Friday, 11 May 2018

Audio: August and everything after - Jennifer Savato Doktorski

Graduation was supposed to be a relief. Except Quinn can't avoid the rumors that plagued her throughout high school or the barrage of well-intentioned questions about her college plans. How is she supposed to know what she wants to do for the next four years, let alone the rest of her life? And why does no one understand that it's hard for her to think about the future-or feel as if she even deserves one-when her best friend is dead? Spending the summer with her aunt on the Jersey shore may just be the fresh start Quinn so desperately needs. And when she meets Malcolm, a musician with his own haunted past, she starts to believe in second chances. Can Quinn find love while finding herself? 

Audio CD, 7 h
Published May 1st 2018 by Tantor Audio
YA fiction
For review

My thoughts:
This one felt like more than YA, maybe it is NA then.

Quinn is done with HS and is drifting. She has a summer to decide whether do go to College or something else. And her mum wants answers like yesterday. She is staying with her aunt (who was super cool and loves music), and working in a bar.

She has a past, wrong guys and the loss of her bestie. Poor Quinn still blames herself. And this was my second book about losing a best friend in a short while. This one dealt with it differently. 

Then in comes a hot singer and maybe he can be the right one for once.
Oh girl, maybe not. Malcolm is a drug user, sure he is recovering, but he is messed up from losing his bandmates.  Sure they both share that loss and because of that they find each other.

Also, it is a romance and at the same time not. All I can say is that I am glad she does find herself in the end. And sure, gets a bit of romance too.

Plus lots of music!

Narrator Emily Lawrence
All good things here, I liked her voices and yeah, she did not make it YA. That might sound weird, but some make it YA which is perfect. But since this one does feel more NA with drugs, alcohol and smex then her voice fitted it so well.


36 comments:

  1. It is a good thing that she did find herself. Great review!

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  2. This sounds like a keeper! Hugs...RO

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  3. I'm not sure I've read an NA book. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

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    1. Honestly, I have no idea what it is, so I just call it that

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  4. I'm not into contemporary YA really but I do love contemporary NA so this would probably work for me :)

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    1. Then I really hope I pegged it right

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  5. Hmm, sounds interesting. Not my type of book but still looks good.

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  6. I haven't read a lot of books with a music theme

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  7. Sounds like the characters grew outside of the romance which I love to see.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I really liked that and that love did not change her

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  8. I haven't read this author but this sounds good.

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    1. It did touch on a lot of heavy things

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  10. This sounds like my kind of book! I love music/bar settings, and her aunt sounds awesome. It's also totally okay to graduate high school and not immediately know what to do.

    I would agree about it being NA, especially since she's out of high school.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Thank you :) And considering the smex drugs and alcohol

      I just went on to uni, did I know what I wanted? Nope

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  11. What is the actual difference between NA/YA? I tend to just say NA if they're in college or so haha

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    1. I honestly have no idea. I read a book they said was NA and the main pov was 28...srsly! JUst no. 18-23 at most

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  12. Sometimes you gotta drift. And music + bar sounds pretty good. Hope the singer got his shit together...

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    1. Spoilers, but yes, he was a mess

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  13. When I see the NA tag I assume the main characters are late teens/early 20s. I don't think I've read any though so I could be wrong.

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    1. I do think that is the correct thing

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  14. I'm glad to hear it worked out for the characters. Two people with loss in their lives, not always a good combo, but this book could work.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. I like books that have some music in the story. This sounds interesting.

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    1. SInce I love music I do like them too

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