3 Reasons To Read…Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

3 Reasons to Read...Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons To Read…Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarryOnly a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
Also by this author: Crash Into You, Long Way Home
Published by Tor Teen on 1/22/2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
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Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.

Jesse Lachlin is cursed.

So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year, Scarlett Copeland.

Scarlett Copeland is psychic.

Glory Gardner tells Scarlett she has hidden psychic abilities, but Scarlett thinks Glory is delusional. What is real is Scarlett’s father’s irrational fears, controlling attitude, and the dark secrets at home. Scarlett may have a way to escape, but there’s a hitch: she’ll have to rely on the one person she used to trust, the same boy who broke her heart, Jesse Lachlin.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other. But as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry


  • From book number one Katie McGarry had us hooked. Only a Breath Apart is the latest installment that proves just how worthy she is of our drop-everything-and-read list.
  • Jesse and Scarlett continue McGarry’s streak of raw, gritty and real characters that you can’t help but cheer for and fall in love with. They are messy and trying to figure out who they are, but that’s all part of what makes their stories so compelling.
  • This one does fall into all the categories of things we love in Katie’s books, it’s also very different from anything else she’s written before. It’s slightly darker, it’s more graphic, and some of the content is tough to swallow. But you are still left with her usual beautifully written emotional story filled with characters that stay with you long after the last page.


About Katie McGarry

Author Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

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