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Today I have a lovely book tour for you!
Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty
BOOK DESCRIPTION: A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies.
You’re a Fallow of the Orchard. You’re as tough as a green apple in summer . . .
Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only’s family warns her to keep her cunning hidden, but secrets are seldom content to stay secret.
When word of Only’s ability makes its way to the King, she’s plucked from her home at the orchard and brought to the castle at Bellskeep. There she learns that the kingdom is plagued by traitors, and that her task is to help the King distinguish between friend and foe. But being able to see lies doesn’t necessarily mean that others aren’t able to disguise their dishonesty with cunnings of their own.
In the duplicitous, power-hungry court, the truth is Only’s greatest weapon . . . and her greatest weakness.
Melinda Beatty has had years of practice trying to explain to others why she was just having an imaginary conversation between two people that don’t exist, so becoming a writer seemed like the best way to stop everyone looking at her funny. After years of narrowboat living on the English canals, she and her British husband are now back on dry land in Maryland where by day, she’s a mild-mannered Indie bookseller, and by night, she wrangles words, craft projects, a Labrador and two fierce mini-women. Heartseeker is her debut novel.
Review: How do I go about this without writing a book about how much I loved this book?!
Only Fallow is brave, smart, and a little sassy and I just loved her throughout the book! Her cunning is intriguing and I hope to read more cunnings in the sequel. I adored Jon, Lark, Rowan, Non, and Gareth as well, they’re well written and have lots of personality. I’m more plot driven than character driven so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved them.
I loved Miss Beatty’s writing style and it made the book even more entertaining and immersive. Usually in the first book of a series there’s a lot of setting up and such but there was quite a bit of action in here on top of world building which definitely helped the book move along faster. I never got bored while reading this book and I just had to drop everything and find out what happened next. The ending was kind of a cliffhanger but I feel like it ended in the perfect spot. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Recommendation: All ages, I think anyone could read this and love it!
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
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