Buried Heart

Buried Heart

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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The heart-pounding finale to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's captivating, New York Times bestselling young adult series--now available in paperback!
Choose between your parents. Choose between your friends. Choose between your lovers. Choose who you are.
On the run from the murderous King Nikonos, Jessamy must find a way for her beloved Kalliarkos to take his rightful place on the throne. Only then can he end the oppression of the Commoners by their long time Patron overlords. But Kal's rise to power is fraught with manipulation and shocking decisions that make Jes question everything they promised each other. As their relationship frays and Jes's family and friends beg her for help, will she cast Kal and her Patron heritage aside? Will she finally join--even lead--the rebellion that had been burning among the Commoners for years?
This explosive finale of World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's Court of Five series forces Jessamy to confront an inescapable truth: with or without her, the revolution has begun.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316344418
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Ellio
Characteristics: 465 pages : maps ; 22 cm.


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Oct 18, 2017

Buried Heart is the fast-paced, intriguing conclusion to The Court of Fives series. Continuing from where Poisoned Blade leaves off, the story follows Jessamy, who has come to the point where she must choose what is best for Efea. Her decisions are crucial for bringing about the justice that Efeans have long been waiting for. It is a challenge for Jessamy to determine where her loyalties lie; she may have to go against her own heart and be willing to sacrifice her relationships. Themes pertaining to war, revolution and loyalty are demonstrated through several events and characters in the story. Satisfyingly, the falling action and ending help to lighten the tense mood created by all the blood-spill and hatred. Overall, Buried Heart combines fantasy, love, violence, and bravery in a way that makes it an effective tale, compelling the reader to turn each page with increased interest! 4.5/5 Stars
- @VirtueofReading of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This series is the only place that I will ever cheer for a Spider. (I dislike such creatures.) Truthfully, the protagonist has an amazing narrative with so much content. Issues with family matters, political scandals and lies, traps and mazes... all spin in an exquisite web to tangle her up. However, she is not your typical character in which she can play the court, not just the game. I don't really like how the romance spun out here, but I guess the conclusion was just satisfying enough to give closure. For a trilogy, I would say that Kate Elliot did a pretty good job combining a nice mix of spins and curves. 
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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