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War of Hearts

(True Immortality #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  4,678 ratings  ·  638 reviews
A standalone adult paranormal romance from New York Times Bestselling author Samantha Young writing as S. Young.

Thea Quinn has no idea what she is. All she knows is that her abilities have been a plague upon her life since she was a child. After years of suffering at the hands of a megalomaniac, Thea escaped and has been on the run ever since.

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Kindle Edition, 447 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Samantha Young
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Kim Kelly Not right off the bat, but there are several scenes starting about 35 percent into then often after that. I would say 18+ for this book. It is not YA.

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Samantha Young
Mar 08, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Readers, to celebrate the upcoming release of KISS OF VENGEANCE, WAR OF HEARTS is on sale for a limited time! Was $4.99, now only $0.99! The sale is international!
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UPDATE: The 1st two chapters are on my website :)

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Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Standalone Series

#1 War of Hearts — 4.5 Stars
#2 Kiss of Vengeance — 2.5 Stars

*Cue in a flourish of MOON HOWLING wolf noises*

Fans of paranormal romance out there, let’s R-E-J-O-I-C-E in the fact that this book exists to quench our thirst for the supernaturals, those otherwordly beings who make our pathetic mundane lives seem less boring bcs they’ve got more interesting stories to tell that our minds would gladly indulge in!! This book was so good. I loved it.

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WAR OF HEARTS: Is a full length standalone paranormal romance novel by Samantha Young. (This is her first time writing a paranormal novel). Spoken in 'Dual POV's' This is Thea Quinn and Conall MacLennan's story. Whilst this was a standalone, it made me believe that there may be more books in the future.


I’ve not read many paranormal novels, I can count them on one hand so I was nervous about reading this one, but took that leap of faith knowing who the author was!! And
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Conall wanted to touch Thea. Everywhere. And he wanted her to touch him. It was a haze that made his heart race, his breathing deepen, and everything else in his world fade out. All he was left with was want. For this woman.

INCREDIBLE!! I have always been a huge fan of Samantha Young and have read a bunch of her traditional adult contemporary romances, but, WOW, she has proven she can also write a spellbinding and all-consuming paranormal ro
Oct 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: stay clear of this book
Recommended to Mrinmayi by: my dumb self

All I wanted was a WEREWOLF ROMANCE!!
I was missing WOLF
And whenever I miss him..I just NEED a werewolf romance
But this bOok??!!

This "Luuuuuurve" interest was so weak!!
I never felt that he loved our protagonist
Add borderline/ gray are /whatever u want to call/ cheating to this fiasco...AND you have the perfect recipe to piss off Mrin
Look..I don't expect much from the love interest
I DO NOT care if he has washboard/ vegetable board abs
If he is not honorable and loyal..I will hate hi
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five stars!!! Five stars!!!!!!! FIVE. FREAKING. STARS!!!!!! This was the best PNR I’ve read in FOREVER! The drama, the feels, the characters, the romance, it was all so vivid, so addicting, so perfect! I’m in love with every word. I can feel one hell of a book hangover coming on! Just wow!
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, favorite-authors
Holy...WOW. I am HOOKED. Line and sinker on all of the words. On this amazing world. On what I'm desperately now hoping will be a series. Because this book seriously blew me away.

I'm a HUGE PNR fan, and so it goes without saying I'm also ridiculously picky when it comes to the genre. But considering how much I adore Samantha Young's contemporaries, I knew without even reading the blurb to this book that I had to have it. And when I finally read the blurb? I was frothing at the mouth to g
K.A. Tucker
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It has been years since I've found myself so thoroughly immersed in a paranormal romance story. Samantha Young has created an exotic world with richly developed folklore. The pace is solid, the characters are appealing, the adventure is page-turning. I felt like I was reading a Jason Bourne Supernatural edition story. I'm excited to pick up the second in the series and continue on. ...more
Do you know that feeling when everything fizzles out somehow?

This is what I felt most of the time

And I can tell you the exact moment when all my excitement faded away. Tension ran high until the "enemies" part turned to "lovers". The transition was logical but kinda 'sudden' and therefore fell totally flat for me. People will probably disagree but this is just how I felt.

And then it began... I found myself doing other stuff and felt absolutely no desire to pick up the book again (for ex., I had
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
4 Stars! Haven’t read a good paranormal/supernatural book in a while and so glad that I’d heard about this one! Author Tillie Cole gushed about this book on Instagram and I knew I had to read it!

She’s right to gush - it’s fast paced, action packed with loads of emotion and strong characters!!

Would love to read more books set in this world. I could see that happening in companion novels, which I hope will happen *fingers crossed*

Very entertaining, well written story!

Highly recommend.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Thea Quinn is a 25 yr. old woman who looked like a perfectly normal human, but knew she was different. She’d had otherworldly abilities for as long as she could remember, but still had no clue what she was. She’d long ago given up the dream of having anything more, and for the last six years she’d been alone hiding in the shadows. Others seeking power wanted to harm her, so her life was about running, surviving, and trying not to draw attention to herself. S
Sentranced Jem
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-2019
On Dublin Street is one of my favourite OG contemporary romance book series. So when I heard that Samantha Young was writing a paranormal romance, I wanted the book…no-no… I needed the book ASAP!

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War of Hearts reignited my love for paranormal fantasy. What a thrilling and exhilarating read this book was!

Everything about this book was intoxicating addictive! 
Thea Quinn is such a badass heroine! I love female leads that exude power and beauty. 
Conall MacLennan is DIVINE!! Male perfection at it’s
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
3.5 STARS!
It was as beautiful as it was terrifying.
Well, this is a bit awkward . . . because almost everyone and their wolf loved this one.

But don't worry, I didn't hate it by any means.

Plot: Unfortunately the ENTIRE plot was laid out for the reader VERY early on in chapter 2.
"Can we really barter a girl's life for Callie's?"

"She's a murderer," Conall answered. "I have no qualms about handing her over to save Callie."
Any romance reader worth her (or his) salt can eas

Title: War of Hearts
Author: S. Young
Release date: October 1, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: paranormal romance

“A wolf is only as strong as his heart, and my heart belongs completely to you."

I've been a reader of Samantha Young's for many years, but I'd never read any of her paranormal books. When I saw the announcement for War of Hearts, I was so eager to check it out. I haven't been able to find a ton of new books in the genre to catch my eye, so this was a more than welcome treat! You get a little
Helena of Eretz ✰
Buddy read with Zoe!!!

”A wolf is only as strong as his heart, and my heart belongs completely to you. So who really has the power here?”

As always, Samantha Young doesn’t disappoint. I’ve been reading her books for so many years that I’ve lost count by now. From young adult paranormal to new adult contemporary to adult contemporary and now, adult paranormal...I’ve loved every book that I’ve ever read from her and this one is no different. I do have to say, though, that I think this is one of the
TheBibliotheque ♡
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing

War of Hearts take us all the way through through Europe to the beautiful Scotland where the oldest pack in the world resides. And it’s no other but the alpha of this pack, Conall, who strikes a deal with an individual: bring him a woman that has been on the run for 6 years and has supposedly left a trail of dead people and in exchange Conall will obtain the key to cure his sister’s sickness. But of course, nothing is just as simple as it
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I found the beginning rather slow going with a lot of world building but thoroughly enjoyed the second half once the pace picked up. Loved the whole fae and immortality plot line and that both characters are strong and take no prisoners and the bonus, not on TSTL moment either.

3.75 stars
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
I REALLY loved Samantha Young’s foray into paranormal romance! Thea has lived on the run for years, hunted by paranormals and humans alike. She doesn’t know precisely what she is, just that with her healing blood, everyone wants to capture her and lock her up as a prize experiment in a lab. No thanks. Conal is in a bind. King of the werewolves, and his sister is dying. The only cure? You guessed it. Thea’s blood.

Conal arranges with her former “guardian” to track her and in exchange, his sister
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

War of Hearts is Samantha Young's first adult paranormal romance (PNR) novel written under the name S. Young. The paranormal romance genre has a special place in my heart, and especially books that are about shifters/werewolves. This is one of the genres that I am very critical of, and I want the story to be a perfect blend of action, romance, and paranormal events. I think the author did a pretty good job in creating a story that had all the befo
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

Such a brilliant story, this is the first paranormal book that I'm reading from Samantha Young and I'm impressed!She did an amazing job and I was immediately hooked!I fall in love with the story and the characters!


“A wolf is only as strong as his heart, and my heart belongs completely to you. So who really has the power here?”

A unique story, with a strong heroine and sexy hero!I love the tension between them, if you like slow burn then this is a book you should definitely read!Thea and C
Ramona Popescu
I’ve been reading Samantha Young for 6-7 years, if my memory is not failing me.. I am very familiar with her style, with her stories and I always loved the message she manages to pass on. Family is the most important element she uses and throughout her books she inspires us to do the same and love each and every member of our family. Friendship is also valuable for her and this warm feeling is growing deep inside every reader, because the message is loud and clear, you can’t miss it. 😊

“War of He
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fated-mates
This book I would describe as a contemporary paranormal novel. Does that make sense? I mean, it all sounds very plausible. I believe your story, Samantha Young. Maybe I have an overly active imagination but could be.

So we have werewolves, vampires, fairies and humans. The tale is old as the time of power and morality. The choices we make. Our hero is an alpha wolf who is recruited to hunt down our heroine. She is something powerful that can heal the hero's sister. Through the chase ar
Caitlin Reads
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I am a HUGE Samantha Young fan and I absolutely loved this book. I hadn't connected to her recent novels as much as her older books but this turned everything around. It's been awhile since i read a paranormal romance and War of Hearts made me wonder why I waited so long. This book had adventure, intrigue, love and friendship. The relationship between Thea and Connall was a steamy slow burn that left you wanting
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
I like when a book surprises me but I love when it makes me fall head over heels in love and completely immerse myself in the story. War of Hearts did both for me. It is an amazing paranormal romance with action, suspense, romance and unique characters you can’t help but root for.

I loved Conall, he was a genuinely good guy. He was loyal, honorable and fierce when those he cared about were threatened. His deal with Ashforth seemed simple enough, track down a murderer, bring her back and in excha
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
3.5 stars

This was my first paranormal romance of Samantha Young’s and I really did enjoy it! PNR holds a special place in my heart so when I heard SY would be writing a new book in this subgenre, I was jumping for joy. And not only is it PNR, it’s SHIFTER PNR! War of Hearts dives us into a fantastic, new paranormal world that I’m really hoping we get more of. I loved the main characters (there’s even a scene where they’re forced to share a bed in a hotel) and even though the book wasn’t perfect,
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
Wow! I am so in love with this paranormal romance! This is an enemies to lovers story based on Scottish myths, folklores and legends with a wolf alpha male and a powerful heroine. Story telling at it's finest with a heart stopping romance!

Scottish men who also happen to be Alpha wolf of their packs are apparently my weakness. I just could not get enough of Conall MacLennan. He was fierce lover and protector, a bit possessive and also the sweetest talker. He has a special ability to track people
Milica's Bookshelf
3.5 stars!
Don't get me wrong, I liked this story, even loved it at some moments especially at the end but this isn't Samantha Young which I'm used to. Maybe it's that this story is written at the third person narration, but simply something is missing in the whole story to make me be addicted to it.
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a well-written fantasy story. There was a lot of cat and mouse going on with Connall trying to capture and return Thea to the man who wants her for her powers. The world building and magic were well explained and I really enjoyed the fantasy aspects of the plot.

The story did feel very tropey. It had a lot of elements that felt familiar and predictable. There were also some good genuine twists that I enjoyed. And at around 450 pages it was a bit longer than necessary.

The romance was sexy
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-top-fave
One of the best books I’ve read this of the best PNR books I’ve read ever! Enemies to lovers, the heat, the bond, the alpha-ness OH MY!! Be still my heart ❤️❤️❤️
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘He’s important. His future affects your future. He’s important, Thea.’

War of Hearts by Samantha Young felt like the kind of old school paranormal which we love so much, the kind that feels like pure adrenaline inducing indulgence. Otherworldly beings, mythical creatures, drama and thrills, heat and passion. Paranormal romance is one of our favourites and this story absolutely confirmed why. Samantha Young writing as S Young nailed her first paranormal romance and we cannot wait for mor
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