Heartless by Jacqueline Pawl

I'm a little late to the party with this but I totally missed the release! I KNOW GUYS. But really. I literally devoured this book. There were so many twists that I sear I spent half the book gasping.

I need more in this book. Actually I need 2 or 3 more books in this series. I cannot wait to see where these new twists go. The first book in this seers absolutely had the BEST world building and I feel like this author has only grown since them. From the moment I started the second book, I couldn't stop reading. This was one of those 2am reads that you blink and you are up in the middle of the night reading. All the of the drama with these characters too. I swear I spent half the book yelling at it because I could see the foreshadowing and the other half yelling because OMG the palpable chemistry guys! I cannot wait for the next book.



Still reeling from the Assassins’ deadly attack, Mercy, Tamriel, and Calum have no choice but to venture to the wild and war-torn Cirisor Islands for the one ingredient which may cure the deadly plague sweeping the country. They have no idea what they will face in the land of the fabled elves, except that the brutal Cirisians do not hesitate to kill any humans who trespass into their territory. When secrets, betrayals, and misplaced trust threaten to tear their group apart, Mercy finds herself caught between her desires to protect Tamriel and to expose Calum’s crimes—secrets the sharp-tongued blacksmith will kill to keep hidden. After a Cirisian clan leader takes them hostage, the three of them must work together to ensure that Cassius Baccha’s vision of the cure comes to fruition. They’ll do anything to save Tamriel’s people and right the wrongs the mad king has committed, but first, they have to survive the Islands—and each other.