Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Ironheart is the second page-turning book in Jodi McAlister's thrilling Valentine series.
Pearl Linford is stuck. Her best friend won’t talk to her. The internet thinks she is a murderer. And she’s waiting for the right moment to forgive Finn Blacklin, the boy she’s known forever, who turned out to be an actual fairytale Prince Charming, but it never seems to come. On top of this, Pearl has another threat to face. Unseelie fairies have infiltrated her town, and they’ve unleashed a new horror – a bunch of wild, uncontrollable, angry supernatural hunters, who have Finn on the top of their hit list.
And you know what? That is a lot for one seventeen-year-old girl to handle. No wonder Pearl is so full of rage all the time . . . and that rage might be drawing the attention of some very dangerous people.
If you enjoyed the first, you’ll enjoy this one - I certainly did
More is revealed in this excellent second instalment in the Valentine series. The characters grow and develop a bit, and you learn quite a bit about how things came to be, and how come things are the way they are. There are a couple of frustrating moments, but that is to be expected, given that the characters are teenagers. There are a couple of big twists at the end, and a definite cliffhanger to lead into the third of this series.