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Only a Breath Apart Hardcover – 22 Jan 2019
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Okay. So, I had an idea of what I was getting into when I dove into this baby, but Whoa. Things get quite heavy, distressing and even disturbing at times and yet all of that upheaval was tempered by sweet moments and a whole lot of grit and heart and a feeling of hope that kept me turning the pages until the very end.
I really liked Jesse and Scarlett. I did. They were very much teens on the cusp of young adulthood, trying to figure out who they are and what their next steps in life were going to be. Unfortunately they both have way more on their plates than just passing tests and writing papers and watching them both struggle against all they’d ever known and believed was all at once heartbreaking and yet the sense of hope that things would work out for both of them was strong.
As for their journey. It was all kinds of sweet, second chance romance and I honestly enjoyed watching as they worked through what happened in the past and learned to trust each other again, or in their cases, more than they had before their friendship fractured and I liked where they were at, separately and together, when the book ended.
This is my first read by the author and I really enjoyed it. The writing was engaging, pacing good and dual first person POV was well done. As I said, things in this one get quite heavy, and uncomfortable, with the issues that both Jesse and Scarlett deal with but they were realistic and I like the way everything was handled. As for the secondary cast of characters, some I liked, some I wanted to Gibbs smack while some I wanted to hurt, but they definitely gave depth to the story and made things feel real. Glory was my favorite and I really enjoyed how she looked at and utilized her psychic abilities.
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
This book was somehow exactly what I was expecting and not what I was expecting at all. It had the elements of a McGarry book (hardships, tough choices, realistic compromises) but also another fairly heavy layer of mysticism that I wasn't sure what to do with at first.
Scarlett and Jesse broke my heart, they both were subjected to impossible circumstances that didn't have clean outcomes, no matter what happened. They were surrounded by people but alone in the world but it was nice for them to find each other again. I loved their history and what they meant to each other.
The thing that took me while to come around on was the fortune teller/psychic/whatever-Glory-was. At first it seemed like Glory's fortune telling was just an interesting bit of foreshadowing, and it was, but Glory and her skills kept resurfacing over and over again. At first no one really took her seriously but Scarlett seemed to put more faith into Glory's readings as time went on. After some time though, I came around on Glory. It seemed like she showed up at crucial times to keep the story moving and to build suspense. It was hard not to let my own skepticism get in the way of enjoying a good story but Glory was endearing and her involvement kept the story moving along.
I've really missed Katie's books. It's been too long since I've read one and they're always so nice to come back to.
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