This Heart of Mine

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 hear A new heart saved her life?but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor? Seventeen-ye...

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Title:This Heart of Mine
Author:C.C. Hunter
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250131650
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

This Heart of Mine Reviews

  • Sara
    Feb 27, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Dec 14, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

  • Myndi
    Feb 04, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

    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 everythi...

    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 h...

  • Breanna
    Mar 06, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

  • Thamy
    Feb 14, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

  • C.C. Hunter
    Oct 18, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

  • Susanne Strong
    Jan 01, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Feb 28, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

  • Inge
    Feb 12, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

    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 everythi...

    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 h...

    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 excitem...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Feb 19, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

  • jessica
    Apr 04, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

  • Misty
    May 02, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

  • Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
    Apr 10, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

  • TurnThePage
    Dec 19, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    Jan 29, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

  • Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
    Feb 21, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Mar 01, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Nov 25, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

    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 everythi...

  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    Feb 26, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    Feb 26, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

  • Leah
    Aug 01, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

    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 everythi...

    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 h...

    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 excitem...

    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 a...

  • Kayla Brunson
    Oct 08, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

    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 re...

    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 yea...

    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 everythi...

    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 h...

    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 excitem...

    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 a...

    Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review C.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 b...

  • Marie Andrews
    Oct 08, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

  • Annika
    May 09, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

  • Jazzy
    Aug 23, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Feb 07, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

  • angharad
    Feb 02, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

  • katwiththehat
    Oct 08, 2017

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

  • Laura
    Mar 05, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...

    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 t...

    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 bo...

    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 be...

    3.5 STARS??? 1/2 This was my first C.C. Hunter book and it wasn't too bad. I thought the concept of this book was pretty good. Leah needs a heart transplant and from some sad circumstances, she gets that new heart from someone she used to go to school with. Matt and his...

    Well, that was... cute. Cute characters, cute romance. I liked the paranormal elements, if you can call them that, too (what with Leah and Matt having the same dreams and Leah feeling Eric's emotions). The first and last 10% of this book were the strongest parts, in my opinion, and...

    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 ex...

    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...

    "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.? *Thank you to NetGalley and...

    When I was approved to read This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter on NetGalley, I was pretty excited. The summary sounded rather intriguing: a girl awaiting a new heart, a murder-mystery and a cute romance. What's not to be enticed by? Then, however, I began reading and boy did I want to D...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks 4.5 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 an...

    3.5 like i liked it, and LOVED it at the end, but through the middle i was just so ready for it to finish. Like, it started out good, then dragggggggged but when it was finished i had that ache of ?NOOOOOooOooOooOo iT cANT bE oVeR!!!!? yknow? content: strong language, teen s...

    ?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 ...

    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 amaz...

  • Booksandcoffee03
    Mar 04, 2018

    Dear Reader, I never really understood the meaning of the phrase ?book of your heart? until I wrote Leah McKenzie?s story. When I typed ?The End? to every novel, I used to feel it was my favorite. But This Heart of Mine is different. It?s not only the book of my heart,...

    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...

    this book is everything i love about contemporaries - heartwarming, charming, and emotionally touching. but what i really enjoyed about it was the mystery/thriller aspect of it. it was unexpected and only elevated the books storyline. i really enjoyed the interaction between matt and l...

    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...

    ?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 gi...

    This Heart of Mine is one of those YA books that I believe will resonate with teens and adults alike. This book is filled with angst and emotion as Leah and Matt struggle with not only the normal challenges of being a teenager and going to high school, but with more difficult issues mo...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    I absolutely loved it. I was waiting for it to be released for so long and it did not disappoint. ...