Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Review #9 "Heartless" by Kelly Martin

In honor of Kelly's Feature this week, my Wednesday review belongs to Gracen and Hart in "Heartless" (book #1 of the Heartless series). What is that saying that everybody has been using lately? My feels have feels! I think "Heartless" has become one of my new favorite books (why is it that I keep reading books that I love so much that this list keeps growing longer?). Want to know why? Here you go!

(Heartless #1)
by Kelly Martin

Format Read: Kindle
Publish Date: January 17, 2016
Buy It On: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Audible

How Many Stars? 5
Synopsis: Who is really the monster? 

For thirteen years, Gracen Sullivan dreamed about a red-eyed demon named Hart Blackwell who tortured her every night. Her mother freaked when she found out about her daughter's "hallucinations" and forced Gracen to go to the doctor, who prescribed some very powerful medication which kept Hart out of her head for five years. 

A week ago, Hart came back and brought a friend. 

But something has changed, and Gracen is seeing Hart when she's awake too. And the other "friends" in her dreams? They have been found dead. 

The police want to talk to her. 

Her boyfriend has become distant.

Her dreams are becoming more and more intense. 

Hell wants her. 

Heaven has to stop her. 

When push comes shoving, can Gracen fight the evil eating away inside her or will she be forced to embrace it and destroy the world?

My Scribbles: I went through so many emotions in this book. In the beginning, I hated Hart. Harsh, I know, but come on! He's the demon who's been torturing her for years! And then, little by little, as Gracen's world seems like it's falling apart, pieces of the puzzle start connecting and by the end, well, like I said, "my feels have feels". I closed this book, heartbroken. Not so much for Hart but for everything. 

Another thing I loved was how Kelly worked classic Bible events into the book without making it preachy. A lot of times, a big downside to Christian Fiction is that it tends to get a bit preachy. Not these books. She takes characters right out of the Bible and they become current in today's world. I loved how she was able to do that and actually make it work! 

Let's just say, I'm glad I don't have to wait for book #2. And, until June 30th, both Heartless and Soulless (book #2 - the one I'm about to start right now) are only 99 cents! 

Kelly is this week's Feature so let's show her some love!