Friday, November 3, 2017

Book Review: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

Long Way Home
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road (Book 3)
Publication: Harlequin Teen (January 31, 2017)

Description: Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving

It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she's forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror and what she thinks she wants. Which means reevaluating everything: love, family, friends…and forgiveness.
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Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she's strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

My Thoughts: This story is Chevy and Violet's romance. Their viewpoints alternate with each chapter. Violet has broken up with Chevy despite the fact that she still loves him. After her father's death, she is angry and doesn't want anything to do with the Terror. Chevy has always been torn between his loyalty to the Terror which is run by his grandfather and his loyalty to his mother who doesn't want anything to do with the motorcycle club. He has always felt like the knot on a tug-of-war rope and fears that choosing one with cost him the other.

When Violet is kidnapped by the Riot and Chevy is taken along because he was there too. Both face all sorts of danger and, even after being rescued, suffer all kinds of trauma. Violet is told that in order to protect her mother and brother she will have to betray the Terror and provide information to frame Eli. Meanwhile, Chevy is given information that leads him to believe that his father James was a traitor to the Terror.

The is an emotionally intense story as are all of McGarry's books. Both Violet and Chevy are torn between loyalties and have difficult choices to make. As a background note and as what I see is the theme of the book is a essay that they have to write for English about Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. Both Chevy and Violet need to choose a path for their lives.

This was a wonderful story that drew me in and kept me reading until the final page was turned.

Favorite Quote:
"I'm eighteen."

He tilts his head. "That's not what Eli said."

"I turned eighteen the day I came home from the Riot." I don't blame anyone for forgetting. We've all been too busy cauterizing the bleeding while waltzing through a mine field.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a YA series I might like. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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