Today is my favourite day. I have a circle and drawn hearts on the date in my calendar. HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO KATIE MCGARRY AND LONG WAY HOME! Bring on the party hats and cake. It is celebration time. It is the release of Long Way Home by Katie McGarry. The Final installment of the Nowhere but here series. Teenagers in motorcycle clubs. family. Loyalty. Complicated Past. Relationships. Love. Emily and Oz. Razor (Thomas) and Breanna. Now, Chevy and Violet. I am dancing around, and throwing glitter everywhere ! Her words are beautiful and will hit you deep in the chest. You will follow the journey of the characters as they go through trails and errors of their life. You will fall in love, you will cry, you will break and heal. I love this series, I read the Thunder road series at least 50 times. When I need a pick me up, Thunder roads series is my medicine. When I need to laugh, I reread Oz and Emily rants, when I need a swooooon over scence, Razor got it taken care of.
I have been reading Katie McGarry since her first novel Pushing the Limits released in 2011.
This has been my anticipated novel of 2017. I literally cannot even contain my excitement. I really believe Katie has come a long way to creating such realistic, raw, and moving novels, with great character development. I love how she brings in different aspects of teenagers trying to find their place in the world. I am really bittersweet. I do not want the series to be over, but good things always come to an end.
Since my book will not be arriving until after Jan 31 st (Something with shipping) I I cannot give my full opinion and thoughts. However, I did get the chance to have read the first 60 pages. My thoughts and opinion from it is WHOA ! Mind Blown! Katie already making me teary. Chevy and Violet are literally the most stubborn and amiable people you ever going to encounter.They have a painful history. We do not know most of their relationship. All we know is that it was intense. They truly loved - still love each other. That love between the two of them is radioactive that putting the two together will cause disaster. Violet is breaking Chevy and Chevy is breaking Violet. They do not know how to be around each other without making the other feel like a jerk or vile. Pulling each others strings. Violet is struggling to keep her broken family away from Reign of Terror (Motorcycle club) that her family used to be involved with until her father tragically was killed during a night. She lost trust and faith. She lost Chevy. Her character is fierce. She is bold and does not let others get in her way. She loves feriecy, her brother and Chevy. Chevy is a cinnamon bun. He smart, thoughtful and protective. He always has a trick up his sleeve. He battling with two choices. Unsure what to do. He is struggling to keep people what they think is best for him, he cannot think what is best for him. When life pushes Chevy and Violet together, they will have to decide what path to take.
I really hope you pick up your copy of Long Way Home, links are below and read a tease of the first chapter!
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LONG WAY HOME Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.
It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
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"An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page."
—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge
CHEVY The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hangs out from the top of my folder: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both. Story of my life.
According to my football coach, I chose wrongly on the two crap paths I had to face last week. I just ran into Coach on the way to English, and he ripped into me for my sorry decision-making skills when it came to me choosing to stand up for the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club instead of a member of my football team.
I didn’t just get my ass chewed out, his tirade made me late for English with no tardy note. Which is great since my English teacher hates late students like I hate riding my motorcycle in forty degree weather while it rains.
I round the corner, then peek through the small window on the door of my class. Ms. Whitlock stands in front of her desk in her patented white button-down shirt, gray pencil skirt, and dark-rimmed glasses.
From the back row, my best friend Razor meets my eyes and shakes his head. Damn. That means she’s in one of her moods where she’s refusing to let anyone in. I’m not a tail-tucked-between-my-legs type of guy, but this lady is one of the few who can reduce me to begging.
If she doesn’t let me in, then she’ll mark me as absent, the front office will think I skipped, and that means I won’t be able to play at tonight’s football game. The window rattles when I knock.
The entire class turns their heads in my direction, but Ms. Whitlock doesn’t. The muscles in my neck tighten. She is one of the hardest core people I know and my grandfather is the president of a motorcycle club.
That says something. She starts for the white board and I knock on the door again. This time, Ms. Whitlock does look my way and she grants me the type of glare reserved for people who kick puppies. I got it. I’m late. I’m the scum of humanity, so let my ass in so I can play football.
There’s this guy in my club, Pigpen. He’s about the same age as Ms. Whitlock, late twenties, and he’s a walking hard-on for this woman even though she would never give him the time of day. He practically runs into walls when she’s around because he’s too focused on checking her out. I don’t see gorgeous—all I see is seriously pissed off and the person standing between me and playing. Ms. Whitlock points at the clock over her desk. She’s telling me I can wait. If I’m lucky, she’ll open the door after the quiz that I’ll receive a zero on.
If I’m not so lucky, she won’t open the door at all. Two pathetic paths and I could only travel one. Nowhere in that stupid poem did it mention there was good and bad to both paths and that sometimes it’s best not to choose, but to set up camp at the fork and do nothing at all.
I slam my hand into the nearest locker, almost relishing the sting. “Feel better?” A glance across the hallway and I freeze. Doesn’t matter how many times I see her in a day, she still manages to take my breath away.
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Katie McGarry Bio:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, NOWHERE BUT HERE, and WALK THE EDGE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.