Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours & Promotions.
PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen
DATE PUBLISHED: 4th April 2017
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.
A mix of road trip fiction, terminal illness and young love this book tugged on my heartstrings. This was a book that had me feeling an array of emotions… the inevitability of death and the excruciating bliss of first love are explored in Other Breakable Things.
Told in alternating first-person perspectives of Luc and Evelyn this book follows the road-trip these two take as Luc learns that he may truly be dying. The slow sizzle of this relationship as the couple fight for different reasons to avoid heartbreak was an endearing quality of this book.
This is a YA contemporary that will have you questioning the meaning of life and how you want to live it. A book for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of Hushed, Made of Stars, and Modern Monsters, and Other Breakable Things is Rowan’s debut.
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