Eagan is dead, left to a fate of remembering her life...
Amelia is brought back from the brink of death by Eagan’s beating heart...
How will these two strangers find peace?
This is the first book I feel so-so on. There is nothing really to hate and there is nothing to really love. The plot is predictable, I got half-way through it and just stopped reading; I could see exactly what was happening and I wanted to tell the main characters very badly that they were being oblivious to the bloody obvious.
I didn’t feel captivated by either of these girls. Instead of having two characters each with a mixed bag of traits and qualities, Ellsworth split one personality between two characters. The result: one was “too” everything and the other was “not enough.” Boring, predictable and annoying after awhile.
I recently read and reviewed Lurlene McDaniel’s newest novel, Heart to Heart and though I an a non-compare blog, when the books are this similar I think it is fair to tell you which I recommend you pick up. If this subject matter, two girls sharing one heart, interests you read Heart to Heart and skip over In a Heartbeat.
And here is my cliche, predictable final thought: In a Heartbeat flat lines.
Thoughts on the Cover: I really love this cover and I adore the font, which looks like a heart beat monitor. It's genius, kudos to the designer.
Notes on the Names: Eagan means Fiery-Spirit and is a masculine name. I know this because I am Irish, and I have considered this name, for a boy, before. I didn’t like to read about a figure-skater with a boys name. Amelia means hard-worker or industrial, I love the name, but it just felt like a name for this character, instead of a contributing factor to the plot.