is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings
, to spotlight and discuss books you’re excited about that you have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.
What am I waiting on this week?
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry.
Why am I waiting?
Firstly, Tor Teen isn’t publishing this book until the 22nd January! Secondly, I love the sound of the tragic ‘curse’ – this book has Maggie Steifvater vibes written all over it… (Another favourite author of mine.)
What do you need to know about its author?
Ever since I read Katie McGarry’s debut novel ‘Pushing the Limits
‘ this author has been blowing me away with her YA romances. Sadly, for family reasons
, she won’t be able to do much promotion for this book on her own in the coming months…
Okay, so what does the publisher’s synopsis say?
Jesse Lachlin is cursed…
So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in 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, Scarlett Copeland.
Scarlett Copeland is psychic…
Glory Gardner tells Scarlett she has hidden psychic abilities, but Scarlett thinks Glory is delusional. What is real is Scarlett’s father’s irrational fears, controlling attitude, and the dark secrets at home. Scarlett may have a way to escape, but there’s a hitch: she’ll have to rely on the one person she used to trust, the same boy who broke her heart, Jesse Lachlin.
I really love this series!! (I wasn’t that happy with the Noah/Ecco sequel though, so let’s just pretend that book never happened…) And ‘Chasing Impossible‘ was no exception. It’s got romance, intrigue, thriller-bits, giggly comedic-bits, young people trying to figure out who they are bits and great friendships.
Being inside of Abby’s world and rather original mind was something else.
“If horses were easy to get back on, then cars would have never been invented and we’d all have a huge family pet that lived in the garage. But that’s not how the world turned out.”
Abby’s just as fun an MC as I always thought she would be and just as complicated.
Her sassy banter kept me smiling, even in the darkest parts of the novel:
“[Speak] English, boys. Preferably full sentences with nouns and verbs. They teach it in school. Every year. No matter how much it blows.”
I liked the dual Logan-Abby POV chapters and ‘daredevil’ Logan is pretty much ‘crazy’ Abby’s perfect match. Logan has own super-secret and his feelings for Abby actually help him to deal with it – now as I’m keeping this a spoiler free review, I shall say no more on the topic.
I did appreciate how important family was to Logan, but he clearly needed to take charge of himself… and he does that over the course of the story.
Logan: “Not liking who I’ve become [dad] and telling me I don’t know who I am are two different things.”
These two gave me all the feels.
Read it! Read it!