An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs
Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.
At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.
Author: Stacey Lee
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Rate: 3 stars
Have you ever been so excited to read a book and then when you finally read it is a let down. Sometimes I think I build a book up so much in my head that I am just setting myself up for being left down. I was so excited to read this because the plot was so different and interesting but from the very beginning of the book I could not get into the story. The whole book I kept thinking that I would eventually start loving it but it never happened.
I liked the main character but she was not very relatable. I could not relate to anyone in this book and it really frustrated me because that is what makes me so interested in a book and keeps me reading. I also thought there were so many different characters that I found myself trying to figure out who was who again, even after I was halfway through the book! I do not usually have that problem so I knew this was not a good sign……
After reading this book I wonder if maybe I need to read books where the main character is older. It kind of scares me to think that I might be growing out of some YA books. But can you ever really grow out of YA? Has anyone ever had this problem?
So while the aromateurs topic was really interesting it was not enough to make me love it. If you read it or have read the book tell me down below what you thought of it. Were you as underwhelmed as I was? Somebody please tell me I am not the only one who was not into this book!!