Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Demon's Heart by Emily H. Bates

Demon's Heart blog tour

Demon's HeartDemon's Heart
by Emily H. Bates
YA Fantasy
Paperback272 Pages
December 9th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media


Young ruffian Rustav is determined to escape his abusive uncle and hated homeland, even if it means braving the demon-infested forest. His escape is halted, however, when a race of legendary beings reveal him to be the country’s fabled heir. As the people rally around him, Rustav teeters precariously between raising his people from the dust—or destroying them from the inside.

My Review

Demon's Heart was an enjoyable and unique story. The opening chapter grabbed my interest while Rustav seeks to flee with his life and the following chapters continued to keep my interest. The fantasy wasn't too heavy overwhelming the story, but also created this interesting world that I still want to know more about.

I really liked these characters! Rustav was frustrating at times, but I also felt he was authentic to his upbringing and character. I was definitely happy with how he rose to the challenges before him. Dantzel was sassy, hard working, and sweet. She had so much faith in Rustav. They were both really young as feelings develop between them, but it fit the setting and I liked that it was natural and that their relationship has the potential to mature and grow as the series continues. There were also a slue of other characters who added a lot to the story, both friends and foes.

There are different types of creatures in this fantasy world and the story definitely doesn't delve into all of them fully. I'm looking forward to finding out more about them as well as exactly who Rustav will become in the next book.

If you enjoy lighter YA fantasy, then I'd definitely recommend giving Demon's Heart a try. I know I'm anticipating the next book in this series to find out how the story progresses. This is definitely a book I can recommend to my friends as well as my teenage nieces and nephews.

Content: Some violence, but I would consider this one clean.

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort, the publisher, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Emily H. Bates grew up in Northern California, where she spent much of her young life happily closeted away with a book. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in German Linguistics, married a dashing young man from her study abroad in Germany, and now writes novels in English. She currently resides in Washington with her husband and her very busy daughter.


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  1. Selena de la cruz12/18/14, 7:20 PM

    I read Scarlet and I loved it but as I was reading Lady Thief, I couldn't take some of the thinks that happened. It was just so heart wrenching but I will finish it but i need to prepare myself first. Great review!

  2. YAY...sounds fantastic! Great review :)

  3. What an interesting novel. Very nice review.

  4. Olivia Roach1/3/15, 2:28 AM

    This sounds like a good book that makes you only want to read more because there is so much more you can delve into.

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