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Heart's Prey

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The world Jia and Cees knew no longer exists. Amidst chaos and terror, they find each other and fall in love—a love that goes against all castes’s rules. As their civilization is ravaged by genetically-altered beasts, the caste system relied upon for ages crumbles. The privileged and wealthy are just as vulnerable to the onslaught as are the disadvantaged.

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Published May 19th 2018
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Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was another solid and captivating dystopian, sci-fi, and romance novel from Natalina Reis. It is a rarity that I enjoy dystopian books. However, Natalina Reis is always one that I am first in line to get her newest dystopian book. Natalina has a way of bringing these amazing vision in your head of the world you are reading about. I love the details and the way you feel like you are there, and that this is possibly a future we could be looking at.
In this novel we see a world where social st
Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis was a fast pace, plot driven read that had my flipping the pages like my life depended on it.

Not my first read by this author, I knew I was in for a engaging, masterfully written, heart pounding story. I was not disappointed. This dystopian/fantasy had everything I loved about the genera and more. Opening up strong and we are tossed into this nightmarish world, and are pulled into its hell as we meet our MC's. This book wasn't pulling any punches. That dark openin
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Heart’s Prey is a great read from Natalina Reis. I have read a few of Ms. Reis’s books now and she never fails to deliver a story that captivates my attention from beginning to end. This book has a bit of a dystopian feel to it and is a little different from some of her other books I have read. Wonderfully original and beautifully written this Young Adults/New Adults book is a forbidden romance story that gives us an up close and personal look at castes/classes, prejudices, racism, geneti
Laura Furuta
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart's Prey
By: Natalina Reis
5 out of 5 stars

The story Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a dystopian/fantasy book. It is a story that I enjoyed reading and didn’t want to put down until I had finished the last page. The characters are trying to survive in a destroyed world and also realizing what they have always been taught and believe may not be the truth. They are in constant danger from genetically-altered creatures and are searching for a safe place to live. Will they find this place? Will t
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I give Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis, 4 stars.

This is a dystopian romance involving Jia and Cees. Creatures have come in and destroyed every they ever knew. Gone is most of their friends and what they knew of living. This is both good and bad. Cees grew up in a lower caste. Not only that, he was an outcast even among his own people. Jia was pretty well off. But her life still wasn't perfect. When the attacks happened, circumstances brought them together. To survive, they will need each other. Bu
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Hearts Prey by Natalina Reis
Rated 4 stars

Natalina Reis has done it again! The story captivated me. There is a nice variety of characters who are courageous but yet heartwarming at the same time. The writing is so smooth it kept me interested so I read it fairly quickly.
This is the story people who live in a ranking society. Once their society has been demolished can the different ranks live together to survive as one or can they never overcome their upbringing?
I enjoyed meeting Cees, Jai and L
Kristi McChurin
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart’s Prey by Natalina Reis is a dystopian that will grab you from the first page and hold you hostage until the last one. This is my first time reading anything by this author and I was impressed by Ms. Reis’ ability to create such a great book.
Everything in Jia and Cees’ life not longer exists, but they manage to find one another. They are both different as day night, but that doesn’t stop them from falling in love. The social order no longer occurs. Faced with decisions about their future,
Kerry Baker
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hearts Prey by Natalina Reis is a unique and well imagine story about a world falling apart and finding love amidst the chaos
Jia and Cees live in a world where no one is safe. Genetically altered beasts are on the rampage, threatening their society. With no other option they just leave their home and try to find a new, safer place to try and keep their civilisation going.
With mayhem and fear they have to choose what to take with them from their old life and what is to be left behind. And yet in
Katie Kearney
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a story about what happens when the world you knew falls apart and everything you were taught is questioned. Jia and Cees are about to learn the answers to that question when the carefully created caste system that has ruled their lives is torn apart by genetically mutated monsters. Suddenly it doesn’t matter how much you do or don’t have everyone is simply trying to survive. In the midst of all this Jia and Cees manage to fall in love despite being from opposite ...more
Misty Ziegler
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
****4 stars****
Heart’s Prey by Natalina Reis

Heart’s Prey is a 4 Star dystopian romance novel by Natalina Reis. I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book as it sounded completely different than the other book I’ve read by this author, Blind Magic, which was a quirky fun romance story. The author proved to have some range in her writing.

As a fan of dystopian novels, this was not disappointing. This story has romance, action, suspense and current issues like discrimination and segregation. Hear
DarkRaven Reviews
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really good dystopian book that is heavy on conspiracy theories whilst trying to survive in a destroyed world. The storyline is good and definitely makes you think. The characters were really strongly created and the world building is amazing. Not neccesarily my usual type of book but I enjoyed it all the same. It also has a bit of romance as well as mystery. It also delivers a real powerful message which is what I really liked about it. Would definitely be interested in seeing what el ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart’s Prey-Natalina Reis

5-star review

Heart’s Prey by Natalina Reis is a must read dystopian story! This is not my first book by this author but it’s definitely my favorite! This story is so unique, and I loved everything about it! Heart’s Prey follows Cees and Jia, two characters who are just doing their best to survive as the world as they know it has ended. Their story is intense, interesting, riveting and so entertaining. The action-packed storyline had me devouring this book in one sitting
Jenni Bishop
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a dystopian fantasy story. This story will keep you intrigued and the pages turning. I loved the main characters and how even in the midst of the annihilation of the world as they know it they were able to adapt and find happiness. The storyline is different and kept you on your toes and you can picture their trials and tribulations because of Natalina’s writing. In a world that was full of discrimination and segregation and controlled with lies, now becomes one ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the world as you once knew falls apart would you survive living amongst those who were once above and below you on class structure.
Although not based around the society we live in today this is completely relatable and even plausible. It is actually quite chilling how plausible it could be.
This touches on racismc and classism and even has a bit of romance.
It was a read like any other I have read and refreshing from the typical dystopian reads.
From page one you are fully immersed in this
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
.Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a fantasy, dystopian novel. The story focuses on Jia and Cees. The two are facing an uncertain future in a world that is destroyed. The two remember their past but also the challenges that they will be facing. I liked how she used some current important topics such as discrimination. The characters are interesting and the story kept me turning the page. I read through this pretty quickly because I wanted to see where the story would take Jia and Cees. I liked ho ...more
Felicia  Bates
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart’s Prey
Written by Natalina Reis
4 star read

Science fiction, dystopian fantasy type romances are not something I have read frequently but I have read a book or two written by Natalina Reis and have really enjoyed her writing. Based on enjoying Natalina Reis’ writing style and the book’s synopsis, I really wanted to give this read a go. I’m happy I took the chance.
The characters in Heart’s Prey are strong and resilient which makes this story captivating from
beginning to end. Despite being a
Katherine Gotthardt
Enjoyed greatly

I was pleasantly surprised to discover the post-apocalyptic nature of this book. I know that sounds strange, but I am a fan of authors like Margaret Atwood and I did not know Natalina Reis wrote in this genre. It was quite well done - an interesting read with plenty of character development, coupled with clear, strong themes.
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love getting lost in a Dystopian / Fantasy book, and am glad that I was able to find just that and more out of Heart’s Prey by Natalina Reis.

I love being able to get lost in a world full of characters and descriptions – that make it so real – that you feel them and their struggles and troubles, as well as their successes. And I’m glad to say that this author didn’t disappoint me at all.

I was more than pleased to meet Jia and Cees, and although their journey is one that is painful and stressf
Krystal gaston
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Natalina Reis wrote a great story with Hearts Prey. I enjoyed this book even though it’s not my normal genre, the story itself was great, the plot had a nice push and pull to it where you were constantly wondering what’s going to happen. The two main characters that the story focuses on are Jia and Cees. They are pretty well written, each from different classes and separated by what society thought. But everything isn’t always as it seems. Sometimes you have to question what you are being told. ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this! Always a fan of dystopian romance, and this one is amazing! Engaging from start to finish & vividly described! This had intrigue, action, suspense...everything a romance should have! Can’t wait to see what’s next! ...more
Heather Lovelace
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart’s Prey is a riveting dystopian, fantasy, romance that drew me in immediately. It had good pacing as well as complete character development. It felt very rich and full in its detail and plot. This was my first book from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Heartily recommended.
Samantha McIntyre
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a good book. It was a lot different than what I expected. I found myself not being able to stay followed along and found myself skipping through the book. It was really great description and a great plot. The author you could tell took her time in writing this book. I have read books by this author and I really enjoy her writing. It was great book just wasn’t my cup of tea. I gave it a four out of five because it was a really good book just wasn’t something I particularly read. Gre ...more
Bobbi Wagner
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a science fiction romance story that will keep you reading until the last page. This is not my first book by this author, I loved this one just as much as her other books I have read. This story is easy flowing and engaging. It will pull you in right from the beginning. Her characters are both connectable and lovable. They took me on a journey that was fast reading and took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. There are a few twists and turns that I didn't see ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HEART'S PREY is not the first book I've read by this author. I've enjoyed her other books and was looking forward to reading more of her words.

While this story is set in a dystopian society ruled by the caste system, it could very well be a story set in the present. Prejudice and misunderstandings, racism and forbidden love all play a part in this well written story.

This is a subject that is frequently written about, but this story felt different. I'm not sure if it's because of the age of the
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart’s Prey
By Natalina Reis
4 stars

I love it when I read the blurb for a book and it leaves me wondering what I am in for when I read it and this is exactly what happened with Heart’s Prey – I know that what I did read with this book I was not expecting at all. I’ve read a few books by this author now and I love how versatile her writing is. This book was so beautifully written and I really felt like I was there right along with the characters, Jia and Cees. Their journey was so interesting to r
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hearts Prey
By Natalina Reis

This is my second book by Natalina Reis and I have to say it’s a great read. What we have here is a mixture of science fiction and some romance. What you are guaranteed to get from this author is a feeling that you know the characters and are with them on their journey. What more could you possibly want from a book? Our main characters in this book are Jia and Cee. Hearts Prey will take you into a world that’s in the midst of chaos and new rules are in place, a world
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Heart's Prey by Natalina Reis is a science fiction romance story.Ive read other books by this author, I truly enjoyed this story just as much as the others. The authors style of writing is one that grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it till the end. Once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down This story took me on a emotional rollercoaster ride with a few twists and turns. This story is about Jia and Cees.These two find themselves in a world which no longer exis
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