This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter

This Heart of Mine

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 ...


Details This Heart of Mine

TitleThis Heart of Mine
ISBN9781250131652
Author
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherWednesday Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating

Reviews This Heart of Mine

  • Susanne Strong
    2018-01-01
    4 Stars.Seventeen year-old Leah MacKenzie has a bucket list. At the top of it? Read one hundred books before she dies. The problem? Leah’s days are numbered. She has an artificial heart and she has no idea if she will receive a transplant. She is on the donor list, but Leah has a rare blood type and in her life, infections are not uncommon. Then all of a sudden, it happens - Leah gets a new heart and she has to change her entire outlook on life...
  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    2018-02-26
    This Heart of Mine was such a touching story. It revolved around family, friendships, sacrifices, new beginnings, first love and so much more. I just know that so many people are going to absolutely love this emotional story! I wish there wasn't a but.......but I wasn't able to connect to any of the characters. I tried again and again, and continually failed all the way till that very last page. I felt so heartless, especially since I got tears ...
  • Sophie
    2018-02-21
    “You’ve got a future, Leah. Plan for it. Figure out who you are and what you want. Then go do it. Do it large. It’s people like you who make a big splash. Don’t be afraid to take a chance. Win or lose. That’s what life is, a bunch of chances.” An ARC has been kindly given by the St Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion My rating: 4,5 stars I loved Shadow Falls series its spinoffs. C.C. Hunter became one o...
  • ✨ k a t
    2018-02-22
    I’d say this is more of a 3.5 stars than a 3 but goodreads is still in the stone age so no half stars for meeee.✨ 2 POV’s which is super good and interesting BUT the layout the e-book in made it super confusing for me to figure out when it swapped from Leah to Matt, I didn’t like it.✨ one minute I was reading a cute and fluffy ya book and the next it was some mystery supernatural thing? Like what was happening? Verrrryyy confused.✨ ve...
  • katwiththehat
    2017-10-08
    Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review this heartwarming story by C.C. Hunter. This is the story of transplant recipient Leah’s struggle through critical illness and the emotional journey she makes as life suddenly becomes more than just about surviving one day at a time, and also Matt, whose brother’s heart was the organ she received. Leah is a girl who has resigned herself to her fate. Sta...
  • Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    2018-02-28
    Generally, here's what we have: A strong heroine, a sometimes-annoying-sometimes-sweet romance, an awesome girl friendship, a stupidly predictable mystery, and a very confused Aimee.Full review soon!
  • Booksandcoffee03
    2018-03-04
    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint.
  • Sara
    2018-02-27
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Leah's days are numbered. But given the chance of a new start, with the help of an artificial heart, she's determined to live life to the full. However, when she starts dreaming about Eric, her heart donor, she turns to his twin brother Matt to find out the truth about how he died - and in the process learn to love. I liked the main characters of Leah and Matt. Alhough their relatio...
  • Love,Camila🏳️‍🌈
    2018-02-07
    RATING: 3.9/5*Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read and review this*This is truly a heartwarming story about love, loss and moving on. I related a lot to the main carácter, the way she thinks (and the fact she's also a reader!) were just familiar to me. It's always nice to know you're not the only one feeling a specific way or thinking a specific thing. I could tell that this story came from a personal place in the a...
  • Cassandra
    2018-03-01
    "You’ve got a future, Leah. Plan for it. Figure out who you are and what you want. Then go do it. Do it large. It’s people like you who make a big splash. Don’t be afraid to take a chance. Win or lose. That’s what life is, a bunch of chances.” *An ARC was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*Whew. For the first few pages there, I was nervous. I thought this was going to be weird and a tad dull.Thankfu...
  • Marie Andrews
    2017-10-08
    Full book review also posted on my blog here: https://lotsoflivres.com/2017/10/08/t... Okay. Just wow. Where to start with this book?!I’ve never actually read any of C.C. Hunter’s other books so chose to read this based purely on the synopsis I found online, which I thought was very intriguing, and I was not disappointed. At All. This is definitely my favourite YA book I’ve read this year (dare I say ever?!) and it is filled with everything...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-02-19
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...17-year-old Leah’s artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive… for now. With her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely… until suddenly there it is. Except she discovers the boy who gave her life back is a boy from her school who they say killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she seeks out the dead boy’s brother and learns he doesn’t believe it was sui...
  • Breanna
    2018-03-06
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and Paperbacks4.5 stars ✨This Heart of Mine is a compelling, touching story focused on family, friendship, grief, love, and life. The author put a lot of heart (pun totally intended) into writing this book and it shows by the wonderful story and characters we get to read about.The story is told from two alternating POVs, Leah and Matt. Both were such great protagonists: Matt is such a sweet cinnamon roll and Leah is ...
  • Thamy
    2018-02-14
    I really wanted to enjoy more this book... And let's say the later half was more of a 2.5, but that would make it a 2.25, so it's still 2 stars.Leah has always been into Matt, whom she felt was out of her league even before she fell sick, was presented an artificial heart and an expiration date. Until one day he's tutoring Math to her one moment and they are kissing the next... Except he never calls again. A month later, Matt finds out his twin b...
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    2018-02-26
    The first thing you should know is that this book is perfect. Yes, I’m totally serious. What I absolutely loved about THIS HEART OF MINE is that it is set in Houston, talks about heart transplants, and follows identical twins. I am a Houstonian, a pre-med student hoping to become a heart surgeon, and am a HUGE fan of twin stories. Conclusion? THIS BOOK WAS MADE FOR ME. It totally was. Don’t deny me this fact. In a nutshell, THIS HEART OF MINE...
  • TurnThePage
    2017-12-19
    “Don’t do anything you know you’ll regret. But do enough to know exactly what you’ll regret and learn to regret less.” I have been a big fan of C.C. Hunter since reading her Shadow Falls series and the companion series Shadow Falls: After Dark. Her characters and world setting are just something I have always enjoyed and “This Heart of Mine” was no exception. We are introduced to two people, Leah and Matt, who are both confronted w...
  • Laura
    2018-03-05
    This book my goodness... it's not often a book makes me cry but this one definitely did. This book was beautiful in so many ways. The love of two people who are meant to be together. The struggles of trying to please everyone. The fear of showing weakness, its all there in this amazing book. You will not be sorry to pick this one up to read!
  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    2018-01-29
    This book is a tearjerker, at least for me., but that being said I also really enjoyed this book. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. It also had it fair share of humor so not all doom and gloom and tears. It was easy to follow and the characters were easy to relate to as well likeable.Overall I can say that it is one of those make you feel good books that make you ugly cry .I rate it 5★ and recommend
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    2017-12-14
    I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.I enjoyed reading this book and was drawn to the story line; it was very different and intriguing. The foundation of the story was solid, I just felt that parts of the execution didn’t work for me.Shy 17 year old, Leah, is awaiting a heart transplant. A popular boy from school, Eric, is found dead of an apparent suicide and Leah is the recipient of his heart. His twin brother, M...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    2017-11-25
    I notice that Hunter's writing evolved, that it's better and even more fluent than it already was. I loved it and read this book in no time!I wasn't embarrassed about reading. If anything, it saddened me that some people were missing out.I loved the story, the plot and everything around it. It never felt forced, at all. Everything, not only her writing, flowed fluently and just made you want more. Made you want to figure out what happened to Eric...
  • Myndi
    2018-02-04
    O...M...G... the feels! My heart is literally aching right now, in a good way! This book is full of so much emotion. I found it near impossible to put down once I started, unfortunately life does get in the way, otherwise it probably would have been a one sitting read for me.It's hard to imagine yourself in the position of any one in this book, there is so much grief, loss, and fear, but also so much love, acceptance, learning and moving on. And ...
  • Inge
    2018-02-12
    4 stars for the first half. I'm not really an emotional reader - I can count on one hand the times when I have actually cried while reading. This Heart of Mine had me with tears in my eyes within the first 10% - that's how emotional it was, with high stakes. I loved the initial excitement over Leah and Matt's relationship, and the mystery over Eric's death also kept me intrigued.2 stars for the second half. I felt like this part was really dragge...
  • Leah
    2017-08-01
    This books seems to have gotten a lot of great reviews and I’m not sure why. It ended up becoming just another generic YA romance. Normally I’m down for a cute romance but I found Matt and Leah’s relationship to be anything but cute. Leah is your stereotypical shy book nerd and Matt is the popular football player. To add to the unoriginality there is some insta-love when they kiss within the first fifteen pages. We find out that they both h...
  • Kayla Brunson
    2017-10-08
    Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest reviewC.C. Hunter is one of my favorite authors, so when I saw she had a new book coming out I had to try to get it. I loved the Shadow Falls series.This was different than what she normally writes, and OMG it was great! I loved this book!From our first introduction to Leah and Matt, I was hooked. I had to know how this story would end. I felt like I was going through the emotions and every twist and t...
  • Sam Kozbial
    2018-02-16
    Rating: 3.5 StarsI was drawn to this book, because it seemed to have a lot to offer. An ailing teen, romance, a mysterious death - I predicted tears and smiles from this one, and I did indeed cry and smile.•Pro: Leah was quite wonderful, and Hunter did such a fantastic job conveying her emotions. After having accepted her imminent death, Leah was trying to adjust to the possibility of a future, something she never thought she would have, and th...
  • Paula Phillips
    2018-01-21
    This book starts with Eric being dumped by his on/off girlfriend Cassie and then wandering into his Dad's office and finding the gun. It then jumps back to a month prior and we meet Leah who is on the heart transplant list and living with an artificial heart carried in a backpack. Leah normally is tutored by Ms. Strong, but one day she calls in sick and Matt comes in and tutors her in Algebra instead. Years ago, back when Leah was healthy, she ha...
  • Christy
    2018-03-02
    I don’t think this book knew what it wanted to be. I’m disappointed the author took an opportunity to showcase appropriate attitudes toward sexual and reproductive health and stomped on it. The romance was so repetitive and I was bored. I was not invested in the two main characters. I was, however, invested in the thriller part of the story. Also the ending? What.
  • Serenity
    2017-09-17
    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 ...