Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

January 31, 2017 | Posted by Genesis in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways | 19 Comments

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

So very happy to be part of this blog tour and getting the opportunity to read this great book!! Don’t miss out on an amazing giveaway below the review!

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Long Way Home by Katie McGarryLong Way Home
by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 31st 2017 by Harlequin Teen
Format: eARC
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4 Stars
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

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 re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ever since I read Nowhere But Here last year, I’ve been dying for Chevy’s and Violet’s story!! I knew it was going to be filled with angst, it was going to be dangerous, it was going to be thrilling, and most of all, explosive.

Chevy and Violet have always been in each other’s lives since they grew up together surrounded by members of a motorcycle club. They even became a couple, but when Violet’s father dies, Violet breaks ties with Chevy and wants to cut off ties with the MC, Reign of Terror. Violet just wants to pack her bags and leave town so the MC stops meddling in her life. Unfortunately, a rivaling MC, the Riot, threatens Violet’s closest family and in order to save them, she needs to betray someone who was really close with her father from Reign of Terror.

We were friends, always friends, until one day, we weren’t just friends anymore. We became more until we lost it all.

All Chevy has known his whole life has been the Terror. So much so, that he doesn’t even know who he is or what he wants out of life. The pressure is on for Chevy when Violet asks him to help her or to go running off after the Terror. Not only that, his mom is another important person in his life who wants him to draw a line with the Terror and not be so involved with them. And ultimately, Chevy discovers a few secrets about his father that have him questioning everything.

I don’t know who I am without the Terror.

This book started off so good! My heart was beating so fast and I was close to biting my nails. It had this suspenseful feel that had me really interested in the story. Jumping ahead in the story a bit, you know how sometimes there’s this badass scene in a movie and then a rock song follows that keeps you pumped? I imagined a rock song playing in the background when a badass scene happened and I was living it!

“We’re like fireworks, Violet. Beautiful separate, but phenomenal when put together. Of course, you can’t have all of that without a few explosions.”

Honestly, this book really was great. Chevy and Violet face so many impossible situations. And on more than one occasion, they questioned one another’s loyalty. Both of these characters were great, completely fleshed out and with insurmountable depth. I admired Violet’s strength a lot. She has already gone through so much and then more things keep happening, really horrible things, but she keeps going forward. And Chevy would break my heart. This guy is so loving and devoted to those he loves. What made me ache for him was the fact that he doesn’t let himself make decisions because he thinks he will lose his Terror family in the process. I was happy to see him grow so much in the story and find his voice.

I try to judge if being alone with Violet causes more pain than having my balls ripped off.

The characters from the previous books in the series, such as Oz and Razor make an appearance and I was so happy!!! I mean, Violet, Chevy, Oz and Razor used to be so very close so to see the gang together was beautiful. Oh, and guess what?! Isaiah and Rachel from Crash Into You make an appearance! And the connection they have to this story will blow your mind.

Long Way Home is full of unpredictable twists, thrills, angst, romance, friendship, family, loyalty, and most importantly, forgiveness. It really has it all!

Don’t miss out on the rest of the series!

(My fave book HAS to be Nowhere But Here!)

Pre-order LONG WAY HOME by Katie McGarry, and fill out THIS FORM, to receive three previously unreleased bonus scenes featuring important “firsts” in the lives of your favorite characters from the world of Katie McGarry! Complete the form to register your pre-order at https://wyng.com/campaign/820152. Offer Ends 1/31/17 at 11:59pm EST.

About 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.

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  • Glad this one was good!! I have been meaning to start this series since book 1. I need to get on that! Great review!!

  • I’m really glad you enjoyed this one! I grew out of this author a while ago so I’m not really into this series at all but as long as others still enjoy them, I’m happy!

    • Since I haven’t read her other series, I didn’t know what to expect of this series. I have to say I enjoy it a lot! First book still is my absolute fave.

  • I’m looking forward to this book so I’m glad to see that you enjoyed it, Gen. Yippy skippy. Violet got on my nerves in the other books so I’m looking forward to seeing her come around and Chevy. Yay for Chevy!

  • Oh, I need to continue this series! I enjoyed Nowhere so looking forward to catching up!

  • gah I have been meaning to read the first book FOREVER now >.< oops this series sounds oh so good..I think I'll go look for book 1 now

  • Whaaaaa? This is out today? I’ve been looking forward to Chevy and Violet!

  • I just love when previous characters make appearances, especially Razor. This series is great. Great review, Gen. 🙂

  • I have tried to read Nowhere but Here 3 times and I just can’t get into it at all. Everyone loves this series so I am thinking maybe I just need to hang in there a little longer.

  • Great review, Gen! I loved this one. I was so ready for Chevy and Violet’s story and it didn’t disappoint.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  • I seriously need to read this!!! I didn’t love the second book as much but I just have a feeling I’ll love Chevy and Violet!! And love that Rachel and Isaiah appear!!! :O :O :O

    ~Karina @ A Reader Under The Sea