Nowhere But Home and Ten Tiny Breaths [thoughts: mini editions]

Nowhere But HomeNowhere But Home by Liza Palmer
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Release Date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Series: nope

Why I read this: This book was getting a lot of positive reviews and it sounded fun.

What it’s about: A woman who had a hard time growing up goes back home to Smalltown, Texas and tries to find herself, more or less.

How I feel about it: It was okay. I thought parts of it were incredibly dramatic and unrealistic. There was one major scene and I think a few others (it’s been a while since I read it) where private things happened in a largely public setting. Stuff like that makes me cringe. I mean, maybe it could happen and I’m sure even the drama can be bigger in Texas, but if stuff like that does happen in real life, I never want to find out. There was also some stuff with the Queenie’s job that was kind of sketchy, I am not sure on the rules of it at all but it seemed unrealistic. Plus, her reactions to some of the events that took place were too easy. The whole book felt too easy for me. The romance was predictable. HOWEVER: Overall it was light and enjoyable. Not a bad read, just not something I loved. It had some heartfelt, warm moments involving family and moving on from the past. I liked Queenie and her family, too.

Would I read it again? No, I don’t see myself wanting to revisit this story.

Would I recommend it? If you’re looking for something that might be kind of silly but with a lot of heart!

Do I plan on reading more by the author? I would read more of her work.

 Liza Palmer‘s website and twitter

Ten Tiny BreathsTen Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
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Release Date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Papoti Books
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1

Why I read this: I saw this book mentioned a lot. It seemed like an emotional New Adult book.

What it’s about: A woman and her young sister move to find a new life years after tragedy, I’m not sure how to explain this one well.

How I feel about it: I did not like this book. I didn’t even read all of it, I skimmed the end because I was curious. I feel like Kacey was written to seem so tough that she just lost her reality. She just came off as a caricature of the angry/hurt girl. I didn’t feel anything genuine from her character. The whole story also felt extremely dramatic, it felt like a fanfic. When the “twist” happened, I was just…completely turned off. I skimmed everything after that. Also, taking ten tiny breaths doesn’t seem like it would be very helpful. I don’t get it.

Would I read it again? No.

Would I recommend it? No, but if it sounds like a story you might like, go for it!

Do I plan on reading more by the author? I don’t think so, it’s not my type of writing.

K.A. Tucker‘s website and twitter

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9 thoughts on “Nowhere But Home and Ten Tiny Breaths [thoughts: mini editions]

  1. I keep seeing Ten Tiny Breaths, but I’ve refrained from adding it to my TBR list because my TBR list is already too long. I’m glad to hear that I’m not missing anything by reading it! I like that you’re giving these books you didn’t love a chance with these mini reviews! I think they do a good job of expressing if someone might like the book while letting readers know you weren’t the biggest fan and why 🙂

    • Most people seem to really love it, but there was just a lot about it that bugged me. I almost want to go search out reviews to see how people took one certain thing that really creeped me out! I mainly liked NBH, but there were so many SMALL things that added up. I meant to rate them and I think I’d give it 3 stars and TTB one, maybe. I don’t know, ratings are difficult. Thanks! Hopefully they are at least slightly helpful and not just complete rants =)

    • The cover is so pretty!! I read it on Overdrive so I didn’t get to see the cover much, sadly. It’s not a bad book at all, there were just so many small things that bugged me and added up. I think a lot of people mega-loved it and I feel like a minority for not!

  2. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy TTB. I really liked it but it was one of the first new adult books that I read. And I agree with above, the cover for Nowhere But Home is amazing. Enjoyed how you gave a quick run down of two books in one post.

    • Yes, I can’t tell if I was being too nit-picky with it or my mood was off or what. I don’t think the writing was my style anyway, and some of the gushy/fast relationship bugged me, and then the twist bothered me a lot. The cover for NBH is amazing, I definitely agree. Thanks, Jenn! =)

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