The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson|Review

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“The rules of reason build towers that reach past the treetops. The rules of trust build towers that reach past the stars.” – Mary E. Pearson, The Heart of Betrayal

Synopsis: Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.

My Review:       5/5 stars

Well, where to begin?

First off I waited a whole year for the release of this book. A YEAR.

Then I read it in a few hours because it was INCREDIBLE. Sometimes the second book in a series can be disappointing, however in this case it was not. I found the Heart of Betrayal to be better than The Kiss of Deception. It was the perfect blend of romance and action and suspense! It had me on the edge of my seat PRAYING that things would go how I hoped.

Of course they didn’t, but its okay. It was all around an amazing high fantasy novel. Overall, if you have read The Kiss of Deception, I highly suggest you continue with the series, you will not be disappointed! I need the next book now please.


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