Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard | Review

  • Title: Fierce Fragile Hearts
  • Author: Sara Barnard
  • Published: 7th February
  • Publisher: MyKindaBook/PanMacmillan
  • Edition: arc
  • ISBN: 9781509852888
  • Pages: 353
  • Series: Beautiful Broken Things 2/2
  • My Rating: ★★★★★
  • My thoughts: 😭😭😭😭

Disclaimer: I got this arc in a trade but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Blurb

Two years after a downward spiral took her as low as you can possibly go, Suzanne is starting again. Again. She’s back in Brighton, the only place she felt she belonged, back with her best friends Caddy and Rosie. But they’re about to leave for university. When your friends have been your light in the darkness, what happens when you’re the one left behind.

Okay so I read Beautiful Broken Things yesterday and today I decided to carry on the series whilst it was still fresh in my mind and it was a very good decision!

Beautiful Broken Thing’s was done from Caddy’s point of view whereas this one is done from Suzanne’s point of view and I have to say I loved it even more, I gave Beautiful Broken Things four stars out of five but I just had to rate this one higher because it actually made me go through a major rollercoaster of emotions, I’ve been a mess all day guys!!

I had to stop reading multiple times because I was becoming a blubbering mess! Books rarely make me cry and I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I was welling up or full on crying throughout this.

This time around, I’m going to be so much better, I’m going to prove to them that it was worth waiting on me.’

The book is based two years after the events that happened in Beautiful Broken Things where Suzanne has decided to move back to Brighton where she has felt much more at home. We see her character develop a lot since the events two years previous and we get to see how she is dealing with being independent and learning how to help herself.

At the beginning of each chapter there is a title with a song so if you wanted to you could listen to the music whilst reading along as we learnt in the first book that Suzanne likes to have playlists which makes sense for the author to have done this.

There were scenes in the book with a character named Dilys who Suzanne visits a lot and the moments with her are the main cause of my sobbing, I find it hard to put into words because the parts I was crying at weren’t actually all sad but there were moments where I was just like 😭😭😭

I would really like a third book in this series to be done from Rosie’s point of view, I’m not sure if this has been mentioned or not but it would be interesting to read as I feel we don’t get to see her much in this one or really in the first book compared to Suzanne and Caddy!

I’ve really enjoyed reading Sara’s books, I’ve just got Goodbye, Perfect to read then I will be all up to date until her next one :3

Fierce Fragile Hearts is out 7th February so make sure you preorder this beauty of a book and if you haven’t read Beautiful Broken Things then I suggest that you get on it! Links to preorders are below 🙂

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