Thursday 13 June 2019

Audio: The Secret of a heart note - Stacey Lee

Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 04-30-19
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
YA fiction
To review

What can I say, YA fic is just so fun in audio. Light, fun and they tend to be shorter. Perfect.

In this one we meet Mimosa, an aromateur. She spends her days mixing "potions, and taking care of flowers. And now she is even in High School.

Brief sidetrack. How on earth do they stay a float if they do not charge people?

And then her mum leaves on an assignment, and Mimosa makes a mistake fixing two people up. And meets Court, and falls in love.

But love witches can't fall in love, if will destroy their nose, and without a nose you can not work.

Also, no wonder there are not that many around, I am sure the stake took a lot.

I enjoyed it. Mimosa was nice, there was romance, drama, but all in good amounts.

The narration was well done and I easily fell into this world. She made me scent the flowers. She did well with different voices and made the story come alive

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, 16-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking - all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn't want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman's son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn't always a choice you can make.  


  1. I think YA is fun in print and on audio. This sounds really cute.

  2. Sounds light and fun, almost more like middle grade?

    1. Hmm, well she is 16, but you are right, it does feel more MG!

  3. Curious if she still gets to use her nose and be in love lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  4. That cover is cute, it reminds me of the 60's.

  5. Mimosa? what a fun name! lol

  6. These days I do 90% of my YA in audio - it's like they were made for this format. I think it makes some of the cliches seem less awkward and less obvious somehow, and a good narrator can just make the experience fly right by.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. They are SO made for this format! My latest print YA are all failures, but my audios ones are not. I can forgive so much more in audio

  7. This sounds nice and I like the flower theme.



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