Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker

31 March 2014

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)  Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker
Publisher: Papoti Books
Publication Date: December 9th, 2012 



Kacy is fucked up 
What is it about reading a book that makes people think it is ok to interrupt you and completely disregard what you are doing?

Stuck with unbelievable rage, Kacy rebuilds herself from nothing. Her only outlet?
 Kicking a sandbag and living for her sister Livie
Her plan is simple, get her sister trough school make sure she is taken care of, then worry about herself.
But life doesn't always works that way.
She meets the handsome neighbor next door  who pushes all her buttons the right way, I enjoyed watching her struggle against attraction.
I also loved seeing her open up to other people.
I was reading a few reviews, and people had a lot of issues with her rage, they simply couldn't relate to it.
But to me the main thing I could relate to was the rage.
A someone who experiences that type of anger I felt it was very well written.
The other thing I loved was her wit. She was such a smarty mouth I found myself chuckling whenever she interacted with others:

 “You don't want me, Ben. I'm seven layers of fucked up with a side of bullshit.”

Wohooo that is one hot piece of  a man candy.
Trent is everything a girl would want
Nice, polite, and drop dead gorgeous (yum)
Absolutely  fucking perfect!
He could have any girl he chooses, but he wants Kacey.
He is the majorly positive point in her life encouraging her to open herself up, and talk to people.
I don't want to give away too much about Trent, for fear of spoilers.
Lets just say he is perfect 

I adored this kid
Smart, compassionate, beautiful and  only fifteen
She was the constant voice of reason for Kasey.
But she is also suffering, not only throughout her parents passing but also watching her sister destroying herself. But she still stayed strong, it's admirable.
I'm very excited about the sequel starring her.

I really loved the other characters, they rounded up the whole book nicely.
Especialy the shrink!
Wensday is officially ass-whooping day :D

To recap
Should you read this book?
Hell yes!!
It's a book about love and loss about acceptance and forgiving.



For those wondering what the watery cover has to do with breathing, it is explained in the book
I almost missed it,  kudos to the peeps making the cover
Very subtle.


  1. What a great review :) I have read this one a while ago but Kacey annoyed me a lot here. Somehow I didn't connect with her and it bothered me. While at the other hand Trent is something else :) Great review, girl :)

  2. I'm so glad you liked this book, especially since you weren't really interested but borrowed it because your friend wanted you to. It shows that sometimes we all can be wrong about whether or not we'll like a book!
    This one looks really interesting. I love the concept, and I think it's great that there's something in the book that led to the cover design. I'll be sure to look out for it when I decide to read this! It definitely looks worth the read :)
    Victoria @ Chapters on a Page

  3. Angel (Spare Reads)April 1, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    Oh man, this sounds exactly like the book I'm looking for - a story centered around siblings :D Both Kacey and Livie make my heart ache. I can't imagine what they are going through - losing parents, losing friends, fleeing away, etc. It's nice to know that Kacey finally found someone, she deserves the best! Thanks for the recommendation :P

  4. Yes yes yes! I definitely agree! I loved this book so much and definitely need to get onto reading the second one and the third one. Kacey is fucked up but I loved her anyway. And all the other characters too!

  5. haha,she takes a lot getting used to, but from the start I felt rather sorry for her so maybe I turned a blind eye on a few things :P
    As for Trent, he is getting his own story this year, a prequel to this one, I can hardly wait :)

  6. I think she knew from the start that I would like this type of book since it wasn't heavy on the smut and stereotypes.
    Totally I'll be more open on the subject of new adult (even through Kristen Ashely was a total bust :P).
    I'm glad you think so, I'll be looking forward to your review!

  7. So happy to read your review! I just put this one on hold at the library and am anxiously awaiting it to come in. I'm usually not a huge fan of NA but everyone says this is really good so I'm looking forward to it. Love the gifs :D