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  1. says: (PDF) Heartstone Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Read & Download Heartstone

    (PDF) Heartstone Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White 45 stars Maybe 5 stars I haven't decided yet I LOVED this book EDIT OKAY FIVE STARS IT IS D D D D D DCheck out a swoony excerpt from the book While Heartstone is NOT a romance novel it does feature a lovely and subtle romance Click the graphic below Review posted on The Eater of Books blogHeartstone by Elle Katharine WhitePublisher Harper Voy

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    Read & Download Heartstone (PDF) Heartstone Originally reviewed at BookwraithsI want to admit up front that I have never ever read any Jane Austen How I was able to navigate through four years at a liberal arts university without ever reading this author still amazes me but

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    (PDF) Heartstone 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum and Prejudice retellings and other Austenesue inspired stories have traditionally been hit or miss with me but there was something about Heartstone that drew me to it right away Might it hav

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    (PDF) Heartstone Pride and Prejudice and DragonsIf you are a fellow PP fan you can imagine the scope of my excitement for this book And now after I've finished it a couple of hours ago I can finally say that I mostly liked the a

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    (PDF) Heartstone Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White This is a thoroughly entertaining variation of Pride and Prejudice that very effectively transports the reader to a fantasy world filled with mythical creatures and there's lots of humor and a touch of mystery thrown in for good measure I don't usually take note of a cover since I read most of my books on an ol

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    Read & Download Heartstone Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White Rating 35?This book is a bit difficult for me to review because it had SO MUCH potential and while it wasn't terrible it certainly could have been better Dragons Dragon Riders? Yes these were great aspects But I wish they were better explored Like we did not really get to see as many action packed battles as I would have liked We did not eve

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    Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White (PDF) Heartstone Pride and Prejudice with dragonsPride and Prejudice WITH DRAGONSWITH DRAGONS people Oh please please please let this be as awesome a

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    (PDF) Heartstone Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterThe BuzzI'm always on the lookout for books with dragons This one came onto my radar last year and I meant to read it right away hehe I didn't get to it I had to add it to my Moody R

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    (PDF) Heartstone My love for this book is endless Eeeeeeeeeendlesssssss I tell you Eta March 12th so endless that I had to read it again and probably will do so again And soonIt was actually just last year where I fell in love with Pride Prejudice and I admit while I did like the book it was the 2005 movie the one with Keira Knightley that totally won me over

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    (PDF) Heartstone “They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters”This book was amazing I’m going to start by saying that I’m not usually a fan of epic histor

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  • Heartstone
  • Elle Katharine White
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  • 08 March 2019
  • 9780062451958

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Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White Heartstone Free read ✓ 109 A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns dragons and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom gryphons direwolves lamias banshees and lindwormsThey say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters Passionate headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost. Originally reviewed at BookwraithsI want to admit up front that I have never ever read any Jane Austen How I was able to navigate through four years at a liberal arts university without ever reading this author still amazes me but I did without any grand plan by myself to do so All of which means that when I picked up Heartstone by Elle Katharine White I was experiencing this fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice without any real knowledge of the original which I actually believe helped make the experience excitingThe story here revolves around Aliza Bentaine of Merrybourne Manor this second of five sisters attempting to survive the horrible monster invasion which has turned their home into an isolated fortress in a sea of gryphons But thankfully a band of Riders has come to Merrybourne to drive off the creaturesAmong this band are two very eligible bachelors Master Brysney and Master Daired Both of whom Aliza s mother hopes to pair up with her eligible daughters But of course Daired has made a horrible first impression on Aliza which keep her from warming to him so much so that she is only his unease ally in the fight to drive off the monsters from the areauickly the immediate threat of the rampaging gryphons begins to fade in importance as a much bigger threat looms ever larger A deadly foe emerging one who threatens to bind all the monsters to its cause and set them loose on an unprepared landProbably the element I appreciated most about this story was something that did not happen Having only heard things about Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice one of my worst fears when opening this book was that this fantasy retelling would not be modern enough for my sensibilities I mean Victorian steampunk is all well and good in my mind but I just could not see myself enjoying a narrative where the female characters had to wear dresses while riding dragons or act in the manner of women from the P P era So it was with great thanks I found the author had jettisoned most of these societal trappings in favor of a modern societyThe other enjoyable part of Heartstone was the fantasy elements seamlessly incorporated into this age old tale Fantastical creatures were woven into all layers of society not relegated to mere monsters Dragons were nicely done with their own particular lore And the world itself was well endowed with its own history religion and culturesThe only negative I have with the tale is the focus on relationships specifically the growing romantic relationships between the parties Yes I realize this was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice And yeah I realize what the main plot of that story is about But for whatever reason I assumed a fantasy retelling meant the author would not be following the original plot line in such a dedicated way Truly it bothered me that the 1 goal of these female characters seemed to be getting marriedIn sum Heartstone is a fine retelling of Austen s classic Other reviewers have commented that this narrative is up until the end a near perfect match for Pride and Prejudice and I will accept that they are not misleading us by that description but even with that being said the author has added her own ideas to Austen s tale and ends it with a fast paced exciting conclusion which is all her own So whether you like Pride and Prejudice or not Heartstone is a fantasy you very well might enjoyI received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review I d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone

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Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White Heartstone Free read ✓ 109 Ots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself where something old and dreadful slumbers something far sinister than gryphonsIt’s a war Aliza is ill prepared to wage on a battlefield she’s never known before one spanning kingdoms class lines and the curious nature of her own heart Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously uniue new worl. My love for this book is endless Eeeeeeeeeendlesssssss I tell you Eta March 12th so endless that I had to read it again and probably will do so again And soonIt was actually just last year where I fell in love with Pride Prejudice and I admit while I did like the book it was the 2005 movie the one with Keira Knightley that totally won me over Ever since my AP lit teacher showed my class a snippet of the movie I put that on the moment I got home I was a goner for the story thenSince then I ve been trying to find a good PP retelling to relive the story Frankly finding this story felt like a gift I didn t deserve When edelweiss accepted me I could hardly contain my surpriseHeartstone includes the wonderful elements that make PP such an amazing love story but it goes beyond that as any good retelling Told in a fantasy land with dragons and other wonderful creatures there s a bigger play at end than just Aliza and Alistair falling in love with each other White manages to incorporate the cuteness that it those two with the danger in their world and it makes for a wonderful fantasy debutAs much as I loved Pride Prejudice there were of course some characters that annoyed the living hell out of me and others I plain didn t like I knew what to expect from them but I was so wrong The way White wrote her secondary characters those who would directly affect Aliza she gave them such a beautiful and heartbreaking story The direction she took with Leyda and with Charis the euivalents of Lydia and Caroline Bingley When I finished this I couldn t help but think that White wrote a fantasy PP with DRAGONS and better characters as in where none of them annoyed meI LOVED Aliza She was smart and brave and caring and at heart just such a wonderful character It s so clear she loves her family and would do so much for them In the book Aliza is shown to have guilt over a certain tragedy and it made my heart ache every time I absolutely adored her and her narration was wonderfulAlistair Oh my gooooooooosh White perfectly captured him with Darcy s attitude and personality It s all I can do to not straight up gush about him and them about him and Aliza By no means is this a romance book but there are undertones of it involving them AND I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT Watching Alistair struggle and even do embarrassing things around Aliza made my poor romantic heart stop beating several times In any case Alistair was a loyal and dedicated character throughout the book and I loved him if you somehow didn t already get thatTHE DRAGON There are dragons but the main one was Akarra Alistair s dragon Long story short there are several riders in Aliza s town to kill off the gryphon infestation and they each have a beast they work with Akarra was such an important character and I ADORED HER so much She was always kind to Aliza and loyal to Alistair it was clear that both the dragon and the rider would do anything for each other In time it was like that with Aliza and Akarra as well As a fantasy setting I loved how White painted her scenes It was vivid and beautiful and it definitely shows her skill with writing I also loved the way she incorporated the other fantasy creatures throughout the book There were uite a few of them and they played a part in the bigger picture of the book I thought that was super uniue this was a retelling but every good retelling has to it and White definitely did that with HeartstoneI m going to just stop it here I loved this book every single thing about it The romance the characters the dragons everything was just perfect I definitely recommend this book if you love fantasy andor Pride PrejudiceThat being said ALL THE STAAAAAAAARS

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Elle Katharine White ô 9 review Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Elle Katharine White Heartstone Free read ✓ 109 One sister to the invading gryphons So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe againHer relief is short lived With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider Alastair Daired Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor its ro. This is a thoroughly entertaining variation of Pride and Prejudice that very effectively transports the reader to a fantasy world filled with mythical creatures and there s lots of humor and a touch of mystery thrown in for good measure I don t usually take note of a cover since I read most of my books on an old ink display kindle but this one is gorgeous It seems as though Heartstone has been discovered by fantasy readers but not JAFF readers so I hope to be like a town cryer and encourage you PP lovers to get on boardAll the character names have been changed Elizabeth Bennet is Aliza Bentaine Jane is her sister Angelina Mary is Mari and Lydia is Leyda Fitzwilliam Darcy becomes Alastair Daired Charles Bingley is Cedric Brysney and his sister s name is Charis instead of Caroline There s good reason to make such radical changes in the names because while most of the characters exhibit some traittraits similar to the originals many don t at all The plot itself shows identifiable parallels to Jane Austen in parts yet it is also completely original Women are respected warriors here just as much as the men Awesome There are fierce battles with gryphons and a lindworm which are integral to the story UNlike that horrible Zombies book Daired Brysney and Charis are among a group of Riders who partner with wyvernsdragons to fight dangerous creaturesThis is beautifully written and makes this alternate universe real to the reader I am not a habitual reader of fantasy works so I struggled a bit with the many many different imaginary species mentioned some only in passing trying to remember which were friendly to humans which reuired caution and which were always dangerous It seemed this knowledge is so commonplace in this world detailed explanations were deemed unnecessary Character names took a while for me too I m so accustomed to reading variations that retain Jane Austen s names that it took a few chapters for me to get used to these new monikers But that s on me not the authorI really got caught up in this universe though Loved that when Daired s proposal to Aliza is refused it s his dragon companion Akarra who explains the truth about Wydrick Wickham and about Daired s reason for separating Brysney and Angelina to Aliza rather than her reading it all in a letter And of course by this time in the story it didn t surprise me at all that a dragon and human would be having that conversation together The battle scenes are thrilling and the climax WOW SO great Highly recommend to all my JAFF loving friends