Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally| Review♥

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Breathe, Annie, Breathe
(Hundred Oaks #5)
Miranda Kenneally

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  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  •  (July 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1402284799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402284793
  • Genre: Young Adult/Teen
  • Buy It: Amazon | B & N 
  • Synopsis: "Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she's at war with her body, her mind-and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms...and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.


  • I liked reading this book, the concept itself was quite original. There aren't many Young Adult books about sports, especially with a female athlete. This book can be read alone as a standalone since it is part of a series. It's an emotional journey of Annie who recently lost her boyfriend in an accident, she wants to fulfill his dream of running in the marathon he was preparing for. It was an compelling story, and I liked it from beginning to the end.
  • Annie is a fierce girl, and I'm not much of a sporty girl, but I do like reading books about sports and getting the feel of it. Kenneally's approach of coping with guilt and moving forward was nice too. I liked Annie's character, I thought her character was strong and I could relate to her character. 
  • I wasn't a big fan of Jeremiah. I didn't feel the deep chemistry between Annie and Jeremiah, and I actually liked Matt more who was her trainer, but this wasn't a love triangle and I'm glad it wasn't since I'm not a huge fan of those. Besides, Matt has his own story in the previous series, which I'm definitely going to check out now. Annie deals with grief, guilt, and death breath by breath. I really like the title, it suits the concept of the book.
  • The flashbacks of Annie and her boyfriend Kyle were adorable, and clearly depressing to read about. I've always wanted to run a marathon, but I haven't had the right motivation to do. I still won't run a marathon after reading this novel, but I probably will in the future. The training and effort for a marathon is hard work! I was rooting for Annie to reach her goal, and more than that, I wanted her to move on with her life and not dwell in the past.
  • This was a good, compelling read for me. I didn't love it, but I thought it was an emotional and powerful journey. It did have it's flaws and fell flat at some parts with Annie. It should have made me cry since it dealt with death, but it didn't. It is an inspiring novel though. I look forward to more of the author's work, and I'm going to check out the previous series, especially the one with Matt! I would rate Breathe, Annie, Breathe 3 butterflies.

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Disclosure: Review Copy was sent free of charge from Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review.

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron 
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22 comments:

  1. Lovely post

    Love Vikee
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  2. This book is on my TBR list! I wanted to read this for so long, and I have yet to do so still. Yes, books about sports are rare, especially females doing sports and that was one thing that intrigued me about the book. It's a shame you didn't love it, but I am glad you managed to enjoy it ^^

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    1. Hope you enjoy it :) I really liked the concept & the book - but I didn't love it sadly.

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  3. Great post! x

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  4. It sounds like it's emotional and gripping - also a book with a story line I wouldn't necessarily love but it would be interesting to give it a go!

    You do amazing book reviews. Would you ever consider doing book reviews on my novels?? xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. I love books with sporty girls, they're so unique.

      Thank you so much though, I really appreciate it & of course I would love to review your books, you're welcome to email me at femmmefatalee@gmail.com :)

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  5. wow this sounds like an interesting book! thanks for sharing, i always love to know about new / intersting books to read:)

    lots of love xx
    Nee from ROSECANDLE11

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    1. Aw hope you enjoy reading this one, it was quite interesting :) xo

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  6. I'm not a sporty girl either, but I love FIERCE! This is such a unique concept. I am definitely adding this to the list. Thanks so much for the great review and for putting this on my radar <3

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    1. You welcome! Hope you like it x & thank you :)

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  7. I recently decide to read book , i used to be a non-book reader but when i finish one i think it does bring me some benefits like my writing English is way better than before and i can feel the lives within the roles which i can not have in my real life. So intertesting and meaningful.\

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    1. Thanks so much, this is a great book to read :) I enjoyed it.

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  8. Great review, Benish! You know, I'm not into sports at all (I'm a little bit of a klutz, like Bella Swan, lol), but I do like Annie's determination to train to run in the marathon her boyfriend would have run in, had he lived. That tells me that she's a girl of strong character, and I really admire that! What a wonderful tribute to his memory! The book also sounds very realistic, as it deals with her inner conflicts as she begins the training, and starts to feel attracted to someone else.

    This looks really good!! I might give it a try. Thanks for your thoughts!! : )

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    1. I agree, I'm not sporty at all either. I enjoy reading books about athlete's though, it's interesting to get involved within their lives. This as a pretty great book overall :) Hope you enjoy this Maria! xo

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  9. I need to catch up on this series. I do love how Kenneally writes about sports in a way that's interesting even though I don't care about them in real life :-)

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. This was a beautiful book :) I'm rather slow behind her series as well!

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