Disclaimer: I received this finished copy and e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Heartless Prince
Author: Angela De Vito (story & illustrator) and Leigh Dragoon (written by)
Book Series: Standalone for now
Diversity: Blind side character
Recommended For…: graphic novel, young adult readers, fantasy
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Genre: YA Graphic Novel Fantasy
Recommended Age: 13+ (Violence, Gore, Parental death, Death, Kidnapping)
Explanation of CWs: Violence and gore are shown and fairly frequent. There is a kidnapping scene. There is parental death implied. There is death shown.
Synopsis: Evony is an orphaned princess from a kingdom destroyed by a power-hungry witch. Prince Ammon has recently been drawn to her, or at least he’s drawn to her uncanny ability to sense when familiars—servants to the witches—are approaching his kingdom’s borders. And Evony, well Evony has always longed for something more with Ammon. Wanting to prove himself to his kingdom and parents, Ammon takes Evony outside the borders to fight the familiars head-to-head. All is well until they’re captured by witch Aradia, who steals Ammon’s heart and leaves his body to turn into one of her familiars. What’s worse, his sister Nissa has been taken hostage by Aradia’s daughter. Evony makes it her miss onto retrieve Ammon’s heart and save Nissa, taking her into the mysterious Witchlands. There, she will discover a secret about her past that will change everything.
Review: For the most part I really liked it! The illustrations were amazing and so beautiful. The plot was strong. The character development was good and the world building was great. The book was very short, but it did well to have a well done arc and climax in the story. I’m excited to see a book 2 to this story.
The only issues I had with the book are that not a lot of the players were well developed and the time skip kept out a ton of useful details. The book is also really vague in what’s happening unless you read the synopsis.
Verdict: It was good!