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Heart of Mist ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Heart of Mist Author Helen Scheuerer – Thomashillier.co.uk In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self medicating with alcohol, Blea In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King s Army, and summoned to the capital But the king isn t the only one interested in Bleak s powers The leader of an infamous society of Heart of MOBI :↠ warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions A brilliant, absorbing read I absolutely loved it The dark, rich characterisation, the wonderful world building, the breathtaking plot and the beautiful writing make the whole experience a joy from start to finish Alexandra Nahlous Heart of Mist is captivating in its world building and brilliant character development Scheuerer is a true master at weaving together magic, mystery, passion and politics in her standout debut The Literary Casanova Heart of Mist is an incredible fantasy novel magic, hints of romance, friendship, betrayal, secrets and deeply rooted plot twists abound A unique fantasy series that I can see easily becoming one of my all time favourite fantasy novels The Book Tweeter.

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  • Heart of Mist
  • Helen Scheuerer
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  • 03 November 2019

About the Author: Helen Scheuerer

Helen Scheuerer is the YA fantasy author of the bestselling novels, Heart of Mist, Reign of Mist and War of Mist These books are part of the trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles The series has been highly praised for its strong, flawed female characters and its action packed plots It has often been likened to Sarah J Maas Throne of Glass series, and the epic girlpower film, Wonderwoman Helen s love of writing and books Heart of MOBI :↠ led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Writing, majoring at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney Now a full time author, Helen lives amidst the mountains in New Zealand and is constantly dreaming up new stories You can find outvia her website helenscheuerer.



10 thoughts on “Heart of Mist

  1. Beth Beth says:

    5 Stars Spoiler Free ReviewI have so many questions relating to this, I went in knowing nothing about this, I can t even remember why I bought the book, but this was my number one read for January and I m so glad that I ve read it This is a slow build kind of book, there s a lot of things you have to learn and still lots of things I don t know hopefully I ll find out when Reign of Mist arrives so I can read that ASAP.There s so much that drew me in with this, the characters, the setting, t 5 Stars Spoiler Free ReviewI have so many questions relating to this, I went in knowing nothing about this, I can t even remember why I bought the book, but this was my number one read for January and I m so glad that I ve read it This is a slow build kind of book, there s a lot of things you have to learn and still lots of things I don t know hopefully I ll find out when Reign of Mist arrives so I can read that ASAP.There s so much that drew me in with this, the characters, the setting, the magic, the slow burn and the un ravelling throughout Not all of the characters are likeable at time I wanted to shake them and just be like WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS, but with their flaws it made them bepersonable and to know that they re not perfect made it evenenjoyable for me My god the setting I honestly pictured a certain place like the trees from Avatar, I can t tell you why, it just did, and once my mind was made up it was stuck with that Then we have the elements of magic, there s so muchthat I want to know about it and learn about the Ashai but not only that what on earth is happening with Bleak and other characters I m not going to mention names because spoilers.CharactersBleak is the main character, and has the ability to hear people s thoughts, she s always thought of it as a curse and wants to be rid of her magic I think Bleak will be like marmite, you ll either like or her or you won t, luckily for me I found her interesting She comes across as proud and doesn t like the help from others, she lost her parents at a young age and is referred to as a gutter rat quite often You feel for her quite a bit because so many people treat her like absolute dirt, throughout you see her gainstrength and make relations with other characters My gripe with Bleak is how she s always looking for her next drink, she s had a difficult life but she knowws what it does to her and yet she continues This is one of them times as previously mentioned where I just wanted to shake her Her best friend Bren is just so lovable, I couldn t dislike him, he always as her back and tries to help her even when she doesn t want it He s loyal and tries to do what s best for Bleak Henri and Allehra are part of the Valia Kindred They re tough female warriors and take no shit Henri comes off as stand off ish and it sometimes looks like she s jealous of Bleak for a few different reasons, I can honestly say I didn t know what to think of either of these characters Henri intrigued me and there were a few moments where things happened and I really warmed to her character, Allehra is a tricky character to place She s the matriarch and well respected within Valia, I still don t know what to think of her My two favourite characters by far are Fiore and Swinton they are complete polar opposites and even now I m still scratching my head at Swinton Where do I even begin Fiore is such a lovely character, he is second in command for Swinton and when he doesn t think something is right, he questions it and has all of the right morals I could ever wish for in a character Swinton on the other hand is loyal to the king and questions nothing, but why is he a favourite you may add I m going to put my hand in the air and say he s not the most likeable character BUT there is so much depth to his character that I m honestly just engrossed in him There s so much I want to know, and he s so intriguing He s a shadey character to say the least but he has his reasons not gunna lie, I need my answers and my eyes are going to be on the lookout for mydelivery tomorrow Never thought I d see the day where I liked the morally bad character, but here we are Then finally we have Dash, he s friends with the princess and his Pa is in charge of the stables He s hopelessly desperate to become a Kings Queens Guard He s obsessed with beingthan what he is I just loved his character so much, and I am SO eager to see what s to come What I liked The kindred are AMAZING They take no shit, their training is Brutal and they are true workers I can t praise enough the world building, I was just so immersed in it all the crossing had mother fucking VINES I just, I loved it The representation, a character was blind and I loved her determination and strength She held her head high and taught herself to do so many things, not only that but she taught another character to read a certain way, it was GREAT The training, I wish we d of seenbecause it was so interesting to see Brens tattoos, MY HEART The development of Bleaks powers, it s starts off as one thing, but when it divulges and we learn , I still needEven in the hardest of the characters we get to see their back stories and what makes them vulnerable, it adds so muchto them and makes you understand why they act in certain ways THE MAZE I have so many questions, and I m hoping these are answered What I didn t like Some things confused me a bit, I m unsure about certain timings pacing in the book because there are a few narratives throughout I didn t order the next book I have to waitOverall I am so so soooo happy I read this, I didn t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, and for me personally this is one book I haven t seen enough people read I m hoping I ll enjoy Reign of Mist as much as I did this and if I don t get my answers I don t even know what I m going to do I am desperate forpeople to read this, hands down one of my favourite books of the year and not enough people have read Heart of Mist 5 StarsReign of Mist 5 StarsWar of Mist 5 Stars

  2. Nikki (Book Allure) Nikki (Book Allure) says:

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I m gonna start this review by saying that it s not the book, it s me I think I ve read too many fantasy books one after another that my expectations are set very high a little too high, in fact Heart of Mist had an interesting premise The reading experience is hard to explain because while the descriptions in the book were beautiful, I found the plot going much faster than I anticipated The world building was intertwined with it I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I m gonna start this review by saying that it s not the book, it s me I think I ve read too many fantasy books one after another that my expectations are set very high a little too high, in fact Heart of Mist had an interesting premise The reading experience is hard to explain because while the descriptions in the book were beautiful, I found the plot going much faster than I anticipated The world building was intertwined with its fast paced plot and I had trouble keeping up.Some things I want to point out about the book 1 The plot took off too fast No warm ups, no jogs We sprinted at full speed in the first chapter with little to no character background or at least aconcrete idea of the setting.2 The pacing was inconsistent There are parts where it goes too fast and other parts that were too slow and dragging.3 Info dumping Too much at one go I understand that we re reading from the perspective of Bleak, who is just as clueless as any reader, but it felt like having to swallow my an entire meal in one bite.4 The premise of magic was very confusing to me It s a common trope but in this universe, the concept of magic wasn t explained very well so I had to fill in some gaps.5 The Valian kindred Man, I hated them Other than the condescending high horse I m better and stronger than you attitude, I couldn t care for them Henri was too uptight and started to turn off Bleak and me And Athene s function as a counterbalance to Henri was too obvious.6 The dialogue It tried too hard and didn t feel natural at all.7 Annoying main character Bleak was stubborn, arrogant, and annoying She whined most of the time and kept pushing everyone s buttons I m not surprised that nobody liked her.Why the 3 star rating, then Fiore, Swinton, and Olena They were the saving grace of this book If Fiore had his own book, I would read it in a heartbeat The amazing ending also made up for the shortcomings of this book Heart of Mist caters to a specific kind of fantasy reader and I don t think it was 100% me, but I still enjoyed it.Original review posted on

  3. Dianne Dianne says:

    Alcohol deadens the sounds of the voices she hears and the things she sees in her mind Bleak lost everything in her life twice and now she is on her own, with no one to lean on, no one trust with her secret, a secret that could get her killed, a secret others want for the power it will give them and no way to find a cure that could save her life, her sanity and even her future.She grew up in a land where magic is forbidden and her kind, the Ashai were feared, hated and put to death in The Mist Alcohol deadens the sounds of the voices she hears and the things she sees in her mind Bleak lost everything in her life twice and now she is on her own, with no one to lean on, no one trust with her secret, a secret that could get her killed, a secret others want for the power it will give them and no way to find a cure that could save her life, her sanity and even her future.She grew up in a land where magic is forbidden and her kind, the Ashai were feared, hated and put to death in The Mist that surrounded the land One ruler will seek her out, chase her down like a criminal, but he wantsthan to destroy her, he wants a piece of her very soul while another faction lays claim to her, the Valia Kindred, a strong warrior faction As Bleak will discover all is not as it seems and she must learn to depend on herself, because deceit comes in all shapes and sizes and few can truly be trusted.HEART OF MIST by Helen Scheuerer is a dark tale of one young woman s lonely journey through self destruction, loss and finally owning her past, her present and her future It is a tale of war, fear and the abuse of those who are different Will Bleak learn to accept herself as she is, to use her gifts to their best advantage or will she succumb to the hate and fear that surrounds her as she becomes a victim of her own devices Helen Scheuerer s tale is intense, filled with details of scenes of action, despair and danger Well defined characters will leap off the pages as Bleak and the rest come to life Wonderful descriptions of the land and the chaos of the atmosphere further pull readers into a tale that shines with depth Ms Scheuerer has done a fabulous job of pulling me into her story and her world A wonderful fantasy series with a very firm foundation to build upon I received an ARC edition from Helen Scheuerer in exchange for my honest review.Series The Oremere Chronicles Book 1Expected publication August 31st 2017 by Talem Press Genre Dark FantasyFor Reviews More

  4. fer fer says:

    You can find this review andat The Wanderlust Reader 4.5 5 STARSI received an e ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review YOU GUYS I don t know if there are enough words in the human language to express how much I loved Heart of Mist but I shall give it a try.I had a feeling that I was going to thoroughly enjoy this book even before I read it because I am a sucker for forbidden magic and secrets and anyone who goes by the name Bleak I mean, who wouldn t be W You can find this review andat The Wanderlust Reader 4.5 5 STARSI received an e ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review YOU GUYS I don t know if there are enough words in the human language to express how much I loved Heart of Mist but I shall give it a try.I had a feeling that I was going to thoroughly enjoy this book even before I read it because I am a sucker for forbidden magic and secrets and anyone who goes by the name Bleak I mean, who wouldn t be What I wasn t expecting was just how much I would end up adoring this book It left me utterly speechless I was mesmerized by the world and the writing from the very beginning The realm is plagued by a toxic mist that is spreading everyday and those who happen to come in contact with it, perish People seek to be far from the mist but that can prove to be just as dangerous Our main protagonist Bleak has a secret, which she has kept hidden for years from the ones she loves She is an Ashai, meaning that she has powers In a realm where magic is forbidden, Bleak s secret can be deadly if it catches unwanted attention Unfortunately, it has The king, as well as the Valia Kindred, have taken an interest in her powers and who knows what their endgame is.Bleak copes with her powers by drinking, and over time, she has grown to be a drunk This was the very first thing that caught my attention because alcoholism isn t a topic that we see often in YA, especially if it pertains to the main character I loved getting to see how she, as well as those around her, dealt with her addiction It was very refreshing.Another thing I loved was the characters I fell for most of them the minute they walked onto the page No one character was the same, except for the fact that they all have secrets of their own As a result, it was fascinating to see how they each interacted with one another Characters who you wouldn t think would mesh well together ended up being perfectly paired, whether that be from a romantic standpoint or a friendship one There was just a lot of bonding going on and I was here for all of it Especially the friendship, or should I say bromance, between the king s captain, Fiore aka Fi the most precious , and Bren, Bleak s best friend I was one happy camper whenever they had a scene together And the same goes for Henri and Athene, who happen to be bad ass Valian warriors I needof them in my life I ve said this before and I ll say it again I absolutely love it when books are fast paced, are full of twists and turns, have action and romance, and can make me feel Heart of Mist had this andI am currently dying of anticipation for the next book Thank the heavens that there are two novellas, Break and The Gift, to tide me over I desperately need to know what happens to my precious cinnamon rolls but that will have to wait.If you ve made it this far, I applaud you My rambling has gotten worse with every passing day, and I m sorry for that not really , but before I sign off, ADD HEART OF MIST TO YOUR TBR You can thank me later Also, the cover is stunning so definitely an added bonus to an already amazing story P.S I always thought the saying was tie me over but I discovered the sad, sad truth today

  5. Kate (beautifulbookland) Kate (beautifulbookland) says:

    2018 reread okay so I loved this the first time around but omfg I m bumping my rating up from 4 stars to 5 because any book that can keep you gripped even when you know what s gonna happen is a total winner.Review I feel like this book is going to be getting lots of attention it definitely deserves it There were points where I was reminded of Throne of Glass, Truthwitch and Frostblood Helen Scheuerer creates such a fantastically detailed world that draws you in effortlessly In a world whe 2018 reread okay so I loved this the first time around but omfg I m bumping my rating up from 4 stars to 5 because any book that can keep you gripped even when you know what s gonna happen is a total winner.Review I feel like this book is going to be getting lots of attention it definitely deserves it There were points where I was reminded of Throne of Glass, Truthwitch and Frostblood Helen Scheuerer creates such a fantastically detailed world that draws you in effortlessly In a world where magic is forbidden, Bleak has a secret she can hear people s thoughts She desperately hides this fact with alcohol, and does everything in her power to keep her best friend in the dark regarding her ability Despite her attempts, she receives a summons from the King, forcing Bleak to plot and plan her every move When Bleak meets the Valian kindred, I practically swooned They re a squad of hardcore female warriors, and they re fucking beasts While the Valian are fabulous, I did struggle to imagine where they lived For some reason I couldn t get Go Ape out of my mind My favourite part of this book though is definitely the characters While I loved Bleak instantly, she wasn t perfect she made mistakes, and every time she picked up a bottle of wine I felt like slapping her BUT whenever she made a mistake she acknowledged that she was wrong, and did her best to right her wrong And while her drinking made me sad, the idea of an alcoholic MC in a YA fantasy novel is totally new to me, and I really found it interesting A character that definitely grew on me was Henri She irritated me at first, but I warmed to her She kind of reminded me of a less homicidal Manon from Throne of Glass Heart of Mist is told from multiple POVs, and while I enjoyed Bleak s the most, I did like how the POVs connected towards the end There were no pointless chapters, and I liked that, even if sometimes they were a bit slow I m so, so thankful to Helen Scheuerer for sending me an e ARC of this book It s truly a delight, and I can t wait for everyone to read it

  6. Sylvia Mercedes Sylvia Mercedes says:

    HEART OF MIST is nothing short of a WOW read It s big, it s epic, it s darkand it seriously took my breath away Helen Scheuerer doesn t pull any punches, plunging us immediately headlong into her dangerous worldand into the POV of her lead character, Bleak.Bleak is a totally unusual heroine in this genre In many ways, she s the opposite of what I look for in a lead character She s a drunk, she s self pitying, she s depressive some might say whiny But man The author took ris HEART OF MIST is nothing short of a WOW read It s big, it s epic, it s darkand it seriously took my breath away Helen Scheuerer doesn t pull any punches, plunging us immediately headlong into her dangerous worldand into the POV of her lead character, Bleak.Bleak is a totally unusual heroine in this genre In many ways, she s the opposite of what I look for in a lead character She s a drunk, she s self pitying, she s depressive some might say whiny But man The author took risks with this character, and in my opinion it paid off Bleak is such a real person, and it did not take me long to find myself rooting for her Her journey of growth and discovery is fascinating and heartbreaking by turns, and I totally loved her by the end of this volume and can t wait to see how her story continues.But Bleak isn t the only fascinating character peopling this world Bern is her closest friend, who is always there fore her, always believes in her, even when she can t believe in herself Swinton brings a dangerous edge, with his blind devotion to duty and a strong selfish streak though we find out by the end that there sto him than first meets the eye And that s just to name a few of the fascinating perspectives we get to see as this story unfolds.It s a long book longer than I usually read in this genre And let me tell you, I loved sinking deeply into this world and into Helen Scheuerer s beautiful prose I enjoyed the experience so much, I have to officially name this book my Favorite Read of 2019So Far.Seriously, if that s not enough to get you to try it, I just don t know if I can help you I m already deep into Book 2, and I can safely say the story is only getting deeper andfascinating as we progress Can t wait to see how it all resolves in WAR OF MIST releasing at the end of this month

  7. Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) says:

    No one deserved to feel unsafe in their own skin for someone else s pleasureI want to thank the author, who has been so kind of provided me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.TW Alcohol Addiction Abuse AttemptedI enjoyed the book, I think it s great when a fantasy is told in a way that can be read very easily while enjoying of the world, I mean, isn t heavy at all, but still, you have the possibility to enjoy the world where the story unfolds I like how the author has decideNo one deserved to feel unsafe in their own skin for someone else s pleasureI want to thank the author, who has been so kind of provided me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.TW Alcohol Addiction Abuse AttemptedI enjoyed the book, I think it s great when a fantasy is told in a way that can be read very easily while enjoying of the world, I mean, isn t heavy at all, but still, you have the possibility to enjoy the world where the story unfolds I like how the author has decided to touch a theme such as alcoholism, which s obviously a real world problem, and that has been touched in such a real and cruel way in a fantasy world, I think it s great merit and something that I ve appreciated I think that after finishing it, I still have SO MANY questions, so I feel that this book was a great introduction to what will, undoubtedly, be a very interesting trilogy.3.5 5 You can find this one andof my reviews on my blog A Book A Thought.The book follows Blake, she s a girl with a very delicate mental state, she has been very bad after the death of her guardian, and because of this, and having a power that she still can t fully understand, she has begun to medicate herself with alcohol to be able to alleviate all the things that are happening in her life One day the king sends the Commander of his army to look for her to bring her to him, because of her power But the king isn t the only one who s interested in his power and on the way, they come across the leader of a society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, who has her own plans for Blake Without having anticipated Blake will be in the middle of a battle much larger than she would have imagined I think that this book doesn t handle anticipation very well, many things happen from the first page so the story moves very fast When you think you know the main problem of the plot, new revelations begin to appear and this causes the plot to take an inopportune turn, so you never really know what will happen, it s quite unpredictable, and I liked that But I understand that this can be kind of confusing, I had to re read some dialogues since there are revelations and important points in the quieter moments, then they take you by surprise and if you don t remember something later it can be a bit difficult to move trough, you know For me, this whole book is an introduction to the next one, I really feel that the next book will be very important because the ending of this one is very open and I still have a lot of unanswered questionsI liked the magic system, although I feel that it should still beexplored, I really liked the development of Blake s power during the book, I like it because she really isn t aware of the power she possesses and her growth is incredible, I m excited to see what she will do with this in the future She can read minds and dive into people s minds, discovering parts of their past and even implanting things there that aren t really there, you know So I think it s a power that can be further explored in the next book People who have powers in the book are called Ashai, and the reality is that there are very few in the kingdom and is a mystery around why, another of the things that still haven t an answer in the book as such, but I ve been taken by surprise with respect to this.I would separate the book into four characters, who make the plot move, they re Dash, Swinton, Blake Henri, so I ll talk a little about them.Being honest, I don t feel attached to any character as such, I think that following Blake is very interesting because of her alcoholism and how this is explored in the book, but on the other hand, her attitude is very difficult to follow,I understand that she s so rebellious and impetuous, due to the fact that her power overwhelming her and also her addiction makes her character very difficult, but even so, I couldn t connect because she s very hurtful with othersbut we ll see, I still liked the ending, and I have a lot of faith in the next book She has a best friend who s always taking care of her even though she treats him like trash, and that s Bren, so I loved him, he s adorable and a beautiful human being, I think she doesn t deserve him lolThen we have Dash, and when the book jumps down on his part of the story, at first I was like, who are you lol, but I liked the character, is a child with many convictions and great courage, I like him and although at first doesn t do much for the plot, thenwith him you can explore a littlethe royal family, there are many secrets and things hidden in the kingdoms as well, and about magicIs the protagonist of some very interesting revelations.Swinton is the king s commander, he s a very interesting character and I never know how to feel about him, at first I didn t like him and thenI liked him, because I started to knowabout him and about his past, there are also revelations about who he actually is and I found that very compelling, but then I ended up a little disappointed about his attitude again, so I don t know how to feel, but I know I m 100% on board with his story He has a very loyal companion named Fiore, and I name him because he s my favorite character in the whole book, he s funny and always goes to the front and isn t afraid to say what he feels, and I also find him very seductive, I don t know, I really like the character, and I would like to knowabout his cultureAnd then we have Henri, and I really don t like her, her personality is not for me, I can t really connect with her, she has a quite unpredictable attitude and she s always in a bad mood But on the other hand, I love the society which she s a part of, she s a Valian, this means that she s part of a society of female warriors who live in the forest, in a community built on trees, and I must say that it s truly amazing. It s also very interesting the way in which the society they have created is managed, those who aren t warriors and don t belong to the Valia Kindred, aren t welcome to live with them, they aren t expelled, but, instead, are sent to live below them in a place called Sticks For me as a person, all this is a bit cruel to me especially because women force young women to fight and it s quite hard because they re friends and must fight each other anyway, and they may never see each other again after that But as a society, I see it very interesting and I would like to know how it will continue from now on.Henri is in a kind of romantic relationship with Athene, who s her right hand, and I want to mention that because it s always a good thing to see some LGBT representation in fantasy and they re two very strong warrior women, so it s really incredibleI want to talk a little about the name of the book, the book is called Heart of Mist, so although the beginning of the book is very strong and demonstrates what the mist in this world is capable of doing, I don t think it s much further explored, the mist ends up being a secondary character in the story, and I would have liked a bitabout that In the end, there s a revelation and very valuable information about the mist and its purpose, but I don t want to say much because spoilers, so maybe in the next book this will be explored in greater depthThe book is full of plot twists and revelations around the corner, so you probably will not get bored with it If it s something you enjoy in books this is for you I think it s very well constructed in terms of plot and it s written in an easy form to understand and read, so if fantasy is something that you re not used to, I think it could be a good place to start withI still have many questions and doubts about many points of the book, and that s why I m excited to continue with the trilogy, which I ll do as soon as I can.In summary I think it s a very good book, it has very strong points in terms of the story and world building, but even so I think it needsconstruction, in terms of dialogues and magic system, and I also needinformation regarding several aspects, I like it when a fantasy moves fast and gives you many shocking moments, but at the same time I need it to stop for a moment to find outabout all those fantastic places, gods and , which I hope will happen in the next book

  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    I received an e ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts are my own Where do I even begin with this review Heart of Mist completely blew away the expectations I had for this novel On receiving the synopsis from Scheuerer, I thought okay a fantasy novel, I m most likely going to like it, it ll probably have some romantic plot line which will have me hook line and sinker but I was not prepared for how much I would fall in love and for how different it I received an e ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts are my own Where do I even begin with this review Heart of Mist completely blew away the expectations I had for this novel On receiving the synopsis from Scheuerer, I thought okay a fantasy novel, I m most likely going to like it, it ll probably have some romantic plot line which will have me hook line and sinker but I was not prepared for how much I would fall in love and for how different it was to my initial expectations This novel had me hooked from the very first page, which is completely surprising, as I can really struggle with novels that have minimal to no romance, and this novel only had hints there was nothing else I found myself forgetting the lack of romance, and it wasn t till I started writing the review that it hit me that I was in love with a novel that had barely any, well, love Gasps in shock Heart of Mist is an incredible fantasy novel magic, hints of romance, friendship, betrayal, secrets and deeply rooted plot twists abound It left me wantingand in complete despair at turning the last page and realising I would have to wait for book two to be released to find out what will happen next to my beloved characters The novel centres around our main protagonist Bleak, an alcoholic with a secret that could destroy her and anyone she holds dear Seeing alcoholism portrayed in a YA novel was entirely new for me I had not come across a novel where the main protagonist self medicates with an addiction, and to me it was what made the novel unique, and had me crossing all my fingers that Bleak would overcome her addiction The novel also has POV chapters from other characters throughout, which I loved and found very refreshing and intriguing No character is the same, they re all different in their own way The majority of the characters Scheuerer created harbour secrets and have dark pasts that keep you guessing throughout about who is linked to who, and if we are going to find out their mysteries I ll admit I did guess one particular plot line throughout the novel, but I won t say which one, as this is a spoiler free review However, the story behind it has only been half revealed or maybe even less I will have to wait until book two is released, and it is going to kill me, but it will be absolutely worth it The book itself was fast paced and didn t leave me bored I was constantly turning the pages trying to anticipate what was going to happen next, and whether or not the characters I was beginning to love would make it to the end of the novel Scheuerer has created a unique fantasy series that I can see easily becoming one of my all time favourite fantasy novels I cannot wait till this beauty is released at the end of August I want to purchase the novel and hold it in my hands

  9. Bec (becklepanda) Bec (becklepanda) says:

    This was a gem of a book and I need the next one I can t wait to see how this continues, I ll have a review up shortly, too Will link it when it s written REVIEW Spoiler free Helen approached me, asking if I d like to read Heart of Mist, and as soon as I read the synopsis I KNEW I WANTED THE WHOLE THING I loved Bleak She s so sarcastic, vulnerable and flawed It s not often you see a protagonist in YA drinking so profusely, so the way that shaped her character was incredibly unique and in This was a gem of a book and I need the next one I can t wait to see how this continues, I ll have a review up shortly, too Will link it when it s written REVIEW Spoiler free Helen approached me, asking if I d like to read Heart of Mist, and as soon as I read the synopsis I KNEW I WANTED THE WHOLE THING I loved Bleak She s so sarcastic, vulnerable and flawed It s not often you see a protagonist in YA drinking so profusely, so the way that shaped her character was incredibly unique and interesting.Initially I thought that this d just be from Bleak s perspective BUT IT WASN T Reading this so soon after completing Godblind ew no, ew , I had such a new found appreciation for the tone of the writing and the exposition of every character we saw I could CONNECT with them Side note I love Dash to bits Can we just wrap him in a blanket and give him a cookie Yes thank you The perspectives furthered the story even if I wasn t addicted, I was certainly interested and I loved the way they coalesced at the end So satisfying, mysterious, and intriguing Can we have book 2 now pls.But back to Bleak I really enjoyed her trajectory and development I wish I could saybut spoilers I found Henri frustrating, but overall she was such a steadfast, strong character and in the end I grudgingly begun to love her I m all for the ladies in this book, yes There were female friendships, fights, making ups so dynamic and not destructive, gals protecting gals I may or may not have teared up once or twice.I enjoyed the guys, too Fiore and Bren are my faves, even if I just wanted to smack Bren and Bleak upside their heads It s fine Okay I love these charactersthan I expected to, since having them sit in my brain after finishing Heart of Mist, I ve just wanted to continue their adventures I wanna know, I wanna know.Overall, the ending and last half were definitelyintriguing to me And Bleak, when we first meet her, as the town drunk The poor gal I wantedof the King s evilness, but we do get a peek at the end I just want to know everybody s secrets, is that too much to ask This was such an easy, but unique, YA fantasy to read Heart of Mist was different in that it didn t have an overpowering love interest element YAAAS and the mist, magic, and characters had slow threads that unraveled to show the impending narrative so well Definitely pick this up if you want an easy YA to read, with tones of magic and a steadfast protagonist There was a reveal or two that I didn t predict as well, which made me love it that muchBlog link

  10. Alaina Alaina says:

    Second time read and review.Okay, first off. I still hate the name Bleak Even though she waslikable this time around still can t like the name No matter how many times I tried saying it out loud. I just got easily annoyed Besides Bleak, Henri was okay but I honestly didn t give two shits about him Yeah, they make a great team every now and then but just like with Bleak, they both annoyed me still I don t know what it is about these two they are just ugh Unsurprisingly, all of th Second time read and review.Okay, first off. I still hate the name Bleak Even though she waslikable this time around still can t like the name No matter how many times I tried saying it out loud. I just got easily annoyed Besides Bleak, Henri was okay but I honestly didn t give two shits about him Yeah, they make a great team every now and then but just like with Bleak, they both annoyed me still I don t know what it is about these two they are just ugh Unsurprisingly, all of the other characters wereenjoyable to read about meet again God, my love for Fiore definitely grew with this re read He definitely needs his own book and I hope to seeof him in the next one.Even though I liked this book, the rating is still the same for me Heart of Mist just has way too many inconsistencies Just like the first go around, this one gave me the same feelings opinions I originally had I absolutely hated the Valian kindred God, if they were in Game of Thrones the dragons would ve burned them already Then there s the pacing which just always throws me off The first time around, I listened to the book This time, I read it and I still feel the same.Overall, this book was just okay Good but okay I will admit that I am pretty excited to dive into the next one just to find out what s beyond the mist I m intrigued and I m also looking for answers.___________________________________________________________ Heart of Mist was such a good book Well it was really okay but I also couldn t put it down Even though I m not a fan of the MC s name because Bleak is just so freaking weird to read and say. I still really enjoyed the book.Now even though I m not a fan of her name. I m also not really a fan of one of the places mentioned in this book Valia It just seemed so freaking weird I know I keep saying that a lot but trust me it really was just because of their standards and how they viewed what was important or people s status life Like I totally get it. you people think you are better than everyone. but hey. whatever helps you sleep at night Characters I didn t like Bleak, Henri, Athene, and Lennox Bleak was just basically bleak She was constantly annoying me because of her consistent whining I just wanted to push her into the mist I didn t like how she pushed everyone s buttons like a child. but I did really enjoy their sarcastic and annoyed answers to her She deserved it so freaking much Then there s Henri at first, I didn t really like Henri s character. then I readandand I decided I really don t like Henri Then there was Athene, who was wei just really weird After meeting them, there s a bunch of other characters I hated, like Lennox I think that s how you spell his name Not quite sure But yeah, I wanted him to die. I totally accept the ending of this book.Besides all of that it did give you a lot of magic Some of it was a bit confusing at first but I sort of just followed along and accepted what I got There was a ton of info dumping in the book as well. which I could take it or leave it in any book really I guess I just had high expectations for this book because of it s ratings I enjoyed but I wouldn t necessarily say it s my favorite book of all time I would probably reread it if she came out with a book 2

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