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All This Time
Authors(s): Mikki Daughtry & Rachael Lippincott
Publication Date: September 29, 2020
Edition: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook; 336 pgs
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
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Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The Summary

From the team behind #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance that asks: Can you find true love after losing everything?

Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends—literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand.

Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. And when their paths cross, Kyle sees in her all the unspoken things he’s feeling.

As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other’s wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can’t shake the sense that he’s headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he’s started to put it back together.

And he’s right.
My Review

By the same author duo of the NYT Bestseller Five Feet Apart comes another love story faced with tragedy. 

This book was unexpected for me, and I have mixed feelings.  I think that readers expecting a light romance will be disappointed, as it is not light in subject matter.  There is grief, death, and isolation trigger warnings needed for this book.  The cover would make you think that is happy-go-lucky, but it is not.

Now at the same time, readers who want just a hard-hitting contemporary dealing with the above mentioned issues, will also be disappointed because there are fantastical elements to this story, giving the read a fairytale quality.

This duality is ultimately what made me, personally, not get into the story as much for me.  The beginning is both tragic and perfect all at the same time.  Then comes the narrative twist, and you are thrown back out of this world you've already hunkered down in.  It was jarring, and where it happens in the overall plot of the book makes the last half feel rushed.

As far as the characters go, they are surface level at first, but the reader sees growth, especially in the main character, Kyle's case.  He does grow as a person, but still relays on others to make himself happy.  But, I definitely knew a couple Kyles in high school, so his characterization is accurate.  And, then there is Marley, the sad pixie dream girl.  I have a soft spot for pixie dream girls, so I really loved her.  But when the reader sees her only through Kyle's eyes, she is a little too "quirky and perfect".

Overall, this book was enjoyable, and the pacing made me move through the story quickly.  Also, I really wasn't expecting the major shift in plot, so that was nice that it was surprising.  A solid second book from this author duo.  Their fans will love it, and I think readers looking for a contemporary romance that has a duality will enjoy it too.

Final Rating

About the Authors

Mikki Daughtry graduated from Brenau University, where she studied theatre arts. She is a screenwriter and novelist living in Los Angeles and is one of the authors of the New York Times #1 bestseller Five Feet Apart. When she’s not writing, she is watching old black and white movies, listening to Doris Day on repeat, or reading ancient Greek plays. The classics. Always. 

Rachael Lippincott was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, splitting her time between writing and running a food truck with her partner.

Her debut novel, Five Feet Apart, is a #1 NYT Bestseller.

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