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
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews This Heart of Mine

  • Susanne Strong
    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...
  • katwiththehat
    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. Full review to come closer to publication date, but I RE...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    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...
  • Marie Andrews
    Full book review also posted on my blog here: 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...
  • TurnThePage
    “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...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    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...
  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    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
  • Paula Phillips
    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...
  • Shirley Cuypers
    Review to come!
  • Serenity
    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 ...
  • Susan
    This book is listed as a YA or Young Adult novel, but the story and the telling of it transcends ages. It is sad, funny, uplifting, mysterious, scary, and most of all, it will hook you and not let go long after you've read the last page.
  • Debbie VanZandt
    I think this is the best book I've read all year! It made me late to work twice in the 3 days it took me to get finished. I cared about Leah and Matt from the very first chapter because they (and their anguish) felt so real. Although for different reasons, both Leah and Matt are struggling to regain their lives while navigating a world of high school, budding romance, and future plans -- and trying to prove that Matt's twin didn't kill himself. T...
  • Alaina Meserole
    Received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This Heart of Mine will definitely take you on an emotional roller coaster.(view spoiler)[This book is sort of like a romantic crime novel because there is a murder involved. So it is about a young transplant patient, named Leah, who receives a heart from the murder victim. Then the murder victim's twin brother, who's name is Matt, falls in love with the patient. First let me stat...
  • Leah
    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...
  • Faye
    One of CC Hunters great books, This book will keep you wondering what will happen next, Also you Will not want to put it down, Great read.
  • Alyson Dupuis
    This Heart of Mine is a book that has it all. There is love and loss, mystery and suspense. The book is a great read for all ages, and especially for those going through difficult times. When reading you feel like you are right there with the characters, and is you're going through something, they teach you that it won't always be easy but you can get past it. Fantastic read!
  • Loretta Wheeler
    I was given an ARC of This Heart of Mine by the publisher, Wednesday Books, in exchange for an honest review.Christie Craig, or CC Hunter, seems quite capable of writing any genre her tales lead her. She crafts stories of light-hearted romance, paranormals graced with the kiss of youth, to stories reminiscent of Jodi Picoult’s works. All of Christie’s, or CC’,s stories touch the heart, sometimes the funny bone and most often, both.The novel...
  • Kristen Cook - A Book Ninja
    This is a young adult fiction book so need to keep in mind that the writing is geared toward young adults. I had to remind myself of that at times because of the more juvenile writing. I don't say that it in a critical way. The book is labeled YA.Organ donation has always been of interest to me. The idea that someone would be willing to donate their organs to help someone else is such a big gift. I am a blessed recipient of a cornea donation and ...
  • Eve
    Leah is a sufferer of the condition myocarditis, so when a transplant becomes available to her she takes the chance.However, she doesn't expect that the heart she got lucky with was one of a twin's, leading her to Matt whom she knows from school and falls into a tricky love with as he reveals his twin Eric committed suicide, resulting in her new heart becoming available.But when Leah and Matt both start suffering from dreams about Eric's last nig...
  • Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
    I found this book to be in the likes of Things We Know by Heart, another book I adored, and it was not a disappointment! However, this one did not make me feel as emotionally attached as TWKBH did. Anyway, this book is told in dual perspective (Matt in third person and Leah in first person), and I found that to be pretty interesting. My heart broke for both characters while reading- for Matt because he had lost so much, including his dog, his dad...
  • Sara
    This Heart Of Mine by C.C. Hunter a five-star read that you can’t miss. This was my first read by this author and it won’t be the last, it was so good. You get captivated and fall in love with the characters, when you watch Leah as she struggles with her own mortality, things take a twist for her a twist that will change everything. What happens when your crush becomes linked to your life in ways that you couldn’t dream off, until you do. T...
  • Kalliste
    *** Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced ebook copy in exchange for an honest review. ***Usually I choose to go with coming of age YA novels which this definitely was but it also had a mystery part which I found myself getting more into than expected.Unfortunately, the mystery is sort of just shoved aside once it is solved/finished and it all seemed to happen very quickly/easily so that a bit of drama could be put in at the end.I...
  • Kate Douglas
    Seventeen year old Leah MacKenzie wants to be just like every other teen girl—she wants what other girls want, she enjoys the same things, has the same dreams. Except in Leah’s case, dreams are most likely all she’ll have. Due to illness, she’s now kept alive by an artificial heart she carries around in a backpack.When a donor heart becomes available, she’s rushed in for a transplant, but that’s where things start to get really strang...
  • Kael
    Thanks so much to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing me with an advanced ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.First, let me say that I appreciate how this book highlights the importance of organ donors and the constant struggles that people with terminal illnesses face.I don't think this book was horrible, I just think it wasn't for me. I really wasn't a fan of the writing and the pace felt very off. Ultimately, the mystery aspect...
  • Autumn
    Received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Holy guacamole. I enjoyed this book....a lot. It was unputdownable. The characters felt real, had real emotions to their situations, and reacted like teens would. The author does a great job with the voice of a teen....very authentic. I would definitely recommend this book to teens. I'm not sure the girls in the book club (that Leah started) would really enjoy this book....booksh...
  • Christine Moore
    This is a beautifully written book about living and dying, survivor's guilt, and love and moving on. Leah needs a heart transplant. A virus destroyed her heart and she is living with an artificial heart. With a rare blood type, Leah is living her life on borrowed time. I loved Leah. She is wise beyond her years but I guess with everything she has been through she has to be. I love the relationship she has with her parents, her best friend, and ne...
  • Taylor
    I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book tugged at my heart strings, no pun intended! This poor girl has such a difficult life, and after she gets the heart of someone from her school.... well drama ensues. I can't say much without ruining the whole book, but for someone who usually doesn't enjoy contemporary book, this was definitely amazing!
  • Carol
    This Heart of Mine is the latest young adult novel from NY Times Best Selling author C. C. Hunter. A caveat from the author herself, “You might need some tissues.” Indeed. Hunter has managed to pen a romantic crime novel about a murder victim, a young transplant patient who receives his heart, and the twin brother of the murder victim who falls in love with the transplant patient. With her signature wit, Hunter weaves a tale that is both thri...
  • Sarah Gries
    Okay wow!!!! That is the first thing I have to say! CC Hunter really out did herself with this mind blowing novel! Second of all, I have never cried so hard on such a beautiful book. For anyone who has lost someone or cared for someone so much, they will connect so deeply to his book. CC's beautiful words and laughable humor have you turning page after page! Thirdly, is it just me or did anyone else get major hots for Matt! Seriously he sounds so...