I feel like, initially, simply by looking at the cover and the very beginning of the synopsis for Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza I was tempted to want to read it. But ultimately there isn’t really enough about the story that actually grabs my attention. And, honestly? I don’t really want to read about a heart transplant. I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but I suppose it has something to do with the fact that every time I’ve read books about this subject in the past, it’s always come down to this weird idea of becoming the person who donated their heart or falling in love with the person the donor loved. And then the worst plot of all, when the heart has a mind of its own and somehow tries to take over the new person it’s a part of. It’s all very…ehhhh. And while I can say that I don’t think Tin Heart is like that, I’ve had experiences that really just turn me off this sort of book in the end. It’s unfortunate, since I’m sure this novel has its merits. But I just can’t bring myself to want to read it. So, unfortunately, no, Tin Heart is not on my TBR. But check out the synopsis below. Maybe it’s a book you’d be interested in reading.
When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer ‘The Dying Girl’.
But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn…
How do you feel about this book? What are your thoughts? Will you read it? Will you decide to pass? What are the most enticing things about it? What makes you not want to pick this novel up? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading!