Our BookEnds Jr Spotlight for June 2018 is Sara Wolf’s BRING ME THEIR HEARTS. We have been extremely excited about this book this year and are even more excited that it’s finally out in the wild. Out 6/5, and can be bought at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite local indie/library! Take a look:
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.
Wheeew. We know, right? Check out what Kirkus had to say:
The author brings this conflict out in any case through spirited use of the first-person, present tense and by way of a plot that flirts playfully with expectations. Having pulled readers in and enamored both them and Zera with its secondary characters, the droll story simmers, then bubbles toward a denouement—or as close as can be expected from the first book of a trilogy.
A zesty treat for YA and new-adult fantasists.
What are you waiting for? Go read, and let us know how much you love it!
C.C. Hunter fans, never fear! If you loved THIS HEART OF MINE, CC’s next standalone contemporary is coming soon:
Author Christie Craig writing as C.C. Hunter’s IN ANOTHER LIFE, in which a teenage girl realizes she may have been kidnapped as a child and teams up with a boy, who has his own troubled past, to find the truth, to Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books, by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds.
We also have one more from Charlene Chua. Charlene’s illustrations are beautiful and we can’t wait to see what she does with this one!
Author of HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS Lindsey Frydman’s PROJECT A.I.D.E.N, a science fiction series about an A.I. teen scheduled for destruction for refusing to blindly follow orders, and the girl willing to sacrifice everything to save him, to Liz Pelletier at Entangled Crush, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Naomi Davis at BookEnds.
More excitement from BookEnds Jr… we’ve got a bunch of new clients. Help us in welcoming Jessica Kulekjian, Deborah Holt Williams, Rachel Taylor and Kim Chaffee to the ranks!