Release Date: May 24th 2016
Ava Malone knows all about being broken-hearted.
Born with a severe heart defect, she’s spent her whole life in and out of hospital desperately needing a transplant.
Just days from death, her weak prayers are finally answered, and she receives a new heart; one that not only saves her life, but changes it forever.
Now fit and healthy, Ava is able to do things she only dreamed of, like get a job and some independence, fall in love, and finally live life to the fullest.
But her journey of self-discovery takes her to places she never expected. Along the way, Ava doesn’t just find the woman she was always meant to be, but she also finds out more about the woman who no longer is. The one who gave her this new life because she lost hers.
Faced with a devastating dilemma, Ava must decide whether the heart that’s pumping inside her body now belongs to her, or is still beating for someone else…
I’ve started this review and had to delete it at least ten times. I’ve a million things I want to say yet I can’t think of a word to start with.
AJ Compton manages to rip my heart out with her words. Yet at the same time I love it all.
She takes the subject of death and weaves a stunning story with it.
Ava is hours from Death. I can’t describe my feelings adequately here. despite knowing the plot of the book I was still petrified at times. The twisted feeling of dread her words leave you with is incredible.
Ava is a beautiful soul. Despite all her young life has thrown at her, she is full of joy. Her determination to really live after her transplant left me grinning.
Gabriel is wonderfully dark and brooding. A poet whose words have dried up. Ava brings a part of him back to life.
Is it possible to fall in love with words? I know they’re intangible objects, but they feel so alive to me.
To say I ached for these characters wouldn’t do my feelings justice. I cried for them. I cheered them on. I wanted to shake them. My heart was in my throat for them. I felt completely torn as to which character I felt more for at times.
AJ has a way with words that strikes me somewhere deep. They leave a mark on me. Her words ring in my mind for a long time after I’ve put the book down.
AJ Compton writes about the fragility of life and love in a way that resonates so deeply. I defy anyone not to be moved beyond tears by this book.
an utterly beautiful and poetic tale that I’ve not been able to stop thinking about for weeks after reading.
5 stars seem paltry compared to how highly I want to rate this.
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