Heart's Prey

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.

Faced with impossible odds and unsettling secrets about their society, Jia and Cees must decide which part of their dying world to take with them and what they should leave behind. As they travel in search of a safe haven, they face unspeakable horrors, which shake deep-rooted beliefs and their old way of life.

Will they look past prejudice and centuries-old traditions to join forces against annihilation? Or will they give in to society's pressure and fight alone?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987436792
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Natalina wrote her first romance at the age of 13 in collaboration with her best friend, Susana. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes. She's the author of romance novels that reflect the amazing diversity of humankind and the universal power of love.
After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master's degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she's taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.
Natalina doesn't believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

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Heart's Prey 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
E_A_Walsh More than 1 year ago
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 opening hooks you with in seconds of reading the first paragraph. It sets the stage for this unique tale of finding and holding on to love, when everything is basically a horrifying hell. Jia and Cees, I don't think I shipped a couple so fast before in my life. They're written so well that you can feel their connection. Their bond was real and didn't fell forced. I can over look the insta-everything, because of the setting and the whole, could die at any moment thing. When it's writing right, it's written right. and Natalina has this knack of knowing how to create real emotions through her writing and her MC's pairings. The only thing I can say that I didn't like.. it was too short! I'm hoping there is going to be more from this world, even though Jia and Cees story had a good close out, I believe there is room to explore other aspects of this dangerous dystopian world. So take my high recommendation that you will be captured by the darkness, but stay for the small glimmer of hope that is our MC's. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
Erinwolf79 More than 1 year ago
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. But the attraction between them is obvious. Before the attacks, they could never be together. Now, that is all erased and maybe things are possible. But can they overcome the things they were raised to believe? Not only that, they have to keep moving, they have to find away to survive these beasts. Will there ever be peace again? This was a well written story involving the end of civilization as they knew it. The characters are well written and believable. It was refreshing to see that it is not only just your typical relationships. You do not see that much in a book that wasn't specially written for that. I enjoyed that because I like diversity and something unexpected in my books. The story itself -- them fighting for survival -- makes this book all that much better. They run into many problems and makes it all the more real. I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy dystopian, romance, and fighting for survival books.
Kez689 More than 1 year ago
Hearts Prey by Natalina Reid 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 the middle of everything going on Jia and Cees find themselves growing closer, their feelings deepening. But with everything going on it might not be enough to love each other, the society they have come from may shape heir futures anyway. This is the first book I have read by this author I found it to be an original and thrilling story. I loved the way the book was written and how well the story flowed. The two characters worked so well together it made everything about them so believable. The story was easy to get into and kept you reading right to the end. A very good book and a new author to add to my list.
Lisah01 More than 1 year ago
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 Lieven. Each is different but yet the same. One is a soldier, one is blessed and the other is tainted. These are labels meant to keep them under control. Each brings a different talent to the table when disaster strikes their world. I enjoyed meeting each separate before seeing them together. I got a bit of insight while the others didn’t overshadow. Cees..how could you not “feel” for that one. He has been through a lot but hasn’t let it sour his soul. I love that he is of strong character and so he is my favorite. While I did not care for some of the repeated attitude that Jia and Cees pulled on each other near the beginning of the book. As I got closer to the end....I more than understood what made each of them act that way. I thought it was immaturity, which turned me off, but it wasn’t. So I was impressed instead. A great dystopian book with a nice meaning behind the story.
kaitreview More than 1 year ago
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 as I just couldn’t put it down. I’ll be honest in the beginning I found it a bit confusing as I was introduced to some new lingo but within a few chapters I had answers to all of my questions and I found myself completely captivated. I loved how these characters developed over the course of this story, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I would absolutely recommend this book to others, Natalina has created an incredible story that should not be missed!
Kristi McChurin More than 1 year ago
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, they embark on a journey to start a new life. Will they be able to start over? Is their love strong enough to survive? I absolutely love the characters in this book. They are resilient and have great personalities that add so much to the story line. I couldn’t pick my favorite because I loved them all. Ms. Reis’ writing is seamless, and it never stalls. I couldn’t get enough of this book. It even threw me through a few loops I did not see coming. Can’t say enough good things about Heart’s Prey!
CousinMaura More than 1 year ago
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 characters (they are older than high school) or the fact that there is a common bond among the different people, but there is just something that I enjoyed more than in other stories of the same type. The characters are quickly developed and the story flows from one location to the next with a cadence that also keeps the story moving in time. I quickly grew attached to the characters in this story and was cheering them on to succeed in their adventure. This is a book I would recommend to my young adult cousins.
Bobbi Wagner More than 1 year ago
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 coming and left me on the edge of my seat a few times. This Jia and Cees story. These two find each other in a world that no longer exists. They meet and fall in love. It doesn't matter that they come from two different sides of the tracks, the caste system no longer exists. They are now faced with decisions that they never thought they would have to make. Find out what happens with them as they go on a journey of leaving an old life behind to find a new way of life. I loved these characters in this book. They are all relatable, strong and independent. They all know how to survive no matter what their pasts were. There are so many great characters in this book, they all make this story flow. I highly recommend this book. Find out what happens when the world you know is gone and finding a new one could become dangerous.