Heartwood Box

Heartwood Box

A dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge and plenty of drama, layering the secrets we keep and how appearances can deceive, from the New York Times bestselling author. In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found. When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to live with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She'll buckle do A dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge and plenty of drama, layering the secrets we keep and how appearan...

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Title:Heartwood Box
Author:Ann Aguirre
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0765397641
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Heartwood Box Reviews

  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Jul 06, 2019
    Araceli?s parents have decided that she needs to spend her senior year with her great-aunt Ottilie in a small New York town. They thought it would be a safe and quiet place for her to get ready for college, but they didn?t know that people have been going missing for over twenty ye...
  • Katie
    Jul 30, 2019
    My theory is someone switched books on me. I started Sunday night and was pretty into it. I got about halfway through, put it down for bed, and picked up back up Monday night and I DIDN'T GET IT. For one, I definitely didn't get I was supposed to be shipping (view spoiler)[her and O...
  • Darcy
    Jul 10, 2019
    This one started out slow for me. Araceli was a fish out of water as she arrived in town and knew something was up. Between the letters and the missing people things were weird. I was glad that Araceli finally started to confide in people, but that seemed to make things worse. Finally ...
  • Shelley
    Jul 04, 2019
    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Thriller, Science Fiction *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Ann Aguirre's Heartwood Box is a cross between fantasy, and science fiction, and speculation. Thanks to her parents spending time in Venezuela covering a story, because why not? Araceli Fl...
  • Amanda
    Jul 19, 2019
    I loved it! Araceli is staying in a small town in upstate NY with her great aunt Ottilie. Her parents are investigative journalists who report on dangerous situations and they did not want her with them for their assignment in Venezuela. Instead Araceli is to finish high school and t...
  • Kristie Elston
    Jul 07, 2019
    Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre is a young adult novel that is part romantic mystery part science fiction thriller. This novel definitely packed the sci fi compared to Like Never and Always which was why I was kind of disappointed in that book. Heartwood Box follows the story of Araceli F...
  • Jaye Berry
    Jun 06, 2019
    I won't fully review until closer to release date but this was okay, not what I was expecting at all. I think the cover and the summary just gave me a different vibe over what the book actually is and that was a shame. There were a lot of things in here I've seen before and I didn't re...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    Jun 06, 2019
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz I really wasn't sure what I was expecting when I began to read Heartwood Box, but I think compared to the summary I was expecting something a lot different. I also am not the biggest contemporary fan. I love fantasy and science ...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Jul 08, 2019
    I received a copy of Heartwood Box through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Heartwood Box is the newest novel by Ann Aguirre, and it is an amazing blend of different genres. It's young adult, and has romance, supernatural, and science fiction elements as well. ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jun 27, 2019
    What an odd, odd story. There was so much happening, so many separate storylines that it had me confused. Was this sci fi? Was this contemporary? Was this a mystery? It felt a little all over the place... FRTC ...
  • Stacee
    Jul 02, 2019
    I loved everything about this cover and synopsis and I?m pretty much here for everything Ann writes. I think I liked Araceli? She?s a little rough around the edges, but for the most part I liked being in her head. She?s sarcastic and strong. There are a lot of characters in t...
  • Yolanda
    Jun 17, 2019
    3.5 stars Thank you to MacMillan-Tor/Forge and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this eArc. Heartwood Box is a mystery story that builds slowly in the beginning and packs a punch at the end with an ending that is somewhat bizarre but it works. I thought it was creat...
  • Beth
    Jul 30, 2019
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an ARC of this book! First of all, I love Ann Aguirre. She is just a pro writer. This book is a little different than what I have been reading recently. I really don't want to give anything away, so this will be hard to write. The use of ...
  • Ally Watkins
    Jul 20, 2019
    I FINISHED THE DANG THING. I received an eARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And, I?ll note that I had every intention of finishing this before it came out, but I just did not want to pick it up. I don?t think that?s the book?s fault, b...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Aug 07, 2019
    My first thought into this book was, ?huh, it?s interesting, but I?m kind of picking up on some similarities with Stranger Things? is it a knockoff?? Then I got a promotional email from the author boasting ?Stranger Things meets The Lake House? and had a good laugh. Who d...
  • Kelsea
    Jun 19, 2019
    Have you ever encountered those stories, pieces of art, new foods, or other things that you weren?t sure about at first, but they slowly began to grow on you? This describes my experience with Heartwood Box. The weird thing is that this didn?t even happen while I was reading the bo...
  • Marta Cox
    Jun 24, 2019
    This book was most definitely a surprise. The author clearly decided to mess with her readers heads and mix more than one genre here so if it?s YA paranormal mixed with time travel and suspense that intrigues you then pick this up. The author herself has likened it to Stranger Things...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Jun 22, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover 3.5 Stars Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre is a book that I picked up unsure of what to expect. It is thrilling and mysterious, and it blends multiple genres to create something that I have never seen before. I enjoyed the main character and her determ...
  • Christy
    Jul 23, 2019
    Ann consistently writes stories that are unputdownable, timely, and leave me waiting for her next book. Heartwood Box has the cover from a 90s horror/thriller and one of the most unique sci-fi mystery within. Absolutely loved this. ...
  • Justine
    Jul 06, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley and Tor Teen for the chance to read and review this book. This was just such a bizarre story! At first it reads as a mystery. Then quickly turns to paranormal. It goes through almost all the genres you can think of! Mystery, thriller, paranormal, romance, scie...
  • Anna || MyBookishDream
    Jul 26, 2019
    Heartwood Box starts out very strong. The setting of the small town with many people missing was very interesting, especially when it seems like it?s being haunted by the people who went missing. The plot in the beginning was very intriguing as well. As I continued reading the story ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    May 28, 2019
    I read Like Never and Always last year and didn't think it could get weirder than that.  But Heartwood Box might have beat it for me.  Ann Aguirre writes the strangest books and I really like how her mind works. This book is such a mix of genres.  It has a mystery, it's a thr...
  • Jessica Ryan
    Jul 24, 2019
    I will be 100% honest. I bought this book because of the cover and because the description promised some major creep-factors. The plot starts off strong, setting up a small town with way too many missing people and a seemingly haunted, aging house, but everything that comes after falls...
  • Candace Robinson
    May 16, 2019
    I really liked the author?s Razorland series but I just couldn?t get into this one. Maybe because I don?t read a lot of mystery stuff? But her writing was just as good as her other books! ...
  • Dani Iglesia
    Jul 08, 2019
    *A big thanks to the publisher for approving my request for this book in exchange of honest review* This book give me nerves to the ultimate emotions, unexpected twists and unexpected ending. It?s clearly good book to read, you?ll have everything to feel in this book: Creepy, Su...
  • Lil_socks
    Jun 30, 2019
    First off, huge thanks to you to NetGalley and Tor Teen for giving me an arc of the book to read I was really excited to read this book as the mysterious and time traveling aspects were what caught my attention almost immediately when I read the synopsis. But then, I actually read i...
  • Caryn {iam.caryn}
    Jun 21, 2019
    Aguirre herself tweeted that Heartwood Box is ?Stranger Things meets The Lake House?. There?s really no better way to explain this book. I previously read Aguirre?s book The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things and I believe that it was the better book that I?ve read by her. M...
  • Annie Deo
    Jul 13, 2019
    Review originally posted at my blog. -- This book caught my interest with that gorgeous cover and the blurb which per the author's pitch is Stranger Things meets The Lake House. I recently binge-watched season 3 of Stranger Things, I'm a massive fan, so those vibes got me excite...
  • Andrea Johnston
    Jul 14, 2019
    I originally requested this book from Net Galley as it sounded like an ooky-spooky haunted house tale to thrill and chill. However, the further and further along I got into the novel, the more it appeared as though this work was having some serious identity issues. For quite some time,...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Jul 15, 2019
    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Laura Erne ?This is where hope goes to die.? I knew after just one sentence that this book was going to be good. It kicks off with the main character, Araceli, and her perspective is hilariously pessimistic. Her clearly sarcasti...