Review Until You (Fall Away #1.5) By, Penelope Douglas

untilyouHave you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her…they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

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(5 Hearts)

I loved this book. Maybe even more than I loved the first one.

I’m usually unsure of how I’m going to feel about companion books. A lot of the ones I’ve read before are simply carbon copies of the first book with different covers. But this is not like the others. I felt as though I could have read this without having had to Bully first, and I would have been fine- and loved it just as much. It was that good.

I loved Bully when I read it a few months ago, there was so much passion and love and angst between the characters. But I did wonder about what was going on in Jared’s head. I didn’t question his love for Tate but I did want to know his thoughts behind his actions. And that’s what we got in Until You.

The book started with Jared meeting Tate from the first time and then jumped to when Tate was leaving for France. I loved that we got to see what they were like when they were kids, how much Jared loved her even then.

And then we got to see so much from when Tate was away at France. Those chapters where Jared was spiraling out of control, beating up anything that moved, getting thrown into jail, being too drunk to move, were illuminating. And we got to know so much more about him and Tate and Tate’s dad, and Jared’s mom in those chapters than we ever learned in Bully.

The book didn’t go that far past the point were Bully ended, which was a little disappointing. But since the author is going to be writing a few more novels from the friends POV’s it makes sense that she wouldn’t want to give too much away.

I can’t wait to read about Tate and Jared in her next books! And I’m really excited to read a book told in Jared’s brother Jaxs’ POV. Ahhh so exciting!!!

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