Thank you to Kari Lynn for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Starting off, I did not read the summary of Just Breathe that is on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. I had absolutely no clue what I was getting into. Like at all. Let's be honest now, I thought this book was contemporary YA based off the first chapter or so. I quickly learned this about the book:
So Ashlyn and Katie came in to the picture. I loved them as secondary characters. I'd kill for them to be my best friends, like really, it'd be absolutely fabulous. They were just always there for Keira and happy and like this:
So basically I love them.
Then David showed up. He was beautiful. He also ruined the slightly awkward incest ship I had going on with Keira and Justen. Thanks, David. Anyway I very much so welcomed David into my life.
I then began to not trust him. Keep in mind I had no clue this wasn't completely contemporary. I thought he was hurting her somehow purposely and judging her for her anxiety attacks.
But then some things happened that I'd talk about if you read the book, but I'm not the spoilers type of girl. I'd suggest you all read this book if you're into this whole paranormally contemporary stuff. I also would suggest reading it if you'd like to gain another fictional boyfriend (named David). This will basically be you by the end:
Well and there's a slight plot twist cliffhanger thing at the end that throws a wrench in everything, but shhhh...
Realistically this was not my favorite book. I liked it a lot, but I'd give it about 3.5-4 stars.
Two things that drove me absurd though:
1. The lack of contractions. It felt unnatural. Unless it's just a western PA thing, we use a lot of contractions in our everyday conversations. It made their conversations feel strained and formal. I can understand not using a lot of them in David's side of the conversation, but ugh, it just annoyed the crap out of me sometimes.
2. I got confused a lot on how much time has passed/where they were. There aren't like separators to show you time has passed, so we may be at a new setting or whatever. I'd just get confused sometimes because I thought it was still "today" but it turned out to be a week later or whatever.
Neither of those things are a big deal though, they just bothered me a bit, but the plot was awesome, and I just wanted to know what happened and "who" David actually was the entire time. You don't get a choice; you just keep reading.
SO you guys should go read Kari Lynn's wonderful book because I personally loved it. She's awesome and deserves a ton of support from awesome readers like you all! Go buy it on kindle or whatever! *attempts to glare until you give in* Awesome!