Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!
My feature was influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.
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I’ve been a little lazy lately when it comes to my TBR Thursday posts and I apologize for that. (Honestly I’ve been a lazy blogger period. I’m trying to get better.) Anyhow, I decided to use a few of my TBR Thursday feature posts to highlight books that are STILL sitting on my shelves on NetGalley, despite the publication date having already passed. (I’m ashamed.)
Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.
Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Inside her grows a tumor, fed by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.
Javier has scars of his own: a bullet wound, and the memory of a cousin shot in the heart. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin's murder. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.
These two broken souls could make each other whole again - or be shattered forever. Our time will come. And we'll be ready.
This book was published in December 2014. (So ashamed.) It’s the second in a series and I read and liked(ish) the first, Before You — it was 3 stars for me — but I’ve never felt particularly compelled to dive into this one. Only a handful of my Goodreads friends have read it and the reviews are mixed. Have you read it? Know anyone who has? What do you think?
Have you read After Us?
Should I give it a shot?
Or should I just admit I’m never going to read it and send that feedback?
Please tell me I’m not the only one with (well) overdue NetGalley books?