Heart of Red, Blood of Blue by Rebecca Belliston

December 11, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Heart of Red, Blood of Blue by Rebecca BellistonHeart of Red, Blood of Blue
Author: Rebecca Belliston
Genres: YA Historical, YA Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 416
Date: December 11, 2018
Publisher: Gated Publishing

A girl on the run. A kingdom to save.

Princess Gisela of Steinland was born without color. Albino. To add to this curse, her betrothal to Prince Jerrik of Kronga ends in his death and starts a ten-year-war her father is determined to win, even if it means bringing her out of hiding to do it. Now the savage Krongon war commander, Bloodless Kristoff, seeks the hearts of the entire royal family, especially Gisela’s.

Desperate, her father agrees to another alliance that involves her marrying an old brute of a king. Unwilling to be the sacrificial lamb, Gisela goes on the run. Thrown into the center of a battle between three kingdoms, she finds herself fighting for her life and the right to be truly loved.

Can the girl who started the war find a way to end it?

Rating: Moderate. Mild kissing; moderate violence or horror.

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About Rebecca Belliston

Rebecca Belliston

Rebecca Lund Belliston loves to write. Sometimes she writes novels: clean romances with heart-pounding suspense. Sometimes she writes music: religious and classical style. When she’s not writing or chasing her five kids, she likes to curl up with a good book, play tennis, and make sarcastic comments—usually not at the same time. She and her family live in the beautiful state of Michigan.


2 responses to “Heart of Red, Blood of Blue by Rebecca Belliston

  1. Renae Mackley

    Sounds like a great read. Plus what a cool idea that Belliston wrote a musical score to go with this novel.

  2. Epic, intense, full of adventure, deception, and character growth! I especially loved seeing Gisela discovering her flaws and rising to the challenges before her to realize her inner strength. The plot is strong with the politics and dynamics of kingdoms, greedy kings, evil assassins, commanders of armies, the commoners they either oppress or support, and the women who must stand strong despite the injustice running rampant. I was never confused or overwhelmed by the details, even when there is a bit of mystery or suspense because we are seeing things through Gisela’s limited perspective only, which I enjoyed. I felt like there was a great balance between the relationships, the action, and revealing the big picture little by little. There is romance which of course I loved, and Gisela learns important but hard lessons about trust, loyalty, and the characteristics of genuine love. I was enthralled the entire time and was pleasantly surprised with the twists and turns on Gisela’s journey from an isolated and naive princess to a powerful force that directly influences the fate of the kingdoms and the outcome of the war. I know this will be one of my favorites of the year, and *highly* recommend!

    (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

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