Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
(The Remnant Chronicles #2)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: July 7th, 2015
Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.
Why The Heart of Betrayal?
I read the first book in the series, The Kiss of Deception, and I absolutely loved it! It is the first 5 star I gave to a book in a long time (you can read my review here), so no doubt I am looking forward to reading the sequel. I also really want to meet the Vendan Komizar that was spoken of by the Vendans in the first book; he seems like an interesting character. Of course, I also want to see how the relationships between Rafe, Lia, and Kaden play out.