Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme created and hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week, meme participants create a post about a book that they cannot wait to get their hands on. It could be a book that is being released soon or it could be a book that is still months away from publication - as long as it's not published and you're waiting on it, you're good!

For the third week in a row, I'm featuring a book by an author I've never read. But that's okay with me because it means that I'm really starting to explore the many different books and authors in YA.

Waiting On...


Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author: Jessi Kirby
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, 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.

Why I'm Waiting...

I'm kind of a sucker for emotional reads, especially if they are done well. This book's synopsis kind of reminds me of a movie I remember watching as a child - Searching for David's Heart but with more of a romantic feel. I also read another book about a heart transplant a while ago, and liked it, so I'd like to see how Kirby tackles it.

Feel free to let me know what you're waiting on this week in the comments.


  1. This book looks so emotional! I really love emotional books because they pull me in to keep reading the outcome. This book will definitely be on my TBR list.

    1. It does look really emotional, and I usually find them hit or miss, but I love giving them chances.

      I hope you enjoy it! :)


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