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The Blackhart Code:
Don't let the monsters grind you down

A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils…

Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. However, their parents, police and fae allies claim to know nothing. And as yet more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily,
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 6th 2014 by Tor UK
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Ivy Yes. Story building always takes place in the first book. Plus, if you don't read the first book you might be confuzzled in Vowed.

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Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I can honestly say that Vowed is one of the rare books that I can't wait to dive into knowing it is the second one of the series. While some other series struggle with the 'second book syndrome' and end up being not as amazing as the predecessor, Vowed has none of these problems, in fact Vowed was even better than Banished. With all the footwork out of the way Liz is able to up the ante and not only bring us some amazingly new creatures, but really lets her characters shine. We get to see Kit ev ...more
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The Blackhart Code: Don't let the monsters grind you down
A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils . .
Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. Their parents, the police and Kit's fae allies claim to know nothing. And as more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with t
I feel like I have to put a disclaimer at the top of this review to say that Liz is a friend of mine, but I also want to say that I've done my best to be completely unbiased in this review. As an ex book blogger I know Liz expects honesty in reviews of her books and I'm sure she'd kick my arse if she thought I was being less than 100% truthful. Luckily Liz's books are just as awesome as she is and there is absolutely no need to puff them up or give them false praise! So now I've got that out of ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-copy
Really enjoyed this! It's been a while since I read book one so I was worried I'd get confused, but Vowed has its own distinct plot, and the threads that carry over from Banished are easy to pick up. Full of badass but such likeable characters — love Kit, Dante, and Aiden. Liz de Jager's writing flows beautifully, and this was a joy to read.
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
really loving this series so far and can't wait for the final one to come out next year.

the characters are really cool and enjoyed this second book even more than the first.
Virginie (chouettblog)
Sometimes even "Fairy Tales" don't have happy endings.

Full review up soon.
Lucy Hounsom
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vowed is the second book in The Blackhart Legacy and reunites us with kick-ass hero Kit Blackhart. I was impressed by Kit the first time around and I’m pleased to say that this subsequent adventure impressed me even more.

Vowed has the feel of a detective story, which contrasts nicely with Banished’s straight-up action adventure. De Jager thus demonstrates her ability to inhabit different modes of storytelling and her pacy but measured exposition is a successful example of this particular narrati
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, young-adult
In a nice cyclical move, the penultimate book I review in 2014 is the sequel to the second book I reviewed this year. Full disclosure: Liz de Jager is a dear friend. This doesn’t mean I haven’t read this novel critically, because I have. Besides, she would kick my ass if she thought I’d cut her slack. But for the sake of transparency I thought it important to mention it upfront.

Vowed is the second book in De Jager’s Blackhart trilogy and returns us Kit a number of months after the ending of the
Carol Keenan
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, follows on well from the first adding more detail and depth to the characters. Tells a fantastic story with twists and turns and an unexpected ending. Is a very good second book in a series, doesn't read like a rushed continuation or like the author ran out of ideas, it is fantastic.
Plenty detail about new characters and creatures, enough twists to keep it interesting without losing the plot and more detail to each character in a way that makes them more likable.
Thoroughly enj
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 / 5 stars ✨
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
A definite recommend for fans of Holly Black!

**The only major dislike for this novel was the jumping between Kit and Thorn - was a little disorientating and it ruined the pace and urgency of solving the child-catcher case.
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kit Blackhart is such an inspiring character. If I was in her situation I would have certainly gone insane. So In the 1st book she has to save a fae prince and then her house blows up, you know no big deal. She then has someone she trusts turn against her, creating a very stressful and intense day. So the next book picks up a few months later and Kit is on another mission, involving kidnapped children. This seems like a normal investigation but no, it instantly becomes complicated, meanwhile she ...more
Wendy C
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Vowed (The Blackhart Legacy #2) by Liz de Jager

Vowed (The Blackhart Legacy #2) by Liz de Jager continues the adventures of Kit and the Blackhart family. In this installment, little kids are being taken from their homes and Suola, Queen of the Unseelie Court has tasked Kit and a trainee from the “Spook Squad” named Dante, at finding out who is behind it.

Dante is not all that he appears to be and in the beginning of the investigation, Kit isn’t thrilled at all to be working with him. However, as t
Jun 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I literally got into this book on the second page. It was that good.
Looking back at the notes that I made through-out reading this book, and I think I can say it kept me on the edge of my seat until I finished the book. I also loved the relationship between Aiden and Kit. How they never crossed that line, it was so cute.
What I didn't like though, I think, is that there wasn't that many fighting scenes or rather scenes like there where in the first book. I'm disappointed by how it didn't end wi
Nov 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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I read the first book in this series, ‘Banished’ in March this year when I was stuck in hospital. I happened to have it on my kindle and devoured it in a matter of hours. I loved it. It was fast paced and funny and had such a fantastic plot that twisted and turned and kept me on my toes the entire time. The characters were brilliant and it was bursting with imagination and brilliance. So I was
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF at 34% - mainly due to boredom.

Pretty much the only reason I enjoyed Banished, the first book in this series, was because I liked Kit and Thorn's relationship.
So I was sorely disappointed to find that Vowed centers mainly on Kit and Dante, a total douchebag. Aside from one five minute dream where Kit and Thorn run down a hallway together, and one scene where she gets teary eyed about him, no one seems to remember him. She doesn't even try to get him back! I don't even know what she would hav
Beth Kemp
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Fab follow-up to Banished which takes us further into Kit's world, introduces new and interesting characters and ratchets it all up a notch. Kit's skills and experience have developed since book one, and her voice remains deliciously straight-talking. I also appreciated the glimpses of Thorn - there's clearly more story to come there - and loved Kit's interactions with Aiden and new-boy Dante. If you enjoyed Banished, you should definitely read this. I liked that it's a complete story ...more
Katie Cass
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it
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Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: british, faves, arc
The best YA Urban Fantasy novel I've read in years. Liz de Jager created a spectacular world full of myth and magic in Banished and she continues to impress in Vowed. Kit Blackhart will immerse you in her world and make you reluctant to leave. A definite must read.

A million thank yous to Pan Macmillan and Netgalley for this wonderful ARC.
Catherine Brink
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the story. Kit and athorn and Dante and Aiden have become my friends, and will probably end up as my family. These books deserve a place on the shelf next to Harry Potter. I can't wait for more!
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, favorite, lgbt
*sobbing* I love it so much, god this was so perfect, I'm literally crying how good it was, and Dante and Aiden, sweet potato, they are a match made in heaven, AND THORNE WOW HOLY CRAP YES, I just love this so much okay
Karen Hart
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads, ukya
A terrific follow-up to Banished, with Kit becoming an even more marvellous, utterly real character. Loved the London links and kids mixed in with myth and legend. #TeamDante
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Moved to the UK in 2000 with my husband. We now live in Kent with our dog Sparrow. I ran My Favourite Books Blog - a book review site - until the end of 2012 when we decided to shut it for our own sanity.

My bookdeal was announced in March 2013 and the first book THE BLACKHART LEGACY: BOOK 1: BANISHED is due out in Spring 2014 from Tor UK, an imprint of Pan Macmillan.

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'He's a Spook,' I say and watch her recoil as if she's just stepped in fox droppings. She's at my side in a flash.
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“They made a vow.'

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