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Half-Hearts (Half-Hearts, #1)

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With billions of people on the planet, how can anyone ever find their other half? And what if everything depended on it?

The magical world of Alamea is in imminent danger of falling under the control of Vranah, “The Great Evil,” as he sweeps swiftly and mercilessly across their entire planet. And, with every death on Alamea, the equivalent of that person dies on Earth, Alam
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Published May 3rd 2014 (first published January 15th 2014)
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Dan
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With plenty of adventure for the gents and romance for the ladies, Wallace delivers a gripping story of love vs hate and good vs evil. By combining a fantastical realm with the cold reality of the times in which we live, this novel wonderfully provides an intriguing explanation on why the 20th century was one of the bloodiest in history. While certain elements are obviously fictional, this novel paints an allegory of why the world continues to experience so much suffering and hints at what we mi ...more
Jessica
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review of this book.

Half-Heart is a book that leaves you wanting more. At first, it was hard to get into the book as the character development and the world building were a bit lacking. As the story progressed, the writing was dramatically better and the book was difficult to put down.

One example of how the writing was a bit lacking in the beginning was the fact that the author seemed to tell thin
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Iris
Apr 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
***I received this book from the author for an honest review***

DNF

This book was published under a publisher I didn't know, but after receiving the book I did some sleuthing. The publishing company that published this book was only created to publish this book. And it is run by the author and some other dude. Honestly I didn't know I was getting a self published book, and I wish the author was just honest.

While the synopsis is intriguing. The execution is what went wrong. The prologue is a very b
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Annette Christensen
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I rarely read fiction novels but since I was living in Hawaii at the time and the author was a local, I decided I would buy a copy for my daughter. However, after reading the synopsis on the back cover, my interest was peaked so that as soon as my daughter finished reading Half-Hearts, I started reading it and to my surprise, could not put it down. I read it in four days and only because I did have to eat and sleep and cook for my family. The story line is fascinating, and the author uses such d ...more
Amanda
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author for an honest review and here it is! This book was freaking AMAZE-BALLS!!! It's refreshing and I loved every bit of it!!! Those who would like a new idea and great book PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! READ this book!!!! You won't regret it!!! Lani and Jharate are amazing characters! Lani is from Hawaii and is a senior in college and is swept into Jharate's world which is called Alamea. I enjoyed this book once I opened it I couldn't put it down I read it in one day th ...more
Chris
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing first read from this author! I was absolutely captivated by this book. It starts off slowly and normally with time spent in an ordinary life and suddenly spirals into a fantastical ride through an amazing other world. Cannot wait for the next installment to find out what has happened to the story's characters, who now seem like good friends that I care very much about. Thank you Miss Wallace, for such an entertaining story!
Keoki
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
It's rare that I find a book that actually transport me into and makes me feel part of the story, but that is what happened to me as I read Half-Hearts. I felt like I was in and personally experiencing the world of Alemea. Each of the characters in the book came to life for me and I felt like I somehow knew each of them. The complexity and the unpredictability of the story kept me intrigued, page after page. I found myself saying, “One more chapter and I've got to go,” only to find myself not ab ...more
Jacosa Limutau
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read! It's easy to get caught up in this adventure-filled love story. The amazing world of Alamea is a captivating one that grabs you from the start and leaves you wanting more. Kealohilani Wallace has created a fantastic world full of interesting characters and creatures, a compelling struggle between good and evil, and a beautifully detailed window into another place where true love can literally save lives!
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Kealohilani is the Author The Half-Hearts Trilogy and the Romeo Killed Juliet Trilogy.

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Kahuku High Valedictorian, Kealohilani, graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, in International Business Management, with an emphasis in Digital Media and a minor in Polynesian Studies. She chose this combination to develop her abilities for storytelling through
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