Other Breakable Things by Kelley York
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Review Copy: Provided via NetGalley
Description From Goodreads:
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is.
Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.
And she’s not giving up so easily.
A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.
Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book took me on a roller coaster of emotions. One moment I was ready to throw my Kindle across the room, beyond frustrated, while the next I found myself unable to stop reading.
I'm not big into cliche romance stories, and while this did have a fair share of cliches, the actual story being told was utterly fantastic, and that was what ultimately led to me pushing through the book. And while I'm glad that I did, I can't help but to feel that I wasn't prepared for the ending. (Even if it was the right way to end the story.)
I ultimately ended up requesting this book from NetGalley mainly because I enjoyed York's "Hushed," but also because I adored the cover. And while it wasn't as strong as "Hushed," it was a worthwhile read. It's ultimately a story about two people learning to live when life gives you every reason not to; it's not the easiest story to read at times, and there will be at least a few tears along the way, but the message in the end makes it all worth it.
My main issues:
While I did like Evelyn and Luc, a lot of their issues could have been solved if they'd just talked early on. As for their relationship, it did touch on plenty of cliches along the way.
What I really enjoyed:
Seeing these characters grow over the course of the book and coming to terms with the decisions they'd made and the hand they'd been dealt.
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