Paper Hearts (Heartbreak Chronicles Series #2)

Paper Hearts (Heartbreak Chronicles Series #2)

by Ali Novak


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"I'm sorry," he said, slowly untying the ribbon that held his mask in place. "It's just-I didn't want you to think of me any differently."

Somehow I kept my mouth from falling open. I knew his face, but my mind couldn't accept that he was the person looking down at me.

"My real name is Alec."

Felicity has her entire future planned. Ever since her older sister ran away, she's had the full weight of her mother's expectations on her shoulders. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college.

Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned-like when Felicity meets a handsome, masked stranger while she is volunteering at a charity masquerade ball. She never thought he'd flirt with her. And she certainly never thought he'd turn out to be a member of the world-famous Heartbreakers band, Alec.

Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec, and her two best friends are off on a road trip to find Felicity's missing sister. And she's about to discover that unexpected turns have a peculiar way of landing her right where she needs to be...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492653363
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Heartbreak Chronicles Series , #2
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 196,653
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 33 million reads and is now published by Sourcebooks Fire.

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Paper Hearts 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pre-ordered this book because of how much I love the first in the series and her other works. I can't wait for the next in the series and totally recommend this book!
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CarolineA More than 1 year ago
This book sounded way too cute to resist requesting from NetGalley. Lucky for me, I was approved, and shortly thereafter dove in. Let me tell you, the story is as cute as the cover! I was once a fangirl who dreamed of falling in love with the cute boys in the boybands I obsessed over. Lucky Felicity in this story actually gets the chance! When Alec Williams, lead singer for The Heartbreakers accidentally spills his drink on her during a charity ball, an unlikely romance and adventure begins. Felicity likes Alec, but more important than starting a relationship, she wants to find her sister who disappeared three years ago. When she gets a lead on her sisters whereabouts, it's Alec to the rescue, driving her and her two best friends across 3 states. I loved the characters in this book. Felicity is very smart and driven, she doesn't think twice about Alec's fame and fortune. That means nothing to her. Alec is shy and quiet, nothing like she imagined from his public persona. Asha, Fel's best friend, is the ultimate fan girl. She makes questionable choices, but her heart is in the right place. Boomer, her other bestie, is great comedic relief as well. Each character was utterly their own person and I loved them all in their own ways. This is just an utterly feel good kinda book. The ending was very nicely done and everything came full circle. The only negative thing I can say is that there was a portion of the book that took place with the rest of Alec's band members and it just seemed to drag on and not move the story forward. Aside from that single scene, I loved this story and would love to read more from this series and this author!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
This is Alec and Felicity's story, told from Felicity's point of view. Alec is a hard guy to read, so it's understandable that Felicity has her doubts and doesn't always know how he feels or where she stands with him. Alec is very reserved. He holds everything in, so he wasn't as easy to connect with as Oliver was in the first book. I think he's actually a very passionate and observant guy who doesn't know how to express himself. Give him a chance though. He'll grow on you. Like the first book, our main characters are finding themselves. We get the see the Heartbreakers again too! The ARC of Paper Hearts by Ali Novak was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read the firat book and liked it, you'll, without a doubt, like this one. With all of Ali Novak's hard work this book is 100% a great read.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Felicity has come to a realization about someone in her family. A secret that has been hidden from her for quite some time. So naturally, she decides to take a road trip with her new friend. I wanted to really love this book. But it fell a little flat.  The first book in this series, The Heartbreakers I absolutely loved. It’s one of my favorites from last year. That being said, when I saw this. I wanted it and jumped right in. But I was a little disappointed. It didn’t have the magic that the first book had. I didn’t really connect with Felicity and the romance with Alec wasn’t believable to me.  Overall, I give this Two Boundless Stars. It was ok but could have been better. 
onemused More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars “Paper Hearts” is a perfect summery read for a YA romance. Felicity and her mother are a strong duo, having been abandoned by her father when she was little and older sister who ran away from home at 18. Felicity is determined to save up money so that she can attend Harvard and become a lawyer- a dream that she thought was hers but may be more her mother’s. Along her quest, she knows she needs volunteer hours, which is why she has been working for a charity holding a masquerade ball fundraiser. She really wants to attend and luckily, her manager agrees- she has even made her own mask for the occasion. The dresses were all more than she can afford, so she’s devastated when a slightly older teenage boy spills soda all over the dress for which she had left the tags on. He begins to strike up a conversation and they have a great evening. It gets stranger when they take off their masks at the end of the night, and he turns out to be Alec, the bass player for the world famous boyband, The Heartbreakers. In what gets even more surreal for Felicity, he wants to continue hanging out with her and seeing her. Felicity’s world gets even crazier when she learns her mother has been keeping secrets from her- namely, a bunch of letters from her older sister who she thought had completely abandoned her years ago. Somehow, Alec is on board to help, and they embark on an epic road trip- with Felicity’s two best friends, Asha and Boomer. Overall, it’s a really sweet and fun read that moves quickly and lightly through what could be some pretty serious events. I was surprised by how quickly the two main characters fell into ‘like’ with each other, and it did seem a little insta-love. There was a misunderstanding later that just felt really forced and kinda silly to me. Aside from that, I liked Felicity as a character a lot- she’s strong, motivated, and smart- a good female lead. Her friends were a little annoying and felt a bit teenagery/immature, but they take an overall backseat to the whole story. It’s a fast read and tough to put down. The writing style flows very well. I read the whole thing and had trouble leaving it alone, but there were a few things that made me roll my eyes, so I had overall mixed feelings (which is why I am giving it 3.5 stars). However, it did make me want to check out more of this fun series, and I think it will be the perfect summery/light read! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.