Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Divine Heart - Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
About the Book:

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

When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.

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

About the Author:

Danielle R. Mani is a fan of the paranormal in both print and film. In her first book, The Divine One, Ms. Mani combines supernatural fiction with the everyday dramas of young adulthood. Ms. Mani holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in communications. She is currently a doctoral student studying parapsychology. She resides in Westchester, New York, with her husband, four children, two dogs, and two rescue cats.

My Review:

Just a short time ago I read Danielle R. Mani's first book, The Divine One.  I liked it so much that I delved right into her second book, The Divine Heart

Equally as impressive as the first, The Divine Heart tells of a teen named Elle who undergoes a heart transplant in order to stay alive.  She is not lost on the fact that someone else had to die in order for her to live.  Elle learns that the girl's name was Cas and she wasn't much older.  Very shortly after the transplant, Elle starts having strange feelings and hearing voices.  To help in her rehabilitation process, Elle beings yoga and other holistic approaches in the hopes of healing.  The instructor - an "odd duck" - happens to be her doctor's mother.  Cas starts leaving clues to Elle that end up rocking Elle's world.  Thankfully, Elle has the help of her best friend, Rob, to help her unlock the secrets.

The way that the story panned out was well-written and even had a couple turn of events I wasn't expecting.  The narrative flowed quickly and, I must say, Danielle R. Mani has proven herself to be a great author of the supernatural genre.


Unknown said...

Wow. This book is something I gotta read thanks for a great review