Summary (from the publisher):
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 Rating: 4/5 Stars
I’ve been making my way BACK to my one true love, YA contemporary, in August & September, which led me to pick up Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott’s upcoming release, All This Time. I haven’t yet read their absolute hit, Five Feet Apart, but maybe I will soon because I so easily fell into their second book! All This Time follows Kyle’s worst nightmare turned true. As high school sweethearts Kyle and Kimberley break up on the night of their graduation, they get into a car accident. When Kyle wakes up from his brain injury, he finds out Kimberley died in the accident. Kyle struggles with his pain and grief, feeling like no one can possibly understand what he’s going through, except for Marley, a girl who’s suffering from a loss of her own. Despite that Kyle works through his grief with Marley by his side, he can’t help but feel that everything can’t be as right as it seems.
All This Time reminded me of why I fell in love with YA contemporary & romances. This book would’ve been one of my favorite reads back in high school because it just speaks so much to first love and heartbreak. Kyle’s story of course takes on very tragic and somber tone, but Mikki Daughty and Rachel Lippincott’s writing style was very easy to fall into. I read the book in 2 or 3 sittings, but I definitely recommend breezing through this one on a cozy night in this fall. It’s also had been a while since I read a YA with a male protagonist or narrated by the lead male character, but I think Kyle’s storytelling was very relatable to anyone who’s suffered from loss or going through first love.
I don’t want want to be too spoilery, but I had a sneaky suspicion that everything wasn’t as it seemed when it came to Marley and Kyle. I didn’t have any particular feelings for Marley or feel any particular connection between the two, which I think led to my suspicion. I somewhat saw the climax coming, but I was actually wrong about my prediction- and the twists didn’t stop from there. This book left me thinking throughout, & it was refreshing it that sense. The book’s storytelling and fairy-tale feel made more sense towards the end. All This Time is the type of read that readers will either love for its romance, wanting Kyle and the other characters to have their happily ever after, or cause some eye-rolling over the twists. Nevertheless, I think All This Time will keep readers hooked until the very end. Like Five Feet Apart, I could so see All This Time being adapted into a film!
This book was provided by the publisher & through Rockstar Book Tours in exchange for review. By no means did this affect my thoughts & opinions.
About Mikki Daughtry:
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.
About Rachael Lippincott:
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.
3 lucky winners will win a finished copy of ALL THIS TIME, US Only. Enter here.
ALL THIS TIME Tour Schedule:
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|9/7/2020||Two Chicks on Books||Spotlight|
|9/8/2020||Jazzy Book Reviews||Spotlight|
|9/9/2020||YA Books Central||Spotlight|
|9/9/2020||Lifestyle of Me||Review|
|9/10/2020||Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories||Review|
|9/11/2020||Do You Dog-ear?||Review|
|9/11/2020||The Desert Bibliophile||Review|
|9/14/2020||Pages and Pugs||Spotlight|
|9/14/2020||The Bookwyrm’s Den||Review|
|9/15/2020||The Pages In-Between||Review|
|9/17/2020||The Book View||Review|
|9/17/2020||Jotted by Jena||Spotlight|
|9/18/2020||What A Nerd Girl Says||Review|
|9/22/2020||The Clever Reader||Review|
|9/23/2020||Gimme The Scoop Reviews||Review|
|9/28/2020||Sometimes Leelynn Reads||Review|
|9/28/2020||Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers||Review|
|9/30/2020||The Mind of a Book Dragon||Review|
|9/30/2020||A Gingerly Review||Review|
|10/1/2020||Smada’s Book Smack||Review|
|10/1/2020||Eli to the nth||Review|
|10/2/2020||Becky on Books||Review|
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