Book Review: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Book Title: The Heart of Betrayal
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Book Series: The Remnant Chronicles, #2
Released Date: July 7th, 2015
Reading Format: Paperback
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐¹/₂ 

Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar’s interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia’s deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

I finally finished the second book after having it sit on my shelves for a long time. Most of the time I actually forgot that I even bought it. Anyway, I might keep this review short and sweet because since this is a sequel I don’t  want to give a lot away for those who have not started the first book (The Kiss of Deception) yet.

So here we go, I feel like this sequel was a little better than the first book (for me anyways). I mean this trilogy is not my all-time favorite but I do love the characters, and the multi-perspective of the story because I devour a lot of books with the same concept, so I believe that is part of the reason why I enjoy this trilogy.

rTjKX6MpcNow, an honest review wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t mention the spots that got on my nerves from time to time. For this book, there were some of that, but again, I cannot go into specific detail about those scenes because I do not want to spoil anyone, but let me tell you, I was quite annoyed, although I am glad I got over it quickly and pushed my way through the rest of the book.

Lastly, the ending made my jaw drop like any other book that has a cliffhanger. I mean, yeah, I sort of saw it coming, but I still had that same reaction. Luckily, I had the last book at the ready so I dived right into it after finishing this one.


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