The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

The Lovely Reckless

I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in wi...

Details The Lovely Reckless

TitleThe Lovely Reckless
Release DateOct 4th, 2016
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews The Lovely Reckless

  • Colleen Hoover
    I received an ARC in the mail for The Lovely Reckless. When I opened the mailbox, I noticed a huge wasp nest tucked away in the back of the mailbox. Now...this could just be a coincidence and maybe the wasps built the nest themselves. But I have a huge suspicion that this book is being shipped with live wasp nests. I doused the wasp nest with gasoline. If you've never seen what happens when a wasp is doused in gasoline, you should google it. It's...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately but I could NOT put this down. The street racing is actually a very small portion of the story -- it's more about relationships and choices. (But the street racing scenes are awesome as well).Basic plot: after Frankie's boyfriend is killed and she can't remember the incident, she moves into a tough neighborhood with her dad (who's an undercover cop trying to get some car thieves). Frankie falls in love...
  • Ben Alderson
    I am not normally a lover of this genre, but, i am pleased to say I did really enjoy this story! I really hope that Kami comes on this series, and writes from Cruz perspective, i LOVE HER!
  • Rose
    I am absolute trash for this bookEven though I really shouldn’t like it. You’re probably going to look at this cover, then read the synopsis and automatically think: romance, all romance. That’s what I was honestly expecting, but I found I didn’t care much for the romance over Frankie rebuilding her life.It started off a couple months after the death of Frankie’s boyfriend and childhood friend, Noah. Noah death not only was tragic beca...
  • Jasmine
    UGGGHHHHH What did I just read?!The only thing this book teaches me is that Never judge a book too early .There's no denying that I enjoyed reading the first 5 chapters because I knew something huge and unexpected is going on; thus, I kept preparing myself for that surprise to come but unfortunately, I didn't feel one. Basically, as the synopsis says, the story is about Frankie, a 17-year-old teenage girl who witnesses someone beat her boyfriend...
  • ambsreads
    DNF @ 50%The Lovely Reckless was a book that felt hyped up beyond belief. There is also the fact that literally every one of my friend's on Goodreads loved this book. However, I'm going to be in the minority when I state the fact that I hated this book. Now, it wasn't that way from the beginning. I was getting into the book because I was half asleep and then our protagonist Frankie meets our male lead Marco and everything falls apart. Why Amber? ...
  • Andie
    Actual rating 4.5 starsKami Garcia brings us a new daring and edgy story with The Lovely Reckless. The plot sweeps you up right from the beginning and the fast pace and relatable characters keep you immersed in this journey about healing, growing up, and finding love in the most unexpected places. The Lovely Reckless follows seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux struggling to cope after witnessing the brutal murder of her boyfriend, Noah. The c...
  • Mara
    Something I have always loved about Kami Garcia’s books is her compelling writing. Kami knows how to set a scene, how to immerse you in the plot and action and character constellations from the get-go. Her newest release, The Lovely Reckless, which releases October 4th through Imprint Books, is no exception to this. Kami doesn’t shy away from complex and authentic teen characters either – characters that are relatable and for all intents an...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    My reaction the majority of this book ^This really had so much potential. You tell me the MCs are star crossed and I am all over that shit. I really loved the basis of the plot, but overall it was lacking in so many ways.The story starts after the heroine Frankie’s boyfriend is murdered. This causes her to become depressed, lash out, rebel, and get herself into all sorts of trouble and get sent to live with her dad who doesn’t live in the bes...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Lovely Reckless by Kami GarciaPublisher: Imprint (Macmillan)Publication Date: October 4, 2016Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her bo...
  • Lexie
    *gnaws own arm off for fun*I like Romeo and Juliet. I like cars.But as it turns out, I don't like Romeo and Juliet in cars. (Guess I'm more of a carriage person when it comes to Shakespeare.)
  • Norah Una Sumner
    Buddy read with my bro Sara. This is actually Twilight fan fiction, right? RIGHT? It has to be. Did Kami Garcia actually just decided to put every single cliché in this book? Because that's the only explanation I have for this masterpiece.This is a book about a rich girl and poor boy falling in love. She's rich which, of course, means that her relationship with her parents is awful and that she's just different from other girls. He's poor which,...
  • Alja (alyaofwinterfell)
    Dear book,you had the potential to be so much more. The blurb promises star crossed lovers, Fast&Furious style illegal car racing and undercover cops. What's not to like about that?Alas, our Juliet turns out to be a whiny, spoiled rich girl with no backbone, and our Romeo is a stalker who happens to be a tattooed bad boy/badass car racer/poet/honors student/genius/… need I continue?The story starts off when the main character Frankie witnesses ...
  • Stacee
    I love Kami's other books and coupled with the tagline of "Romeo and Juliet meets Fast and the Furious" and I was eager to devour it.I liked Frankie well enough. She's in a crappy situation and we're getting inside her head for all of the aftermath. Even though I could understand why everything was so dramatic all the time, it got a bit old. Marco seems like a good guy with a lot of potential. I wish we would have seen more at the ending.Normally...
  • Taylor Knight
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I started The Lovely Reckless but it was 10x better than I ever could have expected. I loved this book so much. The Lovely Reckless isn't a book that I would normally pick up but I'm kind of obsessed with it. The plot is so much fun and entertaining. The writing is flawless and the characters are so well written. I read the whole book in just two sittings. It has some insta-love and even though I'm not a fan of i...
  • *TANYA*
    I was really liking this book in the beginning but at the the end it just started falling apart. How can you move on from a loved one after only 3 months and after watching them die before you?? I was not "feeling" the intensity of Frankie's and Marco's connection.
  • mith
    you can read my review HERE on my blog if that kinda thing strikes your fancy!and i also have a swoon HERE if you'd like to check it out! (it'd be cool if you did. no pressure, though. you're still amazing)---This book was a cliché after cliché and... I ended up liking it?I started this book fairly late into the night and if I didn't have class the following day--well, later that day, I suppose--I would have continued until I was finished. Ther...
  • Rebecca Woodward
    I have been waiting and wanting to read this story forever it seems. I can say it was well worth the wait. I loved how the author brings the characters emotions to life. I cried and cringed during some chapters. This is a story about young love which ends in a tragic way. My heart hurt for the main character because her struggle to remember was an emotional journey. The plot thickens when she finally remembers who? I could not put my kindle down ...
  • Tweebs♥️ (hiatus)
    this book was so good but so meh. yeah, meh. I'm sticking with meh as my review. Ok jks, review to come!
  • Amanda NEVER MANDY
    **I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.**I love cheese in its many forms but I don’t love the mental constipation that came with this one. I rolled my eyes, I punched a pillow or two and I cursed and cursed and cursed some more but nothing would unblock it. There has to be more substance than this in a book. It can’t be this cheesy and fake and transparent and just plumb full of clichés.Or maybe you should disregard th...
  • Tracey (Life and Literature)
    Out heart is like anunfinished puzzle-that is why we searchfor the perfect oneto complete it. The Lovely Reckless was my first foray into the writing of Kami Garcia and I have to say that it was a mighty fine success! Contemporary YA is so my thing, but add in some grittiness along with a huge dose of angsty reality and I'm all over that! Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing for the right reason.The trick is knowing when the reason is right....
  • Dee☾
    THIS BOOK!!!! FANTASTIC! ❤Thank you to Impulse and Netgalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange of a honest review.This book is such a pleasant surprise. It is very reminiscent of Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series, especially Crash Into You (which is my favorite book) and I love it! The story of two teens who come from different worlds finding a special connection with each other is one of my favorite stories and this was per...
  • Sara➽ (Ink Is My Sword)
    2,3 Street race Stars Buddy read with:Norah <3Well, this book was disappointing, yet it was addicting. I will say a masterpiece for a fanfiction work, but let's be real is not a fanfiction.A week or so has passed and the only thing I can remember from this book is Sofia and honestly, I think is the only is worth it to keep in my memory<3
  • Courtney (librarycutie)
    this book was so amazing!!! i started this book not knowing anything about the story (which is how i love starting books) and was hooked immediately in the first chapter! the book starts off with the main character frankie getting pulled over, and eventually tells us why she's acting out. i felt my heart break for this girl, with what she had to witness and how people are looking and acting towards her. i loved frankie's character so much, with h...
  • Aila
    4.5 stars!!I don't know why but... I ADORED THIS BOOK. Oh my goodness. See here's the thing, the elements of the story individually aren't much. They're actually pretty normal compared to other books. But there's just something that makes it all fit together to make an AWESOME STORY. Like, I could imagine all these scenes in a movie!! It moved at such a faster pace than I expected and omg the romance was EXPLOSIVE. This book was just soo addictin...
  • Sandra The Book Worm
    I received an ARC of this book at RT Booklovers Conference. I absolutely loved this book. If you loved Simone Elkeles's Perfect Chemistry series, you will devour The Lovely Reckless. Full review to come closer to release date.
  • Georgieeeee
    3.5/5 stars.
  • Meli
    InhaltFrankie Devereux musste mit ansehen, wie ihr Freund vor ihren Augen starb und seitdem ist sie nicht mehr dieselbe. Sie zieht zu ihrem Vater, raus aus den Heights in die Downs.Dort lernt sie Marco Leone kennen - er ist ein berüchtigter Bad Boy, der Autorennen fährt wie ein Profi und dessen Lächeln Frankies Knie weich werden lässt. Doch Frankie quälen immer noch die unklaren Erinnerungen von jener Nacht und auch, dass ihr Vater als Cop A...