Friday, December 16, 2016
Early Review of After The Fall by Kate Hart
I won an ARC in a goodreads giveaway.
Okay, so when I saw the synopsis I honestly thought this would be a triangle between Raychel, Matt, and Andrew... I fully went into it expecting that. Initially, I was a little disappointed when it didn't seem to be that way. However, what I got I didn't expect and I loved every heartbreaking minute of it.
Raychel has a thing about not being with high school boys, but according to her best friend Matt she does hook up with college boys, so when rumors start flying about Carson and Raychel he wonders why she broke it with him. Well the truth is so much more than that.
However, one night when Raychel and Matt get into a fight, she ends up hanging out with Andrew and telling him almost everything (not the truth about Carson, but close to it) and then they make out. Which leads to them sneaking around for awhile, until another incident happens with Carson.
Everyone ends up in a fight until the truth really comes out, and then Raychel and Andrew have a talk and decide to actually label what they are doing, and come with their family and Matt. But then something happens... and everything changes.
I want to say so much more about all of this, I couldn't stop reading this book and it broke my heart more than once. I wanted to slap Raychel, Andrew, Carson and most of all Matt. This is a story about missed chances, assumptions, and consent. I could actually see why Raychel ends up with Andrew and why they care about each other so much. Matt is a bit of a jerk, but he does learn the extremely hard way and grows up.
Raychel's growth and maturity are heartbreakingly beautiful to read, I wanted to shake her, hug her and so many other emotions. I am at a loss for words, I don't want to give away what happens, but I fiercely wish it had been different. I wanted so much more out of my ship, but it was amazing nonetheless.
After The Fall release Jan 24, 2017