I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.
Blurb (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: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy who had a heart transplant that was slowly being rejected.
Luc was an okay character, but it did bother me how much he kept from Evelyn. Considering how sick he was I felt that he should have told her before he became seriously ill.
The storyline in this was about Luc and Evelyn meeting again after 3 years apart, and trying to restart their friendship. Luc had had a heart transplant that he hadn’t told Evelyn about, and had also had news that his transplant was slowly being rejected and that he would need a new transplant. Luc didn’t want to go through having another transplant though, and instead decided to take off on a road-trip and to take Evelyn with him. Not telling Evelyn what was going on seemed like a bit of a mistake though, especially considering that he could have dropped dead on her at any moment.
We did get a romance between Luc and Evelyn, but it was overshadowed a bit by Luc’s imminent death, and it was also super-quick too.
The ending to this was pretty depressing really.
6.5 out of 10