Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles of books whose release we are eagerly anticipating. I learned of this title thanks to GReads' review.

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby. 304 p. HarperCollins Publishers, April 21, 2015. 9780062299437.

Publisher synopsis: In this unforgettable teen romance that fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti will devour, Quinn Sullivan falls for the recipient of her boyfriend's donated heart, forming an unexpected connection that will leave readers utterly breathless.

After Quinn's boyfriend, Trent, dies in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the fragments of her now-unrecognizable life. But whoever received Trent's heart has mysteriously remained silent. The essence of a person, Quinn has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent's, then in a way she still has a piece of him.

Risking everything to find peace once and for all, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she's falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she's lost . . . and all that remains at stake.

Okay, I'll be honest here. I've read a couple of these types of transplant "survivor" books and have not loved them. I can see how teens would but the authors never seemed to get the medical stuff right. Of course, this is coming from a former nurse. I so enjoyed Kirby's In Honor so I'm eager to see if she pulls it off.

I will tell you that I love the cover. The morphing from anatomically correct heart to valentine heart is very cool.


  1. Oooh! You had me at Sarah Dessen. This ones new to me so thanks for sharing I hope to see you around my blog


  2. I just love the cover of this one! Great pick!
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  3. If this book is like anything written by Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti, then I'll probably love it. But I think I'll wait for more reviews before deciding. Thanks for sharing!

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