Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where Is Your Bookmark? (A Peek Into Bring Me Their Hearts)

I just finished reading my June TBR List winner, Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf, and thought I would share a a bit with you today.

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
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. [Goodreads Summary]
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
King Sref of Cavanos watches me with the deadened eyes of a raven circling a corpse--patient, waiting to devour me the second I let my guard down. I briefly debate telling him humans don't taste all that good, until I remember normal girls don't eat people. Or fake their way into royal courts.
My thoughts: In this opening paragraph, the reader gets a taste for our main character's wit, and to wonder about the king and just what kind of danger Zera will find in the court. It was enough to keep me reading.


A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
The prince studies me, or rather, my mask. My eyes behind the mask. It feels as if he's trying to peel away the layers of my defenses, my secrets, like a bird of prey peeling back skin and muscle from a kill. [56%]
My thoughts: There are a lot of references to birds in this novel, I have noticed. I like this particular scene in which Zera and the prince are getting to know each other better, both through verbal barbs and perhaps opening up a little more.

And another teaser because I can't help myself:
"I'm not used to dueling girls, milady," the twin sneers. 
"I assure you, it's no different than fighting a man," I say, and launch an immediate strike to his left flank.  [70%]

What do you think? Does this sound like something you would be interested in reading? 


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46 comments:

  1. Actually, I would be interested in read this book. It sounds interesting, because it seems like there's a lot at stake for the characters.

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    1. Breana - I enjoyed it. And yes, there was quite a lot at stake for all the characters. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The cover isn't really my thing but the blurb and the quotes sound amazing! Can't wait for your review!

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    1. Eustacia - I do not know if you would enjoy this one--young adult fantasy romance, but I liked it quite a bit. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Interesting blurbs! I like the occasional fantasy and this one sounds like fun. I enjoy a plot featuring a strong female warrior. Did you finish it already? Was it a good read?

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    1. Rita - I really enjoyed this one. Zera is a strong female lead and there are other strong women in this one to support her, which I liked as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I love the sound of this. It's already on my TBR and I can't wait to read it! Happy Friday! Here's my Friday56: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/the-friday-56-taboo-for-you-by-anyta-sunday

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    1. Kayleigh - I look forward to reading your thoughts on this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sounds fabulous, a lot going on. Got to love that cover, too!

    Here is mine this week: http://bit.ly/Fri56Tooth

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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    1. Sassy - yes, this was a busy book--but very entertaining. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Not my usual read, but the excerpts are intriguing...and so is that cover. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SURPRISE ME”

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    1. Laurel-Rain - The cover caught my eye. :-) I hope you are enjoying Kinsella's book. I enjoy her writing. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. The opening paragraph certainly caught my attention! I would definitely read this.

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    1. Jenclair - It caught mine too! If you do read this, I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I'm super curious to see what you think of this one! The cover is so eye catching but it's pretty different from my usual reading. I do like the teasers.

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    1. Katherine - This was a fun, tense read! Thank you for stopping by, Katherine!

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  9. This does sound good. I've been taking a break from fantasy lately but this tempts me to read some again. This week I have a book that has been on TBR mountain way too long - A Rumor of Bones by Beverly Connor. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - It had been awhile since I had read a YA fantasy novel, and this one hit the spot. Sometimes we need breaks from certain genres to avoid burn out--or because of it. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. The synopsis didn't look like a book that would appeal to me, but that opening paragraph is fab! So much evocative detail in relatively few words.

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    1. Stephanie Jane - This book likely won't be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I really enjoyed Bring Me Their Hearts! And I agree that the beginning really sets you up for the sarcastic and sassy character you see in Zera.

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    1. Sara - I do hate cliffhangers though . . . Especially when I'm enjoying a book. LOL I enjoyed this one as well. And you're right about the smirk on the face of the girl on the cover. That is so Zera! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I recently added this one to my GR list. It sounds great! Happy weekend!

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    1. Freda - I hope you enjoy it if you read it. I enjoyed it. And Sara did too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Ooh I like that last one especially- sounds fun! :)

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    1. Greg - I had to share that one too. It gives a more full picture of Zera. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I've seen this around a bit and am definitely drawn to it. Love the excerpt. Happy weekend!

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    1. Alicia - I couldn't resist this one. It turned out to be a fun read. I hope you enjoy it if you read it. Thanks for visiting, Alicia!

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  15. This seems an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Nicki - It was a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I'm not usually drawn to this genre, but this does sound like a good story.

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    1. Catherine - Definitely not for everyone, but I did enjoy it. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. This book is on my wishlist. It sounds so awesome and those snippets have made me want to read it even more! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Ashley - I hope you get a chance to read it and love it. Thanks for visiting, Ashley!

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  18. I've seen this one around the blogosphere and it's definitely got me curious... you're post has only made that worse! I guess that's a good thing, right? I'm sure I'll be reading this one in the future. Thanks for sharing this one! I'm happy I stumbled across your blog. <3

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Lindsi - I hope you enjoy Bring Me Their Hearts if you read it!

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  19. It does sound like a good book. I wonder about the bird thing though... does she have other books, and does she make a lot of reference to birds in them as well?

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    1. Brooke - That's a good question. Does she use birds or bird-like qualities a lot in her books, or is it just this one?

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  20. I've had my eye on this book for a few weeks now. It really does sound good so I can't wait to read your review for it.

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    1. Suzanne - I do recommend it if you get a chance to read it!

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  21. I can't wait to get to this book. The publisher sent it to me unsolicited and it sounds great but I haven't been able to work it in quite yet. Love the teasers you shared :)

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    1. Carole - I need to polish off my review and post it. I did enjoy it though!

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  22. Oh, WOW!! This sounds absolutely TERRIFIC!! Those quotes!! It's very obvious that Zera is the Queen of Snark! Lol. Just the type of female protagonist I LOVE to encounter in books! So I'm adding this one to my Goodreads shelves, right along with "It Takes a Witch" and "Bayou Moon"!!

    Thanks for sharing!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - I think you might like this one if you read it. I enjoyed it. I just wish there wasn't a cliffhanger . . . So, maybe wait for the next book! Haha

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