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3.48  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Quinn is looking forward to her senior year at Poe University. She has big plans to hang out with her best friend, flirt with a certain boy genius, party at her favorite dive bar and figure out what she's going to do after graduation with her not-so-useful art major. But that's before she meets Luke, a hot townie who's moved back home to help take care of his dying sister. ...more
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Published February 16th 2015 by Carina Press
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Heartsick is a New Adult Mystery Romance written by Caitlin Sinead. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through InkSlingers PR.

3.5 Stars!
Mysterious and Intriguing! Great Debut Novel...

The Review:
Though this read took me a couple of chapters to get into, I really enjoyed it once the story started flowing and the characters were being fleshed out. There was a great deal of mystery surrounding the happenings at
Kimber Wheaton
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Heartsick is a character driven story featuring romance, mystery, suspense, and a freaky epidemic. I actually picked this book to review due to the mystery but ended up enjoying it for the characters much more than the plot itself.

Ms. Sinead has a way with characters. It's kind of funny, actually, that the only character I didn't really like was main character Quinn. Though I didn't dislike her, she seemed somewhat bland whe
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Something strange is happening in and around Poe College, which does not endear the students to the small town community or the state health officials or the Federal health department. The town and students are quarantined, no one in and no one out. Why? Because someone or something is infecting people with violet eyes! I know, shades of Elizabeth Taylor! Purple Eye Disease is spreading and doctors think it is carried through bodily fluids.There are other side effects, too, that are not exactly ...more
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Heartsick is a new adult suspense, with paranormal twists. Heartsick was different than I thought it would be, but not in a bad way. I thought it was some kind of disease that acted as a love potion of sorts. I know that sounds silly, and I have no idea why I even thought that (other than the title of the book) but I could have sworn that I read that somewhere in the summary when I first got the book. So when I started reading, I was a little surprised at the direction the story was going in. I ...more
Kade Gulluscio
Aug 17, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novellas
Heartsick is a new adult book that discusses a brand new type of "pandemic." the type of disease brought up in this book was unique and not something I've seen featured in many books, so that was nice to see.

The writing style was great. It was easy to stay engaged, and I truly wanted to keep reading more and more.

We are following MCs Luke and Quinn through this book. As with most "romance" books, Luke has secrets, but he thankfully fills Quinn in on those early on in the book. During the book,
Books Movies Fandoms
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it

My Star Rating for HEARTSICK is: 4 out of 5 stars.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading an ARC Copy of ‘HEARTSICK’(via: BooksMoviesFandoms.wordpress.com):

This is my review after reading a copy of “Heartsick” by Caitlin Sinead. This is listed in the New Adult genre but can also be listed in suspense, mystery, paranormal and romance. It was very enjoyable because of it wasn’t strictly just focusing on the romance and included other interest facets to the storyline. This novel is written in
Hooked On Books
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 star review
Heartsick starts off with the introduction of Quinn our main female protagonist who through all of her abbreviated Gossip girl style loquaciousness often seems scattered with no discernible thought pattern, rather her mind wanders in a million different directions with a completely endearing inner monologue running at full kilter through her noggin’. Rather than find this to be confusing or annoying it makes her character really really likeable, neurotic and sassy and down-right ori
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

***Review to come shortly!***

I received an ARC from a friend and fellow Jaguar (we went to high school together) for her debut novel Heartsick…picked it up and couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed it so much I had to purchase it and make it a permanent part of my library. :o) Caitlin Sinead did an amazing job and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her! Please take the time and take a look at her novel!

Can’t wait to read your next one Caitlin!

Find it here!!!
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
HEARTSICK is great NA Spec Fic! I enjoyed the mystery/epidemic side of the story, as well as Luke. Oh, Luke <3 4/5 stars. Is there going to be a sequel? It certainly seemed like there would be. I'll be tuning in if that's true! ...more
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
Blog Banner photo banner2_zps0a9ef8c3.jpg Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead is refreshing change in the New Adult genre. It blended the Romantic Suspense and Fantasy genres to the mix. The plot was unique. There was some mild romance with a romantic triangle thrown into the mix.

What happens when a group of college friends start changing. Their eyes become lavender colored and their immune system is that of a super hero. Their ability to heal is surreal. What is causing this phenomena with these students?

Quinn is the main character in this
T.H. Hernandez
Although it starts off pretty slow, it picks up about halfway through and turns into a pretty good page-turning mystery. When Quinn's roommate, Mandy, begins showing strange symptoms, not the least of which is lavender eyes, she finds herself embroiled in the mystery of the century. As more symptoms and victims pile up, the small town of Allen, Virginia finds itself at the center of a media and panic firestorm. Caitlin is torn between brainy Rashid, fellow student at Poe University, and towie, L ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
**I received an ARC copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

3.5/5 stars

Heartsick was an intriguing book that kept me flipping the pages until the very end, it was captivating and definitely refreshing! It was different than I expected, but definitely in a good way!

Quinn (the main character) is a normal girl that just wants to make the best of her college experience. Unexpectedly, students start turning up with purple eyes around campus and she decides that it's up to her to dec
Rhiannon St. Clair
**I received an ebook ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

This is Caitlin Sinead’s debut novel and all I can say is … wow.

Quinn and Mandy are best friends, roommates, and students at Poe University, which is located in a small Virginia town. The two are living seemingly normal lives until something weird happens on campus and people start cropping up with purple colored eyes. The townies—who are notorious for disliking the university students—automatically blame the students, b
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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My Thoughts:

Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead was a book unlike any other that I've read, which is saying a lot. After reading so many books, I tend to pick up on similar themes, phrases, and ideas. It was such a refreshing treat to read a book that was unique and hasn't been overdone or as far as I know, been done before. I love the beautiful book cover, and once I read the synopsis for the story, I was curious. I am happy to say that Heartsick kept my attention from the beginning to the very end.

Jaclyn House
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review!  I really liked this book!  When I read the synopsis, I had to learn more about a town where there's an outbreak of people who's eyes turn purple!  I loved the heroine Quinn, she's smart, brilliantly talented, and as I read this story, I came to the conclusion she has a knack for getting herself into sticky situations!  This book is told from her POV.  The author does a great job of pulling the reader in from the beginning and setting the stage for the dra ...more
Lustful Literature
Feb 16, 2015 rated it liked it

Heartsick was a bit hard for me to get into in the start of the story but once the suspense and mystery started the story picked up and held my interest. Heartsick by Caitlin is a romance novel that deals with a mystery illness. The story is set in a Poe college. Quinn the main character is excited that this is her last year. She just wants to have fun and finally figure out what she plans on doing after college. I am really glad I stuck with this story because when it
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Different is usually good for me when reading a book. This book was very different, and kept me reading pretty much non-stop. When I read the description for this book on Net Galley, I still didn’t have any idea what the mystery of this book was going to be, or where this book would take me as a reader. It certainly was an interesting road to get there.

Quinn, and her best friend Mandy, are college seniors at a prestigious college, and share a house off campus. They hang out at a bar in town, and
Nelia Madeira
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
When I read the synopsis of this book I knew I wanted to read this book, it really intrigued me, love, virus, people's eyes turning purple? I mean??? Seriously...I had never heard anything like it, so I had to pick this one from NetGalley right away, so glad I got it.

So, Quinn is our girl, is a senior at college in a small town, she loves art and dance and is pretty lay back, that is besides hanging out with her best friend and flirting with a boy genius at their favorite dive bar. She has no cl
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead was something I really wasn't expecting. I knew from the synopsis it was going to be slightly sci-fi like, maybe have some mystery thrown in there too and was labelled as a New Adult book. However I didn't realise how much I was going to enjoy the story.

I love a good mystery and from the onset with Heartsick we are left wondering what has happened and why people have the mysterious purple eye disease. The story is told from Quinn's point of view and she's a great char
Heartsick presents a unique view of segregation & prejudice, while holding readers captive with a character driven mystery.

I love reading a story with well developed characters to go along with a great plot, so Heartsick hit all the right notes for me. Not only were the characters intriguing, but the story itself was an emotional ride that had twists and turns.

I have to say that I didn’t connect with Quinn, the main character, as well as I did with other characters while reading Heartsick. It

3 - 3.5 Stars in my Sky!

The concept behind Heartsick is very clever and I enjoyed the mystery element.

The story focuses on Quinn, a University senior, as she faces a strange mystery, the last year of Uni and romantic entanglements. When people's eyes suddenly start turning purple, Quinn decides to work out why and find who is responsible. I wasn't sure if we were facing something supernatural or a simple mystery at first - I wasn't expecting things to turn out quite as they did, but I liked tha
Sasha Hibbs
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Thank you NetGalley and Ms. Sinead!

Heartsick is a novel that pushed me to read out of my comfort zone. This isn't a bad thing, actually, it happens to be a good thing. It's books like Heartsick that make me want to keep my eye out for novels like it. It makes me want to broaden my horizons in certain genres.

The beautifully haunting cover is what sucked me in. And then the premise of the book was so unique like a blending of
Dayreader Reviews
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead is book of literary fiction /suspense. This is a very intriguing book that takes place on a college campus and it's not your typical college campus story. This is a fascinating story of a college wide outbreak of a generated virus. With people dying, religious groups protesting and police investigating, things are dangerous and confusing for Quinn.

All Quinn wanting was quintessential college experience, a little parting, a little studying, some flirting. Her only prob
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-2015
This is the debut New Adult novel from Caitlin Sinead, expected to be published 15 February 2015. It is a fast paced, quick read, with an entertaining mix of mystery, romance and science fiction. I found the characters likeable and relatable. The plot was believable, something I could imagine happening. Issues such as drink driving, revenge, persecution of people who are different, fear of the unknown and forgiveness were incorporated, but didn't feel preachy. I was also inspired to find out mor ...more
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Heartsick is a refreshing addition to the New Adult genre. Awesome writing gives life to memorable characters with a mystery that keeps the pages turning.

Set in a small college town in Virginia, Heartsick, delivers on those small town feelings and experiences along with familiar college problems and issues. Living in a small college town, this was very relatable. Sinead gives readers characters that are at once familiar and fresh. The suspense in the mystery kept my interest and kept me guessing
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked the storyline, it was interesting and definitely an idea I hadn't come across before. I liked the characters and I will admit I didn't see that plot twist regarding Mandy coming. I feel like the ending was rushed a little bit and I felt like the author could have gone on a little longer. Otherwise, I'll definitely be checking out more work from this author. ...more
Tiffany Riach
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is not what I was expecting but still a good read. It is a quick read that takes a little bit to get into but with mystery, romance, sci-fi and good characters it will keep your attention. This was a good first book by Caitlin Sinead and I look forward to reading more from her.
Bettina Bogonko
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
one of those stories that is fast moving and keeps you guessing all through has strong themes but presented in a way that is not off putting.
Arlenis Pena
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot but I feel like I need to know more about Luke and Queen's relationship. ...more
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great YA novel. Quinn and her friends have developed purple eyes and a staggering ability to heal. Detective Luke (one of Quinns 'boyfriends') and Quinn try to find out how and why. ...more
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I am represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger, Inc. and my debut novel, Heartsick, was published by Carina Press in 2015. My writing has appeared in multiple publications including The Alarmist, The Binnacle, Crunchable, Jersey Devil Press, and Northern Virginia Magazine. I earned a master's degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and have also studied writing at the College ...more

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