My Rating ~ Five Stars
RELEASE DATE: 5 November 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen
No one can save her.
In order to protect Prince Lucien d’Malvane’s heart, Zera had to betray him. Now, he hates the sight of her. Trapped in Cavanos as a prisoner of the king, she awaits the inevitable moment her witch severs their magical connection and finally ends her life.
But fate isn’t ready to give her up just yet.
With freedom coming from the most unlikely of sources, Zera is given a second chance at life as a Heartless. But it comes with a terrible price. As the king mobilizes his army to march against the witches, Zera must tame an elusive and deadly valkerax trapped in the tunnels underneath the city if she wants to regain her humanity.
Winning over a bloodthirsty valkerax? Hard. Winning back her friends before war breaks out? A little harder.
But a Heartless winning back Prince Lucien’s heart?
The hardest thing she’s ever done.
Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of Find Me Their Bones in exchange for an honest review!
**As this review is for book 2 in the series, there may be spoilers for book 1, Bring Me Their Hearts, in this review!**
It’s not often that I enjoy a second book in a series even more than the first, but that was definitely the case with this one!
Find Me Their Bones takes up exactly where Bring Me Their Hearts left off on that shocking revelation. Now that the prince knows Zera is a Heartless and won’t speak to her, Zera finds herself in an even worse predicament than she was before. There is only one sliver of hope, if she can complete the task Princess Varia has set her, she just might finally get her heart back. Unfortunately, that task not only involves an impossible teaching assignment to a deadly creature, completing the task could set off a chain of events that might cause a terrible war.
Watching Zera try to juggle her feelings for Lucien, while attempting to keep him and everyone else on the fringes of her life, to make it easier to do what she needs to do to get her heart back, made for some tense and emotional moments. There were some fantastic new characters, particularly the Valkerax keeper, Yorl and the valkerax itself. I especially loved the moments between Zera and the valkerax, who was both an utterly terrifying creature and a creature suffering great physical and emotional pain. They both made such interesting morally grey characters, which are my favourite type of characters!
After the direction Varia’s character took and the incredible cliffhanger ending, I do hope there’s going to be another book!
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