White Hart by Sarah Dalton

Title: White Hart
Author: Sarah Dalton
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Netgalley


Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.

The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.

In Mae's town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she's glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she'd have to follow. 

Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She's out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.

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My Thoughts

Discover a whole new world of magic.

Mae has always lived a hard life, but things get so much worse on the night when the craft-born is revealed. This book has a unique blend of magic and mystery that I really enjoyed. There are a lot of secrets in this book and many times I felt like I knew the answer another twist was thrown in.

Mae has a courage that not many ya girls of her age do and I really liked that. She was never the damsel in distress and instead took care of her own problems. I also liked seeing the growth in this character. From the beginning she never depended on others no matter what happened, but as she discovered more with Casimir, its OK to trust others and ask for help sometimes. 

Casimir was a bit too full of himself at first, but his and Mae's little spats were hilarious. Over time they were able to strike up a bit of a friendship and he is very loyal. He can also be a bit of a scaredy cat, but he can put up a good front when he needs to.

This is a wonderful coming of age story that is sure to become a book you will want to read again and again.


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