January 25, 2022

#BookReview: Heart of the Impaler by Alexander Delacroix






Synopsis: Ilona Csáki has no desire to marry the voivode's eldest son, but love and marriage are the least of her worries. 

The royal family's enemies have already tried to put an arrow through her back—and if anyone discovers her blossoming feelings for her betrothed's cousin Andrei, and younger brother, Vlad, she may just wish they'd succeeded.

Beneath the shadow of impending war, the only battle that will be deadlier than the one for Ilona’s life will be the one for her heart.

In this dark, historical YA debut, two young men—one scarred and dutiful, the other wickedly magnetic—fall for the same young woman. But is it safe for her to love either of them back?



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Rating: 1 Star
My Review:  Sadly this book had everything going for it but a good story.  I seriously hated the characters and just could not get through this. I hated all the characters and the story just wasn't all that good. 






Praise for Heart of the Impaler:

"Flowing and fast-paced as court intrigue, spies, family secrets, romance, twists, and turns pull readers into fifteenth-century Romania―and into the heart of Vlad the Impaler. Highly recommended." ―Booklist

"Betrayal, court intrigue, and one young woman’s journey to find herself amid political upheaval ... Delacroix adroitly immerses readers in a delicious blend of romance and 15th-century politics that leans more historical than mythic, while exploring the power of love to change history’s tides." ―Publishers Weekly

"This book is the best … Andrei and Vlad are astounding foil characters, and their growth throughout the story is absolutely brilliant." ―H. E. Dunkle, reader on SwoonReads.com

"I love the subject matter! It’s the first YA historical I’ve read set in 1400s Transylvania. … I’m intrigued."
―Larissa Nash, reader on SwoonReads.com

"One of the best love triangles I've ever read ... Like a historical Shadow and Bone." ―Ember, reader on SwoonReads.com

About the Author

Alexander Delacroix earned Masters degrees from Brigham Young University and Western Governors University. As an undergraduate he majored in French, Russian, and German but ultimately became a Language Arts teacher. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing. Heart of the Impaler is his debut novel.









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