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.
Faced with imposs...more
In this novel we see a world where social st ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
By Natalina Reis
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more