Thursday, June 11, 2015

But Really...You Still Have No Idea Round 2






Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 492
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Source: Bought
Goodreads
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Goodreads Description

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.


WHEN I First Read
March 2014

WHAT I Remember
The most unique twist on a plot I have ever read. How Pearson introduces her male characters is something that is so incredibly special and cool that I was just blown away by it's brilliance. I ALSO remember a badass heroine who takes life by the reins and takes charge of her own destiny. I remember swooning. And I remember an epic ending.

WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
I got an ARC of Heart of Betrayal and of all the books to re-read, I knew this was a book that reading a second time knowing what happens will change the way you see it. If you've read this book you know what I'm talking about because of how it's written.

HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
Freaking. Loved. It. I knew Lia was a badass but this second time around I really could see how fierce she is. She doesn't take shit and really knows how to hold her own. I also wasn't able to fully appreciate the swoons the first time around because I DIDN'T KNOW who or if I should be swooning at all!! It was so incredible to be able to fully immerse myself in the characters and faint over all the swoons. The characters are so complex that getting in their head again knowing where they all end up was something I really loved and appreciated and prepped me for HoB.

WOULD You Re-Read Again?
Hell to the yes. I love these characters. I love their emotions. I love Lia and how kickass and strong and smart she is. This did not disappoint and I know I'll re-read again before the final book comes out.


1 comment:

  1. I'm going to be rereading this one soon in preparation for The Heart of Betrayal, and I'm actually excited! I'm hoping that I like it more the second time around, and I can't wait to see what happens next :)

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