How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

by J.C. Lillis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514632772
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 370,029
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

J.C. LILLIS is a veteran of eight tempestuous Internet fandoms, three Catholic schools, and countless crushes on fictional characters. She lives in Baltimore, where she collects old magazines and vintage YA books. You can contact her at with questions, comments, haiku, photos of gelatin-mold salads, and Brandon/Abel steampunk fanfic.

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How to Repair a Mechanical Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for entertaining my sifi love!
NikGodwin More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book, I was so super excited to see another self-pub YA M/M romance. This was before I'd published my own, and to see the success of this one gave me hope. I immediately purchased it, started to read it, and then hesitated because I've never been a fan of things such as Star Wars or Star Trek. For too long, I let it keep me from reading this amazing book because I thought I'd get lost in the whole "sci-fi series fandom" aspect. But do not let that scare you away! The fictional series of Castaway Planet is super easy to follow, even for non-space people like me. The fandom was handled so realistically and perfectly. It clearly showed the excitement, anticipation, and depth of obsessions within fandoms, as well as the drama, the disappointments, and downfalls. Anyone who has ever been part of a fandom - whether books, tv, music, movies, etc. - can relate to this! There's a road trip, vlog entries, witty banter, cute flirting, and awesome friendships within the pages. However, it also delves deeper as Brandon comes to terms with his sexuality and Catholic upbringing. There's a fine line when discussing religion in LGBT books, but J.C. Lillis handled this beautifully and with grace. The differences in Brandon's and Abel's personalities shined, but their common connections shined brighter, and relationship played out realistically yet beautifully. This is one I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun YA romance, LGBT or not. It's one I plan to re-read in the future!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book itself was incredibly relatable, hilarious and moing. I dont believe i've read such arefreshingly fun book in my life. I highly reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming, funny, touching road trip YA coming of age romance with wickedly sharp insights into the fandom community
Anonymous More than 1 year ago