This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fairly standard YA romance mixed in with a Serious Heart Condition, and then a mystery surrounding a death. Leah's reactions to her parents, friends, her new relationship with Matt and trying to come to grips with having a new heart (the physical and emotional recovery and implications) are very real. The mystery part? Not so much. Yes, Matt's grief over Eric's death was human (could he smile while grieving? can he have a good time while wondering what he didn't notice about his twin's life?) and his desire to definitively understand what happened was equally human. But beyond that it feels forced, the who and why and how parts of figuring out the details surrounding that death.
Because this was an ARC, there wasn't as much as I would have liked about being an organ donor - how to donate, more of a plea for donations, etc.. There were times when that could have been woven into the story, or explicitly stated in backmatter, that were not taken advantage of.
ARC provided by publisher.