Good morning my loves!
Today’s post is a review for the brilliant Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer. Now admittedly I hadn’t heard of this book before, although I wish I had seen it sooner. I came upon Heart of Mist when signing up to be a part of the blog tour for the second book in the trilogy, Reign of Mist. Of course I couldn’t read the second book without reading this one first, and so here it is, my review on the first book!
In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power. Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital. But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers. The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.
I won’t be giving too much away in this review, as always, for those of you who haven’t read the book yet and would like to avoid spoilers. So, where do I start with this one? I mean there is so much great rep! There is a F/F romance, a character that struggles with addiction, a character that is blind and THE MAGIC! I knew immediately that I would love this book, just from reading the synopsis.
Bleak, the main character is one that I found myself drawn to from the very beginning; she possess powers that makes her different, and so is something that must be kept a secret. Magic is forbidden. But someone knows her secret… The way that Bleak attempts to deal with being different interested me so much, as it is something to often covered in YA.
I found that each character had their own unique voice and I loved almost all of them. I particularly loved the way they interacted with each other and how their stories progressed in a way I hadn’t expected them to.
This is a wonderfully paced, thrilling YA novel with lots of great friendships, a little romance (but not too much) and so many twists and turns you won’t be able to tell you toe from your elbow! A really good 4/5 star read!
And there we have it! My review for Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer! Have you read it? Because I definitely suggest you do. You still have time as the next book in the trilogy in out in September!
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