Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas 5*
BLURB: Seventeen-year-old Retta Heikkinen is in love with a boy--a thoroughly gorgeous, captivating, and mysterious boy known as Hemingway. The situation is rather ideal: he likes her, she likes him. There's just one little problem.
He's a blue heart, an android.
Being in a relationship is its own complicated mess, but how long can a forbidden love last? Soon Retta discovers a secret that could destroy the uneasy truce between the blue hearts and humans, which makes life under the domes on Mars possible. Would exposing what she knows make things better or worse? And how can she know for certain without exposing the secret?
My Review: Fast paced, action packed, romantic are just some of the words that spring to mind when I try to define this book. The Heroine is quirky, serious and resolute and stands up for what she believes in. The Hero was different and was treated as such. This made me think of the way people discriminate against Gays today and I wondered if the author was trying to get a message across to the YAs who will mostly read her book. If she was then she chose a wonderful story to tell it in. If you like narrative that makes you think about people being people than this is for you. If you just like escapist Science Fiction with a lovely romance then this is for you too. Personally I think anyone who enjoys a good read will enjoy this on some level.