The Heart Blade will rise in light, or in darkness.

Teenage half-demon Del Raven wears a promise in scarred letters upon her skin. Now, pressured to make her first kill and seal her demon nature forever, she flees her pack and forges a dangerous partnership with young angel-blood Ash.

But Del isn’t the only one on the run from the demons. For seventeen years the Guild of Saint Peter has done its best to hide orphan Rose, a key player in the centuries-old Heart Blade prophecy.

The threads tangle, and soon Del, Ash and Rose find themselves in the crosshairs of an ancient war between demons and angels… and the hunt for a mythical weapon that could change the balance of power forever.

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My rating: purple4

Hey there, fellow readers! Today, I’m going to be talking about Heart Blade by Juliana Spink Mills and what I thought of it. At first, I was kind of wary to be delving into a world of preternatural beings, with all their organizations, laws and whatnot. I haven’t read a paranormal book in a long time! But this book was pretty good and made me easily fall back into the genre again, or at least lean into it!

First things first, I really liked the plot! For every good story, there is at least a decent plot (or a lot of character development to make up for it). For me, plot and characters go hand-in-hand, with neither being good without the other. So I’ve got to hand it to the author on the fact that she can write a wicked plot where everything comes together! I know that this is only the first in the series, but from what I’ve read so far, the book’s foreshadowings at the beginning of the novel were met in the end in a semi-satisfying way (because I still want to know what happens in book two! 😉 ). That, and the fact that the book is fast-paced with high stakes, made it really easy and enjoyable to read!

Then there were the characters. While readers don’t get as much insight into characters’ actions in Heart Blade, due to the multiple POVs, from what is there, it’s interesting enough to read on. I love how the characters interact with each other, their personalities clashing in some cases. Other than a few instances where words didn’t seem to match what characters would say, I liked these characters and can’t wait to learn more about them in the future! Also, I love how the story started in the middle, and you’re just thrown into, expecting to understand what’s going on in these characters’ lives. Piece by piece, you find out about characters and their interests, which makes it seem so real! I haven’t read something that immersive in a while, and even though I was confused at some points, I did love the feel to it! 😉

Well, that’s all I have to say about Heart Blade by Juliana Spink Mills! I really liked this book and I think anyone with a taste for the paranormal (and even some who don’t) would like it as well! 😉 I, for one, cannot wait for the second instalment of this series! If you have any thoughts or questions about this book, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.