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Title:
Bring me their hearts
Author:
Wolf, Sara, 1990- author.
ISBN:
9781640631465
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
366 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
[Ruthless song] ; [1]
General Note:
"The first novel in Ruthless Song, a lush, unique new fantasy trilogy about a girl tasked with stealing the prince's heart--literally."--Ingram iPage.

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Abstract:
"Zera is a Heartless--the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, 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 Zera's 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."--Publisher's description.

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Sara Wolf is a writer, Sox fan, wine girl, and author of the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego, California, where she burns instead of tans. When she isn't pouring her allotted lifeforce into writing, she's reading, accidentally burning houses down whilst baking, or making faces at her highly appreciative cat. Visit her online at http://sarawolfbooks.blogspot.com/


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Zera has no heart.because it's being kept in a jar by the witch Nightsinger. The witch makes a deal with her: if Zera will bring her the heart of the crown prince, Nightsinger will give Zera back her own, ending her servitude. Zera must infiltrate the court as a "Spring Bride," one of the young women vying for the prince's hand in marriage in an outdated custom. Under the tutelage of a fascinating older woman named Y'Shennria, Zera must learn how to be a proper noble while also tamping down the raging hunger that consumes her as a Heartless. Prince Lucien holds some secrets of his own and most of the supporting characters are equally winsome. Zera possesses a biting wit and her internal battle between her Heartless nature and her desire to remember her former human life is intriguing, even if she does spend a lot of time dwelling on the terrible event that took away her parents. Wolf's world-building is solid and the political conflicts track easily. Some of the dialogue has a modern parlance to it, but nothing that shatters the illusion of the setting. Fans of Victoria Aveyard's "Red Queen" series and Cora Carmack's Roar will find this to be very appealing. It is a worthy YA fantasy that will leave readers hungry for the sequel. VERDICT Recommended for most teen collections.-Gretchen Hardin, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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