Title: All This Time
Author: Rachael Lippincott & Mikki Daughtry
Publication: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Teen & YA Fiction
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
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.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Having been a huge fan of Five Feet Apart, I knew I had to read All This Time and see what other wonderful story Daughtry and Lippincott came up with this time. I was not disappointed.
This story is such a good read. It’s fast too. It follows Kyle as his life is completely upended on graduation night. He has to bounce back from loss in many forms and find out who he is and who he wants to become. He finds a little help along the way.
Kyle’s character is so open. I love how hard he loves and how deeply he cares about his friends and girlfriend from the immediate start. I actually wonder if some feel that as smothering at times. And when everything he had planned out for himself is ripped away, he does not know what to do. This book takes you to a very dark place and Daughtry and Lippincott write it so well, as proven in their first novel. This book covers all that dirty stuff people don’t want to talk about. Depression. Anxiety. Grief. Heartache. It’s the hard stuff and not the feel good stuff, but this book rips you up with it. I love the side characters and was super suspicious of Marley in the beginning. Her character was a breath of fresh air though. She reminded me of some of my friends.
Overall this book was great. I devoured it and would read it again today. The characters are these thick, juicy onions with layers of personality to peal back, the plot line is rich and gritty, and its absolutely not what you expect most of the book. What a rollercoaster of emotions this caused! Definitely pick up a copy and see for yourself.
STAR RATING: 5/5
Pick up your copy of All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. Check out our review of their previous book, Five Feet Apart, HERE.