Collaborative feature with Alexa since Nov 2013. We read ARCs together and post our reviews on the same date.
|The Secret of a Heart Note|
by Stacey Lee
pub 12/27/16 by Katherine Tegen Books
Young Adult - Magical Realism
Received from pub via Edelweiss
Characters • It's definitely a story where you have to suspend your disbelief and I admittedly found that hard to do because the situation would get so comical at times. But what grounded the story were the characters. Mim is a not-so-typical girl who craves normal and I got that. She has a complicated relationship with her mom (got that too) but I wish she had stood up for herself more. I did like getting to know her family though and her own romance was quite sweet. It didn't reel me in but it was cute.
Writing • The writing was engaging enough that I could fly through it but I didn't love it as much as her first book, Under a Painted Sky.
Overall feelings • It's a cute, fluffy story that very much reminds me of a rom-com. For some reason, it made me think of Simply Irresistble with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
What's your favorite smell/scent? • In general, I love the smell of coffee. But if it was in the context of perfumes, my favorite is jasmine, followed closely by rose.