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Title: Heartless Prince
Author & Illustrator: Leigh Dragoon & Angela De Vito 
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Edition: Hardcover, paperback. eBook; 160 pgs
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
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Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher as part of a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please note the purchase links above are affiliate links.

Tour Schedule

Week One
11/1/2021 - For the Love of KidLit - Excerpt
11/2/2021 - BookHounds YA - Excerpt
11/3/2021 - Kait Plus Books - Excerpt
11/4/2021 - Book-Keeping - Review
11/5/2021 - Books Are Magic Too - Review
11/6/2021 - Nerdophiles - Review

Week Two
11/7/2021 - ZaineyLaney - Review
11/8/2021 - The book review crew - Review
11/9/2021 - History from a Woman’s Perspective - Review
11/10/2021 - A Backwards Story - Review
11/11/2021 - celiamcmahonreads - Review
11/12/2021 - Rajiv's Reviews - Review
11/13/2021 - More Books Please blog - Review

Week Three
11/14/2021 - A Bookish Dream - Review
11/15/2021 - @more.books.yes.please - Review
11/16/2021 - lexijavabookish - Review
11/17/2021 - Once Upon a Twilight - Review
11/18/2021 - A Court of Coffee and Books - Review
11/19/2021 - Don't Judge, Read - Review
11/20/2021 - Bri's Book Nook - Review

Week Four
11/21/2021 - @momfluenster - Review
11/22/2021 - The Momma Spot - Review
11/23/2021 - Emelie's Books - Review
11/24/2021 - Nonbinary Knight Reads - Review
11/25/2021 - The Bookwyrm's Den - Review
11/26/2021 - Eli to the nth - Review
11/27/2021 - Lifestyle of Me - Review

Week Five
11/28/2021 - Two Points of Interest - Review
11/29/2021 - onemused - Review
11/30/2021 - popthebutterfly - Review

The Summary

A fierce warrior must save the heart of her beloved prince before it's too late in the first book of a new YA fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy, perfect for fans of Noelle Stevenson's Nimona and Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet

Evony is an orphaned princess from a kingdom destroyed by a power-hungry witch. Prince Ammon has recently been drawn to her, or at least he’s drawn to her uncanny ability to sense when familiars—servants to the witches—are approaching his kingdom’s borders. And Evony, well Evony has always longed for something more with Ammon. Wanting to prove himself to his kingdom and parents, Ammon takes Evony outside the borders to fight the familiars head-to-head. All is well until they’re captured by witch Aradia, who steals Ammon’s heart and leaves his body to turn into one of her familiars. What’s worse, his sister Nissa has been taken hostage by Aradia’s daughter. Evony makes it her miss onto retrieve Ammon’s heart and save Nissa, taking her into the mysterious Witchlands. There, she will discover a secret about her past that will change everything.

An enchanting, intense tale of mystery and magic - this book reveals both the vision and vibrant, young talents of Angela and Leigh throughout dense and rich pages full of visual delight and narrative wit.―Matias Bergara, illustrator of CODA

The Heartless Prince is a romantic and thrilling fantasy with strong characters and compelling twists.―Victoria Ying, author of City of Secrets

With a palette of whimsical hues and a heartful cast of characters, HEARTLESS PRINCE is a fantastic read full of witches, adventure, and destiny. I can't wait to devour the sequel!
Hafsah Faizal, NYT bestselling author of WE HUNT THE FLAME
My Review

Heartless Prince by Leigh Dragoon and Angela De Vito introduces readers to a new fantasy world full of witches and stolen hearts.  

Princess Evony was orphaned as a baby due to a witch's attack on her kingdom.  Saved by a young town's boy, she is brought to Gallea, a neighboring kingdom protected by a magical barrier tied to their Prince's heart. Prince Ammon and Princess Evony help the King and Queen to train and fight against the witches and their familiars.  The fate of their kingdom rests on their shoulders.

A fun, light fantasy-story, this book gears up to be a part of a series.  While the plot and character development is light, there are some fun action and magic woven within.  The art  is reminiscent of Disney's style, but with a rough edge to it, sometimes making it hard to see the comic clearly.  But the color usage is well-done, evoking the correct mood throughout the story.

I hope that the second book builds this world stronger and establishes the context of Evony's and Ammon's origins better.  Overall, it was a fun read, and I would read further into the series.

Final Rating


About the Author & Illustrator

Leigh Dragoon was raised in a log cabin in the Adirondacks, where she developed an early love of reading and writing. She became a fan of Little Women at age nine, after Beth’s demise made her bawl herself to sleep. This led to a lifelong appreciation of the book. After years of annual rereads, she became fascinated with learning about Louisa May and her family. She adapted both Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Marie Lu’s Legend series into graphic novel scripts. She has also written two prose Adventure Time novels: Queen of Rogues and The Lonesome Outlaw.

Angela De Vito is a freelance animator, storyboard artist, and character designer working in NYC. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Animation in 2014. Since then she has worked on animation for commercials and series pitches. Angela has worked for such studios as Hornet, Inc.; Titmouse, Inc.; Aardman Nathan Love; Click 3X; CHRLX; and Disney Digital Network. She also animation directed Comedy Central Digital’s Loafy, created by Bobby Moynihan. She lives with her family and her two adorable, rambunctious cats.

3 winner will receive a finished copy of HEARTLESS PRINCE, US Only.


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