I received this book via Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Heir of Iron Hearts by Bekah Harris
Narrator: Nikki Delgado
Series: Iron Crown Faerie Tales #2
Published by Dreamlake Media on 2019-12-31
Length: 5 hours and 41 minutes
Reviewing Audiobook from Author
Reading Challenges: 2020 Audiobook Challenge
Only weeks after Ivy's return to her true home in the Winter Court, she finds herself thrown into life as a royal with a new fiance she can't stand. Even worse, the only person she loves, the one person she is forbidden to love, Barrett Forbes, is her personal guard, which makes getting to know Arden, her Unseelie fiance just a little bit awkward.
Ivy's life spirals into more chaos when she discovers her human best friend, Jules, has journeyed to faerie to find her and is now being used against her. Together, Ivy and Jules must trust each other, carefully choosing every move in a dark game that would pit them against each other.
Meanwhile, the Winter Queen's sister has escaped from her cell in the castle's dungeons to form a dangerous alliance that could destroy the Winter Realm and all Ivy holds dear.
Filled with friendship, love, and lies, this exciting sequel to The Thorn Princess will keep you turning pages long into the night.
Heir of Iron Hearts by Bekah Harris is the second book in the series Iron Crown Faerie Tales and picks up where book one left off. I’ll be honest, I debated picking this one up. I didn’t really enjoy the first one. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t my favorite either. I was lukewarm….y’all I’m not lukewarm anymore! This book changed that feeling.
Ivy is adjusting to her new life as the heir of the Winter Court. She’s handling it about as well as could be expected for someone that just found out magic and faery exist. Heartbroken at the thought of never seeing her grandmother again and being torn from the man she loves, Ivy has a lot to adjust to. Barret is now Ivy’s guard, making this whole adjustment harder. They can’t be seen together for fear of angering the Unseelie prince, her betrothed. My heart ached for them as they navigated their new roles.
What drives this story is the multiple points of view. It adds a lot of tension in the form of dramatic irony, where we the readers know what’s going on, but the characters do not. It’s fantastic! There are so many twists and turns in the story, deceptions from nearly every character that it is hard to keep up, but that didn’t affect my enjoyment at all. If anything, it made me enjoy it more. It’s not easy to surprise me 😉
Again Nikki Delgado delivers a stellar performance. Not once did I lose track of who was speaking or get confused about whose point of view I was listening too. I plan to find more books narrated by her in the future.
Overall I enjoyed Heir of Iron Hearts. It is what you’d expect of a faery story. Lots of deception, intrigue, a little romance. If you enjoy fantasy, I highly recommend it.