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Open Heart: Second Year is the second book of the Open Heart series. It is alternatively known as Open Heart, Book 2. It succeeds its first book, Open Heart, Book 1 and is followed by Open Heart, Book 3.

Summary

It's a whole new year at Edenbrook Hospital. Are you ready to impress Dr. Ramsey's diagnostics team and meet your very own intern?

Chapters

Chapter 1: Prognosis

It's a whole new year at Edenbrook Hospital. Are you ready to impress Dr. Ramsey's diagnostics team and meet your very own intern?

Chapter 2: The Interns

The Governor is on her way to Edenbrook. Can you keep the new interns under control and impress her?

Chapter 3: What's Done Is Done

A new patient reminds you that the past has a nasty habit of showing back up when you least expect it.

Chapter 4: Blind Spot

You treat a painter stricken with sudden blindness as the fallout from your recent decision embroils the hospital.

Chapter 5: Influence

You bring a controversial new patient to be treated by the diagnostics team. Will Ethan agree to take the case?

Chapter 6: Buying Time

A wealthy patient makes you compete for his treatment. Will it have side effects outside the hospital?

Chapter 7: Wake-Up Call

You get a rare opportunity to win research funding for the hospital... but only if you can convince your anxious patient to play ball.

Chapter 8: Fair Game

Tensions between Edenbrook and Mass Kenmore reach fever pitch at the annual cross-town softball game.

Chapter 9: Undetected

You're presented with an opportunity to get even with Mass Kenmore... but are you going too far?

Chapter 10:

You've stolen a high profile case from Mass Kenmore... and won yourself a lot of attention in the process.

Gallery

Sneak Peeks

Pre-Book Sneak Peeks & Information

Miscellaneous

Promotional Video

Spoilers

  • The second book was hinted at in the penultimate chapter of Book 1.
  • On June 7, 2019, PB announced via their Insiders Email that a second book in the series was being worked on, thus officially confirming the book.[1]
  • On June, 20, 2019, it was revealed that in the update for the Choices App on this day, one of the new ads for the app features Ethan and a version of Your Character.
  • On July 22, 2019, PB teased that this book will come out either during Fall or Winter 2019.[2]
    • When asked to clarify if it's either Fall 2019 or Winter, they responded to Fearless Diva that they couldn't say at this time.[3]
  • On August 2, 2019, in their monthly newsletter, Choices Insiders, it was announced that this book along with HSS: Class Act, Book 3 and Save the Date will be released later this year.[4]
    • On August 2, PB confirmed again via a Q & A on Instagram that this book will come later in 2019.
  • On August 16, 2019, PB released a blogpost celebrating the three years anniversary of Choices in which they gave some information about upcoming books.[5]
    • In the blogpost, PB confirmed that this book will be launching in late 2019.
    • They also confirmed that we will be getting our own intern.
    • There will be more drama, romance & heartbreak in addition to more high-stakes cases.
  • On September 30, 2019, in their "1,000 Chapters and Counting" blog, PB teased high-profile cases for Your Character as well as challenges for your friends in this book.[6]
  • On November 8, 2019, in the November Choices Insiders, PB revealed the list of books they would wrap up 2019 with. Open Heart, Book 2 was not included in this list, thus revealing that the book would not be released until early 2020.[7]
  • On December 2, 2019, however, they replied that it comes out this winter and didn't state a release in 2020. They teased more information in the upcoming newsletter.[8]
  • In a December Choices Livestream, they revealed that the book would be out in February 2020.[9]
  • On December 13, 2019, the first sneak peek was included in this month's Choices Insiders.[10]
  • On December 20, 2019, PB released a blogpost about the book, along with a second sneak peek.[11]
    • In the blog, writers of the book discussed the new book and several plot points:
      • One of the writers, Jilly, is excited for MC and their friends to be a full-fledged doctor and all the drama that will come with that. She also shared that the stakes are literally life and death.
      • Luke, the lead writer, revealed that you and your friends will never be the same again after your second year.
  • On January 20, 2020, PB released a third sneak peek. [12]
  • On February 7, 2020, PB revealed in their monthly newsletter that this book would be released February 29th.[13]
    • A fourth sneak was included in the "Starting Off 2020" blog.[14]
  • On February 21, 2020, PB released the summary for chapter one.[15]
  • On February 24, 2020, PB released a teaser trailer with a link to the old Blog Post from December 2019 (see trivia point further above) for this book.[16]
  • On February 27, 2020, PB released a fifth sneak peek. [17]
  • On March 13, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 3.[18]
  • On March 20, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 4.[19]
  • On April 3, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 6.[20]
  • On April 10, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 7.[21]
  • On April 17, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 8.[22]
  • On April 18, 2020, PB announced a hiatus until the end of May to ensure the team's health and safety.[23]
  • On May 28, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 9.[24]
  • On June 5, 2020, PB released a PSA in which they state that OH is going on another hiatus.
    • They feel that due to the mature topics they had planned for this book, it would be insensitive to publish them at this time. Thus, the summary for Chapter 10 was taken down, and OH will return at a later date with new chapters.
    • All of this in reference to the current situation that is happening in the USA (and beyond), with both the Black Lives Matter movement having multiple peaceful protests in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of three cops and the Covid-19 pandemic at the same time.[25]
  • On June 10, 2020, PB released a PSA saying they've decided to put the book on pause while they add more content to expand the story and feature more beloved characters, and that they hope it'll be able to return in August.[26]
  • On June 18, 2020, in response to a player, PB confirmed that Open Heart will receive a third book. 

Trivia

  • Unlike Book 1, Book 2 will be released on Saturdays instead of Fridays.
  • Chapter 1 starts with a flashforward several months into the future, with Your Character attending the funeral of someone close to him/her. 
  • Chapter 7 advises player discretion, stating that this chapter depicts topics related to prescription drug abuse.
  • If you adopted a pet from Book 1, Aurora will make a reference to Dr. Dolittle in Chapter 8.


Click here for the walkthrough of this book: Open Heart: Second Year Choices

References

  1. https://mailchi.mp/771fcbd2a41c/the-royal-heir-and-summer-love?e=24f7afd6af
  2. https://www.pixelberrystudios.com/blog/2019/7/22/coming-up-in-august
  3. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1153413638998204416
  4. https://mailchi.mp/d434b8a8819e/the-royal-heir-and-summer-love-253117?e=3562e4a523
  5. https://www.pixelberrystudios.com/blog/2019/8/16/three-years-of-choices
  6. https://www.pixelberrystudios.com/blog/2019/9/30/1000-chapters-and-counting
  7. https://mailchi.mp/cd0766314a79/the-royal-heir-and-summer-love-12035225?e=365d4b19a6
  8. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1201692016888827905
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/Choices/comments/e72tt3/oh_coming_in_february/
  10. https://mailchi.mp/68adbf9f8976/the-royal-heir-and-summer-love-12056509?e=87a8aee2ef
  11. https://www.pixelberrystudios.com/blog/2019/12/20/open-heart-book-2
  12. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1219349210895732737
  13. https://mailchi.mp/e38a31669b2c/the-royal-heir-and-summer-love-12150729?e=87a8aee2ef
  14. https://www.pixelberrystudios.com/blog/2020/2/6/starting-off-2020
  15. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1231056158082785280
  16. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1232040084192595968
  17. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1233150726886625281
  18. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1238540624971923457
  19. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1241113634916491264
  20. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1246165798705643520
  21. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1248679690468016129
  22. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1251216632602599431
  23. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1251556200052899840
  24. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1266149788409610241
  25. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1268973781113925632
  26. https://twitter.com/PlayChoices/status/1270783616151216128
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