Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog Tour: Mia's Heart by Courtney Cole Review

Hi Everyone!

Today I am participating in the Mia's Heart by Courtney Cole's blog tour. 
This blog tour is hosted by Kismet Tours! You can check out Kistmet's website here
Rating: 3.5/5 STARS!


My name is Mia Giannis. 
I am seventeen years old.
I live in Valese, Caberra. 

This has become my mantra and my lifeline, having recently lost my memory due to a scary natural disaster.Yeah. I have amnesia. Messed up, right? 

You don't know the half of it.

Not remembering anything has turned my world upside down. My parents try their hardest to “remind” me of who I was, but it doesn't feel right. Or, if what they're saying is true and that really was me, I'm not sure I like that person very much. 

And then there’s my love life. Apparently, Gavin Ariastasis is my oldest and best friend in the world. Also, apparently, we’ve never dated. But now, noticing him for what feels like the first time, he’s making my heart do somersaults. He knows me inside and out—the real me. Plus, he’s sexy and charming as hell. Sounds perfect, right? 

But then... there’s the new guy. Quinn McKeyen – tall, gorgeous and deliciously American. His mischievous grin and slow Midwestern drawl turn my insides to mush in two seconds flat making me question who I really am and what I really want. 

Seriously. What am I supposed to do with all that?! I feel torn between them, but I barely even know who I am, let alone what I want.I just hope my indecisive heart will clue me in. And sooner rather than later…before I lose what little of my mind that I have left.

My review:

“I sigh and stare out the window.
And ponder my life.
Because I live in a bubble.
A fragile, beautiful, misleading bubble.” (Mia’s Heart ARC Pg. 3)

Mia’s heart is one of loneliness, confusion and love.

From the second I read the first sentence of this book I knew I liked Mia. I connect to the line above because I constantly feel like I am living in a bubble of idealism that leaves me with being confused of what I want out of my life. My connection with Mia lasted the whole book as she changed throughout dealing with amnesia. I never experienced amnesia myself, but I believe Mia’s lost memory was portrayed in a realistic manner. I like how Cole illustrated Mia musky memories.

“I am still for a moment. My memory is a strange thing. As I think, I can remember bits and pieces of things. I see a car. A red convertible. I think it’s mine, but it ;ight not be.” (Mia’s Heart ARC pg. 34)

Mia’s heart is one of spunk, inner courage and amity.

Mia is a brave character who deals with her problem, not with ease, but with natural determination. So is her best friend Gavin. Gavin is a vivacious boy I adore, a caring friend and witty. Quinn is the new boy in this book’s setting of an island, Caberra. He is a charming guy. I applaud how Mia tried to be friends with her pre-memory lost enemy Elena now that she does not remember the cause of their animosity. Elena is the one-dimensional mean girl of the story that has room to grow. I am hoping for a book between Gavin and Elena in the future.

The plot of the book was the only unsatisfactory part in my reading experience. I enjoy romantic stories, and felt the beginning of the story was strong, especially the hilarious scene where Mia met Quinn and the crab. Sadly, the remainder of the story was a flux of Mia having feelings for Gavin and then for Quinn, and hanging out with Reese and her other friends. The plot was too repetitive for my taste and my attention drifted away from the story towards the middle of the book.

Mia’s Heart was a light, fun book with a spectacular main character. You should check it out. Meeting Mia, Gavin and Quinn is worth the read!

There is also a giveaway of Mia's Heart going on for this blog tour! Feel free to enter!

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About the author.

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.Learn more about Courtney and her books at www.courtneycolewrites.com

Thanks for reading!


  1. It's a shame the plot felt a little repetitive - I've read too many books like that where the plot doesn't actually get anywhere despite the number of pages it takes up. Still, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed this overall! Memory loss has always intrigued me so I do like the sound of this. :) Great review, Rachel!

  2. I enjoyed the sister book: Dante's Girl even though it was a little unbelievable. As much as I want to jump into this one, I just can't do a triangle right now, too burned out on them. Thanks for the informative review!

  3. Oh I'm glad you were able to connect with Mia, this does sound like a fab book, sorry the second half of the book went downhill for you, but thank you for the lovely review! :)

  4. This does have an interesting premise. I do love a story with memory loss. It's unfortunate the last half of the book wasn't what you hoped though. But glad you you liked it on a whole! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Intriguing excerpt! This sounds like an interesting book, though I'm sorry it was a bit of a letdown in the second half. Those triangles are tricky sometimes.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden



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