Wednesday, January 23, 2019

NEW BOOK REVIEW with GIVEAWAY! ONLY A BREATH APART by Katie McGarry is now available!

"Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, Only A Breath Apart is a beautiful, well-told, inspirational story..." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Only A Breath Apart
AUTHOR: Katie McGarry
AGE GROUP: Young Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 368

RATING: 5 Stars!

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…

REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


The Review: 
I know any time I pick up a Katie McGarry novel, I’m in for a treat I’ll enjoy time and again. I’ve been a huge fan since her first publication, Pushing the Limits. I’ve read that book so many times, it’s embarrassing. And though I’ve taken huge pleasure in many of her books since, I think Only A Breath Apart is her VERY BEST so far!

This book slayed me!

Jesse Lachlin believes he’s cursed, and in order to keep himself safe, he must follow two rules. Don’t love and stay on the land. That’s what his mother taught him from an early age and for most of his young adult life, he believed it. He even went so far as to give up the one person he loved most, but now he needs her help or he’ll lose the only thing he has left - his land.

Scarlett Copeland has been betrayed by the people closest to her. It started with the love she thought was supposed to be protective and unconditional but turned acidic and violent. Her second betrayal was when the boy she called her best friend, turned his back on her. Now they need each other in order to move forward but Scarlett’s secrets are buried deep, and she’s not sure she can trust, let alone have faith in the boy who crushed her all those years ago.

What a ride! This book ... from the moment it opens up, I was hooked, consumed, enthralled ... you name it. If it meant being glued to the pages and not becoming part of the real world until the last page was read, that’s what I did!

Jesse was a breath of fresh air. I adored his character. Salt of the earth, down to his soul - Jesse Lachlin was pure goodness. He had some very adult decision to make and my heart just broke for him at every turn. Life had dealt him a crappy hand but it also gave him love and understanding when he needed it most. He was encircled by a support system he needed when it all came crashing down and I loved how he and his friends were written.

Scarlett, aka Tink, was a bright light in the middle of some very dark situations. Even though her life was spiraling out of control, I LOVED this girls strength. Her compassion, her zest for life and her love for herself and her family were inspiring. This author knows how to write a phenomenal hero, but she also knows how to write an equally praiseworthy heroine.

And as always, this author gives us a surrounding cast that’s more than just background work. They are an intricate part of the story that breathes color, life, and artistry to an already impressive canvas. I delighted in the scenes with Glory as she weaves a little woo-woo mystic into the story, and I very much enjoyed the “band of misfits” in Tink and Peter Pans circle. I hope we see more of them later on.

The Wrap Up: 
Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, Only A Breath Apart is a beautiful, well-told, inspirational story about courage and hope, about growing up, about learning to love and to trust, even after life has given you reason to do neither. It’s also about learning to love yourself, find your true self and even when you feel lost, learning there is more than one path in finding your happiness.

The writing was stunningly brilliant. The characters were hauntingly unforgettable. The story was charming and poignant. And the ending was absolute perfection.

Five huge stars for Only A Breath Apart!

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Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, and the upcoming YA novel, ONLY A BREATH APART.

Her novels have received starred reviews, critical acclaim and have won multiple awards including being a multiple Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for YA Fiction, multiple RT Magazine's Reviewer's Choice Award Finalist for Best YA Fiction, including a win in the category, and she was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.

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Twitter: @katiemcgarry






The author is giving away ...
* $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    1. You're most welcome and thank you for having me on the tour! LOVED THIS BOOK! Thanks for stopping by!


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