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5+ stars for Heart of a Traitor by @ccbolick #yadystopian #yalit #dystopian #bookreview

Title: Heart of a Traitor (The Agency Book 4)

Author: C.C. Bolick

Genre: YA Dystopian

Book Blurb:

As prince of Golvern, Chase knows that his days as a Lucha Noir spy are numbered. His sister has been kidnapped and he struggles to uphold his vow to never lose her again. Chase finds himself fighting a threat he never considered—a Tyro leader who holds the power to change Golvern’s future. But what good is learning the truth if you never get to tell anyone?

At Sylvia’s insistence, Tyler leaves Earth to avoid being captured and tried as a traitor. He travels to Golvern and takes on a mission from Van to infiltrate a Tyro base and kill their leader. There, he learns of an underground mine using human slave labor, despite Golvern’s advanced technology. He vows to find the leader of this place, but first he must fight to survive using his power.

My Review:

All Chase can think about is freeing his sister from the kidnappers. He can’t eat, can’t sleep, and worst of all, the woman he loves is lying to him. He’s the future prince of Golvern yet he’s blindsided by an enemy who holds the key to their planet’s future. Will Chase be able to get to his sister in time? What’s the point in getting a glimpse of the future when you’re powerless to stop it?

Heart of a Traitor is one of those books which yanks out your heart then places it gently back in your chest. You’re not quite the same yet the change makes you a better person. C.C. Bolick is known for her immense talent for writing science fiction. This time, she’s delving into dystopian. From the first page, I was hooked. The characters leap off the page and into your heart. The plot moves at an excellent pace, with equal parts action, and emotional tension. There’s a lot at stake for several of the characters so the friction is intense. C.C. Bolick’s ability to draw out a plot with just enough revealed to string the reader along is masterful. There were times when I became part of the story and I kept shaking my e-reader while yelling at the characters. And the ending… oh my! I didn’t see it coming. If you love dystopian, you’ll want to read Heart of a Traitor. Fans of Veronica Roth will love Heart of a Traitor and will want to binge-read the whole series. C.C. Bolick’s writing gets better and better. I can’t wait to read her next series.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Runs March 1 - 31 and is open internationally for most prizes.

Winners will be drawn on April 1, 2021.

Author Biography:

C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paperback in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written a dozen books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

C.C. Bolick
C.C. Bolick
Mar 30, 2021

Thanks for the review, Mrs. N! I'm glad you enjoyed my dystopian story, Heart of a Traitor. This book was fun to write but also stressful with all of the details that connect to my other stories.

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