Sunday, September 22, 2019

Only A Breath Away by Katie McGarry

Only A Breath Away by Katie McGarry

E-book, 368 pages

Published January 22nd 2019 by Tor Teen

Goodreads Synopsis:


They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.

A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…



My Thoughts:
Warning: This book contains situations of abuse which may be a trigger.

The Cover:
I really liked the cover for this one. To me, it is very Katie McGarry-ish. A young couple, looking very in love. Looking at this cover, it is very believable that this is Scarlet and Jesse as they spent lots of time outside in the grass and the trees. But it does not hint at the darker side of this story.

The Plot:
I very much enjoyed the storyline of Only a Breath Apart, aside from the situations of abuse. But every story must have it's problems, right? That's what makes the story. The protagonists must overcome thier issues and suceed to achieve their happily ever after. Katie has again written an amazing story that keeps your reading even through difficult subjects.

The Characters:
Our characters in this story are very well written, each with flaws and features that make them real. I really like Jesse's friend V. She seems to be that kickass friend that everyone wants. One that will put you in your place when you deserve it or make a decision you might not like if she thinks it is in your best interest.

Was It Worth Reading?:
I really liked Only a Breath Apart. I felt that it was everything I have come to expect from Katie McGarry, and more. I love that Jesse and Scarlett were very much like Peter Pan and Tink as kids. But it illustrates the unfortunate truth that we all must grow up at some point. And some are forced to grow up faster due to difficult experiences. I give Only a Breath Away 5 out of 5 crossbows and recommend it to readers of YA romance and drama with the precautionary trigger warning.


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