Sunday, September 7, 2014

Every Little Piece: A Book Review

Wow.  Just wow.  When I first started this book, it was simply because I was in between a few other books and wanted something light and fun.  This definitely was not a light read, as the plot was pretty intense, but it was amazing!  I would definitely recommend checking this out if you are in the mood for a darker contemporary!

Title: Every Little Piece
Author: Kate Ashton
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Ashton Books
Publication Date: April 24, 2013
Pages: 320
Out in Paperback?: Yes; April 24, 2014
My Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:

Secrets never stay in the past. The night before high school graduation changes everything. Lies are told. Mistakes are made. Secrets tucked away. Lives are changed in the span of a few hours. A year later, Haley is still reeling, numb with the constant ache of guilt. She's in a place she never expected to be: lost without her friends and Seth. Until he enters her life again, dredging up everything she's trying to forget. Everything about that night. Seth returns to his hometown determined to share his truth, his side of the story. He desperately needs to make things right with Haley, even if it means losing her forever. Because the truth will ruin any chance of her ever loving him again. Except neither of them are prepared for the shock of what really happened the night before graduation.


Our main character in this book is Haley, a likable character who is graduating from high school.  Her best friends Kama and Brin are also quite fun to read about, especially all their fun adventures.  Haley’s boyfriend, Seth, also plays a main role in the story.  Other minor characters that we are introduced to include Haley’s brother, another girl from school, and some of Seth’s friends.  All these characters came across as very realistic, which I appreciated.


The story begins on the night before high school graduation.  Haley and her girlfriends want to hang out and spend time together before they each head off to college.  Seth and his friends want to do the same.  However, the two groups end up hanging out for a bit and creating a bet for the end of the night (involving running through the streets in their underwear).  I definitely misjudged this book too soon; I think I was about two or three chapters in on my kindle, and I wasn’t that impressed.  It seemed like it was going to be a typical high school party type of book to celebrate graduation, and there wasn’t going to be much depth to it.  However, I picked it up a little later to finish it (I hate starting books and not finishing them), and the action definitely picked up.  After a tragic accident that occurs during the night before graduation, our characters must learn how to cope and deal with it as the story picks up one year later.  There was definitely a time during this novel that I was close to tearing up.  I thought this was a very powerful novel and loved how it picked up the story a year later.

Writing Style:

I haven’t read anything by Kate Ashton, however, I enjoyed this book so much that I definitely think I’ll look for more books by her.  I thought the writing style was very realistic and enjoyed just about every part of this novel.  I did have an issue getting into the novel right away, but after the first three chapters about, I flew through the rest of the book!

How you read any books by Kate Ashton?  I would definitely recommend this book!  I believe the next books in the series follow other side characters from this first novel.  I can’t wait to pick those up!

FTC Disclaimer:
All items mentioned were purchased by me.  This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.  No affiliate links were used.

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