Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Genres: Family, Friendship, Love & Romance, New Adult, Social Issues
Four years after losing her parents, best friend, and boyfriend in a drunk driving accident, twenty-year-old Kacey Cleary runs away to begin a new life in Miami. Hardened by the tragedy, she’s determined to keep everyone at a distance—until she meets an irresistible and mysterious neighbor who is determined to melt the ice over her heart.
As some of you know, I dislike new adult, but the hype made me curious. My overall feelings about TEN TINY BREATHS are mixed. The part of me that just sits down to enjoy a novel would give it five stars, but the side that notices things like the poor portrayal of PTSD and a main character who shames other women would give it less.
“No human can bury their past indefinitely.
It’s only a matter of time before you crack.”
TEN TINY BREATHS does talk about some important issues but sometimes the message comes out wrong. There is a lot of judgment of women, whether it be by the males in the book or the main character herself and the humor can sometimes be inappropriate and cruel. However, there are parts about learning to come to terms with things like loss and beginning to accept yourself too.
Characters in a gif:
Trent is… Wow, how to describe Trent. Well, in the book, he is basically described as the perfect guy. And I was all in, he seemed great: nice, handsome, sympathetic to Kacey, caring, and open. Then BAM! TWIST. A twist that I did not see coming at all. Probably should have, but that was great.
But then there was A.T.: After Twist. A.T. was a period of the book towards the end that really brought it down for me. There were some things about therapy portrayed that I did not like at all, as well as the believability of how Kacey was “healed.” And the ending wasn’t what I expected at all, especially after the truth came out.
Overall, I think this one is almost a guilty pleasure,
it’s a fun read if you don’t look too much into it.