Shark Heart by Emily Habeck
Published: August 8, 2023
S&S / Marysue Rucci Books
Genre: Literary Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Emily Habeck has a BFA in theater from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. She grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
“I’m not worried at all.”
Wren never expected to fall in love. She was planning on getting her education and landing a high-paying job. Then fun-loving and charismatic Lewis stumbles into her life. And things are perfect until they aren’t.
I initially chose this book because the cover was gorgeous and had a shark on it. I didn’t know the story, so going in, I had an open mind.
The metaphors and imagery used throughout this novel were stunning. I associated the mutation as an entry into grief and working through those steps.
I liked Wren. She was solid and serious. I love that Lewis brought out the cheerfulness in her with his outgoing personality. Their dynamic was lovely. Lewis was boisterous and passionate. He balanced Wren beautifully.
This was written in a very lyrical style, and that made the story feel both longer and shorter, which won’t make sense unless you read the book.
This was a unique storyline, with a plot that had a little bit of everything. The pacing was perfect for the narrative, and the ending was spectacular.