If you haven’t read Bring Me Their Hearts, you’re going to want to do that first, or Find Me Their Bones isn’t going to make any sense to you. If it’s just been a while since you read the first book, that’s okay. Sara Wolf does a great job of reminding you what happened without a terrible infodump at the beginning.
This series is pulse-pounding fantastic. It is make-you-give-up-sleep greatness. I cannot say enough how much you need these books in your life.
We follow Zera, a Heartless, as she tries to take the prince’s heart to stop a war in the first book. Having failed at that, the second book involves an entirely new plot to stop the same war. There are a lot of big surprises, and I don’t want to spoil them for anyone, so I’m going to be really vague about the storyline.
What the author does splendidly is look at the situation from all angles. You see the good and bad of every decision, every character, every fight. No one is the “good guy”. They’re all human, even the ones that technically aren’t. It’s rapidly paced fantasy with heart, and I adore it.
Anyone who likes anything should read these books, because they’ve got a little bit of something for everyone: romance, adventure, gore, wyrms, magic, suspense, fantastic character-building, and moral questions.