When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer ‘The Dying Girl’.

But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn…


Tin Heart was absolutely beautiful, from the quirky characters to the amazing plot with the added bonus of veganism being a huge part of the novel, this book was well worth the wait and anticipation.

Family was such a huge theme of Tin Heart and I think it was very refreshing to see as not a lot of Young Adult novels have the aspect of family let alone as strong as it was in Tin Heart. Pip, Marlowe’s younger brother was one of the best side characters I have ever read, he was beyond unique and such a sweet and loving brother to Malowe, his self confidence was beautiful and I think it was a big inspiration to Marlowe as she struggled a lot especially at the beginning as she was going back to school for the first time after her heart transplant. Marlowe herself was a quiet character and didn’t like drawing attention to herself which wasn’t the case as she was going back to school for the first time after everyone thought she was never coming back. The growth and development of Marlowe throughout the book was also very inspiring, she struggled to find the new Marlowe after not having her old heart and watching her grow as a person while finding the new Marlowe was truly beautiful.

In terms of the writing of Tin Heart, Shivaun was very raw, one minute you were laughing and the next you would be sobbing. I never thought I could love anything of Shivaun’s more than I adored Frankie but Tin Heart just blew me away. Tin Heart also talked about a lot of things that heaps of Young Adult Novels haven’t mentioned (well I personally haven’t read any YA Books that have) such as veganism, a character that has been through a heart transplant and also just the topic and importance of family isn’t talked about as much as it should be.

Overall, Tin Heart was a beautiful, raw, emotional and inspiring novel with a lot of unique and important topics that more novel’s should include. I really would recommend this book to everyone as I feel a lot of different people could get different things out of it and especially if you are looking for a unique read, this one is for you.


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Huge thanks to Penguin Teen Australia for providing me with a copy of Tin Heart in exchange of an honest review.



Hey Lovelies!
Today I bring to you an interview of the lovely Sara Barnard who is the author of newly published book Goodbye, Perfect, I would love to thank Pan Macmillan for allowing this interview to happen and without further or do here is the Q&A!

How long did it take you to write Goodbye, Perfect?

Six months, plus editing time. That’s how long my first drafts usually take.

What is the most important thing you would like readers to get out of Goodbye, Perfect?

That you are more than your label. Whoever gave it to you, or wherever it came from, it’s just a label that you can discard. Also that you never know other people quite as well as you think you do, and you should always be open to them changing, or you may find that one day you just won’t recognise them anymore.

How did you come up with the characters in Goodbye Perfect? Are any based off of you or people you know?

This sounds very pretentious but I always feel more like I’m meeting my characters than inventing them. Eden came along with her abrasiveness and Bonnie was the good girl from the beginning. I don’t tend to base characters of people I know because that would just be very weird.

Did you occur any problems while writing Goodbye, Perfect?

It involved a lot of logistics in terms of where Bonnie and Mr Cohn would go and how they’d get around while on the run – most of it wasn’t even in the book, but I had to know it in order to write it. Logistics aren’t my strong point, so that was quite challenging.

How would you compare writing Goodbye, Perfect to writing your other novels? Was it any different or did you find it very much the same?

Every book is different in its own way. Eden in particular is different to my previous protagonists and so that changed how I wrote about certain things, such as how she describes Bonnie, Connor, Daisy and Valerie to the reader.

What was your favorite read of 2017?

La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman.

And that is a wrap! Hope you enjoyed this Q&A! To read my review of Goodbye, Perfect click here and to purchase Goodbye, Perfect click here