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Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Kami Garcia’s The Lovely Reckless. I’ve loved Kami’s previous work and simply could not wait to read this contemporary novel from her. It’s actually one of the few YA books I read this summer because I just couldn’t wait anymore!
About the Book:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption…
Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad―an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.
Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him . . . and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?
Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.
The Lovely Reckless was exactly the book I wanted it to be! As I mentioned before, it’s one of the few YA books I read this summer. I was just in such a weird YA slump. I didn’t want to read anything but adult and new adult romances. This book totally broke me of that!
Frankie’s story really drew me in. I was interested in how drastically her life was changing and how she would adapt to everything. I wanted to know more about how she ended up in the situation she was in. Watching her relationships with other characters develop really kept my attention. There was just something about her that I connected with (even though I have very little in common with her!)
I was quickly caught up in Marco’s world as well! His life is so different from Frankie’s. He’s carrying so much at such a young age. I really enjoyed getting to know more about him as Frankie did. And the chemistry between the two! I really enjoyed that!
I loved how intense everything in this book was. From the fast pace of the story to the sizzling romance… it made the pages fly by. I simply could not stop reading. Kami Garcia knows how to tell a story!
“A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself―all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” ―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series
“A perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense.” ―Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Problem With Forever
“The Lovely Reckless is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns and a love story that will melt your heart!” ―Katie McGarry, award-winning author of Nowhere But Here
“Kami Garcia has moved into bold, new territory, and the results are spectacular. I was hooked from the first chapter!” ―Richelle Mead, New York Times Bestselling Author of Vampire Academy series
“Rip-roaring and hyper-real, Kami outdoes herself.” ―Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Part of the Forest
About the Author:
Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016, followed by THE X-FILESORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, a novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com and on Twitter and Instagram @kamigarcia.