Alive

Finished Alive by Chandler Baker.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Stella Cross’s heart is poisoned.

After years on the transplant waiting list, she’s running out of hope that she’ll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone’s radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable.

Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?

After all, the heart never lies…does it?”

I was lucky enough to receive this from another blogger (thanks again!) and it was very hard for me to wait to read it until this feature was underway.

When this book starts, it seems like it’ll be a fun YA contemp about a girl learning to live again after getting a new heart.  (And could there be love? It seems like there will be!)

And then all of a sudden, the book takes a drastic turn into CreepyVille.  I approve of that, but this really could’ve been marketed better because I imagine a lot of people felt let down because of it.

There are a lot of different things going on in this story, and a lot of twists.  You will see some of them coming, but not all of them.

If you’re in the mood for something creepy but that won’t keep you awake at night, this is for you.

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