Friday, July 20, 2018

ROCKIN' READS: Heartseeker

By: Melinda Beatty
G.P. Putnam's sons, 2018. Fiction 327p.

Only Fallows has a special gift, or cunning as she calls it. She can see lies. They are beautiful but what it looks like depends on the lie being told. If you mean to do harm its an ugly black, if you want to hide shame its blues and purples. An exaggeration is pink, fear is green and kindness is like a twinkling fire. Along with being able to see lies or untruths Only can't tell a lie. It causes her so much pain that she becomes sick.

The kingdom where Only Fallows lives is in need of her gift or cunning. The King hears about her cunning and she is taken from her beloved orchard and forced to live in the castle and serve the King. She discovers while living at the castle that there are traitors who live in the kingdom that would cause harm to the kingdom and herself. She must use not only her gifts and cleverness to help the kingdom but her heart as well.

This was a delightful book that teaches that truth is always going to want to come forward no matter what.

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