January 22, 2018

#BookReview: This Heart of Mine by @CCHunterBooks @wednesdaybooks #Giveaway

About the Book:

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?






Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Contemporary
How I Acquired this book: Author Directly 
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author:
C.C. Hunter is the author of the young adult fantasy series Shadow Falls, including the books Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn. She grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or shooting things--with a camera, not a gun. C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This book is one that shows you to live each life to the fullest. 

Check out author's other books? YES
Recommend this book? YES

Notes and Opinions: I so didn’t know what I was getting into with this title. But man was it amazing. I do wish that the mystery would have been found before the very last chapters. As it kind of felt slightly anticlimactic. I would have loved to see Leah and Matt do some intense mystery thriller of breaking into Cassie’s house and just really get in deep with finding out what happened with Eric, Matt’s twin.  Although the story was terrific and the fact of it was that the mystery was not the point. (At least that’s how I felt) 

This book is one that shows you to live each life to the fullest. Never give up even when things look down and don’t shut love and risks out of your life. It was very uplifting, and with my oldest daughter’s newest diagnosis of, type 1 diabetes this is a book that I’m giving to her next to read. I think it will really show her that her life is not over.  Being diagnosed with something like diabetes or even something worse like aids. They are diseases that can take over your life. But you shouldn’t let them. Yes take precautions but live your life to its fullest!  

The other thing I would like to say about this book is that it makes the excellent point to become a donor. One person donating their organs can save multiple lives. Myself, as well as those in my family, are all donors and I wouldn’t think twice about donating to save someone else. 
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Go Into This One Knowing: The Mystery is not the central theme of this book. 
 




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