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.
I was surprised at just how good this book really was! I was intrigued by the plot when I first read it but when I first started reading it, I wondered just what I had signed up for!
The plot really fleshed out more so in the middle and I feel like the climax was at the end where we were met with a massive cliff hanger. Like please, Sara, give me more as soon as possible!!!!
I had guessed who the identity was of Whisper so I’m actually pretty thrilled about that. I did have some suspicions about a very specific character that we were constantly reminded what the fate of them was. I’m curious to see how Sara will continue the story and explain how that came into play! I also really need to know if this is going to end in a romance considering Zera’s feeling humanity without actually having her heart!
About the Author
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as Lovely Vicious. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.