Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza

Tin HeartTitle: Tin Heart
Author: Shivaun Plozza
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publishing Date: March 12th, 2019
Pages: 336
Audio Length: 8 Hours and 41 Minutes
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: Standalone
Source: Audio

When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do 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...
What made me pick this book up: 
I was looking at March new releases and the title caught my eye.

What did I like about the cover: 
I don't really like the cover, I don't feel like it has much to do with the book. The colors are pretty but I just don't care for it. 

What made me read this book: 
It sounded like a really good tear jerking contemporary.

What did I like the most: 
I really do like the story of this. I can completely understand wanting to find the family of the person who's heart you now have beating in your chest. I don't think I'd be able to rest not knowing who that person is. 

I also really liked her little brother. He was sweet and funny and adorable and just wants to dress up all crazy like. I loved reading about his different costumes and just how he wasn't afraid to be himself.

I also really liked Leo. He was kinda a dick at first, but then he really won me over. 

I think the best part was that Marlowe and her family are vegans and own a vegan shop... Right next to the butchers shop. When I was telling my husband about this he was cracking up. It's really great.

I think that the writing is done well in how real this book is. The emotions, everything this girl is going through. 

What didn't I like: 
I actually didn't like Marlowe. I know she's had it hard but she was very self centered and shallow. Everything had to be about her and how she was feeling and she completely forgot that her family almost lost her, they have feelings too.

I also wasn't as into this story as I thought I would be. It's really not as... striking? As I thought it would be. There wasn't really anything special about it.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
I think so. Frankie looks pretty good.


Not what I was expecting, sadly.

“I finally get the point of all this. You let go and the music holds you up and you don't even have to think. You just feel.” 
― Shivaun Plozza, Tin Heart

Between UsBeautiful MessI Am Out With LanternsThe Build-up SeasonTake Three Girls

Shivaun Plozza is the author of Frankie (Penguin, 2016), a darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself and falling in love. She has published short fiction, flash fiction, poetry and essays, and works as an editor.


  1. iZombie does look quite good, is there really a tv series spin off?

  2. I loved this book, and the little brother was the most precious person ever!


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