ROMANTIC YA CONTEMPORARY: All This Time Review

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.

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My Rating: 4/5 Stars 

My Thoughts: 

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. 

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