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#821912 in Books Garcia Kami 2016-10-04 2016-10-04Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.52 x 1.24 x 5.80l, .0 #File Name: 1250079195384 pagesThe Lovely Reckless | File size: 66.Mb Kami Garcia : The Lovely Reckless before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Lovely Reckless: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Much, Much LikeBy Rachel (Beauty and the Bookshelf)4.5 stars!Since I've only read Kami Garcia's Beautiful Creatures (co-written with Margaret Stohl) and liked it okay, I wasn't sure what to expect from something totally different from her: a contemporary. But The Lovely Reckless had a premise I find hard to resist: a girl falls for a bad boy street racer and oh, hey, her dad's a cop! I picked up The Lovely Reckless because I've been on a contemporary kick and was in the mood for quick and light, so color me surprised that


I got all that and more: a book I'm in serious like with.Frankie Devereux gained a few things after watching her boyfriend get murdered: PTSD, the inability to remember who killed him, and a general lack of caring. Three months post-murder Frankie gets a DUI--the last straw for her parents--and is sent to live with her dad, an undercover cop who busts car thieve. She's also forced to trade her privileged rich-girl life in the Heights (the nice, rich part of town) for one in the Downs (the rough, tough part of town). It's in the Downs, where the kids don't wear expensive clothing, have different attitudes, and are obsessed with cars, that Frankie learns a few things about life and what privilege really is. It's also there--and her new public school--that she makes new friends and meets Marco: resident bad boy, hottie, and excellent street racer.Despite being in some serious like with this book, I still have to share a few, er, criticisms of sorts, the few things I have a slight issue with and that, in terms of rating, knock this down just a teensy bit. (Honestly, I liked the book too much for these things to really bother me, but they're still there.) The Lovely Reckless started off super strong, but toward the last third or so it started to wane off a bit. I'm trying to do this without spoiling anything, but let's just say that some things moved a bit too fast or happened too quickly for my tastes (and that the buildup to it all was lacking). I love a good slow burn and sexual tension (like, my gosh), and the build up and flirting and teasing between Frankie and Marco was so good. But once they collided things changed a bit, and I was missing what had previously been between them. (Also, for the record, her boyfriend died three months ago--maybe this was all a bit too fast, all things considered?) There were also a few times where Marco seemed...well, not babyish, but that's the first word I can think of. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but he wasn't the Marco from the beginning of the book, and I loved that Marco. And lastly (I think), there were just a few missed opportunities for something to happen, but instead of something happening the scene would be too short or would be glossed over and that development wouldn't be seen--and I think it would've been really nice if we could have seen it.A super duper interesting element in The Lovely Reckless was street racing, and my gosh, I so wish there was more of it. (Missed opportunity alert!) It was just so interesting, and it brought a lot to the story, and revolving more of the story around it-showing more of it and immersing Frankie in it--would have been excellent and I was hungry for that (and I think I expected that?). Nevertheless, Garcia really brought street racing to life, creating imagery and energy in those scenes that put me there and made me want more. I'll be honest: I went driving after reading some of this and I didn't want to just drive, I wanted to freaking drive. (But I didn't do any street racing or reckless driving, I promise.) The descriptions of manual transmissions--and the trick to driving them--had me paying attention like a kid in class before a test because I actually wanted to learn from what was being described and explained on the page. (But I don't speak car well and I didn't get it, ha.) All the talk and elements of cars and street racing was new and refreshing, and it was a nice little addition to the story that was quite successful.I really, really liked The Lovely Reckless. Like, a lot. It had that perfect contemporary voice with a tinge of grit (and I love grit), an engaging and intriguing story, and a romance-and love interest--worthy of all the swoons. I don't know what it was, exactly, that made me so immersed in this book, but there was something. I was immediately pulled in by the voice--seriously, sometimes contemporaries just hit the spot--and, therefore, the story. I enjoyed being in a school that was a new setting: the more dangerous part of town, the obsession with cars, the people, the atmosphere. And Frankie--and Garcia, for that matter--made sure to point out the differences in the upper class versus the lower class, showing how one lives this way and one the other, while also making the point that money and status aren't everything and less can very much be more. It's the rich versus the poor, the privileged versus the pitied, the livers versus the survivors, and it's done in a way that's delicate and real and not in your face or too angsty. (For the record, I prefer reading about people living in the Downs.)Another plus point for The Lovely Reckless was the characters: some lovely, some reckless, some troubled, some oblivious--but nobody was really perfect, and they all played well at being real. Frankie's in a cruddy situation and mourning the death of her boyfriend, but she's also angry that she can't remember everything that happened and can't remember the face of who killed him. It turns her inside out, and she just doesn't care, and then she's thrust into a new situation, a new world, and it's one you have to fight in and work for--and it opens her eyes and thaws her heart a little bit. It doesn't hurt that she's caught the eye of Marco freaking Leone, who has troubles of his own, a little sister to care for, and who, beneath that bad boy persona, is sweet as hell. They've both got troubles and are made out of bent pieces, but together they might finally find something right. (Aside from their current friendships, featuring dimensional and strong secondary characters.) The only problem is that he races street cars--and her daddy is, fun story, a cop (who I loved, by the way, and I would have loved more from that part of the story, too). If anything, that adds a nice little something fun to the romance and tension--the kind of little something that I love and that helps add a certain oomph to a story.For some reason I really struggled to write this review, and this review is actually horrible. Just let it be known that The Lovely Reckless and I got along swell. More than swell. I adored this book, okay? Like, I was super excited to see Kami Garcia on the Fierce Reads tour and get my copies signed and tell her how much I adore this book. The Lovely Reckless may not have been perfect, but it's the kind of book that I thoroughly enjoy reading, that I never want to put down and never want to end. It was written well, had very likable main characters (and a good cast of secondary characters), was stellar on the romance front, and had an excellent story to center it all around. Though I will say that, as a side note, the last few chapters absolutely through me off and gave me like the worst case of deja vu ever and why that happened is utterly beyond me and driving me slightly crazy. (Was this written as as short story or something


somewhere?!) But just know one thing: If they're going to be anything like The Lovely Reckless, then I desperately need Kami Garcia to write all of the contemporaries. Now, please.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A Lovely Read! One of my Favorites!By Kindle CustomerA girl from the upper class side of town who had her future all mapped out and is now stuck trying to overcome a traumatic past event. An intelligent, gentle-hearted, street racing boy from the wrong side of the tracks, where crime thrives and is just trying to survive day by day. Both Hurting for different reasons!Frankie: the boy she grew up with loving is gone! She witnessed what no person should ever see, a loved one being murdered before her very own eyes. His death and the horrific event of that night haunts her while awake and asleep and has changed Frankie forever!! She has shut everyone out and become somewhat of a recluse. When not hiding out in her room avoiding friends, she's out making reckless decisions until one night a mistake changes her life yet again... Frankie's mother can not take anymore and implements a change. Frankie must move in with her father on the other side of town, do community service, and attend a new high school. Now she's the new girl at school everyone's talking about and casting judgements w/o knowing her. Her BFF Lex couldn't be happier of course since she has missed her best friend but she sees Frankie just isn't the same person and doesn't know how to get her back.Marco: the hottest, most popular Bad-Boy or is he?!? at this new school has noticed Frankie and can't seem to quite figure her out. She intrigues him the very first time they run into each other and keeps doing so at every turn. Frankie on the other hand wants nothing to do with Marco and tries to keep her distance at first that is...Soon both of these two are orbiting one another's world in so many ways and can't seem to keep away from each other. Both are slowly falling hard but still hiding their secrets. Their chemistry is through the roof Oh So Gooood!!! This story is full of Swoony, Heart-palpitating moments, gritty and heartbreaking scenes, as well as pages that leave you smiling, melting, even yelling out loud.Will their secrets tear them apart? Can these two overcome any hurdle tossed their way? What is Marco hiding?This is a Must Read!!! One of my Favorites this year!!! Grab this story today!!!0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A remarkable story about love and loss and second chancesBy Rebecca WoodwardI have been waiting and wanting to read this story forever it seems. I can say it was well worth the wait. I loved how the author brings the characters emotions to life. I cried and cringed during some chapters. This is a story about young love which ends in a tragic way. My heart hurt for the main character because her struggle to remember was an emotional journey. The plot thickens when she finally remembers who? I could not put my kindle down until the end. I was so glad it was a happy ending. She used to care about being the good girl.Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, Frankie Devereux lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. But she crosses the line with a reckless choice that forces her to move in with her dadan overprotective copand transfer to a new school. When Frankie meets Marco, a tough street racer who is risking everything for his family, things get complicated.He wasn't always the bad boy.Everyone says Marco Leone is trouble. But at Frankie's new school, where fistfights in the halls dont faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football, Marco is also the fastest (and hottest) guy around. As their attraction grows, Frankie can't seem to stay away from himuntil she discovers Marco's dangerous secret. Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.An Imprint Book From School Library JournalGr 9 UpLast spring, 17-year-old Frankie's boyfriend was murdered in front of her. Frankie has always been a responsible high achiever, but her post-traumatic stress disorder from that incident leads her to make reckless decisions that result in expulsion from her elite private school. At her new public school, the most notorious students come from the Downs, a poverty-stricken and dangerous area of Washington, DC. Against her friends' advice, Frankie begins a romance with Marco, a street racer who is involved in a criminal enterprise. Frankie is in over her head as her attempts to leave behind her past start to endanger her future. Garcia, known for her paranormal romance series, has proven that she can pen a suspenseful plot and a spicy love story. Teens will root for Marco and Frankie, whose romance reads like a mix between Romeo and Juliet and The Fast and the Furious. Unfortunately, the relationship is not always a healthy one. Marco's initial attraction to Frankie is inexplicable, as her behavior toward him is strictly rude and abrasive. When she breaks up with him, he calls and texts her endlessly, refusing to accept the separation. And without Marco, the protagonist becomes self-destructive. Other relationships in the novel, however, like those between Frankie and her best friends, seem much deeper and explore the importance of healthy communication and the consequences of not asking for help. VERDICT This high-stakes, suspenseful romance novel is urban fiction lite for teens. The drama-filled love story, though not the healthiest example for impressionable teens, will keep them turning pages.Liz Overberg, Zionsville Community High School, IN "Meet your next book boyfriend Marco Leone. You'll fall in love with him just like I did!" Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author of The Field Party series The Rosemary Beach novels Everything I hope for in a book... suspense, drama, romance, and heart. Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of HopelessA perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense. Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Problem With Forever Edge-of-your-seat suspense, love, and heartbreak. Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Beautiful Disaster Rip-roaring and hyper-real, Kami outdoes


herself. Holly Black, New York Timesbestselling author of The Darkest Part of the ForestThe Fast and the Furious meets Romeo and Juliet, with a romance guaranteed to get your pulse racing. Carrie Ryan, New York Timesbestselling author of The Forest of Hands and TeethThe Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" Anna Todd, Internet Sensation and Bestselling Author of the After SeriesAn insanely addictive, sexy, rush of a read youll return to again and again! Alyson Nol, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Immortals series Sexy, fast-paced, and action-packedthis is Kami Garcia like youve never seen her before. Tahereh Mafi, New York Timesbestselling author of Shatter Me Want an adrenaline rush with your swoon? Kami Garcia delivers an action-packed and addicting romance with complex characters, high stakes, and enough angst to keep you turning page after page. Cora Carmack, New York Timesbestselling author of Losing It"The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end. Marie Lu, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Legend and The Young ElitesAs exciting as a high-stakes drag race with a hero hotter than a red-lined engine, The Lovely Reckless is a thrill ride without compare! Youll fall in love with sexy bad-boy Marco and root for the daring heroine Frankie as they fight to be together against all odds." Kresley Cole, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Arcana ChroniclesThe Lovely Reckless is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns and a love story that will melt your heart! Katie McGarry, award-winning author of Nowhere but HereThe Lovely Reckless is Garcias superb, roaring entrance into the world of young adult contemporary fictionfull of first love jitters and heart-stopping action." Christina Lauren, New York Timesbestselling author of SublimeKami Garcia has moved into bold, new territory, and the results are spectacular. I was hooked from the first chapter!" Richelle Mead, #1 International Bestselling Author of Vampire Academy seriesThe Lovely Reckless is Garcias superb, roaring entrance into the world of young adult contemporary fictionfull of first love jitters and heart-stopping action.Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Autobiography High-stakes, suspenseful romance School Library Journal The supporting characters, especially Marco and Cruz, are vibrant, and Lex is the ultimate loyal friend. Realistically, protagonist Frankie acquires respect and likability as she evolves from predictable preppy to independent decision-maker. Voya The romance scenes sizzle. A wild and enjoyable ride. Kirkus sAbout the AuthorKami Garcia is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Bram Stokernominated author and the coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Her solo series, the Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable and its sequel, Unmarked.Kami was a teacher for seventeen years and coauthored her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isnt busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. Kami lives in Maryland with her family and their dogs, Spike and Oz. Visit Kami at kamigarcia.com.

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