Until You (Fall Away #1.5) by Penelope Douglas
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Ever felt numb to all emotions?
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.
I love her so much that I hate her. I hate that I can’t let her go. 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. She centers me. Engaging, challenging, bullying her – it’s the last part of me that feels anything human.
But then she left for a year and came back a different girl. Now, when I push, she pushes back.
For everyone who loved Bully . . . This is Jared’s story.
Title: Until You
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Shelves: Fiction; Romance; Enemies to Lovers;
Format: Kindle (406 pages)
Until you it’s the story of Bully written from Jared’s POV. To sum up, if you loved Jared in Bully, here you will find out more details about him. His thoughts, his struggles, when he got fed up with everything, or for instance, WHY he acted the way he did.
“The first thing that came to mind was an angel. Her hair flowing and shiny. Her legs dangling, long and smooth. She looked perfect where she was, like a painting.
And then I remembered that Satan was also an angel.”
However, he still acted like the bully he was in the beginning, as a result of his drama with his parents and having no one to lean on. Especially when the girl he loved as a kid seemed to have betrayed him. But, he sure as hell with own up everything and make amends.
“Yesterday last forever, tomorrow comes never, until you”
To clarify, I loved this book, but the sad part is bullies are not like Jared most of the time. Furthermore, I enjoyed Tate as a strong female character. She was a better person and tried to survive this. But love is stronger than hate.
“She’d look at me, and I’d stop dead in my tracks, never wanting to leave that moment. Do you know what that’s like?” I scanned the audience. “Day in and day out, you’re thrilled to be alive and experience a million moments of love and happiness that constantly compete with each other. Every day was better than the last.”
During all their back and forth, people got hurt, but you manage to survive and live.
Madoc is still the same, and you will love him more in Rival. Jax, Jared’s brother comes more in this book, and we find some more information about him. Make sure to read Rival, because Jax will blow your mind away at the end of it.
Until you was beautifully written, as a tribute to Tate and see for ourselves how Jared’s mind works. Even when he appeared to be calm, or cold, he was struggling inside. This is to say, love and hate, the line is so thin, that it is very easy to skip sides.
Writing this review, I did some searching and found out that Penelope Douglas wrote Until You because her fans asked her for Jared’s POV. Therefore, I am extremely grateful she listened and did so. I have always felt that authors are closer to their fans. She even tried to come up with a book that will not only retell the story but add to it by doing so.
Make sure to check the News section of Penelope Douglas’ for bonus scenes, deleted scenes or new book Excerpts.