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?
I loved everything about this. This Heart of Mine was so sweet and heart wrenching all at the same time. I really loved just everything about it. We follow a girl that needs a heart transplant which is a tough story in itself. But when we see her get the heart of the twin to the boy she likes. Things get complicated.
The search for whoever killed Matt’s twin Eric. I totally called who the killer was after like 50 pages. But knowing didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the mystery and the suspense of Matt and Leah trying to figure out what happened. These two were so sweet together. I just adored them. They were both a little insecure, but not annoyingly so. They’re in high school so a little insecurity was understandable. I loved their relationship and the growth they go through together.
I also really loved Leah’s relationship with her best friend Brandy was my favorite. All too often, girls get boyfriends and ditch their friends. This didn’t happen. I loved how supportive Brandy was even when she was uncomfortable with all of the medical stuff.
Overall, I don’t know why people aren’t talking about this book. I loved every page. This was a fantastic young adult novel that talked about really important things. If you like contemporary books, this is one you need to read.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.