Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blog Tour: Living in the Aftermath

Living in the Aftermath by K.A. Coleman
At the start of her junior year, Savannah had it all: popularity, money, cheerleading, a boyfriend, and a best friend. Unfortunately, when you have it all, you risk losing everything. After a tragic accident forever changes her life and the lives of her friends, Savannah finds herself faced with a decision to make. She can try to slip back into her old life, flaws and all, or she can try to redefine herself for her last year of high school. Is it even possible that Savannah can change after having everything go her way for 18 years? 

Jacob has nothing to lose. He has seen one too many schools and wants nothing more than to graduate, so he can finally stay in one place for more than a year. In fact, Jacob thinks he has every clique and student pegged after switching schools so frequently. When Jacob finds himself face to face with Savannah, he realizes that she doesn't quite fit into one of the high school stereotypes.

In fact, they're both harboring rather big secrets. Maintaining a friendship or any kind of relationship can be akin to balancing on the thinnest of tight ropes. When the rope is made of lies, revenge, and half truths, well, it's only a matter of time before everything and everyone comes crashing down.

After tremendously enjoying Holding On and Letting Go, the first book in the series, I expected great things from Living in the Aftermath. Fortunately, my expectations were met! I zipped through the book, experiencing all the emotions this book induced. I absolutely cannot wait for the third book!

The characters felt real and unique. Emerson (Em) was just as great as she was in the first book. She copes with her brother and friend's death realistically and in a way that is believable to the readers. In this book, however, we get to see a whole new side of Savannah. She is not always as petty as others may think. I loved how, in the last book, she and Em developed an almost friendship and in Living in the Aftermath, we get to see the relationship grow.

Jacob was a new character, and I do not want to say anything in case of spoilers, but he seemed sweet and some of his chapters were very powerful. I loved how he looked after Savannah so diligently also. He and Savannah's intertwining narrations made this book work and run smoothly. Seriously, the chapter are short, powerful, and addicting.

There are so many good lessons in these books. All the way to the end you learn some morals along with the characters. And, now may I mention the killer ending? It will leave the readers on the edge of their seats, wanting the next chapters from the cast no one can help but love. The story keeps unfolding into a bigger, and more powerful one! The third book is high on my radar.

Overall, I am so glad I had the chance to read Living in the Aftermath and I would recommend this wonderful series to anyone looking for a great, emotional contemporary.

4/5 bookcases.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. And here is the rest of the tour schedule :)


  1. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book.
    Holding On and Letting Go was great. I can't wait to read this one.


    1. Yes, the book was so good! I hope you enjoy it :D