is she going to do it?

If you want to know, read the book….

I loved Zera, she may be heartless but she has much more humanity than many people. I like the way she is, whether with strangers, with Nightsinger or even with the prince. I think she is a very intelligent young girl and I have a lot of compassion for her and what she has been through. I was so upset by the end and what it implies, it scares me for the future of some characters but I trust Zera.

In order to develop the witches’ plan, someone was needed to welcome Zera to the capital, the person chosen was Lady Y’Shennria, she lost her family in the war against witches and she was almost killed by a heartless. Despite everything, this woman does not think it’s normal for the population to live badly and would like the former Gods to return. So she will help the witches and train Zera to become a Lady. I might as well tell you that there’s work to be done, it’s not natural for Zera to be a Lady. Lady Y’Shennria’s character is important in the story, she’s frightened by Zera but nevertheless she will overcome her fears and open her soul.

Prince Lucien lost his sister, killed by a heartless man, so the king wants to find the culprit at all costs and he has given almost all power to Gavik. The latter is a horrible character I didn’t stop to think about.

Lucien is a stubborn prince, who doesn’t want to have to choose a woman for himself, who does not like the nobles of the court and who spends his time stealing them to help the poor who live in his father’s city. I had a little crush on Lucien, he’s adorable and despicable at times but I liked the moment when his shell gradually breaks towards Zera. She has charm but so does he. I was very sad for him in the end.

Malachite is Lucien’s bodyguard, he’s the only one who tells him what he thinks, who calls him Luc and who doesn’t hesitate to make thoughts or laugh at him. I love Malachite and when he is with Zera, I love him even more. They are both able to give each other a kick in the ass like no one else and tease the prince as much as possible. This puts a little lightness into the story, which is not bad since Zera’s goal was not to fall in love with the prince but to kill him.

I loved this story, there is action, funny moments, sad moments and the characters are not perfect but they have very logical reactions. And this end, are we talking about the end????? I want book two right now, I can’t wait, I want to know what will happen to the characters.

Sara Wolf has done a great job with Bring me their hearts and I congratulate her on it.

Quick word: A novel full of action and suspense to read absolutely.

Chronique

Je ne sais pas comment exprimer tout ce que j’ai ressenti pour ce livre, mais je l’ai adoré. C’est une histoire tragique mais en même temps pleine d’espoir.

Zera a perdu ses parents, elle est morte mais a été « sauvée » par une sorcière, qui garde son cœur bien précieusement. Les sorcières et sorciers sont chassés et éliminés depuis la guerre mais ils ont un plan.

Ce dernier consiste à envoyer Zera auprès du prince afin que cette dernière puisse récuperer son cœur. Zera a donc devoir charmer le prince, mais elle n’a pas de cœur alors comment va-t-elle faire ?

Si vous voulez savoir, lisez le livre…

J’ai adoré Zera, elle est peut être sans cœur mais elle a bien plus d’humanité que beaucoup de gens. J’aime sa façon d’être, que ce soit avec des inconnus, avec Nightsinger ou même avec le prince. Je trouve que c’est une jeune fille très intelligente et j’ai beaucoup de compassion pour elle et ce qu’elle a vécue. J’ai été tellement bouleversée par la fin et ce qu’elle implique, ça me fait un peur pour l’avenir de certains personnages mais j’ai confiance en Zera.

Afin de mettre le plan des sorcières au point, il fallait quelqu’un pour accueillir Zera dans la capitale, la personne choisie est Lady Y’Shennria, elle a perdu sa famille lors de la guerre contre les sorcières et elle a failli être tuée par un sans cœur. Malgré tout cette femme ne trouve pas normal que la population vive mal et aimerait un retour des anciens Dieux. Elle va donc aider les sorcières et former Zera à devenir une Lady. Autant vous dire qu’il y a du boulot, ce n’est pas naturel pour Zera d’être une Lady. Le personnage de Lady Y’Shennria est important dans l’histoire, elle est effrayée par Zera mais pourtant elle va surmonter ses peurs et ouvrir son âme.

Le prince Lucien a perdu sa sœur, tuée par un sans cœur, le roi veut donc à tout prix retrouver le coupable et il a donné presque tout pouvoir à Gavik. Ce dernier est un horrible personnage sur lequel je ne m’arrêtais pas.

Lucien est un prince borné, qui ne veut pas avoir à se choisir une femme, qui n’aime pas les nobles de la cour et qui passe son temps à les voler pour aider les pauvres qui peuplent la ville de son père. J’ai eu un petit coup de cœur pour Lucien, il est adorable et méprisable par moment mais j’ai aimé le moment où sa carapace se brise petit à petit vis-à-vis de Zera. Elle a du charme mais lui aussi.

Malachite est le garde du corps de Lucien, c’est le seul qui lui dit ce qu’il pense, qui l’appelle Luc et qui n’hésite pas à lui faire des réflexions ou à se moquer de lui. J’adore Malachite et lorsqu’il est en présence de Zera, je l’aime encore plus. Ils sont tous les deux capables de s’envoyer des vannes comme personne et de charrier le prince autant que possible. Cela met un peu de légèreté dans l’histoire, ce qui n’est pas plus mal puisque le but pour Zera n’est pas tombé amoureuse du prince mais de le tuer.

J’ai adoré cette histoire, il y a de l’action, des moments drôles, des moments tristes et les personnages ne sont pas parfait mais ils ont des réactions très logiques. Et cette fin, on en parle de la fin ???? je veux le tome 2 maintenant, je ne peux pas attendre, je veux savoir ce qu’il va arriver aux personnages.

Sara Wolf a réussi un coup de maître avec Bring me their hearts et je l’en félicite.

En bref : Un roman plein d’action et suspense à lire absolument.

About the author

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

Links

Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35144326-bring-me-their-hearts?ac=1&from_search=true

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Bring-Their-Hearts-Sara-Wolf/dp/1640631461/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542887091&sr=8-1&keywords=bring+me+their+hearts+sara+wolf

 

 

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