Monday, June 1, 2015

Feasted On: Kennedy High Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 201; Kindle Edition - File Size: 4594 KB | Expected Release Date: November 17, 2014 | Publisher: Elliott Books | Obtained: edelweiss

"The Evolution of Emily" [Kennedy High Series, Book 2] by Kate Scott

Author's Book Description : Emily Charles knows how to run away. Away from her overprotective, agoraphobic mother. Away from her biology-obsessed, autistic sister. Away from her quiet sheltered claustrophobic homeschooled life. When Emily's escape plan involves starting her junior year at Kennedy High School, she realizes she's no longer running away. Now she's running towards. Towards her quiet thoughtful cross-country teammate, August. Towards her zany enthusiastic lab partner, Miles. Towards friendship, love, independence, and life.

Thanks to her sister's special interest in biology, Emily knows all about the birds and the bees. Boys are a lot more confusing!

Readers who enjoyed "Counting to D" will won't want to miss Scott's second novel, also set at Kennedy High School.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Emily's life has been within the confines of her home. With a mother who fears the outside world and a younger sister with her own special needs, Emily is very lonely. Her only reprieve from her everyday life is running. During one of her running excursions, she runs by the local high school and decides to get paperwork to enroll. After convincing her father that going to high school is what she needs, she begins her new school year that fall. Now Emily is faced with her greatest dream and biggest fear ... socialization. Will it all turn out the way she hopes? Can her family come to terms with the life changes she's throwing their way? And is the cute guy on the cross-country team everything she believes he is?

This was a uniquely intense YA romance that makes the readers think, helps them learn, and gets them addicted to its inspiring characters. I was truly surprised by the direction this novel played out but I couldn't have been happier with its outcome! Emily is a compelling girl who is brave enough to take control of her life and fight for what she wants even if it's hard fighting against a family who doesn't want to change like she does. Then to throw in her new relationship with August (a sweet cross-country star) and her budding friendships with Sam & Miles, just topped off my liking of this novel. Plus, it helped that the chemistry between August and herself is off the charts. While at times August seems to good-to-be-true, he helps Emily more than ever to navigate her new world. August definitely charmed me.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those who are looking for a dynamic YA romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Counting to D (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : The Evolution of Emily (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Counting to D (Book 1) | Alibris (Paperback) : Counting to D (Book 1) | Alibris (Paperback) : The Evolution of Emily (Book 2)

Author's Novel Extras : Bootcamp Check-In | Buckle Up for Writing | The Evolution of Kate | The Evolution of Emily - Cover Reveal

The Evolution of Emily is now available. Do you have your copy yet?
Posted by Kate Scott on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Author's Series Extras : The Dyslexic Brain | Love List | Opening Sentences | 2014 Is Already Looking Good | Spring Writing Boot Camp | Happy New Year

Today is "support teen literature day", what have you done to celebrate? #RockTheDrop
Posted by Kate Scott on Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
My dad had always been my ally, when I really needed him. He insisted my mom let me leave the house to go running every day. He set the boundaries, allowing Olivia and me to spend as much time as we wanted outside on the porch. He made sure we were safe every day, even though he left us at home with a crazy person---a crazy person he loved enough to overlook her insanity. ~ within Chapter 2

THE EVOLUTION OF EMILY by Kate Scott -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, June 1, 2015
"Bravery isn't the same as fearlessness. Yes, you're afraid, but you don't let that fear paralyze you. Emily, you forced two very overprotective parents to let you go to public school, participate in extracurricular activities, and start dating. I'm pretty sure you're a superhero."
I looked up at him. "Do you really think that?"
"Absolutely." ~ within Chapter 25
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Kate, then please check out her website.


  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Emily's story.


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