The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson
The Heart of Betrayal is the second book in The Remnant Chronicles, if you would like to read my review of Book 1 The Kiss of Deception click HERE.
Lia and Rafe are now being held captive in Venda at the mercy of the Komizar, who now thanks to Kaden knows about her gift and has a cunning plan to use her to his advantage. Rafe on the other hand is facing far shorter stay in Venda until he manages to lie his way into staying alive, he has the Komizar believing he is the Royal Emissary to the prince. However with each passing day Rafe knows he is living on borrowed time and needs to get himself and Lia out of Venda.
This book is a slow starter and doesn’t really pick up at all until the final 100 pages or so, however the twists and turns in the book leave you on the edge of your seat and the characters we are introduced to and slowly grow to love are brutally taken away from us making the story arc perfect for a second instalment with an ending that leaves you begging for more.
I really enjoyed learning more about Kaden in this book and I have to be honest I am starting to fall for his character. I wasn’t keen on him at all in book one however as this book developed he became more and more “attractive” as a love interest to me. Also Kaden’s revelation towards the end of the book regarding his own gift has left me wondering if the connection Lia’s gift seems to have with Venda also connects her in some way to Kaden. The character development in this book is amazing, Lia’s character in particular grows into her own and we get to see a side of her I never expected.
Mary E Pearson does an amazing job of making Venda and its inhabitants come to life and while at the start of the book you find yourself hating Venda as much as Lia, by the end of the book you are left caring about what will happen to Venda and its people. You are also left questioning what will happen now the Komizar is dead, what will happen to Kaden, will Lia survive so many unanswered questions.
The character development in this book is amazing, Lia’s character in particular grows into her own and we get to see a side of her I never expected.
In a nutshell while book 1 The Kiss of Deception earned itself a fantastic 5 star rating, its sequel fell slightly short due to its slower pacing and lack of action. However this is a great second instalment in the series and one of the better sequels I have read this year, I didn’t find this book to be as epic as the first.
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Miss Quinny Rating (4.5 / 5)
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