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The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani |REVIEW| BLOG TOUR

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Title: The Divine Heart

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Author: Danielle R. Mani

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date: September 27th, 2017

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synopsis

**Disclaimer: Although I received a free ARC of this book my thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and are truthful to my individual reading experience. **

Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else

to die…When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just

a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is

convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.

Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor– a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’ s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart.

review

Just a reminder that this will be a spoiler-free review of The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani.

I want to preface this review by saying that YA Paranormal novels are not generally my go-to area for reading enjoyment. However, when Danielle reached out to me I could not deny that I was very intrigued by the premise of the book (also, that beautiful cover!)

I really enjoyed Elle and I liked how the author didn’t glamorize her sickness. We get the sense at the very start of the story that this protagonist has been through medical hell since she was born, and the fact that she has overcome all of that is why she becomes such a well-received character. That’s not to say, however, that there were aspects of the book that I felt could have used a bit more fleshing out. I would have liked to see a bit more detail about her disorder and treatment, but obviously, it’s not always easy to include that much backstory/information in a novel (especially one of such short length like this one).

I really really enjoyed the fact that the love interest was a person that Elle was already close with! The friends-to-lovers trope is common in contemporary stories but I find that it is less common in paranormal stories, so this was a refreshing twist. It also allowed us to get to know them better as a couple because we had a lot more time to engage with them (rather than if Elle had to meet a completely new person).

In terms of the plot, I found it completely intriguing. I absolutely loved the idea of Elle connecting with the deceased girl (Cas) and learning through her. (It gave me a lot of The Host by Stephanie Meyer vibes– which I loved!) Mani manages to continuously engage and surprise the reader as the story progresses which is a huge nod to her storytelling skills.

Although I did find that the pacing could be off at times and that there were a lot of expanded/run on sentences from time to time, overall I found this book very satisfying. I think if you are a person who enjoys paranormal stories with a touch of romance that you should definitely check this book out!

rating3.5 stars out of 5 
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Blog Tour Schedule –

September 27th

CBY Book Club   http://cbybookclub.blogspot.com/     Promo Post

Y.A. Book Report    https://yabookreports.wordpress.com/     Promo Post

What’s Better Than Books?    http://whatsbetterthanbooks.com     Review

Mythical Books https://mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/    Promo Post

September 28th

Unrated Bookshelf     http://www.unratedbookshelf.com    Review

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Reading for the Stars and Moon     http://readingforthestarsmoon.blogspot.com/   Promo Post

The Readdicts    http://thereaddicts.blogspot.in/     Promo Post

September 29th

Lisa Loves Literature     http://misclisa.blogspot.com/    Promo Post

Zili in the Sky     http://www.ziliinthesky.com     Review

Charmed Book Haven Reviews  https://charmedbookhavenreviews.wordpress.com/    Promo Post

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October 2nd

Spinatale Reviews    http://spinatalereviews.com  Review

Jamie Deacon – Stories of Young Love     http://www.jamiedeacon.com/blog/     Promo Post

The Avid Reader     http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com      Promo Post
Jill Jemmett     http://JillJemmett.com   Review

October 3rd

YA & NA Bookshelf     https://www.yanabookshelf.com     Review

Morbid Romantic     https://the-bibliophagist.blogspot.com/   Promo Post

I Read Indie   http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/?m=1    Promo Post

October 4th

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The Page Unbound    http://thepageunbound.com    Promo Post

Writing Pearls    http://www.writingpearls.com      Review

October 5th

Amy’s Bookish Life  Http://www.amysbookishlife.co.uk     Review

Booked     http://BookedLQ.wordpress.com     Review

Smada’s Book Smack      http://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/   Promo Post

October 6th

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Crandom     www.crandomblog.com     Review

The Introverted Book Nerd     https://theintrovertedbooknerd.wordpress.com   Review

 

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Thank you so much to Danielle R. Mani and YA Bound Book Tours for sending me this book for review!

Thanks for reading, darlings.

See you soon,

Destiny

 

 

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