Trailer Reveal: Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby + Giveaway (US Only)



Hello, YABCers! We’re bringing you a different kind of reveal today!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the trailer reveal for THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby, releasing April 21, 2015 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the trailer, here’s a note from Jessi:


I’m so very excited to share the Things We Know By Heart trailer with you! I think it captures the feel of the book just perfectly, and for that I have to thank Justin McCaskill and his mad editing skills. We all know a trailer would be nothing without the music, so I also owe a huge thank you to my dear friend Matt Baradat, who watched this a million times, guitar in hand, and came up with a song that fits, beat for beat. Hope you all enjoy! 


~ Jessi Kirby (THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART, HarperTeen)



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by Jessi Kirby
Release date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062299433
About the Book


In this unforgettable teen romance that fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti will devour, Quinn Sullivan falls for the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, forming an unexpected connection that will leave readers utterly breathless.
After Quinn’s boyfriend, Trent, dies in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the fragments of her now-unrecognizable life. But whoever received Trent’s heart has mysteriously remained silent. The essence of a person, Quinn has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then in a way she still has a piece of him.
Risking everything to find peace once and for all, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost . . . and all that remains at stake.


b2ap3_thumbnail_Author-Photo.jpgAbout the Author

​​Jessi Kirby was born and raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. She earned her BA in English Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and went on to become a middle and high school English teacher. In addition to writing, Jessi works full time as a middle school librarian in Orange County, CA, where she lives with her husband and two children. 


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Giveaway Details

Three winners will each receive a signed copy of THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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What do you think about the trailer?

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32 thoughts on “Trailer Reveal: Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Lia says:

    From the trailer (which looks like a movie trailer btw; beautiful shots!), the book seems heart wrenching. So excited for this one!

  2. Andrea H says:

    The trailer is lovely. I really liked the music.

  3. Andrea says:

    The trailer is lovely. I liked the music.

  4. Andrea says:

    The trailer is lovely. I liked the music.

  5. Andrea says:

    The trailer is lovely. I like the music.

  6. Vivien says:

    It’s beautiful! Cannot wait to read it.

  7. Jéla Lewter says:

    I usually loathe book trailers. Not all, but the ones that contain cheesy acting and weak narration. Thankfully, this one wasn’t like that! I’ve wanted to read this book for a long while now and instead of dissuading me I feel even more anxious to get my hands on it. This trailer was a job well done! I can tell this will be a beautiful heartfelt story. Lol yes pun intended 🙂

  8. Jéla Lewter says:

    I usually loathe book trailers. Not all, but the ones that feature cheesy acting and weak narration. Thankfully this trailer wasn’t like that! I’ve wanted to read this book for a long while now and instead of dissuading me, like some book trailers do, I’m even more anxious to get my hands on it! This trailer was a job well done I can tell this will be a heartfelt story. Lol yes pun intended 🙂

  9. Amanda says:

    I think the only word to describe the trailer is [i]lovely.[/i]

  10. Andrew says:

    I like how the trailer isn’t just a slideshow, and the font looks gorgeous too!

  11. Bri says:

    I really liked the trailer! It made me super excited for the book, and now I can’t wait!:p

  12. Ana says:

    I thought the trailer was very moving, because i felt like I could relate to it and the music wasn’t loud but soft and peaceful which gave me a bittersweet vibe. Overall the trailer was EPIC!!!

  13. Tarah says:

    I like this trailer! 😀

  14. Tiffany Chhuor says:

    This trailer was extremely well thought out and truly expressed what this story has in a simplistic yet symbolic one minute video. After listening to the first chapter audio and taking a look at the trailer, I saw the strong symbolic correlations right away. The definition of the heart was a perfect way of starting off the trailer since Quinn works hard to try to discover the person with Trent’s heart. A couple running down right through the sunset just how Quinn wishes she can do this one more time with Trent. The glass representing the heartache that Quinn experiences and accident that Trent went through his junior year. The beating of the heart and the heart itself represents something that no one else can replicate. Quinn wrote letters to those who received transplants since Trent was a organ doner and she hoped that they would respond and notice her just like how Trent did. Within the end of the audio of the first chapter, Trent was holding a sunflower taller than Quinn and the trailer ended with a couple sharing a kiss under the sun. Quinn longed for that last kiss that could never happen again. Overall, this trailer was a great portrayal of this story in a quick trailer. Jessi Kirby really captured me since all these events are part of a teen’s life whether it’d be falling in love or sometimes having to experience heartbreak in the hardest ways. Awesome music to go along with it as well!

  15. bn100 says:

    was interesting

  16. Cynthia says:

    The trailer definitely makes me want to read the book. What can I say? I’m a sucker for romance.

  17. brittani adams says:

    I thought the book sounded great but glad to watch the trailer it made it even better sounding. I like the whole trailer.

  18. Cindy says:

    The trailer was gorgeous and interesting. even more, if that’s possible.

  19. Danielle D. says:

    I loved the trailer! The colors were beautiful and I loved the clips that were used in it!

  20. Beautiful trailer and makes me want to read the book even more!

  21. Alyssa says:

    I believe the trailer was beautiful and the book will be even better.

  22. adreana says:

    excited for it!

  23. Laquesha says:

    The music, the photographer, everything about this trailer was beautiful but…I saw it before I read the synopsis of the novel and to be honest, I don’t feel like the two were very well connected. I didn’t get the whole heart donation aspect of the novel from the trailer so in that way, I don’t think it was very effective. Kudos to whoever put this together though, it flowed very nicely.

  24. Raquel says:

    Awwww that trailer was so sweet! I loved the song in the background! I’m definitely dying to read the book!

  25. Kim says:

    I had no idea what the book was going to be about, but I loved her first two so was excited nonetheless. I loved the trailer because now I know the mood of the book before I dive in and cannot wait to read!

  26. Dan Denman says:

    I like the trailer. The music, text, and pictures all add nice touches.

  27. Charm Sunga says:

    Wow! I feel so excited already from watching this trailer! Makes me want it to be a movie already even though I haven’t read the book yet!

  28. Stacy says:

    I don’t read much contemporary but the trailer makes me want to read this book!

  29. jessica says:

    I thought that the trailer was very cute. It described the book very well and the pictures in it were beautiful.

  30. rebecca says:

    i generally dislike booktrailers but i love this one

  31. Michelle Lee says:

    I thought the trailer was really nice! Really loved the definition in the beginning and the nature scenes! Thank you for this amazing chance! 🙂

  32. Devyn B. says:

    I normally don’t like book trailers but this one was an exception. It was well filmed and detailed but didn’t give away the whole story.

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