Thank you, NetGalley and Hachette Children's Group for the chance to read Heartstruck by Rebecca Sky on ebook for free in exchange for an honest review
I am going to try to keep this as spoiler free as I can and so an update in six months.
Happy Publication day
This is your warning this review may get a little fangirly sorry not sorry. If you’ve been following me since the beginning you know how excited I was for Arrowheart’s release so I almost exploded when I got accepted to read it on NetGalley. Also, if are joining me from either my Twitter or Instagram you will know how excited I was on a countdown till the books publish date. This is the second book in the series, for a refresher on Arrowheart I have included a link.
We all know by now that I am Greek history geek and I am loving this series as it fills me with joy that I haven’t experienced since Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan. Quick catch up for people who haven’t read the series yet this book focuses on Hedoness, girls descended from the Greek God Eros which gifts then the ability to take away man's free will and makes them fall in love with only a kiss. Eros is the Greek god of love and sex most people know him better as His Roman counterpart Cupid.
Heartstruck again has a perfect blend of Greek mythology with modern teen life however the backdrop is slightly different from the first book. The plot and stakes in Heartstruck have been ramped up from the first book, making me worry about the character I have grown to love, and also question my feelings about them. Saying that nothing has been done for the sake of it and shock value everything happens for a reason. I found the character more relatable and authentic than the first book. The character development in Heartstruck is fantastic, revealing sides of characters I wouldn’t have believed if the writing wasn’t as good as it is.
I love Rachel, our heroine, and how involved she is with her family. We get to see how crucial family is Rachel. Rebecca cleverly uses family moments to reveal both Rachels vulnerability and strength and it’s wonderful to see this familial dynamic evolve from the first book.
The book was fast-paced and funny. I love that Rebecca's work is so easy to read, her style makes the pages the pages pass without effort. Not only did I enjoy the Greek Mythology history and factual spin on YA, I love how incredible but believable the world Rebecca has created.
I'll definitely on the looking out for another book in this series. To end all I have to say is I bloody loved it and What a ride!
On that note I am going to pick up pre-order