DNF Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

17258743Title: Heartbeat
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publication Date: January 28th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Contemporary | Young Adult

Life. Death. And…Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can’t tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn’t have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.

Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

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If you’re a big fan of Heartbeat, or any of Elizabeth Scott’s books, stop reading now. Just a review full of angry gifs and cursing because FEELINGS. By the way, this is my opinion and I’m entirely entitled to it.

Sorry. I can’t go on anymore. I don’t want to waste my precious time reading this book. There are a lot of better and amazing books out there than Heartbeat that I have not yet to read. Sadly, Heartbeat isn’t as close as amazing. Not even close.

I’m so angry. I’m still so fucking angry. I started reading this book last night, it was relatively short. Not bragging but I can read this short book in just 2 or 3 hours but after 84 pages of rolling my eyes, banging my head on the table, banging my head on the wall, pulling my hair out, gritting my teeth. . . I can’t stand it anymore. I gave up and I’m not guilty about it. In fact, I’m so happy that I did not continue  reading this book. But still thinking about this book makes me want to punch someone on the face.


I’m kind of surprised that a lot of readers loved this book. I have nothing against them. I absolutely respect their opinions, I’m fine with that. But still. . . I’m shocked.

Anyway, let me explain why I didn’t like this book.

You know what? I have never encountered a selfish, dumb, stupid, and selfish protagonist in my entire life. Until, I met Emma. She’s so. . . mean, disrespectful, annoying. *throws every negative adjectives* I get it, I get that she’s grieving, she’s hurt, she misses her mother so much, she’s angry. I get it, I do. I really do. But to the point that she’d rather kill her baby brother than see her dead mother on a life support for only a few weeks.



She kept on saying that her mother doesn’t even want the baby, listen you fucking bitch, if your mom really doesn’t want the baby she could have get an abortion but she didn’t because he loved Dan so much and your baby brother. And that’s the point Emma missed. And speaking of Dan, I feel sorry for him because of all the things Emma did to him. Emma thought Dan doesn’t love her and her mom, I’m like. . .


Is she fucking blind? Doesn’t she have feelings? Doesn’t she have eyes? ears? heart? EMOTIONS??!!!



Emma is absolutely fucking blind. Can’t she see that Dan loved her and her mother so much, he kept up with Emma, stayed with her, understand her even though Emma kept on shutting him off and disrespecting him. I mean, Dan could just leave her if he want to and just find someone to knocked up again but he didn’t because he loves Emma and her mom so much. I think Elizabeth tried to make Emma’s personality really angst-y, rebellious, heartbroken teenager that we’re supposed to pity, feel sorry or sympathize with but what came out is a selfish, pathetic, dumb bitch.

I’m so disgusted at Emma. So disgusted. I never felt this way. All I wanted to right now is kill her and dump her body in the ocean and just let the sharks eat her body. . Oh the pleasure. My hatred for her knows no bounds.

Also, I don’t care about the love interest because I smelled something that he too is like Emma. No. Give me a fucking break.

Is this book supposed to make me cry because it is sooooo emotional because dead mother, life’s falling apart, ‘selfish’ step dad because he wanted to keep his baby. . . Duh. Am I supposed to feel bad for Emma? Because life’s falling apart, dead mother, ‘selfish’ dad because he wanted to keep his baby. . .


Heartbeat is not an emotional, gut wrenching, heart-breaking novel. This book is just pure hatred, hatred, hatred, and hatred. I think that emotion has been passed on me, I mean, look at where am I now!!!!

And I don’t even care if Emma changed at the end (because I’ve read some reviews that she did) No, thank you, no flying fucks to give anymore. Even thinking about that is impossible. There’s too much anger on Emma’s heart that changing quickly is sooo unrealistic. And clearly. . .


You know what, I read a couple of bad books before but this book. . . Heartbeat is beyond bad. My first book of Elizabeth Scott and it was a disaster.


No stars for Heartbeat because this book doesn’t deserve any. . . for me

*Arc received via Edelweiss*


4 thoughts on “DNF Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

  1. I have read 4 of Elizabeth Scott’s books, the first book I read by her was Perfect You and I was not impressed (although I gave it 3 stars). When I read the description of this book I was a little ify, I waited a week to really decide if I wanted to add it to my TBR shelf. And I did, I’m now curious to read it to see what my reaction will be!

  2. Loved the rant, and the gifs xD I’ve read a few reviews for this book, and every single one agrees with you about Emma. I’ll be staying away now for sure, especially since I’m not in the mood for sad/angsty books.

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