Review: Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood || Where my heart broke a little

Title: Other Breakable Things
Author: Kelly York & Rowan Altwood
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 306 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 4th, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

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.

Apparently reading this right after finishing Before I Fall was not such a wise decision (so yeees guys, don’t do that!). This was a surprisingly wonderful ride and the one which broke my heart a little as well.

Luc and Evelyn had been there for each other since they met in school but when Evelyn had to move to Arizona, he pushed her away. Luc needed a heart transplant badly, but his body has started rejecting his new heart and now Luc doesn’t want to go through all of that again. But Evelyn’s back and to escape the reality, both of them decides to go on a road trip, each has a different agenda in mind but even when they start falling for each other, life might or might not give them a second chance at all.

The plot was refreshing and I was hooked into the story from the very beginning. Luc and Evelyn had been best friends but when Evelyn’s mom decided to move in with her boyfriend, they move to Arizona and despite how much she tries to keep in contact with Luc, he pushes her away. After three years, Evelyn’s back in town but she doesn’t know about Luc’s heart condition. I loved Luc but I have to agree with Evelyn on one thing, he couldn’t make the decisions about what the other person was supposed to feel. Nonetheless, Luc finally takes a decision about his life and together they head for Oregon.

I loved the road trip. I, myself have never been in one and the idea of road trip fascinates me. Luc and Evelyn had the adventure of their lifetime. I loved their friendship which slowly developed into something more. It was clear how much they cared for each other. I loved Evelyn too, she was quiet and shy but with Luc she was herself. There were quite a few twists and turns in this book which I never saw coming. I didn’t even think they would actually proceed with the plan but it was a nice surprise.

Overall, Other Breakable Things was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and I loved the characters. I enjoyed the romance between Evelyn and Luc but the ending broke my heart. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book, I easily finished this in one sitting.

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this book? Is it in your tbr? Would you like to give this book a chance or is it a no-no for you?

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