Jun 11 – 17, 2023 | Little Sparks #6

It’s been over a month since I started this newsletter/book review style, and I am enjoying it. Do feel free to let me know your thoughts!

Here’s my highlight for this week:

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass
4 stars

I read the Selection series by Kiera Cass last summer, which was engaging. However, this book was an even better read (apart from being a standalone book) because the female lead had so much more agency.

This book was a fun read for the most part as a fantasy romance with first-person POVs. Unfortunately, there were certain circumstances the main characters were in that I could not look over. Furthermore, some moments in the book made it evident that it was for young readers.

Nevertheless, I found one of my favourite quotes this year – and this quote, alongside the values portrayed in this book, made me give the book four stars.

 “Don’t you know? Love doesn’t look like anything. Love has a sound. It sounds like a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time. It sounds like the rush of a waterfall or the still of the world at daybreak. You can hear it at night, lulling you to sleep, and, in the middle of your darkest days, it breaks through like a laugh.”