Instructions for a Second-hand Heart

Instructions for a Second-hand Heart

Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He's spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny's heart, that turns out to be the cruellest irony of all. Because for Jonny's life to finally start, someone else's had to end. That someone turns out to be Neve's twin brother, Leo Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He's spent every day in a hospital hooked up to ma...

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Title:Instructions for a Second-hand Heart
Author:Tamsyn Murray
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1474906508
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Instructions for a Second-hand Heart Reviews

  • Scrill
    Aug 28, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

  • Simone
    Dec 18, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

  • Leah
    Nov 30, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

  • P.M.
    Mar 05, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more! I've read many books with a similar concept to this one, but this book is something special. Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray was a story that initially seems to be similar to the res...

    It?s been about a week since I finished Instructions for a Secondhand Heart and I?m still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. The concept was absolutely brilliant and there were aspects of it, such as how Tamsin Murray dealt with loss, grief, and chronic illness, that wer...

    Femtonĺriga Jonny har tillbringat nästan hela sitt liv pĺ sjukhus. Han föddes med allvarligt hjärtfel och behöver fĺ ett nytt hjärta nu. Niamhs tvillingbror Leo dör i en tragisk olycka. Tvĺ livsöden vävs samman. Blev helt tagen av denna bok. Handbok för ett begagnat hjär...

    There seem to be a lot of books out there about teens needing drastic medical interventions. What could be more drastic than needing a new heart? Jonny Webb gets his new heart but only after Leo Brody dies in an accident at the beach. Despite his new lease on life, Jonny can't get on w...

  • Milena
    Oct 31, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

  • Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
    May 18, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

  • Rea Cobb
    Nov 02, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

  • Liz Fenwick
    Jan 22, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Dec 31, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

  • Justine
    Jan 04, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Feb 17, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more! I've read many books with a similar concept to this one, but this book is something special. Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray was a story that initially seems to be similar to the res...

    It?s been about a week since I finished Instructions for a Secondhand Heart and I?m still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. The concept was absolutely brilliant and there were aspects of it, such as how Tamsin Murray dealt with loss, grief, and chronic illness, that wer...

    Femtonĺriga Jonny har tillbringat nästan hela sitt liv pĺ sjukhus. Han föddes med allvarligt hjärtfel och behöver fĺ ett nytt hjärta nu. Niamhs tvillingbror Leo dör i en tragisk olycka. Tvĺ livsöden vävs samman. Blev helt tagen av denna bok. Handbok för ett begagnat hjär...

    There seem to be a lot of books out there about teens needing drastic medical interventions. What could be more drastic than needing a new heart? Jonny Webb gets his new heart but only after Leo Brody dies in an accident at the beach. Despite his new lease on life, Jonny can't get on w...

    DNF 25% One of my pet peeves if lack of research. I?m not talking about the need to exhaustively delve into medical procedures and get every tiny aspect 100% accurate, even just a little googling would do. Exhibit A: Leo?s family, sobbing at his bedside while he quietly dies as...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Nov 22, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Nov 15, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

  • Michelle Arrow
    May 21, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more! I've read many books with a similar concept to this one, but this book is something special. Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray was a story that initially seems to be similar to the res...

  • Netta
    Apr 28, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

  • Aditi
    Nov 08, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

  • Susan Lee
    Dec 02, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Jan 24, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

  • Suze Lavender
    Jul 13, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    Oct 11, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

  • Jeannine Allison
    Feb 11, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

  • Ruzaika Deen
    Oct 21, 2016

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

  • Elizabeth (BookishConnoisseur)
    Nov 17, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

  • Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
    Mar 04, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

  • Arybo ✨
    Apr 25, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

  • Kenzie Faith
    Jun 03, 2018

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Dec 07, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more! I've read many books with a similar concept to this one, but this book is something special. Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray was a story that initially seems to be similar to the res...

    It?s been about a week since I finished Instructions for a Secondhand Heart and I?m still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. The concept was absolutely brilliant and there were aspects of it, such as how Tamsin Murray dealt with loss, grief, and chronic illness, that wer...

  • Villivonkansbooks
    Sep 02, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...

    3.75 ...

    THE TEARS. THE PAIN. SOBSSSSS. ...

    Another version of this review can be found here. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing. Prior to reading Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb clued me in on the subjects it deals with, but that was about...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a beautiful story about teenagers Jonny and Neve. Jonny has a heart condition and has spent his life in and out of the hospital. Neve couldn't be more different from her twin brother Leo, but when tragedy strikes, Neve isn't sure how to move on wi...

    Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart is one of those books that literally kills your emotions. Bad turn of phrase, but it?s the truth, because I finished the book feeling like I?d been sucker punched again and again and again. Barely 30 pages had passed before I was crying the firs...

    Review: I was worried how emotional this book would be before picking it up as I had heard nothing but good things about it in terms of the amount that I was going to cry, but as soon as I started reading it, i forgot all about that and found myself drawn into the world of Johnny and N...

    Instructions for a Second-hand Heart pulled me in and tugged at the heart strings and I haven?t had that in a YA book since reading Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Johnny has missed out on a normal childhood so far due to a heart condition that has left him spending a lot of ti...

    As you may have guessed, this was definitely a sweet story. It's filled with heartwarming love between two teenagers who are separated by one giant lie. And you may think that a book like this would just be a candy for my sweet tooth, it's always good to step away from being serious an...

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more! I've read many books with a similar concept to this one, but this book is something special. Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray was a story that initially seems to be similar to the res...

    It?s been about a week since I finished Instructions for a Secondhand Heart and I?m still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. The concept was absolutely brilliant and there were aspects of it, such as how Tamsin Murray dealt with loss, grief, and chronic illness, that wer...

    Femtonĺriga Jonny har tillbringat nästan hela sitt liv pĺ sjukhus. Han föddes med allvarligt hjärtfel och behöver fĺ ett nytt hjärta nu. Niamhs tvillingbror Leo dör i en tragisk olycka. Tvĺ livsöden vävs samman. Blev helt tagen av denna bok. Handbok för ett begagnat hjär...

  • MyTimeOutShelf
    Nov 10, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

  • 15BarrowD
    Dec 07, 2017

    If The Fault in Our Stars had a cousin, it would probably be this book. Jonny is a robot. Well not quite, but he does have a mechanical heart. For him to live a long and happy life, he needs a new, human one. This is where Neve comes into play. Her brother just died, and his orga...

    ?Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.? ----Cassandra Clare Tamsyn Murray, an English author, pens a soul touching and riveting young adult contemporary fiction in her new book, Instructions for a Second-hand Heart that is centered around two young teenagers, one suffer...

    "And I ache for her, because I want nothing more than to help, but I don't know if I can. Leo brought us together, but he's also standing between us. Or at least, his heart is." After receiving a transplant Jonny can't help but try to find out who he is by finding out about the bo...

    4.5 stars To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I bought this book on a whim when I was on Amazon purchasing a few other YA books. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and title, and as you can see, I loved it!! It's a very character-driven novel, and the plot is exactly as...

    Note to self. Don't judge a book by its cover or title! I read this book as part of a book challenge because the author is a member of my book club and to be honest I didn't read the blurb and assumed it was a chick lit/romance which really isn't my thing! Within the first chapter I r...

    I?m not sure what to think about Instructions for a Secondhand Heart. I enjoyed the concept, but not the characterization. I also found certain aspects of the book to be kind of creepy, and I didn?t enjoy the romance. This book had so much potential, but I ended up pretty disappoin...

    This was a very emotional and touching read. I really enjoyed Jonny's character! You get to follow him through a new start after receiving a donor heart and trying to find himself after having lived a life in a hospital for most his years! His new lease on life definitely brought ...

    ????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ??? ??????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????. ...

    Instructions for a Secondhand Heart is a poignant and beautifully written story about loss, grief, healing, and falling in love. It's emotional and heart-breaking but at the same time sweet and full of hope. I loved following Neve and Jonny's story. The book is an emotional roller-coas...

    I loved this book! It's so heartbreaking but I love that it has a way and reasons to make you want to live. To laugh! ...

    Niamh and Leo are competitive, but Niamh almost never wins. Leo is the perfect child and Niamh doesn't feel like she can compare to her twin brother. She hates this part of him, but not so much that she'd forever wants to be without it. When a devastating accident takes Leo's life she ...

    I stumbled upon this book at Waterstones. It only had a few ratings on Goodreads but all of them seemed good enough for me to be intrigued. I hadn't read the synopsis and only knew it had to do with two people with critical conditions. I'm not a fan of 'sick-lit' - I feel uneasy when s...

    Beautiful...moved me to tears and made me laugh out loud. I am not a normal reader of YA fiction and most that I have read didn't 'feel' right to me...they didn't move me. I assumed that was because I wasn't the intended audience. But this book changed my mind. It deals with grief,...

    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review* "Love isn't isn't a tap you turn off when you don't care anymore. It seeps into your soul, wears a path to your heart, and leaves an unbearable emptiness when it's gone." This was my first novel by Tamsyn and it follows Jon...

    ?Drugie bicie serca? to wa?na, poruszaj?ca lektura, która otwiera oczy, ale równie? niesie pocieszenie. Niezwyk?y zwi?zek dwojga nastolatków, nieuleczalna choroba, przyja??, ?mier?, której mo?na uciec lub ulec, oraz nowa szansa na ?ycie ? nie brzmi to wcale jak fab...

    Darn it made me cried buckets! Here's my full review: http://www.sholee.net/2016/12/mpov-in... ...

    This book was heartbreaking and mending all in one. We were all distraught when somebody died in chapter 1 but, when the connections between Jonny and Neave started occiuring it turned out vry good and I loved the ending! ...