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The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion, full of intrigue, emotion, and of course romance. Reunited with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione, Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless. But with war raging and an army of valkerax on the loose, she’s never needed immortality m The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion, full of intrigue, emotion, and of course romance. Reunited with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione, Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless. But with war raging and an army of valkerax on the loose, she’s never needed immortality more. Will they be able to stop Varia without sacrificing themselves in the process?


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The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion, full of intrigue, emotion, and of course romance. Reunited with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione, Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless. But with war raging and an army of valkerax on the loose, she’s never needed immortality m The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion, full of intrigue, emotion, and of course romance. Reunited with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione, Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless. But with war raging and an army of valkerax on the loose, she’s never needed immortality more. Will they be able to stop Varia without sacrificing themselves in the process?

30 review for Send Me Their Souls

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cierra

    "Be wary always of bards who sing about beautiful war." Thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC! I am so sad that this series is over. I'll greatly miss the witty banter, colorful characters, dark adventure, and refreshing originality that I loved so much. I even discussed the first installment, Bring Me Their Hearts, as part of my bachelor's thesis regarding the shifting role of heroine in young-adult literature. Still, overall, this was an amazing ending and I am looking "Be wary always of bards who sing about beautiful war." Thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC! I am so sad that this series is over. I'll greatly miss the witty banter, colorful characters, dark adventure, and refreshing originality that I loved so much. I even discussed the first installment, Bring Me Their Hearts, as part of my bachelor's thesis regarding the shifting role of heroine in young-adult literature. Still, overall, this was an amazing ending and I am looking forward to more from Sara Wolf in the future. After fulfilling Varia's demands and helping her reach the Bone Tree, Zera once again finds herself at a crossroads: does she take her heart back and run or does she remain Heartless for a little while longer to rejoin her friends and help them stop the Laughing Daughter and her valkerax army before they destroy the land that has become her home? But stopping the Bone Tree won't be easy, especially if Zera wants to still be able to save her beloved prince's sister and the love of Fione's life. There's always Lucian's magic, but big spells cost him dearly and Zera can't bear to watch him lose any more than he already has. How much is she willing to lose to save the people she was never supposed to love? This was great! I loved getting to see Zera interact with her friends and Lucian without the added friction being Heartless caused in previous books-- they have bigger fish to fry with valkerax on the loose. I also enjoyed the return of so many characters such as Nightsinger, Crav, Peligri, Lady Y'shennria, Yorl, and Evlorasin and seeing how they've changed. Honestly, this would have been a 5 star rating had the epilogue not been so disjointed and left so many questions. I liked the political twists and changes such as Lucian dissolving the ruling class, but I hated how I felt other things weren't explained and the lack of explanation left plot holes. For instance, (view spoiler)[how was Varia accepted by the people and witches after committing near genocide on behalf of the Bone Tree? How did Zera survive the blast? Why did it take her three years to resurface? What did she remember about her mortal life after getting her heart back? (hide spoiler)] Still, it was interesting to watch Zera strugle against the song of the Bone Tree that she now hears due to the blood promise. The question is: when the Bone Tree says "Send Me Their Souls" will Zera be strong enough to resist? Check out my reviews of the first two installments: #1) Bring Me Their Hearts #2) Find Me Their Bones

  2. 5 out of 5

    Roobie

    ⭐️4 stars⭐️ I loved this series so much! The ending was beautiful -if I have one complaint it would be that I wanted more answers in the epilogue. Zera was an amazing heroine throughout all the books and now I'm sad the story is over. Which, I guess, is how I know I loved it. ARC received via Netgalley. ⭐️4 stars⭐️ I loved this series so much! The ending was beautiful -if I have one complaint it would be that I wanted more answers in the epilogue. Zera was an amazing heroine throughout all the books and now I'm sad the story is over. Which, I guess, is how I know I loved it. ARC received via Netgalley.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candace Robinson

    ARC received via publisher!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abbie | nerdyabbie

    I don’t even have a tagline for this review. I don’t know what I’m feeling right now. I think I’m heartbroken. I...don’t even have the words. When I opened my copy of this ARC, it felt like coming home. I’ve never felt a stronger connection with the main character than I do with Zera. I felt seen when I read the first book. I was suffering from undiagnosed harm OCD at the time, and here was this girl, just as lost as me. She’s not perfect. Zera’s messy, and broken, and learning. Throughout the se I don’t even have a tagline for this review. I don’t know what I’m feeling right now. I think I’m heartbroken. I...don’t even have the words. When I opened my copy of this ARC, it felt like coming home. I’ve never felt a stronger connection with the main character than I do with Zera. I felt seen when I read the first book. I was suffering from undiagnosed harm OCD at the time, and here was this girl, just as lost as me. She’s not perfect. Zera’s messy, and broken, and learning. Throughout the series, she was on this journey of really learning how to love herself, and we got to see that put into action in this one. I learned a lot from Zera. Everyone in my life taught me to swim in the ocean of myself. The writing was utterly beautiful, and while at times I wished there had been more romantic moments (we still got plenty, I’m just greedy), Zera got the beautiful story she deserved. She learned her worth. She found out how to love herself, and love others well. I mean, isn’t that what life’s all about when you strip everything down? Fear never means nothing - not even when you’re immortal. There’s always the fear of pain. Without death, the fear of pain is the only thing you have left. The only thing that anchors you to the world, to the cycle of life and death like everyone else. One foot in agony, the other in the never-grave. Fear means everything. Fear is all I have. I mean, have you ever ever read a quote that made you feel so viscerally?? Sara Wolf just knows. She gets it. And let us just take a moment to acknowledge one of my favorite characters: the tamed, giant, six-eyed, rainbow dragon creature that speaks in song. His lines were one of the most beautiful. "What is gratitude,” the valkerax says softly, “but a promise made whole?” *** Nobody’s ever really gone. Evlorasin said it best. This is never-goodbye. And now, of course, a moment of silence for the sass of Lady Fione: “Hey, what happens if we fall through and die?” “We fall through and die,” Fiona deadpans. ^ As always, the banter was amazing. The inner dialogue, lyrical. Zera, my homegirl, I love you. The bond between these groups of friends was such a tender thing to witness over the course of the series. And The Ending. It didn’t feel real! I was having to blink back tears. I’m still in shock, I suppose. I will miss these people terribly. “Will they write books about us, you think?” Lucien asks softly. I put my head on his shoulder and laugh. “Gods, I hope not.” A huge thank you to Edelweiss and Entangled Teen for sending me an ARC copy of this beautiful book! *Note: Any quotes referenced in this review, may or may not be subject to change in the finished copy of the book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    L

    I have a feeling this one's going to be a v͟e͟r͟y͟ unpopular opinion (and not in a good way probably) In this final book, Zera and her friends try to stop Varia from destroying the world. They went to seek aid from the high witches. Unfortunately Varia can track Zera through her dreams, ensuring there is nowhere to run. If only this was the plot I'd be more than happy to give it a five star. But....𝐍𝐎! 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐭: Zera continuously blaming herself for everything, Lucien thinking about I have a feeling this one's going to be a v͟e͟r͟y͟ unpopular opinion (and not in a good way probably) In this final book, Zera and her friends try to stop Varia from destroying the world. They went to seek aid from the high witches. Unfortunately Varia can track Zera through her dreams, ensuring there is nowhere to run. If only this was the plot I'd be more than happy to give it a five star. But....𝐍𝐎! 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐭: Zera continuously blaming herself for everything, Lucien thinking about how to k̶i̶l̶l̶ save his sister. Fione being a nerd and Mal..well keeping us entertained. Repeat. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠. Yeah, that's it. I tried so much to love it but I'm sorry, it felt dragged. The first few chapter’s were fun, but after that? It was super predictable and well...boring. Atleast that epilogue is cute. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑁𝑒𝑡𝑔𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑐. Pre-reading thoughts: I liked the cover of the first two books better tbh. Can't wait for the alternative version.

  6. 4 out of 5

    ☆ Anneli ☆

    Send Me Their Souls ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is by far the most nerve-wracking book I've read in a while. Ugh, I wish I could just teleport into this book and steal this man for myself... Well well. Loved the dynamics between the main characters, as always. Zera and Lucien were too cute in this finale, my heart! I think I got too invested in the characters and their world throughout reading these books, as the epilogue scared my to death. I have to admit I also cried my eyes out at the end, I think I had Send Me Their Souls ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is by far the most nerve-wracking book I've read in a while. Ugh, I wish I could just teleport into this book and steal this man for myself... Well well. Loved the dynamics between the main characters, as always. Zera and Lucien were too cute in this finale, my heart! I think I got too invested in the characters and their world throughout reading these books, as the epilogue scared my to death. I have to admit I also cried my eyes out at the end, I think I had a heart attack... I absolutely love discovering books that feels like a part of me, they fill me with joy. Ahhh, all the feels! I´m going to reread this for sure❤️.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I loved this book! I thought that it was an excellent conclusion to a trilogy that I really enjoyed. I get excited about a lot of books but every once in a while, I get my hands on a book that I just cannot wait to read and it gets moved to the top of the pile. This was one of those books. Once I had it loaded on my reader, I couldn't help but to start reading it and once I started there was no stopping. This is the third book in the This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I loved this book! I thought that it was an excellent conclusion to a trilogy that I really enjoyed. I get excited about a lot of books but every once in a while, I get my hands on a book that I just cannot wait to read and it gets moved to the top of the pile. This was one of those books. Once I had it loaded on my reader, I couldn't help but to start reading it and once I started there was no stopping. This is the third book in the Bring Me Their Hearts Trilogy which really needs to be read in order since the book picks up right where the previous one ended. Zera is still Heartless and now her heart is held by a new witch. This witch happens to be the man she loves, Prince Lucien. Zera, along with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione are all determined not only to stop Varia from destroying the world with her control of the Bone Tree but to save her while doing so. They face a lot of really big obstacles in this story but I loved seeing their resolve and I think that they worked really well as a team. The relationship between Zera and Lucien has been developing throughout the trilogy. I really do like them as a couple and felt like not only do they have fantastic chemistry but that their personalities fit together really well. Things definitely progress in this book beyond simple flirtation into a full relationship. I think that the friendships between all of the members of the group grew a lot over the course of the story and I found it touching how much they would each be willing to risk for each other. I thought that the overall mission in this story was very well done. There is plenty of excitement in this story that kept me glued to the pages. I loved the way that the story was able to keep me guessing and there were plenty of completely unexpected developments to keep things very interesting. I thought that the series came to a very satisfying conclusion and the epilogue was phenomenal. Can I just say how much I love a well-done epilogue? Well, this epilogue blew me away. I would highly recommend this trilogy to others. I thought that this was a very well done story that captivated my attention from beginning to end. I definitely plan to read more of Sara Wolf's work in the future. I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen via NetGalley. Initial Thoughts I loved this book! I adored the first two books in this series so I just couldn't wait to see how the trilogy would end. This book picks up where the previous book ended and I couldn't wait to see Zera, Lucian, Fione, and Malachite work together to save the day. It has been great to see how much each of the characters have grown over the course of the trilogy. Everything was very well done. The story was exciting and kept me guessing. The romance was fantastic. And the epilogue blew me away.

  8. 5 out of 5

    beautyliterate

    4.25/5 stars Trilogy Video Review: Coming Soon WOW i’m not going to lie to actually be done with one of my all time favorite series is bizarre. I felt I was so ready for this book until it was out and I was hesitate to let these characters and world go. I have to say this final book was unexpected and specifically my feelings regarding it. I’m going to be talking about it more in my trilogy review of this series since I have so much to say but OVERALL, I highly recommend this trilogy. From Zera, a 4.25/5 stars Trilogy Video Review: Coming Soon WOW i’m not going to lie to actually be done with one of my all time favorite series is bizarre. I felt I was so ready for this book until it was out and I was hesitate to let these characters and world go. I have to say this final book was unexpected and specifically my feelings regarding it. I’m going to be talking about it more in my trilogy review of this series since I have so much to say but OVERALL, I highly recommend this trilogy. From Zera, a character I not only related too but loved from her whitty remarks to her vulnerable moments. To the side characters, plot, and fantastical elements. This series will always have a special place in my heart🖤

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Review coming soon.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nicci

    “It was never my heart I wanted. What I wanted, always, was to feel human again.” I'm a sucker for endings and that one was gut-wrenching. They had us in the first half, not gonna lie 😂 I'm almost sad when it ended because I got attached to the characters. It was a fitting end to the series, though the book itself was a little disappointing for me because it lost the appeal that the first and second books had on me. That didn't stop me from loving this trilogy though! I highly recommend if you're u “It was never my heart I wanted. What I wanted, always, was to feel human again.” I'm a sucker for endings and that one was gut-wrenching. They had us in the first half, not gonna lie 😂 I'm almost sad when it ended because I got attached to the characters. It was a fitting end to the series, though the book itself was a little disappointing for me because it lost the appeal that the first and second books had on me. That didn't stop me from loving this trilogy though! I highly recommend if you're up for a good time 💖

  11. 5 out of 5

    Danielle's

    Who’s crying? I’m not crying. What an ending! I love this series. Zera has had a grip on my heart from the very beginning. Send me their souls is the final book in the trilogy. Zera has come so far in this journey but how will she save the world? Will it be in love or war. Who will survive? I was scarred to see how this was going to end but Sara Wolf didn’t disappoint. As this story unfolded I was guessing all the way. I loved the romance between Zera and Lucian. She’s heartless but she loves hi Who’s crying? I’m not crying. What an ending! I love this series. Zera has had a grip on my heart from the very beginning. Send me their souls is the final book in the trilogy. Zera has come so far in this journey but how will she save the world? Will it be in love or war. Who will survive? I was scarred to see how this was going to end but Sara Wolf didn’t disappoint. As this story unfolded I was guessing all the way. I loved the romance between Zera and Lucian. She’s heartless but she loves him the best she can. They want to save everyone they care about but it isn’t so simple. Magic needs balance. When it’s disturbed there is a price. The price is destruction. Our group need to figure out how to stop the end of the world but it seems impossible. I expected this to be all guns blazing. It didn’t hold any prisoners but the pace was a little slow for my likings. However, I absolutely love this series and I would recommend it to anyone. Each book is a new part of the journey and although it’s a continuous story each part is completely different. 4 Stars out of 5. I’m sad it’s over but loved the ride. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ishmeen

    I haven't even read the second book yet but this cover though damn! I haven't even read the second book yet but this cover though damn!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maryam |✿| a_typical_teen_reader

    ✨|| SEND ME THEIR SOULS || ✨ This is the finale to a series that I recently read and exponentially loved. It will be a trilogy that I will recommend to everybody, reader or not. It’s so masterfully and beautifully written, the plot gripping and the magic so wicked. In a world where witches have Heartless as slaves, monsters once human, now in eternal servitude to their owners, their endless hunger an evil entity within. Zera, our Heartless, so fierce, beautiful and expressive, even without a heart ✨|| SEND ME THEIR SOULS || ✨ This is the finale to a series that I recently read and exponentially loved. It will be a trilogy that I will recommend to everybody, reader or not. It’s so masterfully and beautifully written, the plot gripping and the magic so wicked. In a world where witches have Heartless as slaves, monsters once human, now in eternal servitude to their owners, their endless hunger an evil entity within. Zera, our Heartless, so fierce, beautiful and expressive, even without a heart, she seems to shine amongst all. With her wit and sly humour, she grabs everyone’s attention, including my teddy bear, my shining in armour, Prince Lucien. She is what made this trilogy so entrapping. She with her sarcasm always wielded, fighting against the terrifying hunger calling out. Throughout the series, you watch as she learns to finally live happily, to love whole-(un)heartedly, to have true friends, and to be cared for, when all she thought was that she would forever be alone, the hunger her only companion. The magic and the world-building are truly extraordinary and so refreshing and original. You can really tell just how hard this wonderful author worked her butt off to create such a masterpiece. A masterpiece that is drastically underrated. Why are people sleeping on this series? Its literal ecstasy. In this last book (such tragedy, give me a moment *sniffs*) we start off right where it ended in the second book, after Varia takes power from The Bone Tree and calls upon the terrifying Valkerax (seriously these things will give you nightmares) to the Above. It started so fast and painfully unpredictable; my heart was squeezing itself so hard it hurt. It was a torment. What I love the absolute most is the pure and utter feeling of trust and friendship between Zera, Lucien, Malachite and Fione. The fierce protectiveness and love they have for each other is what helped each of them up stand and fight during their worst. A promise that they will always be together, in life and undead. I love these characters with all of my heart, almost as if they were real and beside me. The romance will rip your heart out, trample it, shred it and put it all back together again. Lucien and Zera are perfect, Witch and Heartless. How they fought for each other, stood beside each other and loved one other so ferociously gave me literal miniscule heart attacks. Plural. They burned for each other, hurt for each other towards the very end. They deserve all the happiness and peace in the world. I adore Malachite with all my heart, I want to laugh with him, joke with him, to be his best friend like he is with Lucien. He’s hilarious, protective, so trusting and sincere. The fact that he was so begrudgingly happy to see Zera and Lucien together and having her back on their side made me want to happy cry. I really wish we could’ve gotten a bit more about him and his personal life (that is who he ended up with, I NEED TO KNOW) The emotion, the FEELS, the humour, the originality, its literally perfect. I’m going to say it, I love them more than I do SJM’s books, and that’s saying something. That should convince anyone to pick this up. It will make your heart spasm. It will definitely make you cry; I can assure you, considering how hard I did towards the end. This series will always be close to my heart, something about it just sings loud and golden. I know it will make me tear up every time I read it, as if I’m reading it for the first time, and will always forevermore be close to my heart. ||THANK YOU TO NETGALLEY AND PUBLISHER FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THIS WONDROUS BOOK IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW||

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jamie :)

    3 stars 🌟 WOW DANG FLABBIT I am sad this series is over 😭😭 I mean Zera is for sure one of my favorite female MCs of all time!! Her sass, her snark, her immature quips at the most awkward moments —- please give it alllll to me!! I also loved her selflessness, her self sacrificing tendencies and complete ability to be so spot on with how lonely she felt at times 💕 overall she felt so real and raw to me as a character! Not to mention I liked Lucien a lot. He was the perfect little soft boy prince an 3 stars 🌟 WOW DANG FLABBIT I am sad this series is over 😭😭 I mean Zera is for sure one of my favorite female MCs of all time!! Her sass, her snark, her immature quips at the most awkward moments —- please give it alllll to me!! I also loved her selflessness, her self sacrificing tendencies and complete ability to be so spot on with how lonely she felt at times 💕 overall she felt so real and raw to me as a character! Not to mention I liked Lucien a lot. He was the perfect little soft boy prince and was always so cute and sweet to Zera. The romance bits in this were ADORABLE 😍 Fione was also super courageous although I feel like her character was a bit underplayed in this. Malchete was also super SNARK and loved Yorle!! All the characters in this were lovely. I will admit this book was a bit slow at times and the plot felt a little gapy to me?? Like I wasn’t confused but I was left wanting more info and more what is going ON HERE?? The ending also had some gaps for me like what happened to Zera!! (Won’t give spoilers but closure was not given on some accounts) That being said the ending was still solid and overall this book was a solid conclusion to a series I loved even if it wasn’t my fav book in the series.... I still really loved these books!!! I’m curious as to more of Sara Wolfs other novels now 👀👀

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachel E. Carter

    Such a beautiful ending to an amazing series. I sincerely hope Sara continues to write more YA fantasy, I'm really sad to leave these characters behind. Such a beautiful ending to an amazing series. I sincerely hope Sara continues to write more YA fantasy, I'm really sad to leave these characters behind.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anja H.

    *4 STARVING WOLF STARS* I love everything about this series. I love Zera, I love Lucien, I love Malachite and Fione, I love all the side characters and other creatures! The only reason that I'm not giving this 5 stars is that I feel like the pacing was a little off sometimes, it felt very drawn-out and I feel like not a lot was happening most of the time. Then there was that ending which left me with more questions than answers. Suddenly too much was happening at once. I'm so confused, about every *4 STARVING WOLF STARS* I love everything about this series. I love Zera, I love Lucien, I love Malachite and Fione, I love all the side characters and other creatures! The only reason that I'm not giving this 5 stars is that I feel like the pacing was a little off sometimes, it felt very drawn-out and I feel like not a lot was happening most of the time. Then there was that ending which left me with more questions than answers. Suddenly too much was happening at once. I'm so confused, about everything. This book gives off entirely different vibes than the first two. I think I loved those just a tiny bit better!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mogsy (MMOGC)

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2021/01/24/... Overall, this was a fantastic trilogy that I was sad to see end, but truth be told, Send Me Their Souls was probably the weakest of the three books. Zera’s duplicity and her dogged persistence in trying to get her heart back what I loved best, and while I’m happy she found more worthy causes to live for and all, over time this has resulted in the series losing some of its zing. Send Me Their Souls picks up immediately where 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2021/01/24/... Overall, this was a fantastic trilogy that I was sad to see end, but truth be told, Send Me Their Souls was probably the weakest of the three books. Zera’s duplicity and her dogged persistence in trying to get her heart back what I loved best, and while I’m happy she found more worthy causes to live for and all, over time this has resulted in the series losing some of its zing. Send Me Their Souls picks up immediately where the last book ended and begins by quickly resolving the cliffhanger that it left us with (once more confirming to me that it really wasn’t needed, but I’ve already complained enough about that in my reviews of the previous volumes) by reuniting Zera with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione. Without spoiling things for those who haven’t caught up to this point, a war has begun and the enemy they are up against is one that they are very familiar with, which complicates things greatly. However, the fate of the world is on the line, and as the crown prince, Lucien knows his people are depending on him to do what needs to be done. But just how far will he go to save the people he loves? With no one to keep the use of his powers in check, Zera fears that Lucien would burn himself out with his magic, and now that she is bound to him as his Heartless, his death would mean the end of her too. More importantly, Zera now cares for Lucien, more than she thought she could ever care for anyone. For the first time in her life, she has people she can call true friends, and what good would it be to get her heart back if it means everyone she loves will be gone? The first half of this book follows a quest narrative, so I guess I was surprised and a bit disappointed to find much of it quite uneventful. These sections were mostly dominated by dialogue, but readers invested in the romance between Zera and Lucien would probably enjoy the back-and-forth a lot more than I did. The author spends plenty of time developing their relationship, but a lot of it involves retreading old ground, repeating again and again this cycle of Lucien beating himself up for not being able to do more, and Zera beating herself up for not being able to be more supportive. Needless to say, there’s also an obnoxious amount of fawning on both their parts, with cheerleaders Malachite and Fione in the background, chiming with a never-ending supply of sappy cornball remarks. As I said before, Zera’s new friendships have completely changed the dynamic of her interactions with everyone, and while I can’t think of no one more deserving of her newfound happiness, it has admittedly made the series less interesting to me as a whole. It also made the characters’ behaviors and the overall storyline more predictable, and aside from the events in the conclusion, nothing really surprised me or kept me guessing the way the first two books did. The ending was quite different, I have to say, but though I appreciated that it went in a direction I did not foresee, the execution was a bit awkward and confusing. I felt like I might have missed something, and the epilogue also dragged on well past its expiration date, which is a shame because I think a more abrupt ending would have been more effective at delivering the poignant and emotional impact the author intended. Still, I don’t want to make it sound like I didn’t enjoy this book, since I’m aware I’ve probably been doing a lot more complaining than praising. Many of the elements I loved from the previous volumes are also present in this one, and I guess I’ve been taking some of it for granted! The world-building continues to be awesome, though a lot of it I can’t talk about—including the stuff about valkeraxes and the Bone Tree—in case I inadvertently reveal too much. And even with the changes in Zera, I still adore her. She’s one of the most spirited and fun YA protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, and she can still wisecrack with the best of them, returning verbal ripostes like a champ. I’m really going to miss her now that this series is over. For all those reasons, I’m not too upset even though Send Me Their Souls was probably my least favorite of the Bring Me Their Hearts trilogy. Even with its flaws, though, I would still recommend these books, especially if you are a fan of YA fantasy romance, because then you’d likely not have the same gripes I did and enjoy this ending a lot more. Audiobook Comments: Em Eldridge did a good job narrating the audio edition, though my only criticism would be that her voice for Zera sounded slightly flat and lacking in emotion, especially for such a feisty character. All her other voices were spot on though, and overall I’m happy I got to review the audiobook.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Melissasfandomworld

    3 or 3,5 stars... Not sure yet, lol. A bit sad this series is over now, because I really loved spending time in this world, with these characters and the author's writing. Have to say though: I'm a bit disappointed with the last part of the book though, because that felt a bit too superficial for me. I missed a bit of more in depth closure on some parts and personally would've loved it of there'd be a more extended 'development' of the plot towards the end. This was all a bit too predictable for 3 or 3,5 stars... Not sure yet, lol. A bit sad this series is over now, because I really loved spending time in this world, with these characters and the author's writing. Have to say though: I'm a bit disappointed with the last part of the book though, because that felt a bit too superficial for me. I missed a bit of more in depth closure on some parts and personally would've loved it of there'd be a more extended 'development' of the plot towards the end. This was all a bit too predictable for my taste, a bit too 'mellow' I guess? But despite all that, I'd definitely still recommend reading this trilogy, because overall it's such a fun and addictive story-line to follow from beginning till end! In the future, I'll definitely be doing a re-read at one point.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Sledge

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Zera and her friends are back in this conclusion to the Bring Me Their Hearts trilogy. With the Bone Tree possessing Varia, what lengths will Zera, Lucien, Mal, and Dione go to in order to bring her back from the edge? How will they defeat her and her army of Valkarax, and what of the war between witches and mortals? I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. When I first requested it on NetGalley I had no clue that it Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Zera and her friends are back in this conclusion to the Bring Me Their Hearts trilogy. With the Bone Tree possessing Varia, what lengths will Zera, Lucien, Mal, and Dione go to in order to bring her back from the edge? How will they defeat her and her army of Valkarax, and what of the war between witches and mortals? I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. When I first requested it on NetGalley I had no clue that it was the final book in a trilogy but I'm so glad I did. Sara Wolf weaves great story telling with touching moments and light humor, creating characters that are always engaging and who don't take themselves and their destiny too seriously. It's hard to say which book in this trilogy was my favorite, they all had exactly what I needed to keep me interested at all different points of the trilogy. No complaints as to how the story wrapped up or the costs that were paid. Overall, I enthusiastically recommend this entire trilogy to anyone 12+. This conclusion is sure to make you feel like that the time spent with these characters was well spent.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cindy ✩☽♔

    Loving the new cover design style! Let us hope I love this book after the disappointment that was the second =p

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight The Bring Me Their Hearts series has been such a breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre, and its finale is no exception. It is certainly a dark series, but infused with humor and a uniqueness that makes it so, so enjoyable. Finales are always a little tricky to review, for fear of spoilers, so I'll keep it brief! As in the first two books in the series, Zera and her friends are on ano You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight The Bring Me Their Hearts series has been such a breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre, and its finale is no exception. It is certainly a dark series, but infused with humor and a uniqueness that makes it so, so enjoyable. Finales are always a little tricky to review, for fear of spoilers, so I'll keep it brief! As in the first two books in the series, Zera and her friends are on another high stakes quest (and explaining that would give away too much from book two, but they're trying to like, save people and such) that of course is incredibly dangerous. But it also leaves them with some time for more relationship forming (romantic and friendships alike), and a lot of character development. Zera is, as always, comedic gold. She just has such a sharp, witty sense of humor that made her a truly unique character. Not only that, but the snarky banter she shares with her friends is always great. My only complaint was that the pacing was a bit slow for me. But that was made up for with the character and relationship developments, as well as a great deal of emotional tension throughout. I felt quite content with the ending, even though I was sad to leave behind such a lovely cast of characters! Bottom Line: If you've read the other two books, this conclusion will undoubtedly satisfy you. If you haven't started, I suggest you do so!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    A good ending for the series. I'm not super into YA right now, so I probably would have liked it even more if I wasn't struggling enjoying YA so much, but I still liked this, which says something. Content: language; some sexual content (nothing too graphic) 2021 challenge: A book with a black and white cover A good ending for the series. I'm not super into YA right now, so I probably would have liked it even more if I wasn't struggling enjoying YA so much, but I still liked this, which says something. Content: language; some sexual content (nothing too graphic) 2021 challenge: A book with a black and white cover

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jelena Milenković

    A bit corny, maybe but almost perfect 💔

  24. 4 out of 5

    Booktastically Amazing

    I don't know what to thiiiiiinkkkkkk of iiiiitttttt! (opera voice) I don't know what to thiiiiiinkkkkkk of iiiiitttttt! (opera voice)

  25. 4 out of 5

    cassberrie

    A solid ending to the series! Now that everything's gone to hell and a massive horde of valkerax is laying waste to every kingdom, it's time for Zera and co to figure out how to stop them. BTW, TW for lowkey body horror and graphic violence. Zera continues to be a delight, and I find myself quite fond of this merry band of misfits doing their best to save the world. This book's greatest strength continues to be Zera as the protagonist. She goes through an excellent arc across the trilogy, from s A solid ending to the series! Now that everything's gone to hell and a massive horde of valkerax is laying waste to every kingdom, it's time for Zera and co to figure out how to stop them. BTW, TW for lowkey body horror and graphic violence. Zera continues to be a delight, and I find myself quite fond of this merry band of misfits doing their best to save the world. This book's greatest strength continues to be Zera as the protagonist. She goes through an excellent arc across the trilogy, from something of a selfish snake to a hero. Something about the way Sara Wolf writes manages to perfectly hit those notes of bittersweetness and triumph of the human spirit, especially with how Zera comes to grips with her own emotional growth. She's also just good fun, with enough emotional depth to balance out the sass. All of that made the events of the book more impactful, especially the ending. Everyone else just has a lot of heart, too, and I'm also side-eyeing Malachite and Yorl cuz... they get a lot of scenes of bickering so... I'm just saying... As fun as the characters are, unfortunately, I found myself skimming a bit when it came to the actual worldbuilding and story elements. There was just a lot of plot being told to us, rather than shown, so there were essentially info-dumps that made me have to stop and blink to try and recall what I just read. I believe that the twists and turns of how the main crew figured out what to do could've been handled more naturally. Also, some of the lore took a while to wrap my head around. That being said, there was a lot of creativity in here with how the different settings were crafted. I also wasn't entirely satisfied with how the epilogue was handled. Maybe I'm just jaded after 2020 and 4 years of capitalism under Trump, but I had a hard time believing that Lucien's plans for a new form of government would work. Plus the last little twist wasn't explained properly, but alas. This has been a wonderful series, going places I didn't imagine back in book 1. And this may be an unpopular opinion, but I do actually like the new cover styles. They're very cool and convey the action-adventure elements much better.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ahana M Rao (Heart’s Content)

    Received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from publisher via Nerd Daily in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! You can find this review of Send Me Their Souls on Nerd Daily, here! Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf is the third and final instalment of the Bring Me Their Hearts series. When I received this book on my Kindle, I was both absolutely ready and utterly unprepared to dive into it. The first book had us sinking straight into the worlds of Zera, Lucien, Malachite, and Fione and they become be Received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from publisher via Nerd Daily in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! You can find this review of Send Me Their Souls on Nerd Daily, here! Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf is the third and final instalment of the Bring Me Their Hearts series. When I received this book on my Kindle, I was both absolutely ready and utterly unprepared to dive into it. The first book had us sinking straight into the worlds of Zera, Lucien, Malachite, and Fione and they become beloved to us in a moment, dragging us into their lives and emotions until we yearn to experience the connection they share. The second book takes everything we know and love and sets it aside and we start to scramble to understand this new world where everything we know has changed. By the end of the second book, the shock we receive is unexpected as everything comes together and the pain of the change recedes in the face of the truth. The final instalment picks up from the absolute second that the previous one stopped at and the moment was a stark memory in my mind that needed no reminder. The tension, fear, and foreboding are right there with the reader as the book spirals because of one single choice that everyone grapples to control the consequences of. Zera is everything we remember her to be and her relationship with her friends grow and blossom from the seeds she’d sowed and nurtured in the beginning. But Zera now carries a blame that weighs the weight of a world of lives and she’s determined to do whatever she needs to do to save the world and this time she has all the help and support of her friends. Lucien, whose pain was almost a lash against our senses in the previous book, is once again the man we recognise. What makes him one of my most favourite characters that Sara Wolf has ever written is that he is worthy of being King. A man who would truly get down to his knees and get his hands dirty to help his people. He’s strong, kind, honourable to a fault and very very smart. Scenes with him and Zera are the most heartwarming parts of the book and seeing them together after all this time—without secrets, lies, and pain dragging them down—is the biggest dream come true. Malachite and Fione are very worthy of being two of the best supporting characters that have been written, not just because of how they hold up their friends but because their own personalities and stories are relevant and strongly woven into the plot. However, there is something that is bigger than just the four of them and it might just take all of them to solve the oldest puzzle that has been a song in the pain of so many. But this time, Zera wants to do it right. The plot comes together beautifully and the author reminds us again that only a right can undo a wrong, no matter how big the cost of the right may seem. It took me three books to see something that Sara Wolf has been saying all along and she has messages within messages that were wrapped so beautifully within a fantasy plotline that you almost don’t see it until it all comes together in a single moment and you can’t overlook it anymore. Sara Wolf took mental health and wove it into the biggest part of the story line. The most prominent struggle that Zera faces throughout the book is fighting against that inner voice that asks her every single what-if question out there and we see her grow to answer all those doubts, fears and anxiety about being hurt and never being enough with strength and faith and never letting the fear stop her from doing what’s right. The author also subtly speaks about hurting the largest givers of our lives and the effect it has on us in return. Sara Wolf has done beautifully with representation and I truly feel this series is underrated and deserves so much more love and attention. It’s a big five for me, with all my heart. Happy reading and stay safe!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    A wonderful way to end this story although albeit perhaps aimed at the hopeless romantics amongst us. If I'm blunt the first half didn't exactly grip me but the pace definitely gathered and had me eagerly turning the pages. Having fallen in love with the first book with its beautiful cover I found myself wondering just how this would all end but the amazing magic that fuels this world made perfect sense even if at times I didn't always agree with how the characters behaved. I loved that it was d A wonderful way to end this story although albeit perhaps aimed at the hopeless romantics amongst us. If I'm blunt the first half didn't exactly grip me but the pace definitely gathered and had me eagerly turning the pages. Having fallen in love with the first book with its beautiful cover I found myself wondering just how this would all end but the amazing magic that fuels this world made perfect sense even if at times I didn't always agree with how the characters behaved. I loved that it was different and will definitely look out for more by this talented author. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lucie

    Thank you Netgalley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review My first thoughts when I finished it : I’m fine. Everything is fine. It’s all fine. Really. What a fitting ending to this trilogy. I've been closely following this series since the release of the first book, and despite its flaws, it quickly grew on me. I love these characters to pieces and it was so hard to say goodbye to them. I loved seeing them grow and evolve, and they sure have come a long way. This final book was f Thank you Netgalley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review My first thoughts when I finished it : I’m fine. Everything is fine. It’s all fine. Really. What a fitting ending to this trilogy. I've been closely following this series since the release of the first book, and despite its flaws, it quickly grew on me. I love these characters to pieces and it was so hard to say goodbye to them. I loved seeing them grow and evolve, and they sure have come a long way. This final book was full of plot-twists, action and romance, and I loved it! This book made me laugh so much, but also cry a lot, which was completely unexpected. Anyhow, this trilogy was so good, and a part of me is really sad that it's now over.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sara G

    Bring Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf 2.5 out of 5 Stars ***ARC received from Entangled: Teens Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for honest review, opinions are all my own. Thank you!*** Well… Hmm… This was a trilogy that started out strong and then slowly fell apart by the time it made it to the end of the third book. After the explosive ending of Find Me Their Bones, Varia has unleashed the valkerax and fallen under control of the Bone Tree and our group of heros is left to find a way to stop her Bring Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf 2.5 out of 5 Stars ***ARC received from Entangled: Teens Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for honest review, opinions are all my own. Thank you!*** Well… Hmm… This was a trilogy that started out strong and then slowly fell apart by the time it made it to the end of the third book. After the explosive ending of Find Me Their Bones, Varia has unleashed the valkerax and fallen under control of the Bone Tree and our group of heros is left to find a way to stop her from destroying everything. Bring Me Their Souls spend a lot of time exploring the larger world, having finally broken free from the walls of Cavanos to explore the broader world of the series. The book doesn’t spend too much time in each area but it was nice to see a bigger part of the world. Maybe it would have worked better to cut down on the amount of place because one is never allowed to really be fully developed. If they had spent a large chunk of the book in say two locations is would have made things more fascinating. I found the place with the witches the most interesting. We haven’t had much with the rest of the witches outside of Varia since the first book so getting to revisit them and explore more about a witches power and the creation of the Heartless. The only other world that we visit that was really interesting was the archives, I loved the idea of folks that trade in knowledge and wish we had gotten more time with them. The concept of the trees was so interesting and how humans and witches can corrupt them for their own uses. But like much of the rest they are underutilized and become more of just an interesting concept than fully fleshed out idea. By the time we get to them having figured it out it feels jammed into the back of the book. I guess that is my biggest issue, for the longest book in the series nothing really happened. The group moves from one situation to the next and it doesn’t help the story flow. There is no real tension, Varia is laying waste to the world and the group acts like its just a fun outing to see the world. That might have to do with the non stop humor and quipping particularly from Zera and Mal. Injecting humor can work to help relieve tension or to portray a characters unease in a situation but this book does not seem to know how to balance that out. They are involved in some pretty serious battles (that mostly happen off page), thousands of people are dying around them and they are about to make a last ditch might not even work plan and folks are squabbling like children and Zera makes a joke about her sexy knee. Maybe it works for others but I absolutely could not get past how forced and out of place it felt. If the book wanted to be more of a lighthearted humorous romp around the world, don’t set it to the backdrop of war and death because it never allowed me to get invested in the story so that I fully cared for the characters or their choices. There were some interesting bits, particularly Zera finally coming full circle with her Heartless status and the terrible price Lucien will pay for overusing his magic but it gets lost in a disjointed and meandering story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. Send Me Their Souls kicks right off where Find Me Their Bones ends. Zera has successfully helped Varia complete her mission and she's reunited with the friends she's made in Bring Me Their Hearts, the exact friends who feel she had betrayed them. She finally gets the chance to choose The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. Send Me Their Souls kicks right off where Find Me Their Bones ends. Zera has successfully helped Varia complete her mission and she's reunited with the friends she's made in Bring Me Their Hearts, the exact friends who feel she had betrayed them. She finally gets the chance to choose whether she gets her heart back and live happily ever after, and after years of suffering, it seems an easy choice. At the same time, she knows full well her decision could affect everything that happens after, and she ultimately decides maybe she'll put off getting her heart back. Humanity can wait. Which... kind of defeats the entire purpose of the first two books, because her goals in them were to get her heart back and be human again. So why the fuck would she not jump at the chance when she gets it? In the third and final book of Sara Wolf's Bring Me Their Hearts trilogy, Zera has undergone major character growth. She's still full of sass, never shuts up and always takes everything lightly. But she's also gone through a lot and her tune changes from "I want my heart so I can be human again" to "I want my heart so I can be human again, but I don't want others to go through what I have." There is less belittling and struggling with herself as she becomes more accepting of her Heartlessness and begins recognizing she has strengths that can help her accomplish what the others can't. And ultimately, she utilizes them to protect her friends as much as they protect her in their own ways. We finally find out the purpose of the voice that's been with her since Bring Me Their Hearts and it is far less overwhelming and distracting than in the second book. Pretty much everything we saw less of in the second book occurs more in the third. Lucien, Malachite (bless his heart I love him so much) and Fione (truly a badass archduchess who's speaking prowess is far superior to mine) all make plenty of page time as they journey with Zera to try and stop Varia. I absolutely loved seeing them together again with their constant banter. And bonus: there's romance development between Zera and Lucien because goddamnit they're finally together more often. In addition, we get to see more of the crew's friendship develop as they work toward the same goal, and we get the chance to see many of the characters who played a major role in the first or second book but are not part of the main cast. Honestly, I'm going to miss reading more about all of them, and I'm saddened that I have to leave them behind. The book ends with loose ends and more questions. Sometimes the pacing in Send Me Their Souls felt a little slow as it is very much a journey book where they try to find as much information as possible to find a solution. It isn't something I noticed too much, though, or I didn't mind due to my reading preferences being heavily focused on character development. For me, the characters and the writing style played a huge role, and I personally enjoyed this one more than the second. Send Me Their Souls, however, does leave questions hanging with the ending. A lot of the bigger, important questions that developed from the first two books have been answered, but then there are more questions I feel could have been answered with a more extended epilogue. Instead, it kind of just left things a little... not so satisfactory? This review was originally posted on Bookwyrming Thoughts.

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