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All This Time – Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott

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Thank you so much to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!


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.


As someone who enjoyed reading Five Feet Apart last year by the same author duo, I was eager to read the latest story from them. I’m sad to sat I felt very let down from my expectations. 

All This Time takes the reader on a journey through death, grief, healing and recovery. Right from the first few pages of the book the readers are thrown into a very emotionally draining and distressing story. This story is meant to continue to be emotional and captivating but due to the sudden and very full-on trauma storyline, it loses it realism and enjoyment. We as readers are taken from one emotional event to another very quickly, so much so that it is very easy to lose what is actually going on.

I’ve seen so many people say this book is predictable. But, the reason I’ve actually given it 3 stars instead of 2 stars is because of how much this book’s storyline actually surprised me at times. A lot of readers said they knew exactly what was happening and what to expect, me on the other hand. Not at all!

Kyle s a realistic depiction of a young teenage man. He is extremely flawed and obsessive with the issues going on around him. He is a complete romantic and it is quite adorable at times. Marley on the other hand is a forgettable character who I didn’t attach to in any way. 

The love story in this book seems a little too wild even for me who enjoys the slightly odd and out their love stories. It ended up putting me off the story completely for a couple of month which is why it took me so long to finish this book as I didn’t really want to pick it up again.

Despite all of that the pace of this book is quick and it is one of those books you don’t have to think too much about whilst reading. People will love this book I’m sure. It just wasn’t for me. 

If you are looking for a sad YA romance novel then this is the book for you. It has a quick pace and also has its exciting moments. So, if you are looking for a sad romance that is quick to read then look no further.

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