Review: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Posted May 19, 2016 by Angela in Reviews / 10 Comments

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

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 7th 2015
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages: 470
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

Just like The Kiss of Deception, The Heart of Betrayal is a Top Pick for me.  Ask me for a YA/Fantasy recommendation, and this series will be what I will recommend first.
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The Heart of Betrayal starts shortly after The Kiss of Deception had ended. In the hands of their enemy, Lia and Rafe are now in the Kingdom of Venda.  More specifically, Kaden’s people who also hates their kingdoms.  The plan is to use them as leverage to gain power.  Lia and Rafe will have to do whatever it takes to survive this captivity even if it means turning on each other.  Survival will be their main goal.utc-top-pick

Lia’s character continue to grow, mature and I truly love who she has become.  I love that she came to know the people of Venda and had an open mind to understand them.  Her power grew stronger and I enjoyed the unfolding of the history of the feuding Kingdoms, Venda specifically.

Rafe and Kaden played their roles well. There was a brief time when I almost switch teams, not that you couldn’t tell who Lia will end up with at the end of the book.  Both men are definitely swoon worthy heroes.  I still can’t predict where Ms. Pearson will take this book but I’m hoping no matter Lia’s choice, I hope both men will get their HEA in the end.

Pearson bumps up the suspense and the romance in this installment.  I found myself at the edge of my seat especially the last quarter of the book.   The multiple POVs were enjoyable to me. I love hearing all their voices which made me fall for all of the characters. I don’t think there was a character I didn’t like, villains included.  The Komizar, who lead Venda even had his moments.  There is a play for a love triangle but the reader knows who Lia picks by the end of the book.  There will be loss and heartbreak but it strengthens the lead characters as well as the book as a whole.

I could not get enough of this book, I am so in love with the world Pearson had created here.  Every bit of reveal of this world, it’s history, and the possibilities of where it’s going had me turn the pages none stop. Just like The Kiss of Deception, The Heart of Betrayal is a Top Pick for me.  Ask me for a YA/Fantasy recommendation, and this series will be what I will recommend first.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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I seriously need to look into getting this series. Thanks for the review Angela

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You won’t regret it, Timitra!

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Thank you i was wondering how this serie was . Nou i will put them on my tbr .

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Move it up Esther!!!

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Yes! I was going to start this series and was iffy about book 1 after reading a few reviews….so glad to read this….also, these covers are very good

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I hope you already gave it a chance, Elizabeth. So worth your time!

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I’m so glad you gave this a 5 ! I absolutely LOVED The Heart of Betrayal.
I found this series through your review of The Kiss of Deception. Thank you Angela for guiding me to the really really good books!

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I’m so glad!!! It was sooo awesome!! I’m hoping the third book will be just as great!!!

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Thanks for the review, these cover are gorgeous.

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I bought the hardcovers, I love them so much!