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Heart of Dread Series

Michael Johnston and Melissa de la Cruz
From #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this epic series filled with romance, adventure and magic.
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Heart of Dread Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
The action-packed finale to the series Entertainment Weekly calls, “part epic fantasy and part social commentary . . . addictive.”

Recast the spell. Light the flame. Make the world anew.
 
With the ruins of New Kandy still smoldering around them and Nat’s bond to her beloved drakon quickly fraying, Nat and Wes are lost amid a sea of destruction—with Wes at death’s door. Wes tried to save his sister, Eliza, and protect them from her cruelty, only to see firsthand just how dark her power had become.

Desperate to escape the dangers lurking in New Kandy, Wes accepts help from a mysterious voice calling out to him from the Blue, leading Nat and his crew into even more perilous surroundings. They quickly realize that their only chance for survival lies with Nat and the quest for a new world to replace their broken one—but at what cost?

In this epic conclusion to the Heart of Dread trilogy, Nat and Wes must put their love to the ultimate test in hopes of seeing their world reborn.

Praise for the Heart of Dread series

“Ice cold hotness.” – MTV.com

“Fans of The Hunger Games will no doubt enjoy sinking their teeth into this exciting book.”–School Library Journal

“De la Cruz and Johnston score a hit. . . . Readers will find themselves completely immersed in the authors’ dangerous world.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Readers are plunged right in the middle of the action from the first page… an action-packed adventure.”–Kirkus Reviews

“The concept of overlapping worlds on one planet will intrigue readers and raise philosophical questions about the nature of reality. The cliff-hanger ending assures readers that a finale is in the works.”–Booklist

“Fans of the first book will no doubt be very happy with where this action-filled trilogy is headed.”–School Library Journal
Book 2
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Isle of the Lost (a Disney Decendants novel)–the powerful trilogy that’s been compared to Game of Thrones continues in this sequel to Frozen!

Nat and her drakon are the last of their kind—sworn to protect what their enemies seek to control—and she’s risked her life for their reunion. But fighting for the majestic Blue meant saying goodbye to Wes, breaking both their hearts. Back in New Vegas, citizens are threatened by the resurgence of magic and declare war on all the marked. Wes and his team travel to the extravagant indoor city of El Dorado looking for his sister, but when they are caught on the wrong side of the RSA’s strict new laws, Wes is forced to do the unthinkable—surrender and rejoin the military’s quest to uncover the magical source, the same land Nat is struggling to protect. Now he and Nat find themselves on opposing sides of a war that could potentially destroy what’s left of the world.

“As fearless as a futuristic Game of Thrones.” —Margaret Stohl

“A thought-provoking novel, part epic fantasy and part social commentary.”—Entertainment Weekly on Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One
Book 1
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Isle of the Lost (a Disney Decendants novel) the first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.
 
At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.
 
But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.
 
“The mix of adventure and fantasy will have you addicted!”
—Seventeen.com

“A one-sitting read. The world-building in Frozen is absolutely addictive. You’ll really feel like you’re traveling through this frozen, post-apocalyptic country (with) the setting, the realistic characters and the fast pace.”
—Romantic Times
 
“Fans of The Hunger Games will no doubt enjoy sinking their teeth into this exciting book.”
—SLJ
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