Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Tor Teen (January 22, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.
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.
Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other. But as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…
Only a Breath Apart will have you wrapped up in its pages after the very first heartbreaking, heart wrenching, chapter and it will only get worse as the story goes.
You will be consumed by it, not wanting to put it down for a moment. You will be wrapped up in the characters lives and need to know more, need to know that some how, some way, everything will be okay. That there will be a happy ending by the end. That these characters you have come to not only care about but truly love, will be more than okay, they will have everything they have ever wanted and everything they never knew they needed.
McGarry has always stunned me with her writing but I think, with Only a Breath Apart, she has truly outdone herself.
I didn't want to put this down and it hit so many emotions for me. From the tough subject matters, right down to the touching romance, it just did it all.
Truly one that will not only leave you with a book hanger when you are done but will have you still thinking about it days later. One that stands out and one of her best stories yet.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*