The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

 

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Title: The Lovely Reckless
Author: Kami Garcia
Publisher: Imprint
Publication: October 4, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 384

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I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

review

Thank you to Impulse and Netgalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange of a honest review.

This book is such a pleasant surprise. It is very reminiscent of Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series, especially Crash Into You (which is my favorite book) and I love it! The story of two teens who come from different worlds finding a special connection with each other is one of my favorite stories and this was perfectly done.

The story surrounds Frankie Devereux after she witnessed her boyfriend Noah’s death right before her eyes. Suffering from PTSD, Frankie becomes a little reckless and has to move into a less “privileged” part of town with her father and enter a public school where she meets the sexy, passionate, and bad boy Marco Leone. The second Frankie meets Marco, an intense attraction begins and it’s all you need to realize that you need Marco as your next book boyfriend. I know I did. ❤

Frankie is one of my favorite characters. She suffers from PTSD and flashbacks from the night when Noah died. She is desperately trying to remember who killed Noah and she lets this haunt her for majority of the book. I just felt so much sympathy for her. She is lost. She doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere anymore. She has to move into her Dad’s place where she hasn’t had that great of a  relationship with in quite some time as a result of his job. Her mother is distant and pays more attention to her new husband and making Frankie who she wants Frankie to be rather than get to know her daughter. On top of all this, Frankie is trying to forget everything that is connected to Noah because it hurts her too much. That means trying to distant herself for her oldest friends. While I didn’t agree with Frankie’s decisions, I understood them. I loved Frankie’s development in this novel because it showed just how strong she is. She had to fight a hard battle trying to piece together what happened as well as save herself and learn who she now is. She took some risks and it was always for those she loved. She just wanted to do the right thing for the right reason.

Oh Marco, Marco, Marco. I was gushing so much over this beautiful soul. My heart broke a million times because of his story and the cards life dealt him, but you have to love his heart. His connection with Frankie is beautiful and the way he cares for his sister  will make you love him. I dare you not to fall in love with him. He is so protective of those he cares about and will do everything to protect them and it hurts because he won’t fight for himself. He feels just as lost as Frankie does, if not more. He thinks so poorly of himself that it’s heartbreaking!

“Marco will fight for his sister, for his friends, and I’m willing to bet hed fight to the ends of the earth for you. But he won’t fight for himself. He only sees one door, Frankie. He needs someone to show him the others ones.”

What I really liked about this book besides the intense relationship between Frankie and Marco was the friendships Frankie formed. This book wasn’t only about a love story. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t even really instalove (not really), but Frankie first developed a friendships with a girl from her class, Cruz and her new reconnected friendships with her older friends, Lex and Abel which was more important. She needed to know that she had people supporting her who can help her see the “other doors.”

Overall, this book is fantastic and quickly became one of my favorite contemporaries. It’s sexy, fast-paced, thrilling, and never a dull moment. I never cry while reading contemporaries, but this book made me bawl my eyes out. I felt so connected to these characters and so invested in their journeys. Thank you, Kami Garcia for writing such a beautiful, heartfelt story. It will stay in my heart forever.  

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This lovely book comes out tuesday! Make sure you grab your copy so we can fangirl together! 

Until next time,
Dee

WWW Wednesday #29 | April 27

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Hiiii everyone! How is everyone’s week going? Mine is going okay. Two of my most anticipated books came out yesterday and I am so bummed I can’t get them yet. MUST AVOID SPOILERS AT ALL COST! I am so scared lolz. Anyway! Time to update my reading progress!


THE W’S

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


#THATSAWRAP

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I honestly loved everything I read this week!

A Game of Thrones was fantastic!
I received an eARC of The Lovely Reckless and omg it was beautiful! I love this book so much! It doens’t come out until October so my review won’t be up until then,but I definitely will be reading it again closer to its release. If you loved Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry (specifically Crash into You) then you’ll like this book.
Pippa of Lauramore was such a random buy. BookBub had emailed me the daily deals and I saw this book was free and had princes so I got it. I am such a sucker for a prince. So I read it after I finished GoT and it was so adorable! It wasn’t the most complex or original, but it was exactly what I needed to read. It had a BUNCH of princes but only one prince and an archer fought over my heart (the archer won). I really enjoyed myself loz 😉
As for The Mirror and the Maze…MY POOR BABY KHALID! HIS PAIN! This just got me super anxious to read The Rose and the Dagger!


#CurrentlyReading

clashofkingsSynopsis

Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who held sway over and age of enforced peace are dead…victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert’s two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers.

A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and wartime. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel…and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors.

I didn’t want to pick this up because I wanted a break, but hey why not? I got the audiobook from Overdrive so…


#ComingUpNext

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It’s about time I finally pick this up. I am avoiding the trailer for the movie because I don’t want to be spoiled.

Have you read this book? Did you like it?

Until next time,
dee (2)

WWW Wednesday #28 | April 20

WWWWednesdayy

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. Man I am still in a funk and I am not active at all on my blog. I need to really get over this! I’m sorry guys, but thank you to those who have stuck with me. You guys are the best ❤

Well here goes nothing…


THE W’S

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


#thatsawrap

rebelspring  gathering  frozentides   winnerskiss

I had a pretty good reading week. I finished all of the Falling Kingdoms series (that’s been released thus far) and The Winner’s Kiss. I also picked up Saga Vol 1., Paper Girls Vol 1., and Daredevil Vol 1. I really liked everything except Paper Girls.

Rebel Spring: 4 stars
Gathering Darkness: 5 stars
Frozen Tides: 5 stars
If you want to read my thoughts on these books, I have a post where I give 5 reasons why this series is great and why you should pick them up. Check it out here.

The Winner’s Kiss: 5 stars
Review here
O
verall, I liked this book. I thought it was tame, but still entertaining. It was a good finale


#CurrentlyReading

GoT

Blurb:

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

I’m listening to this on audiobook lolz. But I am having fun reading it XD

Hopefully I finish this in the next couple days.


#ComingUpNext

thelovelyreckless

Blurb:

I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.
Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

I was so lucky to get an eARC copy of this book. I can’t wait to read it! Marie Lu tweeted it out that it was great and I trust her so I must read it 😀

Release date: October 4, 2016


Until next time,
dee (2)