Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Wanga

Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes
Author: Jasmine Wanga
Publication Date: February 10, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

My Thoughts

My Heart and Other Black Holes is a must-read book. Sometimes, people come into our lives in the very unexpected time and change everything. The idea of having a suicide partner and physics caught my attention.

Aysel is a 16-year old girl who thinks that she doesn't have any reason to live. She's also scared that she might end up like her father, a criminal. And the black slug inside herself is eating her. Aysel has plotting her death since but she’s scared it might not end up successfully so she went to a website where she can meet a suicide partner. There goes FrozenRobot, Roman, who blames himself about his sister's death.  They made a pact that they will jump in the cliff on April 7.  They fill each other’s holes. You can’t deny their chemistry. As the date gets closer Aysel suddenly realized that she doesn’t want to die with Roman, she wants to live with him. Love is powerful, truly, One spark can change everything.

“I will be stronger than my sadness.” 

I liked the ending, it’s full of hope. Hands down to Jasmine Wanga.

5 hearts


  1. Wow - it looks like you really enjoyed this book, Mariz! I still haven't read it, but I plan to sometime soon. :)

    1. I really did! You should read it, I think you'll love it. :)

  2. Nice review - I've been meaning to read this book for ages :)

    And I have to say, I'm in love with your blog! I especially love the colour - that pale pink is one of my favourites!

    1. It was a great read. We share the same taste in color. :)

  3. OMG. This book looks interesting. Will add it to my TBR! It's nice to hear that you loved it. Great review, Mariz!! :)



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