ARC Review: The Stone's Heart by Jessica Thorne

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(The Queen's Wing #2)
  
 Published : 19 / 02 / 2019  by Bookouture

   Genre : 
    Young Adult Fiction || Fantasy || Romance || Sci-Fi
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Straight away, Petra knew something was wrong, but still, she couldn’t shake the feeling that she was going to get hurt. That was inevitable. Petra is Captain of Princess Belengaria’s royal guard. With Mecha monsters lurking in every corner, and Zander and Lord Teel playing with her heart, Petra has more to face than ever before. And something has happened to Bel. She’s gone rogue, dark, and no-one can reach her, not Con, not Petra. Not even the guardians of Anathease.

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 
                         
“An absolutely unputdownable fantasy romance” is maybe not as true of this sequel as it was the first instalment. With danger, heartbreak, twists and races against time, everyone is captured by Jessica Thorne’s amazing writing style. And yet, it was let down in a few areas. I have said it before, I’ll say it again, and I’ll never go back on it; a love triangle is not a plot. I found that the triangle between Petra, Teel and Zander was so bland and confusing that it didn’t really add much to the book.

When I found out that ‘The Stone’s Heart’ was going to be set on Petra, I was confused. The guards Captain? Okay then, I can’t blow it off because Sarah J. Maas pulled it off with ‘Tower of Dawn’. But, alas, it was not to be. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it is great that Petra has her own story, especially with her history with Zander and her history with her father, but I didn’t feel like her story was enough to have a book about. The motivation is very bland, as is the triangle. 

Luckily, I did get to read about my favourite characters, Bel, Con and the Anathease guardians. I felt even more connected to them than last time, and it was heart-wrenching to have to go through everything with them and watch them suffer again. I can not fault Jessica Thorne’s writing style, at all.

If I’m being honest, if you want to hear more about Bel and Con, but not so much about Petra, maybe just flick through it so that you can be up to date for the next installment. It was interesting to read, but not as enthralling as ‘The Queen’s Wing’.

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