Bring Me Their Hearts
By: Sara Wolf
Overall Rating: ★★★
Zera gets her heart taken away by a witch, which turns her into a Heartless. In order to get her heart back she needs to charm the prince with her humor and wit…so she can take his heart and turn him into a Heartless. Sparks fly, chaos ensues, enemies are made, and so on.
(Most Of) The Characters
Zera is FULL of sarcasm and her tasteless jokes and overdramatic antics are to die for. Sure, she might be a little crazy after being stabbed to undeath a handful of times, but she’s trying and that’s what counts.
Prince Lucien, AKA my future husband, is bitter, snappy, sarcastic and also an adorable teddy bear and I need him in my life. I can’t wait to see more of him in book two.
Malachite is the best friend I wish I had. He’s loyal, funny, and can see in the dark. He’s also a badass fighter, so protection for earlier mentioned book babe Lucien is covered.
There’s an Old God, a New God, an important old “Tree”, some crazy creatures the witches accidentally created with their “overflowing power” and a plot-twist about the ruling family’s lineage that should make things a lot more interesting. I love in-depth world building and I hope I get more of this Witch War!
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. Seriously, the only reason I didn’t rate this four stars is because of the last chapter. Not one thing was resolved by the last page. Was the archduke ever actually evil? Who really wants this war to happen? Why do the witches actually need Prince Lucien’s heart? What is going on with Fione – is she evil or not? And HOW IS THAT CHARACTER EVEN ALIVE? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a good cliffhanger, but at least give me some type or resolution. You can’t leave everything open-ended, it isn’t healthy.
I appreciate a great villain but this book didn’t really seem to have one. The Archduke was the implied, always present “evil” but he was in a total of like 4 scenes. He didn’t thwart anyone’s plans, he didn’t kill anyone I was truly invested in, he didn’t really do anything.
The Ugly Truth
For all the minor upsets this book held for me, I still really enjoyed it. The characters made up for a lot of the disappointments and I didn’t really have anything bad to say until the ending! I really can’t wait to read the second book for two reasons: my need to know everything outweighs all other things and PRINCE LUCIEN NEEDS TO LIVE.
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