Heartsick, by Caitlin Sinead, was a decent read. The title was a little confusing to me the more I got into the story I felt like it should’ve been called something else. I was expecting a more paranormal feel to it as I was looking to dip my toes into this genre after being turned off by a horrible story this past summer.
SYNOPSIS: Quinn is looking forward to her senior year at Poe University. She has big plans to hang out with her best friend, flirt with a certain boy genius, party at her favorite dive bar and figure out what she’s going to do after graduation with her not-so-useful art major. But that’s before she meets Luke, a hot townie who’s moved back home to help take care of his dying sister. And it’s before a weird epidemic sweeps across campus, mysteriously turning people’s eyes purple.
Is it an odd side effect from a new party drug?
Is it a rogue virus developed in a campus lab?
Is it the mark of the devil?
Soon the town starts blaming the university and the student religious group becomes frighteningly aggressive in their on-campus accusations. Quinn and Luke are caught in the middle—until a tragic accident forces Luke to reveal the one part of himself he’s kept carefully hidden. That he’s so much more than the happy-go-lucky boy next door Quinn had believed him to be isn’t a surprise…but this truth might be too dangerous for her to handle.
Alright…this was more whodunit then anything. I did love that about the book. Constantly trying to figure out who did what or who knew what kept me glued to the pages, however, I hated the love “triangle?” part of it. Quinn wasn’t your typical romantic nut she just wanted to mess around and enjoy her last year of college. She was so happy-go-lucky that reading her thoughts was fun and funny. Except when she meets Luke. Not so much that she wasn’t still herself but the relationship between them seemed somewhat forced. Luke kept this “secret” which was totally silly and the reason he kept it secret was even more dumb. Her secret made more sense than his but I digress. Also there is a second guy that she has an established thing with but their relationship is sprinkled in as an after thought. Like he is there just to give you one more suspect in the purple eye disease. Overall I can give this book 3.5 stars. It is was too low on the smut scale and should be marketed as YA instead of NA or Adult Fiction. My 16 yr old niece would enjoy this book.