Series: Ten Tiny Breaths

Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

Posted July 4, 2014 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

There are very few authors that I know are going to be on my list of favorites after reading just one book, K.A. Tucker is one of those people who managed to do that. Half way through reading my first book of hers I knew hands down, without a doubt, that her writing put her at the top of my favorites list. Her latest release, Five Ways to Fall, is no exception to this rule (although I am completely reading this series ridiculously out of order). So here’s why K.A. Tucker is one of my favorites, and it sounds so simple, but I’m sure its actually quite difficult to master: she writes in such a way that it just feels effortless, like you are sitting down and having a long conversation with a close friend when you read one of her book. Her books make me laugh out loud, butterflies swarm in my stomach, gasp at sad parts, and all in all just become immersed in the book (P.S. thanks again for another sleepless night, I should know better than to start a book at midnight, it’s now 5 a.m. and I’m writing this review, ain’t no rest for the wicked though). Five Ways to Fall had me going through all the same emotions with completely different characters, who I fell in love with just as much as the characters from the last book. So I love Reese. In some ways she kind of reminds me of myself, and in other ways she […]

One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Posted May 13, 2014 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Okay first initial thoughts after reading this book… why haven’t a read more of this author! Seriously though, I loved this book. Like really loved it. Here are the two main reasons why 1) I laughed so much during this book, that my Boxer who normally sleeps in my lap while I read got so annoyed that she left and 2) The narrative itself felt like one long conversation with an old friend. I felt like I could have been Livie, or that Livie could have been my best friend. I mean really, it was like I knew this girl. If all of Tucker’s books have this same tone then I want to read every last one of them, like seriously, reader for life here. So now for the specifics of the book. Livie is amazingly sheltered, well sheltered is the wrong word, because she has certainly see her fair share of things, but just because she was exposed to thing doesn’t mean she actually did them herself. Her sister (and therapist) manages to get Livie to start coming out of her shell the summer before she gets to college, and then on her first week at Princeton, her sister takes her to a toga party, she gets smashed, ends up with a tattoo, and a becomes forever intertwined with a guy who called her Irish. I loved Livie, yes she was experiencing a lot of things for the first time in the book, but she never came off as […]