A Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1) by L.H. Cosway

A Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1)

Life used to be simple.I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet.It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on a single scene. I looked into his eyes and knew he was going to change me.For Dylan, the sky was always falling. He showed me how our world is a contradiction of beauty and ugliness. How we choose to ignore the awful and gloss over it with t...

Details A Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1)

TitleA Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1)
Release DateJan 13th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Reviews A Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1)

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    “This isn’t the end for us. I promise. This is just the in-between. I’ll find you in the after.” I'm a goner...Time to bring out the metaphorical vacuum cleaner and clean up the house, because my heart has shattered all over the damn place. If you could just look around and see if any of my other vital organs are around you, that would be great, thanks. Because as of now, I can't breathe, I can't feel, I can't even begin to put my feeling...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****4.5 STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}The way he spoke made me feel a sense of urgency, like I was watching a person race somewhere far beyond the horizon. I could try to follow, but I’d never be fast enough. Maybe that was the allure of Dylan O’Dea. He wasn’t meant for a place like this, and he wouldn’t be here long. I could feel it in my bones.The ”Cracks Duet” is a tale of first loves, loss, and second chances. As a...
  • Penny Reid
    What a lovely story. Just... lovely. Some of my favorite lines: "It was doing things to me. *Things* I tell you." "Never mind butterflies, there was a flock of sparrows i my chest, beating their persistent wings." "I felt like some Victorian-era gentleman, who got a stiffy from the sight of a bare ankle." "It'll save me the broken heart" "People who think they're happy aren't thinking hard enough." "Who made you?" "His mouth was like drinki...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    LIVE Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DvxZc55 Unique Stars
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    A CRACK IN EVERYTHING: Is the first book in the (CRACKS DUET #1) contemporary romance series by L.H. Cosway. In this we meet Seventeen year old Evelyn Flynn and eighteen year old Dylan O’Drea. This kick starts off in the year 2006: You couldn’t really say that Evelyn and Dylan were friends, they knew the other existed but they had never spoken a word to the other before.. UNTIL NOW. So when he’s banging on her apartment door frantically whi...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Review @ Vanilla & Spice BooksDreaming big is the only way to get away from the harsh reality of living in a neighborhood in Dublin, where bleakness and gang violence rule the daily life of their inhabitants. It's what Dylan does - he is determined to leave this part of his life behind.Evelyn doesn't have aspirations like that - her mom had her when she was 15, pretty much the average age for girls to get pregnant in that quarter of Dublin. Her a...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    5 stars "You're sunshine, Evelyn, and there's nothing but clouds around here." I'M NOT CRYING. THERE'S JUST WATER LEAKING OUT OF MY FACE. Boy am I glad I waited to read this book until part 2 is out. I'm gonna try and squeeze in a semi-comprehensible review here but it's probably just gonna be me screaming all over the place.Evelyn is a teen living in a bad part of Dublin. One day when he's running away from a gang, Dylan rushes into Evelyn's...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    I don’t ugly cry over books too often. Nope. But holy shit, this book tore me up.Every once in awhile real life rears it ugly head and makes it known that, in fact, we are not in control of our paths. Life can be ugly, it can be down right awful, but in real life, we pick up and move on. Right??? This book completely takes hold of you and brings you along a path of building and losing that once in a lifetime love. Dylan & Evelyn find themselves...
  • Jeannine Allison
    10 stars!!!!How I feel when I start a L.H. Cosway novel:Every. Single. Time. There are so many things I love about Cosway and her novels:- She takes everyday stories and seemingly average characters, and makes them feel magical. I love the simplicity of her stories. Because the feelings behind them are never simple.- The girls aren't catty. There is still a normal amount of jealousy and teenage drama, but it's not OTT or unbelievable.- The charac...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    5 My Heart StarsThe things I love about A Crack in EverythingONE: The CoverTWO: The authorTHREE: The storylineFOUR: the CharactersFIVE: the pacing, tension, flow and dialogue of the storyI loved everything about this book. I would say my most favorite thing about A Crack in Everything is the dialogue. It’s a heavily based dialogue book and I love that the author lets the character play out the story, rather than a descriptive book telling me th...
  • Paige
    5 “Cracked” StarsOh my broken and bleeding heart. LH Cosway at her best. The young adult book hooked me in a way that very few adult romances have lately. I didn’t even realize I was reading about characters so young because their world wasn’t easy and Ms. Cosway portrayed them in such a light that it was impossible not to become completly absorbed. Evelyn is optimistic for living a life that isn’t exactly living it up. Dylan is the com...
  • Nazanin
    3.75 StarsWell, these characters were so mature for their age! I know a seventeen or eighteen years old person is almost an adult but not that much grown up! They made me like a petulant/moody child at that age! Okay, I expected a bit angst in this story, at least towards its ending! With all the things that happened they still chose the best decision, even though that made my heart break! I liked their goodbye be more emotional, a bit angsty and...
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    “Then I’ll see you in the after” I loved this book. Another winner from L.H. Cosway. I couldn’t put this book down. Dylan and Evelyn are soul mates, they understand and love each other unconditionally, but their timing is off. They are young (18 and 17 respectively) but this doesn’t mean they don’t love fearlessly. Dylan is a pessimist (some may call him a realist) and Evelyn is an optimist (some may say a dreamer) and that’s why th...
  • Dee Montoya
    FIVE STARS *****Another beautiful masterpiece by L.H Cosway. Like every other story that I’ve ever read by this author, A Crack In Everything took hold of my heart from the very beginning. The beautiful characters, specially Sam, made an everlasting impression on me. Outstanding read!!! A beautiful friendship that ends in tragedy, another friendship that turns into love. Pain and heartache can change your future in only one minute. And the only...
  • Olga therebelreader
    A Crack in Everything is a wonderfully solid, emotional novel by a highly talented author. L.H. Cosway writes her characters with assured realness. It was not my typical genre that I read (YA romance), so for me to like it as much as I did was quite brilliant. The plot was absorbing and uniquely crafted. I liked Evelyn’s relationship with her aunt. I liked Dylan who appeared more mature than his age.I, also, liked how this book talked about bul...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    4 ★'s “This isn’t the end for us. I promise. This is just the in-between. I’ll find you in the after.” I enjoy L.H. Cosway's stories and when I heard this one was angsty I just had to give it a go. Doesn't hurt that the next and final book is coming out so quickly, (ie TODAY!). Dylan and Evelyn live in a rundown apartment complex in Dublin. Dylan sees the negative side and Evelyn mainly sees the positive but they are still drawn to each...
  • NMmomof4
    3.25 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a little bit better than "just okay" for me. I don't think I ever fully connected to the characters themselves (even the very present side characters) and that made it hard for me to tap into my emotions like I was hoping this duet would. I'm still hoping I'll feel more in the conclusion, How the Light Gets In 🤞🏻Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Evelyn and Dylan's story. They've known of each other...
  • Claire Robinson
    4.5 - "Pain has a way of making you see things clearly..." Stars!L. H. Cosway delivers for me some of her best writing with the Cracks Duet. This review is for both books, because although they are broken into two, I basically read them in one go and the words in my head cover them both, so as such A Crack in Everything and How The Light Gets In are both covered in my below musings.It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of this authors contemporar...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: A Crack in EverythingSeries: Cracks Duet #1Author: L.H. CoswayRelease date: January 30, 2018Cliffhanger: YesHEA(view spoiler)[Not yet (hide spoiler)]A Crack in Everything is a book that will reach inside of your chest, give your heart a squeeze, and leave you breathless. It's a fresh and original coming of age story about two teens on the cusp of adulthood. Ev and Dylan navigate through their first love together while exploring their sexu...
  • FMABookReviews
    ❝Dylan?❞ I whispered. ❝Yes?❞ he replied, turning to face me. ❝Tell me about your dreams.❞ Heartwrenching and addicting, the first book in the Cracks Duet, 'A Crack in Everything', packed an emotional punch!A group of quirky teens living in a poor neighborhood in inner-city Dublin called St. Mary's Villas, develops a close friendship as they navigate their way through the rough streets of their neighborhood, come to terms with the re...
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    "...I can only see my dreams clearly when I look through you first." A highly emotional and gut wrenchingly beautiful story!Dylan and Evelyn live in a poverty stricken are in inner city Dublin. Dylan has big dreams to escape to a better life while Evelyn has sort of accepted her lot in life. She is an optimist at heart and tries to see the good in everything and everyone. Dylan is the complete opposite and they kind of complement each other. The...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    I started "A Crack In Everything" feeling exceptionally hopeful. I hadn't read much lately and I figured fate was throwing me a hand because finally, finally I could take a breather and read something for me.So I started this duet I had requested an Arc for, feeling every bit curious and intrigued. The covers have this enigmatic feel to them, coupled to a blurb promising second chance at love, I decided fate was really sending me a message and so...
  • Ramona
    L.H.Cosway is one of my favorite authors and every book from her is a joy to read. “The Hearts” series is definitely one of my favorites and I hope she will have inspiration to write similar books for 100 years from now on, because her stories are addictive and passionate.Besides from the beautiful and amazing purple cover, “A Crack in Everything” is so much more than a high-school story. It runs deeper than any story I have ever read, be...
  • Lady Heather
    "5 - Your My One True Love Stars" Title: A Crack In Everything and How The Light Gets In (Cracks Duet)Age Group: AdultRelease Date: January 30, 2018 A Crack In Everything: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...A Crack in EverythingSynopsisLife used to be simple.I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet.It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on ...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    4.5 ★'sBeautiful!
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    5 Star Spoiler Free Review for Duet!‘The best memories live on forever in our hearts.’The Cracks Duet reminded us why we adore L H Cosway so much. The way this author can bring such warmth, sincerity and relatability to her stories, we feel at one with the pain, the joy, the quirkiness of the characters, not to mention the beautiful soul searing romance that was at the forefront of this story, oh yes, we once again found ourselves falling in ...
  • Eliza
    ★4.5 STARS★St Mary’s Villas is not the place for big dreams. Housed in the inner city of Dublin, the block of flats is fanciful in name only. The inhabitants can hope for a modest life at best, as their environment dictates reaching for more is unobtainable.At seventeen Evelyn Flynn has already accepted this fate. She has lived with her loving Aunt since her flighty mother absconded to London, but as well as her aunt she has a grandmother a...
  • Sophie
    RTC once I'm finished with the second book ;-)
  • Bev
    A sweet YA romance that I really liked, though I do have a couple of issues. I'm not a fan of the martyr trope, and Evelyn is just all that. I'm also not a fan of duets, this is definitely one of those duets that should have been a one and one book, so why the need for the second book? No clue.I thought this was light on the angst (either that or I'm really getting jaded in my old age), I went in expecting a lot more angst.That said, I adored Dyl...