Review: Innocent Hearts by Jess Mountifield

Innocent Hearts

by Jess Mountifield;
Editions: ebook
Publisher: Red Feather Writing; 1st edition (December 22, 2011)
Source: review copy
When Bronwen’s parents die she has to leave her home in the wilderness and try to find the elf city her mother told her about, but with little food and no experience in the wild she risks her life just trying.Liza doesn’t fit into the Nepharil society, she can’t fly, something her father reminds her of daily. She hasn’t given up trying but her time is running out and her father is impatient to have her married and out of his hands.This ebook has two short stories set in the same fantasy world. Approx 13,000 words or 45 pages in total.~ Amazon Blurb

It was fun reading these two short stories. I am still in a phunk about reading adventure/fantasy though, so I didn’t get really excited, honestly.

The first story was less engaging for me then the second. I’ll be really honest about it, when I was done reading the first I had this sort of odd unfinished feeling, like maybe I’d missed a little clue or something. I don’t know how to put it, it felt like the “Bam!” wasn’t in there, like the story could and should have gone on to make some bigger point or something.

The second story was more pleasant for me, it was cute and it made its point in a quick and lovely way. I can safely say I enjoyed it considerably more then the first, I finished reading it with a smile on my face.

They’re both set in a high-fantasy world, with nice characters and interesting stories, if you like the type, give it a shot, it’s a cool read.




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