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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 o 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.


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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 o 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.

30 review for Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katerina

    Here, Sara, take my heart, it's yours. Rips her heart out, gives it to the author, dies. Her ghost now returns to write this review and haunt Sara until the second instalment is out. Sometimes you see a book, drool over the cover read the premise and know, in your blood and your bones, that you are going to love it. That you'll lose yourself in its pages, see what the characters see and feel what they feel, and that you won't rest until you savor the last sentence. That's the case with Bring Me T Here, Sara, take my heart, it's yours. Rips her heart out, gives it to the author, dies. Her ghost now returns to write this review and haunt Sara until the second instalment is out. Sometimes you see a book, drool over the cover read the premise and know, in your blood and your bones, that you are going to love it. That you'll lose yourself in its pages, see what the characters see and feel what they feel, and that you won't rest until you savor the last sentence. That's the case with Bring Me Their Hearts. “I simply want your heart, my prince.” Zera is a Heartless. The second Heartless to witch Nightsinger, a servant and a soldier meant to obey her master's commands while her heart remains locked in a magical jar. She is overcome with an insatiable hunger for blood, flesh, warm organs and pain, a hunger that whispers of her terrible deeds and beckons her to give in to the darkness. Every day, she begs Nightsinger to give her back her heart. And Nightsinger finally relents, on one condition; Zera must infiltrate the court of the kingdom of Cavanos as a potential bride to Crown Prince Lucien d'Malvane and steal his heart. Literally. There is a war brewing between the worshippers of the Old God and the New, and the witches believe that Lucien is the key to avoid it. With a fallen noble as her guide, Zera learns the ways of nobility and finds herself among backstabbings, feuds and hidden agendas. Between trying to stay inconspicuous and seduce the prince in order to achieve her purposes, Zera discovers a connection with the humanity she thought was lost, and comes to care about people that should only be means to an end. But the dangerous game she plays can only have one outcome: either Lucien loses his heart, or she does. “I am no flower to be ravaged at your whim, angry wolf - I am your hunter, bow cocked and ready. I am a Heartless, one of the creatures your people fled from in terror thirty years ago. If you were smart, you'd start running, too.” Bring Me Their Hearts is a luscious tale of court intrigue, magic and bloodshed, with a dash of sass and a sprinkle of darkness. It's one of those rare stories where the gallant prince does not save the damsel from the monster. In fact, the damsel is the monster, with claws and sharp teeth and murder in her hands, and a gnawing, relentless hunger to feast on blood. But the girl within keeps fighting the monster, with small and big acts of defiance, until her hope is torn and shredded, until her unheart cannot bear the absense of all those things that make a human, well, human. Zera is a villain, the instrument of death and destruction, and that's a refreshing change from all those special snowflakes that dominate YA fantasy. But there is also goodness in her, a desire to aid the helpless and defenseless, and that makes her mental turmoil all more excruciating. There is a constant battle inside of her, and Sara Wolf does a marverlous job describing it. Even when her inner monologues seem long and stretched, even when she can't tame the hunger and thoughts of deliciously ravaged bodies tempt her, even when the monster prevails, Zera's narration is unique, laced with sarcasm, dark humor and want, for something better and brighter. “What's worse, Reginall - to be a monster, or to make monsters?” In Bring Me Their Hearts, Sara Wolf crafted a lush, intricate world with sumptuous history and lore; the various races, the religion conflicts, the war and its wounds, the etiquette and the customs enriched the story and opened a portal to compelling yet terrifying fantasy land. With magic sparkling in your fingers and liquor running in your veins, between banquets, balls and nightly escapades, witch purges and illicit meetings, you got to know the city of Vetris, its hypocrisy and its beauty, and you reveled in the court of lies and deceit. The plot was heavy on schemes and rivalries, the secrets of the royal family many, the hatred and the fear palpable, and while Zera tried to navigate herself in her make-believe new life, you followed her in stupor, unable to stand back and distance yourself. Zera was a snarky character, with a smart mouth and a tendency to say inappropriate things that somehow caught the attention of his royal highness, prince Lucien. The chemistry between them was a living being from the very start, with barbs and banters ignating the fire that threatened to consume them. I basked in the delicious tension and the witty comebacks, the stolen touches and the burning gazes, and I prayed for an outcome that would spare Lucien's life and give them a chance to be together. Lucien was a well-portayed, multi-layered character, and so was lady Y'shennria. Both of them awakened in Zera different emotions and needs, and witnessing the hunger whispering to her that she was unworthy of them was heartaching. And so was the ending that made me gasp in shock. Bring Me Their Hearts is a delightfully savage, spellbinding tale laden with deceit, sass and magic that will leave its bloody imprint in your (un)heart! *ARC generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Note: The quotes used in this review are from an uncorrected text and subject to changes. Review also posted on BookNest!

  2. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    This was an absolute delightful bucket of sass, witches and stabbing. And a few bloody tears and fantastic dresses along the way. Honestly it's just so much fun. And while I thought this was a standalone going in lmao no the ending basically pets you on the shoulder and then throws your feels off a cliff. So #nice. I'll just be sitting here on a tree stump crying for book 2. + So it's a bit like part twisted-fairy-tale and part your classic fantasy romp. You know how in all the old fairy tales th This was an absolute delightful bucket of sass, witches and stabbing. And a few bloody tears and fantastic dresses along the way. Honestly it's just so much fun. And while I thought this was a standalone going in lmao no the ending basically pets you on the shoulder and then throws your feels off a cliff. So #nice. I'll just be sitting here on a tree stump crying for book 2. + So it's a bit like part twisted-fairy-tale and part your classic fantasy romp. You know how in all the old fairy tales the Evil Queen is like "BRING ME HER HEART" although 1/10 very unclear what she wants to do with it. Eat it maybe??? Idk. Evil queens are very extra. So this book reminds me of that premise a lot! But here we have Heartless, who are basically body guards to witches. The witches cut out random people's hearts and put them in enchanted jars (nice) and then the Heartless chaps must do whatever the witches decree. PLUS the Heartless can only eat raw flesh and they have a psychotic Hunger voice inside them telling them to rip up everyone and eat them. So it's like zombies but fairy tales but awesome. + I think the standout for me was how downright HILARIOUS it is! I reeeally like to laugh and there were just so many good lines! Zera is so so sassy. It's her coping mechanism, but she honestly just can't help herself. If someone opens their mouth -- BOOM. Zera has a witty comeback. + Plus I found Zera so refreshing! She's not a fan of being a zombie-witch-body-guard and her #1 goal is to get her heart back (even if that means STABBING THE PRINCE) but she's delightfully witty and also relatable. + I mean the characters were just prancing all over the page being amazing.I looooved them. There's: • strong female friendships • a really sassy bodyguard • a female-to-female mentor relationship which was soooo good • Prince Lucien being a snob but with a secret heart of gold™ Everyone was complex and dynamic and when the Squad™ got together to get things done, it was FAB. I loved Zera, Lucien, Fione, and Malachite all snarking their way through espionage to save the world. + And the world building!! It actually has it!! From actually building a complex and intriguing court to fleshing out the world with past wars and religions and usurpers in the politic realm?! I was really happy! Yay backstabbing and world building! + The plot was the only thing I found a little lacking. But I mean, I loved the characters and was totally entertained so ?!? I will survive??? But I'd read one of the plot twists in The Orphan Queen. So it was kind of like: "WHOOMP CALLED IT" way too early. And then it's always obvious that when the assassin goes to kill the prince...of cooooourse she's going to fall for him. That's the POINT. But. I mean. It felt a bit safe and predictable. And a little long tbh...but I have such a bad attention span these days. The only thing I don't get distracted from is lunch. What can I say. All and all?! THIS WAS FUN. It was witty and sharp and backed by an interesting and powerful world. It discusses monsters and what it means to be one! Also I loved the emphasis on girls + with knives + who love pretty dresses. It wasn't a totally equal society, BUT it was full of powerful women and they weren't demeaned at every opportunity. Girls HAD SWORDS and didn't scorn femininity at. all and this is heckin' what I'm here for in epic fantasy. "You've stolen from nobles?" "'Stolen' is such an ugly word." I wrinkle my nose. "I prefer 'long-term-donation.'" "Where's your corset?" "I tried it on," I assure her. "Five minutes of not being able to breathe was enough, thank you." "It's the fashion," she insists. "From Helkyris." "Well now it's the fashion from Helkyris that's in the garbage can." "You think so highly of yourself." "If I do'nt, who will?" (quotes are from the ARC and might change!)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ishmeen

    Don’t y’all just love it when an anticipating release blows you away?? I don’t even know what kind of expectations I had but this story skyrocketed past all of them!! It even gave me a new favourite MC you guys I LOVE HER . This chick has such a unique personality, it was such a nice change from the classic YA damsel in distress heroine - Zera is sarcastic af and I love her ability to make light of such dark situations lmao can she teach me her witty ways please?? AND she’s badass from the sta Don’t y’all just love it when an anticipating release blows you away?? I don’t even know what kind of expectations I had but this story skyrocketed past all of them!! It even gave me a new favourite MC you guys I LOVE HER . This chick has such a unique personality, it was such a nice change from the classic YA damsel in distress heroine - Zera is sarcastic af and I love her ability to make light of such dark situations lmao can she teach me her witty ways please?? AND she’s badass from the start which is always a bonus. I also loved that fact that there was no insta love!! It’s a hate to love relationship but rather than being insta-lust so “I hate you but I also want to kiss you” it’s more like “I have never met anyone like you and you annoy me but I also think I might be falling for you” kind of relationship if that makes any sense 😂 These two are literally going at each other’s throats and its so entertaining and combined with a slow burn it left me super satisfied 😌 But obviously authors don’t like to keep readers satisfied for too long so our hearts have to get crushed and tortured eventually 🙃 I would say the story was a biiiit dragged in the second half with some repetition but regardless I wasn’t bored in the least. I love the relationships in this story and the side characters were so well developed as well!! Honestly this book just shook me-not even took lmao- by surprise and I’m definitely adding it to my favourites list ❤️ Special thanks to the publishers for providing me an ARC via netgalley

  4. 4 out of 5

    Candace Robinson

    The majority of new fantasy books lately have been boring me to tears. Too much time describing pointless things and no real characters! I was automatically drawn into the cover and blurb here, so I hoped it wouldn’t fall into that same endless loophole I’ve been stuck in! And I’ll have to say, this book was so much fun! Finally, interesting characters! I loved Zera’s snarkiness and the constant battle she had with her inner monster. Loved Lucien! The romance is an incredible slow and beautiful b The majority of new fantasy books lately have been boring me to tears. Too much time describing pointless things and no real characters! I was automatically drawn into the cover and blurb here, so I hoped it wouldn’t fall into that same endless loophole I’ve been stuck in! And I’ll have to say, this book was so much fun! Finally, interesting characters! I loved Zera’s snarkiness and the constant battle she had with her inner monster. Loved Lucien! The romance is an incredible slow and beautiful burn, because Zera is on a mission to take Lucien’s heart, literally. The action was great with addicting writing! And that ending! Bring me book 2! I’m all for stealing some hearts!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf is a young adult fantasy read that from the moment I saw the cover I began a stalking campaign to get my hands on this book. Thankfully this one turned into one of the times that the story lives up to the beautiful cover and I didn't regret my obsession with getting a copy. What Sara Wolf has done with this story is taken a new twist on a zombie like character. Zera is what is known as a Heartless.  When Zera's family was killed by Heartless a witch, Nightsinger Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf is a young adult fantasy read that from the moment I saw the cover I began a stalking campaign to get my hands on this book. Thankfully this one turned into one of the times that the story lives up to the beautiful cover and I didn't regret my obsession with getting a copy. What Sara Wolf has done with this story is taken a new twist on a zombie like character. Zera is what is known as a Heartless.  When Zera's family was killed by Heartless a witch, Nightsinger, decided to spare Zera by making her into a Heartless instead of letting her die by taking her heart and with it she has control of Zera. A Heartless though is very zombie like in the urge to murder and their need for raw meat but still looking human and hanging onto a thread of her humanity Zera wants nothing more than her heart back and to be human again. When Nightsinger is approached to allow the use of Zera to infiltrate and get close to Crown Prince Lucien d'Malvane Nightsinger makes Zera an offer she can't refuse. If Zera can attempt to pass as human and win the Prince's heart to allow Nightsinger to take his heart she will trade it for Zera's own and grant her freedom and her life back. Battling the monster inside of her Zera vows to bring Nightsinger the Prince but if she fails Nightsinger will crush her own heart. It didn't take long when starting to read this one to know I was really going to like Zera with her snarky comebacks showing her strong will even being a zombie like creature. And while the story with the Prince didn't give off a lot of surprises I did think though that the secondary characters and the relationships were a winner too. The story did have a bit of a slow pace to it and perhaps could have used a bit more action with the length but it still kept my attention all the way to the surprise cliffhanger ending. I'll definitely be looking forward to the next installment of this story to see where the author takes the characters next. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest DNF @ 50% When I was in high school, I was really into Inuyasha - to the point where I would actually seek out fanfiction for it, because the manga was not enough and I wasn't really allowed to watch that much TV growing up. One of my favorite characters in the series (apart from Seshoumaru and Naraku, because villains) was the witch, Kagura, who was a servant of Naraku and rode around on a giant feather. She hated Naraku, but he had her ac Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest DNF @ 50% When I was in high school, I was really into Inuyasha - to the point where I would actually seek out fanfiction for it, because the manga was not enough and I wasn't really allowed to watch that much TV growing up. One of my favorite characters in the series (apart from Seshoumaru and Naraku, because villains) was the witch, Kagura, who was a servant of Naraku and rode around on a giant feather. She hated Naraku, but he had her actual heart removed from her body which put her under his control, so even though she despised him, she was tied to him until he freed her. When I heard the summary of BRING ME THEIR HEARTS, it sounded so much like Kagura from Inuyasha that I was excited. Zera's entire family was murdered by bandits, but she was saved from the same fate by a witch named Nightsinger who also removed Zera's heart and keeps it in a jar while Zera serves her. Zera's latest task is to steal a Prince's heart because... I forget the reasons. There were several - magic, the prince's family is about to rekindle a war against the witches, for funsies. So Zera signs up to be a bachelorette in his bride lottery, and here I started to side-eye the book, because it was starting to sound more like THE SELECTION, which I personally couldn't stand. Of course the prince is intrigued by Zera because she's a jerk who always speaks her mind. I could probably force myself to finish BRING ME THEIR HEARTS if I was at all invested in the storyline, but I'm not. This is just more stock fantasy fare with a bad romance, being packaged as a "breathless, heart-pounding fantasy" (have you noticed that the people who write the blurbs for these types of books seem to have a very limited vocabulary?). Zera is one of those heroines who is just sarcastic all the time, in a way that isn't funny, but just makes her seem stupid and petty. She also slut-shames the other girls, even though she's in the same boat and probably worse of a person than they are (after all, they just want to get married - she wants to commit murder). No, thanks. Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy! 1 to 1.5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Khadidja

    THIS IS SOO GOOD OMG I LOVE IT I WOULD DIE FOR THE ZERA IM CRYING GIVE ME THE SECOND BOOK nfhfjfjd i guess the end was the huge plot twist of this book BUT being the smartass i am *le flip hair* saw it coming. So yeah, kids. Being smart does have its inconveniences.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura Thalassa

    "I haven't seen more than the prince's booted toes, and I already know he's useless." 😂😂😂 Love Sara Wolf's writing. Also, blood-hungry main characters are so my jam.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Higgins

    OMG. Listen. I don't BS when it comes to books/reviews. I say what I like, and I loved this book HARD. I also rarely read sequels these days - there are just so many series and so little time - but I need book 2 for this one. And I need to meet this fellow author. So, so good, you guys.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always

    TBH, I thought I'd DNFed this one, until I checked my Kindle app and saw that I did, in fact, reach the 100% mark. That's how much this book annoyed me. It was just your typical YA fantasy--and tried too hard to be that, if you ask me. The heroine Zera constantly made these not-really-funny side comments and comebacks that did NOT appeal to me. And why does the voice of the "hunger" have to be WriTtEn liKE tHiS?! IS IT A MEME!? So yeah, the writing and characterization obviously didn't do anythin TBH, I thought I'd DNFed this one, until I checked my Kindle app and saw that I did, in fact, reach the 100% mark. That's how much this book annoyed me. It was just your typical YA fantasy--and tried too hard to be that, if you ask me. The heroine Zera constantly made these not-really-funny side comments and comebacks that did NOT appeal to me. And why does the voice of the "hunger" have to be WriTtEn liKE tHiS?! IS IT A MEME!? So yeah, the writing and characterization obviously didn't do anything for me. That's not all! I also really disliked the hero and the romance. Lucien was, again, your typical YA douche, and their romance happened in a span of two weeks. Was it attraction/spark at first sight? I can't even remember. But I do remember cringing every time they interacted. Whoops. Anyway, the concept was fine, and I did appreciate the effort. I can also see that this is a book other people seem to love--maybe the humor really just isn't my style. -- More reviews and bookish madness: Book Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin'

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rachel E. Carter

    HOLY HELL, THIS BOOK WAS GLORIOUS. Everything I wanted in a YA fantasy. Now I'm just depressed I have to wait for the rest of the series (I thought it was a standalone when I picked it up), but even so, the wait will totally be worth it. I DNF'd one of this author's contemporary romances and now I think I should go back and give the book another shot in case I was just in the wrong mindset to give it a fair chance, but in any case Sara is now an autobuy for me for any of her upcoming YA fantasie HOLY HELL, THIS BOOK WAS GLORIOUS. Everything I wanted in a YA fantasy. Now I'm just depressed I have to wait for the rest of the series (I thought it was a standalone when I picked it up), but even so, the wait will totally be worth it. I DNF'd one of this author's contemporary romances and now I think I should go back and give the book another shot in case I was just in the wrong mindset to give it a fair chance, but in any case Sara is now an autobuy for me for any of her upcoming YA fantasies because this book was absolutely amazing in so many ways.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline

    Video Review: https://youtu.be/BlEkUIO3WCM THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING. It was so refreshing to read something that had me this excited to see what was going to happen next. Although I didn’t love Sara Wolf’s contemporary, this blew me out of the water. From the fantastical elements, to the characters, to the characters that stole my heart; I throughly enjoyed seeing what was going to happen next. I was completely hooked. I have so much to say that I can’t wait to discuss in my book review! One of my Video Review: https://youtu.be/BlEkUIO3WCM THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING. It was so refreshing to read something that had me this excited to see what was going to happen next. Although I didn’t love Sara Wolf’s contemporary, this blew me out of the water. From the fantastical elements, to the characters, to the characters that stole my heart; I throughly enjoyed seeing what was going to happen next. I was completely hooked. I have so much to say that I can’t wait to discuss in my book review! One of my favorite books I’ve not only read in a long time but my one of my favorite books I have read this year. Wow. *Was sent an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

  13. 4 out of 5

    Fables&Wren

    UmMmMmMmMmMmMmMm..... has anyone read that blurb because it sounds like something out f a fairytale and I’m talking like Grimm Fairytales where everyone dies and no one ends up happy. Where do I sign up?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)

    “Fate has never once shied away from the opportunity to take a massive shit on my life.” #poetry This book was such a surprise. I had zero expectations but as soon as I started reading I knew this was going to be a good one. I think the most amazing part of the book is the protagonist, Zera. She's a heartless, her heart is literally in a jar. She was 'saved' by a witch, Nightsinger, when she was on the brink of death but not having a heart means having to eat raw meat in order to remain sane, obey “Fate has never once shied away from the opportunity to take a massive shit on my life.” #poetry This book was such a surprise. I had zero expectations but as soon as I started reading I knew this was going to be a good one. I think the most amazing part of the book is the protagonist, Zera. She's a heartless, her heart is literally in a jar. She was 'saved' by a witch, Nightsinger, when she was on the brink of death but not having a heart means having to eat raw meat in order to remain sane, obey your witch and being unable to more too far from Nightsinger. She's also physically strong and heals really fast. But, most importantly, she's funny af. She has so many hilarious one liners, I love her. Another plus is that even if the book is indeed set in a royal court where there are the typical balls and over the top dresses, the story is never boring or cliché. That may be because Zera is a unique character so seeing her struggle with her goals and quest for her lost humanity kept me glued to the book. I really enjoyed Lucien and Malachite's characters, too, and the motherly relationship between Zera and lady Y'shennia, who works to overcome her (well founded) prejudices on heartless people. I didn't give this five stars because some plot twists were a bit predictable and I felt like the story lacked a really good villain. I mean, Zera herself could be considered the villain of the story but at the same time she's really not, more like an anti heroine.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    OMG, this was amazing!!! *Review to Come*

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina The Trash Queen

    “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.” DAMN! I want and need this one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Zera Y'shennrias eligible maiden from old money. Her family still worship the old gods and the noble people have turned their back on them. This is Zera's cover story. She has a mission, one goal to steal the Prince's heart. How romantic! No wait I mean actually steal his heart. Prince Lucien d'Malvane, Archduke of Tollmount-Kilstead, fireborn, the Black Eagle. A prince with too many names but the most important one is the secret one. He has had numerous spring bride offerings but Prince Lucien' Zera Y'shennrias eligible maiden from old money. Her family still worship the old gods and the noble people have turned their back on them. This is Zera's cover story. She has a mission, one goal to steal the Prince's heart. How romantic! No wait I mean actually steal his heart. Prince Lucien d'Malvane, Archduke of Tollmount-Kilstead, fireborn, the Black Eagle. A prince with too many names but the most important one is the secret one. He has had numerous spring bride offerings but Prince Lucien's heart is cold. His love is hidden. Zera is a Heartless. She protects her witch with the price of her heart. Nightsinger has 3 heartless and Strikes a bargain with Zera for her freedom. Bring the Prince's heart and in exchange, they will have their freedom. Zera wants her heart back more than anything. A heartless is a human without a heart. They have a monster inside them. The monster wants destruction and is settled with raw meat. The heartless have a half-life. They cannot wander far from their witch. They still have interests and dreams but the hunger is always there. There is a war brewing between the witches and humans. The witches want to try and prevent the war but some humans want it. The goal of Nightsinger is to prevent a war. She isn't a bad person she is just trying to survive. Excellent storyline with some loveable characters. The prince is very swoon worthy and Zera is a strong beautiful leading lady. Lady Y'shennria, Zera's "aunt" is one of my favourite characters but everyone has a background story. Everyone is well developed and loveable in their own way. This book is so much more than I expected. It's the first in a trilogy of books and I'm already desperate for the next instalment. Bring me their hearts is enough to quench the monster but will leave you wanting more. 5+ stars out of 5. This is going on my favourite bookshelf. Loved it. I have only scratched the surface of telling you what this book is about. I didn't want to spoil anything. Happy reading. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Yesy (The Book Vagrant)

    WHAT???????????????????????? ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME??????? WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW IS BOOK 2????? BECAUSE I NEED ANSWERS!!!! PS: I'M GONNA NEED ALL OF YOU TO READ THIS SO YOU CAN SUFFER WITH ME PLEASE

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/03/... Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf was so much fun—much more fun than its grisly premise would lead you to believe. The book stars Zera, who was murdered in a brutal bandit attack when she was just sixteen years old, but was then “saved” when the witch Nightsinger resurrected her by carving out her heart, keeping the organ safe in a magical jar. Now Zera has become a Heartless—immortal, un-ageing, and unkillable by any e 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/03/... Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf was so much fun—much more fun than its grisly premise would lead you to believe. The book stars Zera, who was murdered in a brutal bandit attack when she was just sixteen years old, but was then “saved” when the witch Nightsinger resurrected her by carving out her heart, keeping the organ safe in a magical jar. Now Zera has become a Heartless—immortal, un-ageing, and unkillable by any earthly means, but this all comes at a very steep price. She is forever bound to serve Nightsinger, and to prevent herself from transforming into a mindless ravening monster, Zera must consume raw meat regularly to stave off the hunger. For three long years, Zera has dreamed of becoming human again, which would only happen if Nightsinger gave her back her heart. But now, the witch would give her that very chance to earn back her humanity—with the stipulations being high-risk and dangerous, of course. Another Sunless War is threatening to break out, and in order to stop it from happening, the witches need a hostage they can control completely. Crown Prince Lucien would make the perfect target—but only if he can be turned Heartless. To lure him into the witches’ trap, Zera has been tasked to pose as a potential bride at the next Spring Welcoming, where she will mingle at the court, ingratiate herself with the other nobles, and attempt to steal Lucien’s heart—literally. Without a doubt, what made this book such a delightfully entertaining read was its main character. Zera is always quick on her feet with a wisecrack retort, but she does it in such an easy and charming way that it’s hard not to like her immediately, especially when most of the victims of her sharp tongue deserve it. I can’t remember the last time I’ve cheered so hard for a protagonist, watching her take the royal court by storm and catching everyone there unawares. But Zera is also more than just a smart mouth and a sassy attitude; deep down she is also wrestling with a past filled with darkness and guilt. In fact, as time goes on, we find out that most of the time her flippancy is her response to her feelings of fear, loneliness, and uncertainty. As insistent as she is on calling herself a monster, she seemed wholly human to me, and for a girl with no heart who claims everything she does is to further her own gains, she sure cares a great deal about others. The world-building in this book is also exquisite. The relationship between a witch and a Heartless is a little like the one between a vampire and their thralls, except it is much more intricate and nuanced. Heartless are a witch’s personal soldiers, but not all witches treat their Heartless like expendable chattel, and Nightsinger and Zera actually have something close to an affectionate bond. But while a witch can channel their magic into their Heartless to heal and help them, they can also put an end to them instantly by shattering their hearts in their magical jars, which means any kind of attachment between Nightsinger and Zera is still a very unbalanced power dynamic. This is a world full of old gods and ancient magic, and that’s just one of many mysterious and complex systems working behind the scenes. Bitter rivalries and backstabbing powerplays also rage in the royal court of Vetris, which would ultimately determine whose influence wins out, affecting the fates of both humans and witches alike. The romance should be discussed here too, since it is so integral to the plot. That Zera and Lucien will eventually fall in love is sort of a foregone conclusion, because otherwise, where would be the conflict? Still, I liked that their romantic arc was developed steadily and carefully, with both of them getting to know each other before falling in love. It’s the crux of the novel’s premise after all, since it would be much easier to betray someone and rip out their heart if you saw them as a soulless enemy, but that changes drastically if the man you thought was a stuck-up and callous prince actually turned out to be a good person, with a lifetime full of hopes, dreams, and desires. To my surprise, this was one of the best YA romances I’ve read in a while, though there were plenty of other relationships at play here that also deserve a mention, including the one between Zera and Lady Y’shennria, the noblewoman helping the witches by pretending to be Zera’s aunt. In truth, I probably enjoyed following their interactions even more than I enjoyed watching Zera and Lucien, because there was just something so earnest and heartbreaking about the desperate way Zera constantly sought Lady Y’shennria’s approval. When they eventually acknowledged each other like true family, I might have even shed a tear or two. Only a few flaws kept this book from a perfect rating. First, Zera reminds readers every few pages that all she wants is her heart and getting it back is the most important thing to her, yet she sure seems to enjoy sabotaging herself any chance to gets by not sticking the plan or by taking stupid risks. Second, after a while, it becomes clear that everyone involved is on the same side and wants the same thing, which made me think that a good sit-down and bit of decent communication could have solved a lot of problems and made everything a lot less complicated. Third, there was this awful cliffhanger—except what happened was also kind of predictable, so I’m still torn as to what to think about the ending. Still, when all is said and done, I had a great time with this book. Bring Me Their Hearts had everything I could ever want from a YA novel—superb world-building, a fantastically well-written story, and a phenomenal protagonist I could emphatically root for. I originally set out to read this story about Heartless and heart-taking, never once expecting it to steal my heart so quickly and completely too. But now I am irrevocably hooked, and I want more.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Debbie I Heart YA Books

    I love Sara Wolf's Young Adult Contemporary "Lovely Vicious Series". I didn’t think Wolf could top herself as an awesome storyteller after the Vicious Series, but then she goes and gives us a Young Adult Fantasy that is totally out-of this-world. Amazing world building, witches, a heartless immortal soldier, a rebellious prince, and fantastic creatures—it has it all. But—yes, there’s a but—Wolf is killing me with her keep us readers dangling by our fingertips cliffhangers. I didn't think Wolf co I love Sara Wolf's Young Adult Contemporary "Lovely Vicious Series". I didn’t think Wolf could top herself as an awesome storyteller after the Vicious Series, but then she goes and gives us a Young Adult Fantasy that is totally out-of this-world. Amazing world building, witches, a heartless immortal soldier, a rebellious prince, and fantastic creatures—it has it all. But—yes, there’s a but—Wolf is killing me with her keep us readers dangling by our fingertips cliffhangers. I didn't think Wolf could leave me dangling more than she did in Lovely Vicious, but I was most definitely wrong! Sara Wolf is the queen of the mother-of-all cliffhangers. You know when you’re on that next to the last page of the book, it's coming, you know it is, but you turn to the last page anyway...and there it is BAM. And you know Wolf has got you. Even if you're screaming, kicking and wanting to throw your kindle, Queen Wolf has hooked you, reeled you in and left you needing more, and I will be dangling anxiously and impatiently, waiting for Zera and Prince Lucien to be continued in the next book. Dang that cliffhanger, but I love Sara Wolf's storytelling; she is awesome. Now, I have three favorite characters in Bring Me Their Hearts that I totally fell in love with. First there is Zera, who is a sixteen year old Heartless and has the most wonderful, wittiest personality and sassy mouth. She’s strongminded and opinionated, and she gives the prince more than he can handle. Then there is Prince Lucien, known as the Black Eagle of the West. Uh yeah, you'll just have to find out why he's called that when you read the story (even among royals they have their tattooed bad boy <3). Lucien won my heart with his strong, silent type, and most definitely his sexy broodiness—got to love a stubborn prince. Now for the last: Malachite, who is the prince’s bodyguard and a Beneather. I absolutely love him, the word cocky just doesn't do him justice. Mal is such a flirty tease, and he’s trying hard to play matchmaker between the prince and Zera. And I adore his gotcha sexy "wink". Sara Wolf has done it again with her amazing skills as a talented writer and storyteller. Now I just have to not bite my nails to the quick until I get the second book with Zera, Lucien, Malachite and a lot more wonderful characters. Bring Me Their Hearts is a must read and the romantic tension between the Zera and Lucien is most definitely worth the wait as I dangle from Miss Wolf's cliff.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥

    ***4.5/5 Stars*** Bring Me Their Hearts was absolutely spellbinding and will stay with me for a long time to come. With an intriguing story and witty characters, I found myself quickly flying through the pages. Especially since I always had that feeling that I had to know what happened next. So if you enjoy YA Fantasies that are filled with banter, mystery, romance, political intrigue and darkness, then you definitely have to give this book a try! It's a small mercy that my lie is also a truth. I ***4.5/5 Stars*** Bring Me Their Hearts was absolutely spellbinding and will stay with me for a long time to come. With an intriguing story and witty characters, I found myself quickly flying through the pages. Especially since I always had that feeling that I had to know what happened next. So if you enjoy YA Fantasies that are filled with banter, mystery, romance, political intrigue and darkness, then you definitely have to give this book a try! It's a small mercy that my lie is also a truth. I throw on my best genuine smile. "I simply want your heart, my prince." \From that first chapter, I was pulled in. Zara, a heartless who was bound to the witch Nightsinger, arrived at the castle to meet the King, Queen and Prince Lucien. She was under the ruse of being a possible bride to the Prince, so she could steal his heart. Literally. In exchange for the Prince's heart, Zara would finally have her heart and freedom from Nightsinger. Those first few moments of Zara and Prince Lucien meeting? Oh I loved it! Together they were witty and charismatic and I was beyond intrigued to see how it would all play out! Ruffles hide so much of my anger. Silk gloves do a perfect job of making my hands looks clean, instead of the bloodstained sinners I know them to be. The mirror whispers I'm beautiful, even though all I can see is the twisted, malformed darkness of my unheart bleeding out of my every pore. After that first chapter, we jumped back in time. And while it was necessary, so we could learn about Zara and her world, I couldn't wait to get back to her moments with the Prince. Stepping into this book, I didn't realize how dark it was to be a heartless. They were viewed as horrific monsters who craved destruction and blood. So I found my heart breaking for Zara. For all that she had done, for how she was trapped and for the situation she was in. Even though her duty was to protect the witch, Nightsinger, I wanted her to have her freedom. But I had a feeling that wouldn't be so simple. "They will ignore you. They will try and tell you that you aren't good enough. This is a lie. You are an Y'shennria. You have always been good enough." - Y'shennria to Zera Along the way, we met those who helped transform Zara into a lady. So she would have a chance to capture the Prince's heart. I adored Lady Y'shennria, who played Zara's aunt, and even Reginal, who was one of her employees. While they were standoffish at first, I slowly came to care for them. With her training complete, Zara found herself in the castle. And I found my heart beating faster since he was there. I couldn't wait for Zara and Prince Lucien's moments to simmer and explode. "I will never consider meeting you a mistake," Lucien says, his midnight eyes flashing. Prince Lucien was such a complex man who easily stole my heart. Not only was he wounded from the past, but he hated the courts. So of course the more we learned exactly who he was and what he did, I was a goner. He was caring, thoughtful, passionate and such a brave man. But he could also be cynical and kept others an arm's length away. But when he was with Zara? He was still haughty but you could see all of his emotions he kept hidden swirling under the surface. Zara brought it all out of him and I loved every single moment of their slow burn romance! I want nothing more than to stay in this moment, my hand in his. But that's an impossibility. A weakness. I am a monster, and he's a human. I want his heart, and I want his other heart. His affection, his blood. I want it all. But if I take one, I can't have the other. Zara was also a complex character. She was sarcastic, witty, spoke her mind and wasn't afraid to challenge others. I loved how sure she was of herself and she was a heroine that I could easily respect. It was so much fun watching what should have just been a job turn into so much more. The more she learned about the Prince and his secrets, the more she found herself conflicted. Her freedom came first, but at what cost when the Prince started treating her unlike any one else ever had. And I found myself nervous. She was to turn the man I had fallen for into a monster. How could I ever forgive her? But I knew - I knew this was what awaited me. This was my fate from the beginning, so the sadness I feel clawing at my insides isn't justified I should've been prepared for this. I had two weeks to prepare, to harden myself, and I frittered it away pretending to be human instead. The further I got into this book, the more obsessed and nervous I felt. For everyone's outcome, including Malvane, the Prince's personal guard and Fione who I can't say who she was. But I loved both of those characters just as deeply. And what lead up to the finale was a huge bang of emotions. There were moments that gutted and elated me and I even found myself with tears slowly dripping down my face. So now I'm dying until that next book releases because the ending was a cliffhanger. And I have a feeling that this is going to be an amazing trilogy. I can't wait to see where it goes from here! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by Entangled Teen. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* For more of my reviews, please visit:

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    I’m literally sitting here holding my chest, slowly dying at the realization that I have to wait for book 2. This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. That ending....AH! full review to come closer to release date...

  23. 4 out of 5

    joanna ☽

    apparently the only way to fall in love is through attempted murder — and I was so here for it. this book ended up being a lot more fun than i originally gave it credit for! :) rtc

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    You can also find my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... For some reason I didn't expect this to be as good as it was. I loved this book! I initially thought that this was a retelling of Snow White and the Huntsman, and I guess it is, extremely loosely so, but not in the way I expected. This story is unique and filled with some fantasy elements that made for a very interesting book. The characters were developed exceptionally well. Zera, a heartless and the main character, fights You can also find my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... For some reason I didn't expect this to be as good as it was. I loved this book! I initially thought that this was a retelling of Snow White and the Huntsman, and I guess it is, extremely loosely so, but not in the way I expected. This story is unique and filled with some fantasy elements that made for a very interesting book. The characters were developed exceptionally well. Zera, a heartless and the main character, fights what she refers to as "the hunger" inside of her as she tries to hold onto her humanity, which is an interesting moral conflict for her character. The relationship between Zera and Y'shennria is one of my favorites in the story. Initially Y'shennria is afraid of Zera, but as their relationship Throughout the course of the novel the way that they treat each other changes as well. Initially, I thought Zera's personality was too reckless and impulsive, but she grew on me a lot. This book is not your normal zombie fiction. The Heartless, which are very similar to zombies in some ways, are far more interesting to read about. Probably because they hold onto some of their humanity . One thing I like is that the logistics of digestion are explained, were typically without affection, these types of details are overlooked forcing your suspension of belief. The plot was probably one of my favorite aspects of the book. There wind up being two plot lines converging create a fascinating fantasy story. The world building was done beautifully. Slowly building a world with three moons, witches, and zombie-like features and cholera-likebcreatures as well. It wasn't all thrown at you at once, built up slowly and intricately. The pacing was slow, but not boring. I typically hate slow-moving plots, but this was interesting enough that didn't bother me at all. I was shocked at how good this was. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy. This was the first book that I've read by Sara Wolf, but I would definitely return for more books by her.

  25. 4 out of 5

    nat.

    ❝she is young. she is terrified. she is playing dress-up. she is playing a very dangerous game. she is heartless.❞ WOAH! such a beauty. so much snark. what an addiction! what an eNDING!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anika

    Comes out on my birthday 🙌🏻🙌🏻

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nicki Chapelway

    This was such a fun book and while it was a little slow near the beginning, it certainly picked up and I ended up really enjoying it and laughing in several areas. All The Lovely Things... The characters (except for Fione, I'm still not sure if I trust her and so help me if she turns against my babies...)! The relationships! The world building, this world was so complex and real and unlike any other world I'd ever read of before. All the snark, sarcasm, and witty repertoire. Zera was such a fun main This was such a fun book and while it was a little slow near the beginning, it certainly picked up and I ended up really enjoying it and laughing in several areas. All The Lovely Things... The characters (except for Fione, I'm still not sure if I trust her and so help me if she turns against my babies...)! The relationships! The world building, this world was so complex and real and unlike any other world I'd ever read of before. All the snark, sarcasm, and witty repertoire. Zera was such a fun main character and extremely amusing, she was smart mouthed and caustic, but also had such a deep side as she fought against her inner Hunger Zera's relationship with Y'shennria gave me all the feels. All. Of. The. Feels. Lucien is precious and I have nothing more to say about that (view spoiler)[Actually, I do, because he actually cut that blasted braid himself so I didn't have to keep doing it mentally and I fell even more deeply in love with him when he did (hide spoiler)] I ship Lucien and Zera together so hard *cries* Malachite was the best and nothing had better happen to him because I love him as much as the main characters. The whole heartless thing was so unique, I'm seriously jealous that I didn't come up with that myself. The Hunger. I hated it but it was also a cool addition and when it would address itself and Zera as "we" I got major Gollum vibes. The Less Lovely Things... The violence. Okay, I can handle a lot of violence. Stabbing? Blood? Wounds? I'm fine with all of those, but you know, a child Heartless eating a deer's eyeballs? And another child losing their eyeball? *shudders* Don't mess with eyeballs when I'm around! It severely freaks me out. The language, crude/crass humor, and innuendos. I could have done without all of that, even if it wasn't too extensive. Plus, Zera's chest was mentioned a few too many times for my liking. The witches, honestly, they weren't that bad and it looks like their magic comes from the Old God, or whatever. But still... not a big fan of witches here. I saw the "big twist" at the ending coming from a mile away. Not sure if I'm pleased with it or not... (view spoiler)[Also it is said that Fione loved the prince's sister, I took it to mean as very close friends but with Varia not being dead, I guess I'll find out in the next book what that really means (hide spoiler)]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Glory

    Во-первых, я очень зла, что нигде не указана серийность (или я слепа?), так что оборванный финал и надпись "конец первой книги" практически подожгли подо мной кресло. А клиффхэнгер там знатный. Во-вторых, имхо, отличная задумка испорчена неровным исполнением. Героиня мыслит излишне современно, и не то чтобы это возбраняется, но как-то противоречит выбранному антуражу. Персонажи часто непоследовательны, градус юмора под конец уходит в минус, мир интересен, но не раскрыт (да, теперь я понимаю, что Во-первых, я очень зла, что нигде не указана серийность (или я слепа?), так что оборванный финал и надпись "конец первой книги" практически подожгли подо мной кресло. А клиффхэнгер там знатный. Во-вторых, имхо, отличная задумка испорчена неровным исполнением. Героиня мыслит излишне современно, и не то чтобы это возбраняется, но как-то противоречит выбранному антуражу. Персонажи часто непоследовательны, градус юмора под конец уходит в минус, мир интересен, но не раскрыт (да, теперь я понимаю, что продолжение следует). Ну и в целом, если поначалу я как-то резонировала с героиней и настороженно присматривалась к принцу, то чем дальше, тем сильнее они оба раздражали. Наверное, потому что не характеры порождали поступки, а исключительно воля автора и его левой пятки. Не знаю, буду ли ждать продолжение. Пока слишком расстроена, чтобы определиться. А какие название и обложка... эх.

  29. 5 out of 5

    mith

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- To be completely honest, I'm very middle-of-the-scale here. (I don't think that's even a saying lol) See, on the one hand, I really did enjoy Zera's voice. I enjoyed the relationship between her and the Lady Y'shennria, which had gone from deep displeasure to something similar to a mother-daughter connection. I even liked how the romance was done—no one fell in lust or love instantly, but rather realised their feelings over a long period of tim this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- To be completely honest, I'm very middle-of-the-scale here. (I don't think that's even a saying lol) See, on the one hand, I really did enjoy Zera's voice. I enjoyed the relationship between her and the Lady Y'shennria, which had gone from deep displeasure to something similar to a mother-daughter connection. I even liked how the romance was done—no one fell in lust or love instantly, but rather realised their feelings over a long period of time, and even then, didn't succumb to them. In a lot of ways, Bring Me Their Hearts was a good novel. But reading it at times, it felt like Wolf tried too hard. Especially with Zera and her sense of humour. Some of Zera's comments felt way too colloquial for a fantasy novel. Most of her other comments just seemed too forced to me. I did like her, for the most part, but I wasn't completely into all her remarks. Otherwise, I really loved the concept of Heartless! Wolf did a good job with getting readers to understand why Zera is going through such a dangerous plot to become human again. I liked that her need to accomplish this was always a priority... which isn't always the case with similar plots. Overall, I woild recommend this! I was a little surprised with how it ended so I'm excited for the second book!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dayla

    I can't stop staring at this cover! Who else loves it?

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