Sep 19, 2017

This Heart of Mine

This Heart of Mine
by C.C. Hunter

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pub Date: February 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon  

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness. 

My Review: This is something different than Ii'm used to from C.C., but oh my I loved it!

Leah doesn't think highly of the future. Mostly because she has no heart and doesn't know if she will have a future at this point. In the mean time, she walks around with cute Disney slippers, reads romance novels and gets tutored at home. 

Then you have Matt, a cool and cute guy who is also hurting. He still isn't over the loss of his dad fully. But things are going to get worse for him when his twin is found dead and everyone but him ruled it out as a suicide. 

Well turns out one day Matt ends up tutoring Leah as her usual teacher couldn't make it. Leah and Matt talk. She explains her crush on him,  wants a kiss, and well after that things are different. Matt can't stop thinking about her. It's not long until  Matt knows. Knows that something is wrong with his brother. He finds out what happen and uses that chance to help Leah.

Now with a real heart Leah may have a future. She doesn't  know what she's going to do with it yet, what the new her would be like. She certainly didn't expect to play detective and fall in love. But it happened. 

Now the ending got me. I was excited to see Leah made it through and survived. That Matt was there in the hospital every day until finally he got to see Leah. The love they have and everything that happened, it just gets you. So be prepared to have the tissues out!!!

I can't wait for C.C.'s next book!

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