Book Review: Long Way Down by Krista and Becca Ritchie

This book review is a long time coming, and I am sorry for that. Between my laptop deciding to quit on me and school work piling up, I really haven’t had the time to sit down and write my review for Long Way Down. So, here it is!

Long Way Down was supposed to be the last book in the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series, but the Ritchie girls felt that there needed to be one more book: Some Kind of Perfect which is the epilogue novel. I have started it and hope to get that review to you soon as well. Anyway, Long Way Down is in Daisy Calloway and Ryke Meadow’s point of view and we get to see their struggle as a couple in more detail.

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If you have been following my reviews then you would know that there is a 7 year age difference between Daisy and Ryke. The quote above is Daisy’s mother FINALLY accepting the two of the together at their wedding day. Yes, they got married! It was such a heart warming scene that I actually teared up. In fact, I cried a lot throughout this book. It just seems like the universe is against #Raisy

Daisy and Ryke have the worst luck. It’s heartbreaking.

Daisy finds out why her periods are irregular and god awful when she does have them: she has cysts on her ovaries. She also was told she wouldn’t be able to have kids, that her pregnancy would be high risk and would be too dangerous to consider; but you don’t know Daisy or Ryke if you think a dangerous pregnancy would stop them from trying.

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We see Daisy overcome so many emotional battles. She has PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The way she deals with those is by taking her life to extremes, screaming at the top of her lungs or going as fast as she possibly can even putting on a brave face for everyone she cares about. Her problems run deep and we get to see Daisy overcome all of her issues. It was hard watching her struggle but in the end, seeing her thrive was the best thing.

Daisy finally conceives and she gets through her pregnancy, but ends up having a hysterectomy and her tubes taken out. It was a scary chapter to read because I thought for sure she had died giving birth in the ambulance.

I’m sorry if I am giving too much away, but this review wouldn’t be much of anything if I didn’t tell you about some things. The entire book was about Daisy and Ryke trying to have a baby and how they feel when Rose and Connor end up having another one and thinking they won’t ever be able to. They are constantly having to fight for what they want when it seems like everyone around them gets what they want handed to them. Yes, they are privleged people, but things come easy for Lily, Lo, Rose and Connor that Ryke and Daisy want to stop fighting for once. They had to fight for their relationship. They had to fight through Ryke’s fall and a loss of a great friend. They had to fight through several pregnancy scares and Daisy’s inability to have children.

Overall, this book was harder than the rest. Not because it was boring or because it was awful. It was harder to get through emotionally because I have been through everything with these characters since the beginning and letting go of them is going to be hard.

Long Way Down gets 5/5 stars. There is no way around it. It deserves all the stars in the world because Daisy and Ryke deserve to have all the stars in the world.


PLEASE give me feedback! PLEASE read these books! I want so much to fangirl with other people, so hop to it!!

 

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