Keiron is not like the others. He is Heartborn. With a war brewing in a world from above, he takes a jump and lands on Earth to find a specific girl. Livvy only has half a heart and can only do so much. With dreams as high as the sky, she can only hope that one day, she will get better. She never would have guessed to find her own adventure walking through that door. What she doesn’t know is that Keiron’s presence is for a reason but what will he have to sacrifice in order to protect Livvy? What will he have to risk to save his world?
First, I would love to thank Jessica from The Audiobookworm for letting me know about her website! I've listened to an audiobook once before but while I was reading the book so just listening to Heartborn and not reading it was a totally different experience for me! The whole general idea of the story was very interesting. The world building was a bit confusing at times but it became much clearer towards the end. I liked that after dreaming of adventures and only getting to truly “live” through books, Livvy was able to have her own kind of adventure. I liked the relationship between Keiron and Livvy but I did find it to be very corny at times. He really seemed to make her happy and you can subtly see the change throughout the story. To me, I felt like she was a bit gloomy at the beginning. She was meeting new people and at the edge of her comfort zone, one foot in and one foot out. I definitely did not see the huge twist towards the end coming as everything started to blend together. It was a really good ending but I would have loved to know more about the otherworldly place from which Keiron was from. It was overall just such a cool concept.
The narration for Heartborn was super easy to follow! The woman that narrated the story was such a fantastic storyteller. She was able to really change her voice for every character and I had no trouble at all figuring out who was who. I find the experience of listening to an audiobook can really differ depending on who you have as the narrator. They did a really good job picking Julia Whelan for this one.
I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 feathers!