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With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple - their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media. Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy's resilience and shape their future together. They promise: To nWith a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple - their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media. Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy's resilience and shape their future together. They promise: To never slow down. To never compromise who they are. To never abandon their love for each other. But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn't even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health. With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series....

Title : Long Way Down
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ISBN : 9780990622598
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Number of Pages : 640 Pages
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Long Way Down Reviews

  • Becca Ritchie
    2019-03-04 09:46

    This will be the final book with the Addicted gang... unless I fall on my head and forget everything that we've ever planned ;)Release Date: November 20th, 2015Look out for more Raisy! UPDATE: ... we must've fallen on our heads because we added a full-length epilogue book called Some Kind of Perfect :) It'll release after Long Way Down and add lots of closure to the whole series.UPDATE 2: the blurb / back cover summary has been added! xoxoUPDATE 3: It's LIVE on Amazon!!! Happy reading, everyone!! We hope you enjoy the crazy ride :D

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2019-03-01 03:00

    Just as good. Every time. 6/25/16: In a HUGE post-move/no WIFI book slump...so I think a favorite re-read is in order...5 Ryke Fucking Meadows Stars ***Spoiler Free***So this bad boy gets all the stars. And I'm gonna hug it close.Like this: Because it was good.But mainly because it actually made this cold-hearted little shrew shed a tear *gasp.* It's an almost-Christmas miracle anomaly, I tell you. Seriously though, I think the rugged and dry terrain that is my cheek might experience a mudslide as a result of this never before seen influx of sudden moisture.But I digress. My favorite foul mouthed fucking character in this book?Ryke, Ryke, Ryke.Cause I mean, really, how do I love thee?Let me counts the ways...Oh man. Le fucking swoon. Muscles...danger...But most of all? LOYALTYLoyalty is something that I personally value above pretty much all else. And that's what I think I love most about this entire series. The six main characters - Connor, Rose, Ryke, Daisy, Lo and Lily - they are all LOYAL to each other. ALWAYS. "'Let's make a pact. If anyone hassles our sisters tonight, we confront them and handle it with necessary means...'She has a knife strapped to her thigh. 'What, you planning on shanking someone tonight?''I plan on being resourceful and cautious...I also have a taser.'"Even when they are insulting each other and constantly throwing the middle finger - they have each others' backs. As couples, as friends, as brothers, as sisters, as FAMILY. And I just LOVE it. Especially Ryke. His loyalty to Daisy."Wherever you go, I'll go."His loyalty to Lo and Lo's loyalty to him."I miss my brother and if you won't fight for the thing that makes you happy, then I'm going to fight for you." And to Connor. And to ALL of them. All. The.Fucking.Time. "The relationships that take the most effort and time become the mightiest in the end." And boy are they ever mighty. These characters and this series have a very special place in my heart now. And even though I am SO sad the series is over...they will always live on my kindle. And I will re-read the fuck out of them forever.

  • Christy
    2019-03-10 09:49

    5 This book is fucking EVERYTHING stars! Two people who weren’t allowed to love each other. Two people who now unapologetically do. The Addicted series is by far the most memorable and my most favorite series ever. Each book has something special about it. Each character and couple I love completely in their own way. Those of you who have read the series know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I can’t even… you are missing out on so much greatness!Ryke and Daisy (aka Raisy) are the two daredevils of the group. They’re the couple that started out as forbidden. They were never supposed to be together, never supposed to work. But they do. Daisy Calloway is a beautifully broken girl. From a young age, she’s been thrown in the spot light. She’s not there anymore, but things that have happened to her have had a lasting effect. She’s got her issues, but she has sisters who love her and a man who always has her back. Ryke Meadows is an adrenaline junkie. He’s a risk taker. He drops the F bomb 52 times in 20 minutes. It’s who he is. He lives his life the way he wants with no regrets. He’s a climber and it’s one of the most important things in the world to him. I have always stared my life straight in the fucking eye and held the line. I’m not terrified of it being cut short. I’d rather live fully and briefly than to live long and empty.Ryke and Daisy have this undying love for one another. They love each other so hard. Things that would break a lot of couples only make them stronger. No matter what happens in their lives, and they both go through something hard in this book, they ALWAYS have each others back. It’s not even a question. They are there for one another unconditionally. Ryke and Daisy’s relationship is different than the other couples, because they are different than the other couples. He never gives up on me… His love is unyielding and exists to cloak me through heartache, through misery, through laughter and pain. I love him in every moment. In every smile. In every frown. And I will love him after every long way down.I don’t want to spoil anything about this story, but the content hit so close to home for me. This book and Addicted After All are the two most emotional of the series for me. I was a blubbering mess in the best way while reading. I love that these stories give me all the feels. My favorite part of these books are the relationships between the characters. Not just the couples, but the siblings, the friends. It’s everything. Ryke and Lo have the most special relationship to me. That is actually why I ended up loving Ryke so much in the beginning. Loren Hale is such an amazingly special character and Ryke saw that right away. His loyalty to his brother is unwavering. All these characters are completely loyal to one another and I love that. You don’t see friendships and relationships like this in every book you read and that is why the Addicted series is one that always stands out above the rest for me. Ryke and Daisy’s story will forever stay with me. These characters and their story are unforgettable. I will shout it from the roof tops over and over again- this series is a MUST READ!!!!! There are moments you remember and people you will never fucking forget.

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    2019-03-14 04:08

    I finished my reread yesterday. Full review and playlist to come.You've been warned. This is not going to be a book review.  Addicted Series altered a huge part of my life, and reading Long Way Down left a significant impact on me. It’s possible, I will never be the same.I realized, after reviewing all of the books in Addicted series, I have finally exhausted the points I’ve been doing for the past eight books. I would sound like an annoying broken record if I continue to sing the same old tune. So maybe, I will just humor myself and the people who would read this why, I terribly love Addicted Series.While I wholeheartedly love Addicted to You, and Ricochet, It was Addicted For Now that solidify my love for this series. I could strongly recall one of the passages that left a mark on me.“You’re human. You can still have problems. The difference is that you have the ability to fix them. You just have to want to. Not everyone can receive the same help you can or afford the rehab facility you went to.” My stomach curdles at the truth. “But that doesn’t mean your recovery can’t be difficult. It doesn’t mean that what people say on TV or in the tabloids doesn’t hurt as much. You still bleed like the rest of us. You can cry. You can be upset. That right has not been taken from you.”It didn’t pulled me through my catatonic state or cured my maladies, but I kept holding on to it. It became my hope. Similar things could be said to Hothouse Flower. Like, I would always say, it is the book of my soul.Maybe roping myself into this series wasn’t an accident, but surely the rest was history.Growing up with two sisters who are a little bit older than me. I often feel left out, sometimes it was unintentional, and sometimes it was on purpose. It’s not something, I hold against them. They simply thought, I wouldn't get it because I'm younger than them. It's completely unavoidable, but the exclusion isn’t lost on me. My life isn’t as lonely as I make it out to be, I promise. I have friends, but I never feel we connected. It was partly my fault. I’m not completely the excellent friend to rely on.Then, I discovered this magical world filled with words. Soon after, I turned to books, they have been my constant companion ever since. My sanctuary. They were there for me when I didn’t know how to make it through. I understood their language, and they understood mine. This is what Addicted Series meant to me.Similar to Ryke and Daisy, I'm not very good at expressing my feelings. I don't always know how to strike a conversation that is humanely proper and acceptable. I sometimes cross the boundaries. I suck at making friends and I have five kinds of wrong and no kinds of right. I have an askew point of view.They tether themselves both to the ground.That is what drew me to them. This is why I resonate with them much more than, I could ever convey. They weren’t just wild and courageous in my eyes.They are selfless without no expectation of compensation. The lengths they would go for someone, their love is completely admirable. Their reluctance to open up, their struggles, refusing to divulge the darkest moment of their lives as if it’s a violation of privacy, because they've been strong — alone for so long.Somehow, they both represent the deepest core of my being.I admire them for who they are and what they stand for.I haven’t reached the part where I could say I am at peace, and contented. A little part of me is, but the rest is a tangled of mess, begging for more.There is always a joy and pain seeing your children grew and having to let them go. Maybe, this is what being a parent feels like? I’ve grown with them, I laugh when they laugh, I cry, when they cry and when they scream, the echo pierced through my soul. Their happiness coincides with mine, maybe this is why saying goodbye feels like breaking my heart into two.Long Way Down is a fast forward to the future where the stakes were higher.They promise:To never slow down.To never compromise who they are.To never abandon their love for each other.Like the premise promises, they finally open themselves up, but that doesn’t necessarily meant they are compromising their beliefs. This specific scene is a statement to that.My wolf. My everything. He’s a breath away from my lips as the song fades. And very softly, he says, “I’m so fucking in love with you.” I prop my body on my elbows, nearing his lips. People say you can’t describe love, but I have this theory that you can. It’s just subjective. Do you want to know what love feels like for me? It’s breathing and suffocating. Sobbing and smiling. Yearning and fading. To ache that much harder. To live that much larger. It’s every moment. Every single, tiny one. I’ve felt it all with Ryke. And it’s not solely the wild, crazed events that keep my heart pumping. It’s these small, most inconceivable seconds of time spent together. Our smiles. Our tears. Our limbs shifting or standing still. The instant our lonely souls are filled. I’ve never lived or loved wilder and freer than with him. I open my mouth to say the words too, but he nods like I see it, Dais. He sees it in my eyes. I’m so in love with him. He kisses me gently, and I think, this is it.Our first dance. I whisper against his lips, “This moment is ours, isn’t it?” I don’t want to share this with anyone else. We ended up on the floor. Just like animals. I break into a smile, and his thumb strokes the long scar on my cheek. He looks like he could spend the rest of his life on the floor, right here, tangled up with me. He nods and says against my lips, “This is fucking ours.” I run my fingers through his hair again. “I’m so happy I could scream.” His lips curve upward. “Then scream, Calloway.” I howl instead. When he joins in, when he howls with me, my world is absolutely, totally and entirely complete. Of course, thank you so much to Krista and Becca for creating this wonderful characters. I am sure, you are aware how much I love you both.I’m still raw and I’m still reeling with the emotional impact this book caused me. Maybe, there will come a day where, I could review Long Way down without correlating myself to its characters, but today is not that time.Interested in reading the series? See the recommended reading order here.

  • Jasmine
    2019-03-20 07:50

    **SPOILER-FREE REVIEW**5 STARS! ★★★★★"Never give up or back down on the things that fill your soul, Calloway. There is no worse life than a hollow one."After 6 hours of reading (& crying) within one sitting of this read, I was almost afraid that I could never bring myself to write this review. Each and every book in the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series has such a dear place in my heart and with Long Way Down marking the end of this entire series, embracing myself for this read was like wishing that the end will never come. Long Way Down will bring you on a tumultuous ride with Ryke Meadows & Daisy Calloway as they chase after their long deserved happiness. They're wild and primitive; these two are the daredevils of the gang and nothing will slow them down, not even their 7-years age difference. Living life on the edge comes with risks that these two are no strangers to but, how far are they willing to go when it boils down to their lives at stake. Reading this was like unwrapping an early Christmas gift, knowing that whatever lies inside will cause my heart to swell with nothing but everlasting love and joy. I don't want to go into specifics of the story because I want everyone to experience this journey through their own eyes as they read it. The Ritchie twins are never short of words that could evoke a storm of emotions from their readers, I already had tears rolling down my face by the time I hit 5% of this read! My heart went from soaring high to suddenly being plummeted as Ryke & Daisy's story took me on an adventure. Every couple in the Addicted series have their own battles to fight but with Ryke & Daisy, they're the risk-takers. Everyone sees them as reckless but to each other, their love runs deeper than that and they see each other for who they truly are. Their love was selfless, not only to their own but to every single person they cared about. It broke my heart over and over again to watch them fight their battles but it was their strength and faith to overcome them that really sent me into puddles of tears. Even with this being marked as the 9th book in the series, I'm still blown away by the dynamics of the entire Addicted gang. Whether it's the Calloway sisterhood or the brotherly love of Lo, Connor & Ryke; the Ritchie twins continues to showcase the growth of these characters and the level of maturity they've reached since the very first book. I felt like I've grown along with these characters and witness every ups and down with them. The kind of attachment I have for these people are as real as they can be. Exhilarating yet heartbreaking, I dare you to not fall in love with this read. The Ritchie twins have brought their A-game to greater heights by delivering the perfect conclusion to this epic saga. There was no other ending I could possibly ask for than the beautiful one given to us. The Addicted series was more than just a series of stories, it was an adventure of a lifetime and an unforgettable journey. From friendships to love, from hitting rock bottom to making breakthroughs; I wouldn't trade the experience of it for anything else in this world. Krista & Becca Ritchie are definitely forces to be reckoned with and they continue to outdo themselves with each book they put out. I could easily find myself completely immersed in this world they've built and wishing that I could spend an eternity with these characters. With this bittersweet finale, no doubt it'll definitely take me a while to recover from this read. My final parting words: READ THIS SERIES. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.Long Way Down is the 4th book in the Calloway Sisters spinoff series and must be read in order. It must also be read after Addicted After All as it contains spoilers. This book also concludes the entire Addicted series. For more details on the recommended reading order, please read HERE.

  • Brandi
    2019-03-17 03:48

    I am totally going to lazy out on this review. The way I see it, if you're a fan of the series, you know Raisy, and you're a fan, so read the damn book. You 'shouldn't' regret it, and if you do, I'm not sure if we can be friends. If you haven't read the series, you are missing out, if you like well written love stories that are unique and beautifully portrayed, why haven't you given this series a chance? Yes, these books are lengthy, but the love captured between the pages is, simply beautiful. Thank you to the lovely 'elf' who gifted me this one!!

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2019-03-16 09:56

    5 stars "I have this theory..."Well, the series is over. And what better way to end it than with my favorite couple! Raisy. So basically I was super emotional while reading this book, not only for the content but what it represented to those of us in the Fizzle Force.Warning! This will be less like a review and more like a fangirl gush about an entire series. Long Way Downis the story of Ryke and Daisy, who have been officially dating for two years now. With a six year age gap between them, they have faced many obstacles in their relationship, and they continue to face more. Both Ryke and Daisy, along with their families and friends remain very much in the public eye and it places burdens on them and their families. Daisy still struggles with her PTSD and Ryke with his issues with his father. But together, the six of them can face anything and together they will not break."Relationships that take the most effort and the most time become the most mightiest, most resilient bonds in the end." I don't want to say much because spoilers and all, but I will say that this book broke my heart and then put it back together again. The Ritchie twins are the masters of feels and have proven yet again what amazing authors they are.I laughed, I cried, and by the end of this book I was fulfilled. It really does feel like the end of an era. I can still remember reading the first book and waiting for Ricochet to be released. I may not have reviewed the books from the beginning, but I've been a fan from the very start and this series will always have a special place in my heart.So a gigantic thanks to Krista and Becca Ritchie, you ladies have brought us characters that will forever feel like family. Thank you ♥"We deserve better. We deserve happiness. As sisters. And as friends."

  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    2019-03-17 03:07

    The most perfect ending to the most perfect series there ever was.As Daisy would say, on a scale of one to chocolate, this was like chocolate cake, smothered in icing, and covered with sprinkles in the shape of unicorns. I could not have asked for a better conclusion for these amazing characters. Krista & Becca created an incredibly thought out, emotional, captivating world with the most charismatic, complex, unique characters. And to see it all come to an end – this is what parents must feel like when they look at their children and realize they’re all grown up. How bittersweet this all is!The growth and love and maturity all these characters have attained have been so amazing to read. I can’t even count the number of times I have cried from this series, and from this book alone! I could read about Lo & Lily, Ryke & Daisy, and Connor & Rose forever and I would never tire of them. I love them that much. The love they all have for each other, the love they have for their siblings, the love they have for their significant others….Is. Out. Of. This. World. Amazing.Even though this is technically the last book of the series, I think the only thing holding me back from more tears is knowing we get an epilogue book Some Kind of Perfect, and then the spin off series Damaged Like Us. I am counting down the days until we get more information and release days on those. And I leave with this…if you haven’t read this series yet, give it a chance. I know it’s long. I know there are a lot of books. But you will NOT regret one minute of it. I found myself completely immersed in the world they've built and wishing that I could spend an eternity with these characters. Just absolute perfection & I simply cannot recommend this series enough!Long Way Down (Addicted #3.2, Calloway Sisters #4) | http://amzn.to/2yYRVC4Find Me On:Instagram ❤ FB Page ❤ FB Blog ❤ Blog ❤ Twitter

  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    2019-02-25 02:52

    *5 Million HARD THINGS ARE RIGHT THINGS Stars*Long Way Down…seems like it was a long time coming but every word of every sentence in every paragraph that made up this book was worth every second of time passed. The Ritchie sisters have created a frenzy with their Addicted Series. To say it is a “good” series is just not enough. It is a journey of 6 people who have loved, laughed, fought, F***’d, and completely lived. There has been NO other book couple that has stayed in my mind and heart as the enigmatic love of Ryke Meadows and Daisy Calloway…They met at a time when Ryke was just finding his footing in a world with family and friends. The brooding loner was the pillar of strength with his “Fuck You” attitude and filterless way of life. He never imagined a life so full of love and support, especially from a 16 year old beauty whose need to SCREAM matched his own soul. Time would make them closer…older…wiser. The day their lips met in a Paris stairwell would seal their fate for eternity...Our relationship is fucking animalistic and visceral but grounded on the trust and friendship we built firstIt was not an easy journey. Fans and followers know the damages, the outside perceptions and the fight for freedom and privacy. Shrouded by bodyguards, it is amazing to see the group grow and move onto life as friends, lovers, and even parents. While nothing is ever still with Ryke and Daily, there is one constant…a love beyond words and understanding…I feel like there may not be a book in my future that I will treasure as much as Long Way Down. I read each book and took each character to heart, but I admit to reading each book and savoring any scene with Raisy. I longed for a Ryke smirk, “sweetheart” or middle finger salute. I held my breath with each Daisy flirt and need to run wild. It was Ryke Meadows who took a bit of my heart at first encounter, but his love for Daisy and the way these authors kept them 100% real stole my soul! Nothing was easy other than their connection. Ryke gave Daisy unicorns…he held her hand as she flew…followed her into the fire…all while Daisy stared down a wolf and bound him to her side forever.If Raisy’s story alone doesn’t steal your breath and leave smiling through the falling tears. You owe it to yourself the read the BEST EPILOGUE ever written! But don’t take it from me…Listen to Daisy:I’ve watched Lo become soberI’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addictionI’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotype.I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself.I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again.I’ve discovered who I am.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-18 02:54

    5+++Stars!I FINALLY finished!!! YAY! RL got in my way this week and I was super bummed out because I've been waiting for this one for a while! It was worth the wait because it was a big bag of awesome sauce!!!I can't tell you how much I love Ryke and Daisy! They are my favorite couple. I am team Raisy!! I fell in love with these two a long time ago. I'm pretty sure it happened when Daisy dove off that cliff in Mexico and Ryke dove in after her or maybe when she got attacked and left with a scar on her face. Ryke with his don't give a fuck attitude was there for Daisy when nobody else was. He didn't give a shit what anybody said he was going to be there for Daisy! I know he was older than her but he never one time acted like anything but a best friend to her until she was older. They were meant for each other. Both of them not scared of death. Living life at 150 miles per hour. Taking risks others would cringe at. That's what this book was filled with. Both of them taking risks. Both of them staying strong through everything and coming out stronger. Both of them finally not being the strongest and letting others in to lean on for a change. I'm so sad that this series is over. I cried happy tears and some sad tears. I'm pretty sure I have never cried so hard or so many times reading a book ever before! Ryke and Daisy had many obstacles to climb and jump over. Every person in this book touched my heart in some way. Hell even asshole Jonathan had me in tears! This family is so strong. They've been through so much. Their love for each other is out of this world. The way the men protect and love their woman is something every woman dreams of getting. The bond these sisters share is amazing. They will do absolutely anything for each other and we got to read just how much they will do in this book. Daisy said it perfect!I’ve watched Lo become sober. I’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addiction. (I’m proud of you, sis.) I’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotypes. I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself. I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again. And me. I’ve discovered who I am. I’m not letting her go or hiding her to please other people. I am Daisy Petunia Meadows. And I’m here to stay.~DaisyI could read about Lo & Lily Hale, Ryke & Daisy Meadows and Connor & Rose Cobalt forever. I love them that much. I'm also super excited to see a story on the web about Willow and Garrison! Can't wait to read it! Bring on the kids next! I can't fucking wait! Awesome job Krista & Becca Ritchie!! You ladies rock my world!If you haven't read this series bump it up! Recommended reading order below:)

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2019-02-22 11:03

    I waited 6 months after it was published to read it. Prior to it being released I posted this gif:I can't breathe!!! I was super excited to have Raisy's book but then reality hit me. This series is ending and I won't be able to anticipate another book about them. So, I put off reading it. Then we got word that there would be one more FINAL BOOK. YES!Some Kind of Perfect has all 6 characters coming together to give the fans closure to the series. That book was just recently released and fans are loving it. Knowing that I have one more book with these characters allowed me to crack open Long Way Down.I bought the audio and listened to it. I wanted to hear and experience the emotion in their voices. There were a couple parts that made me tear up. Daisy and Ryke's character to me has always made me think of KBR's older brother. I've only seen the videos they've shared on twitter about him (skateboarding down the middle of a windy road). But from the essense of those videos and listening to KBR describe him I can totally imagine how he embodies both Daisy and Ryke's characters. I was never to their extreme of daredevilness but I admire those who are willing to take those risk to be who they are. They remind us all that there is a great adventure out their beyond our screens. *********************************************************Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 5 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion. Recommended reading order:PHASE 1 (Lily & Lo): {#1} Addicted to You | {#1.5} Ricochet | {#2} Addicted for NowPHASE 2 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):{spin-off} Kiss the Sky | {spin-off} Hothouse Flower PHASE 3 (Lily & Lo):{#2.5} Thrive | {#3} Addicted After AllPHASE 4 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):{spin-off} Fuel the Fire | {spin-off} Long Way DownPHASE 5 (All 6 characters):{conclusion} Some Kind of Perfect

  • rheeza (callowaybooks )
    2019-03-04 10:59

    **5 "CALLOWAY SISTERS FOREVER" STARS**Nine full length novels, three couples I loved from the start, Nine unforgettable love stories that will forever remain in my heart, and we now say goodbye with this beautiful finale. *sobs*I’m not going to write a detailed review because I feel like nothing I say can ever bring this book the justice it deserves and I'm a little chocked up having to let this series go, but I know when I look back to all of the books in this series, I will always remember it being some of my favorite reading experiences ever.Long Way Down is a touching tale between the two most selfless people who had to face a lot of heart-wrenching trials to get their happily-ever-after that they rightfully deserves. It had me clenching my chest from all the angst-y emotions it stirs in me page after page. But then there were parts that had me squirming because Daisy and Ryke’s chemistry is on fire, parts that had me smiling so wide because they’re so amusing, parts that had me sighing because it’s seeping with sentimentality and I loved it! I swear I felt like I’m going crazy with all the emotions!!One moment I’m likeThen suddenly like thiswhen everything seems fine againBut then you feel another shit storm is about to go downIt's such a roller coaster of emotions!  So basically this is me when i was reading itDon't worry though, it all works out well in the end! And there are so much love, goodness and sweetness in between! But the epilogue messed me up the most. I cried so much I thought my eyes are going to fall of the sockets. It was PERFECT I felt so emotional!But that’s all I’m going to say about it since this is the last book, I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read this yet. Trust me, I wish I could scream it from the rooftops, but all I’m gonna say is that this was beyond anything I could have possibly hoped for. It left me feeling happy, impressed and content with how everything played out for all of our favorite characters.So yes, in addition to seeing Daisy and Ryke’s story, we also got to revisit all of the Addicted couples and get an update on where they were each at. I felt myself being taken back to each Addicted book and it made me realize that I could never choose a favorite couple because I love all of them so much!I think one of the best things about this series is them, the characters. I know they’re not real but I’ve never felt more invested with any fictional characters than I do with this gang. They’re so vulnerable, sincere and complex. I can’t help but feel so much for them! Every page oozes tangible emotions and connections, they’ve become so real that it breaks my heart to see them in pain, it sets the butterfly in my stomach to go crazy when they’re happy, and it makes me so proud when they overcome their weakness and hardships. That’s why it is harder to say goodbye.I don't want them to go but I guess everything must end so that they can finally have their HEA.So, Lily, Rose, Daisy, Loren, Connor and Ryke, please stand up and take a bow. Thank-you for teaching me to believe in the power of love, friendship and family.I've learned a lot with each of these characters. It sounds cheesy but it is the truth. All of them have come a long way from the first book. I’ve never been prouder. I’ve watched Lo become sober.I’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addiction.I’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotype.I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself.I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again.I’ve discovered who I am.But since Long Way Down's main couple is Daisy and Ryke, I want to give them a shout out. Daisy Calloway is an actual sunshine. She had been through a lot, been burned a lot by the people she trusted but it doesn't stop her for being caring and loving. Some may think it is naivety but I see it as a strength. To be able to find yourself after being lost for a long time and to hold on to it, not letting other people change who you are to the core takes a lot of effort especially when everyone tries to dissuade or hurt you.And Ryke Meadows will forever own a piece of my heart. He’s the rock that held those who need him. He is the most selfless person ever. His unwavering love and support for the people he loves took my breath away and made my heart ache.Both Daisy and Ryke showed what unconditional and self-sacrificing love is. They also thought me how to be wild and free. To live like there's tomorrow. To savor each moment like it's the last.Don’t be afraid of the unknown in tomorrow. Don’t be afraid of death. There is no worse life than a hollow one. So be alive every second of every fucking day.Krista and Becca are amazing writers. The way they delivered this ending was so beautiful and perfect and I feel speechless and in awe. Everyone who knows me understands the love and admiration I have for this author, and I’ll forever be a screaming fan-girl wanting and waiting for what they have in store for us next! So I just want to say congrats and thank you Krista and Becca for creating such a wonderful series and letting us explore and learn and feel with all these remarkable amazing characters.--------------------------------------------------------------------------For more reviews, book news and updates:✦ Main blog: callowaybooks✦ Twitter

  • Anna Banana
    2019-03-09 07:45

    By far one of the best books I've ever read! I don't even know where to begin with how much I loved this book. How much it made me laugh, and cry, and smile...honestly I could go on about the whirlwind of emotions it brought out of me. Never have I been this in love, this addicted to reading a book as I am whenever I am reading something from Krista and Becca. You think you know what to expect from this book, but you don't. KB once said that they'd give us the story we didn't even realize we needed and they were right. Never once while I was reading did I question what was happening. Never once did I doubt them. And in the end, they gave me the best damn story I've ever read. Don't even ask me to tell you anything about the story because I won't. You need to go in with your eyes closed and just enjoy the ride. Trust me you'll enjoy it a million times more if you do. As for me? I feel completely satisfied with how the book ended and while it pains me to say goodbye to these characters, I feel content with knowing their story ends well. I am beyond excited for the Like Us series, more Garlow web series and Infini and anything else the KB sisters decide to throw at us. I say it every time I read one of their books and I'll say it again: I will never not love a book by these women. And I will forever be changed by my experience with these characters. Thank you <3(view spoiler)[ First reread: June 16-20th, 2017 If there's one thing I'm grateful about when I think about my reread of this series, it's that it's given me a newfound love and appreciation for Raisy. I always loved them but rereading this book (and series) reminded me of just how much. I've always been so caught up in my Coballoway ship and being all about them that I failed to realize just how much I relate and love two of the most selfless human beings on the planet. They are such important parts of this series, especially to the characters and so many times while I was reading I found myself wiping tears, overcome by how much I loved these two and felt their pain, and wanted so badly for them to have everything in life. My heart is so full <3(hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    2019-03-12 04:55

    MY FAVORITE COUPLE <33MORE RYKE <3333333333

  • FMABookReviews
    2019-03-18 04:59

    6 EPIC STARSKrista and Becca Ritchie brought this series full circle with Ryke and Daisy's story. And it tied for my favorite in the series, with Kiss The Sky. I have long since proclaimed Connor and Rose my favorite couple in the series and said that Ryke and Daisy were close second. But with this book, Ryke may have just tied with Connor. GASP! I know. I promise I didn't jump ship, I just joined another.Daisy's resilience is inspiring and Ryke's fortitude is motivating. They are wild and fierce. They love unconditionally. Each fight through their struggles, each turning to one another and their siblings for support. They prove that no matter what life throws at you, you can overcome.As with every Ritchie book, I highlighted so many passages, my iPad looks like a rainbow. I continue to be impressed and amazed at the talent these women possess.Ryke and Daisy have an epic love story. Theirs is one built on a solid foundation; mutual respect, friendship, admiration and love. They play hard and love hard. There are consequences that follow both and they lean on one another when faced with the ramifications of their actions.I can't say enough how much I loved these two, as well as the appearances of Connor and Rose, Lo and Lilly, Garrison and Willow.Anyone who follows this series already knows Long Way Down is Ryke and Daisy's final story. It is their middle and end, their HEA. It was perfectly and exquisitely crafted. I cried with them, laughed with them and swooned with them. Watching them grow made me "proud". I know that is strange because they are fictional characters, but after 9 books, they feel like friends family.But Long Way Down also marks the end of this series. I will say that again, there have been 9 books! Nine - about 3 different couples, 3 sisters and their boyfriends-turned husbands. Each book has been unique, focusing on the couple starring in that book, with the other characters having pivotal roles. Each following a specific timeline and in most instances overlapping the previous in some way. Really, what these authors have done is create a mini series. The last book we will get from Krista and Becca about these adult siblings/friends/husbands/wives will be 'Some Kind of Perfect' which will be an Addicted Series full-length epilogue novel. That excites me, because we will get to hear from everyone and learn what they have been doing to make their futures bright!Bravo Krista and Becca Ritchie, you created an epic series, one of my all-time favorite's and definitely one that I will recommend again, and again.For Ryke and Daisy's cooking class from the Long Way Down tour, click HERE.

  • Beverly
    2019-03-15 03:09

    LIVE- http://amzn.to/1QxgV8ZI have seriously struggle so hard with writing this review. First, if you are following the series you know this is the final book in the series and you know it’s Ryke and Daisy’s book. Ryke and Daisy are my absolute favorite couple in the series. Ryke Meadows also happens to be my ultimate book boyfriend.Two people who weren't even allowed to love each other. Two people who now unapologetically do. I fell in love with Ryke in the very beginning. His selflessness, protectiveness and overall give no fucks demeanor had me falling so hard for him. I love that Ryke is carefree and adventurous I love that he truly lives life to the fullest. He loves with his entire heart and is willing to do anything for those he loves. Daisy is Ryke’s perfect match. She is fun, spirited and adventurous, but she is also damaged. Moving on from the past, fighting her PTSD and depression is a daily battle. Daisy’s struggles just made her more human to me and made me love her more. "Yeah, Dais. You made it fucking crazy, and I've been crazy in love with you."In Long Way Down you see Daisy and Ryke really come together and I fell even more in love with my favorite couple. I won’t provide any spoilers, just know that this story put the biggest smile on my face. This was the perfect conclusion for Daisy and Ryke, in that I never wanted it to end, but when it did I felt it did the couple justice. This is one of those series that I wish it would never end. I feel the same sadness I felt when Friends went off the air. It was the perfect conclusion, but I could have watched that show forever. Same with the Addicted Series, this is one group of characters I could read about forever and never get bored.Krista and Becca, thank you so much for delivering a series that gave me so much happiness. For giving us the Fizzle Force world and for always being true to your characters.

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    2019-03-13 09:10

    "Wherever you go, I’ll go.” As long as I’m alive, this will never fucking change.” -Ryke Meadows-OMG this book was so fucking perfect. <3ADDICTED SERIES - RECOMMENDED READING ORDERAddicted to You (Addicted #1)Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off: Calloway Sisters #1)Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)Thrive (Addicted #2.5)Addicted After All (Addicted #3)Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3)Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4)Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5)

  • Lucia
    2019-03-10 08:54

    "The relationships that take the most effort and time become the mightiest in the end."I have a big and probably unpopular confession to make. (No rotten tomatoes, please!) I never truly liked Raisy and Hothouse Flower is my least favorite book in series (even though it is still better than many other NA novels out there). There were many reasons why Ryke and Daisy never worked for me as a couple before. It was mainly Daisy's recklessness in comparison with Ryke's selflessness. They just weren't a good match in my opinion and their risk-taking has always made me feel very uncomfortable. I absolutely loved how Daisy's relationships with her older sisters developed throughout the series. I adored Ryke's special relationships with Lo and Connor. Simply said, I liked them as a part of Addicted gang but I never shipped Ryke & Daisy, I was never a fan of them as a couple. Until now. This book changed it! Ryke's & Daisy's risk-taking was finally properly addressed in this instalment and now I understand them and like them as a couple even if I still don't 100% agree with their lifestyle.- RYKE -"Ryke belongs with nature, able to withstand the seasons and time just like the rocks he climbs. He keeps going, he keeps moving, and he picks everyone up when they've fallen behind."I have always held great respect towards Ryke. He earned my admiration pretty early in the series but he positively surprised me in this book again. His selfless and giving nature has no bounds and I applaud Krista & Becca Ritchie for creating such an admirable character.- DAISY -"She has a giant, forgiving heart, and no matter how many times people try to burn her, she's found a way to rise above."Daisy Calloway is all grown up. While this phrase was applied in Hothouse Flower to describe Daisy's looks, I think that this phrase fits Daisy in this book in mental sense as well. Because whereas in previous books I always found moments when I was annoyed by Daisy, I'm happy to say that I finally saw eye to eye with her in this novel. Daisy underwent huge personal transformation process to reach mental maturity throughout this series and I dare to say that it was partly because of adult-like problems she had to face in this book. She is still the most reckless one out of whole gang but at least she isn't irritating anymore. Once again, I have to applaud Krista & Becca Ritchie for such realistic and believable character development. - OVERALL -Do you need more reasons to read this book (series)? First of all, I absolutely love how Krista & Becca Ritchie can use the most basic every-day real-life events, compose them into the story and make intense and captivating reading experience out of them. Secondly, both authors are perfect at creating touching and realistic family moments (brotherly, sisterly, parental, etc.) in their books. Yes, there were tears while I read this book. Krista & Becca are that good. Long Way Down is an emotional conclusion to ONE-OF-A-KIND series and I incite you to start this series right now if you haven't done so yet! MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2019-03-03 05:08

    SQUEEE!!!! The final ADDICTED series book!!!!! Ryke & Daisy's POVSeries reading order (and review links) ADDICTED TO YOU(http://bit.ly/1aVSaNM) RICOCHET(http://bit.ly/1baSZSK) ADDICTED FOR NOW(http://bit.ly/1fiPBas) KISS THE SKY(http://bit.ly/McHotQ) HOTHOUSE FLOWER(http://bit.ly/RpIzIW)then these are coming soon THRIVE ADDICTED AFTER ALL FUEL THE FIRE LONG WAY DOWN

  • AJ
    2019-03-22 08:11

    5 “You’re my favorite fucking wild thing” starsYes, yes, yes! The Ritchie sisters have nailed it with this one! There’s nothing I can say about this book that I haven’t said about any of the other books in this series – the story is wonderfully engaging with lots of drama, humour, passionate romance and the most incredible character dynamics of any series I’ve read; and the writing is superb.This book brings us back to Ryke and Daisy, and though I adore each of the characters in this series, there’s something about Ryke that makes him my favourite (yes, I said it!), so of course I was stupidly excited to dive into this book. After the build up to their story in the last book, I knew this one was going to be an emotional ride, and I wasn’t wrong. I laughed, I cried, I swooned and I danced around my house in happiness. It was everything that I wanted, and I absolutely loved it.“The only perfect world has Ryke standing beside Daisy and Daisy standing beside Ryke. Anything less is fucked up.”Ryke and Daisy are the wild ones of the group. Full of energy and a lust for life, they barely sit still and try to live each moment to the fullest – wild and crazy and on their own terms. These two have been through a lot to get to where they are, both personally and as a couple, and where they are is happy, together, and totally committed, though still carrying scars and still facing hurdles before they can claim their HEA. Daisy is still suffering PTSD from all that she has endured, and is heading into one of the biggest challenges of her life, and Ryke is right by her side for all of it – feeling it all with her as the super-supportive boyfriend, and his love for her is a beautiful thing.I want to fucking protect her from the pain that her friends bring, but I can’t shield her from people. I couldn’t do that four years ago. I can’t fucking do it now. I’m just here when she needs me. Whatever she fucking wants. I’m here.God, I love these two together! Like the other couples in the series, they are 100% open with each other, hiding absolutely nothing and they accept each other exactly as they are. They may have demons but together they are an absolute powerhouse. “One-hundred-and-fifty miles per hour. No brakes.” His eyes redden. Our gazes are locked, all of our experiences together rushing through us, every moment where we kissed death but never tasted it. Every time we lived life so terribly— so fully. And then he snatches my hairband, my brown locks tumbling out of a bun. His jaw glides across my cheek, his hand protectively on the back of my head, his breath warming my ear. And he says, “I’m right beside you, Calloway.”“Wherever you go, I’ll go.” As long as I’m alive, this will never fucking change.Their already intense relationship continues to develop, and I adored every moment of these two together. Again, like the other couples, they have their own little universe which is unique to them and completely theirs, and that is captured beautifully over and over again. So in love, so incredibly swoony, and so, so hot!!!I breathe deeply, and he hovers above me. “I’m going to fuck you,” he says, yanking off my pants. The cold nips my skin. “I’m going to have sex with you.” He kisses me strongly while lifting my sweater off my head. “I’m going to make love to you.” His eyes bore into mine. “All at fucking once.” His gaze dances over my features. “Not because of a fucking theory. I can’t think of a place I’d rather be right now than with you. Truth is, I can’t think of a place I’d rather be in fifty fucking years than next to you.”As well as continuing the storylines from previous books in the series, there are some new challenges for Daisy and Ryke to face in this book, and all I can say is… wow, what a ride! Dramatic and emotional, the Ritchie sisters pull no punches showing us all that these two go through and the feels are intense! I cried more than once while reading, and my heart broke for all that they go through. But it’s an amazing journey, and seeing Ryke and Daisy, and their families, stand strong through it all was sensational. It’s an amazing journey - every step is meaningful, testing them in ways they never imagined, but ultimately showing them exactly what they are capable of, and leading them to a place where they get the HEA that they deserve, and that we so desperately want for them. Of course there is no doubt that their relationship will survive anything, but I loved seeing them deal with all that they personally go through (even though it sometimes hurts). I know that they’re book characters, but they seem so real to me, and I felt so proud watching them endure only to come out stronger.I’ve watched Lo become sober. I’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addiction. (I’m proud of you, sis.) I’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotypes. I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself. I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again. And me. I’ve discovered who I am.This group are stronger when they are together, and the bonds between them are truly something very special. They love and care for each other deeply, and they have each other’s backs without question. But just as importantly, they laugh, tease, argue and have fun. They are all up in each other’s lives, so they know each other inside out, and the relationships between each of the characters has been uniquely developed from the very beginning and carried throughout the whole series. It’s an absolute delight to read.… our favorite Sayings from Ryke Meadows. My favorite: I fucking love you. Willow’s: I don’t fucking understand Tumblr. Lo’s: Fuck you, you fucking fuck. Lily’s: Fucking fantastic. Rose’s: No means no. Better yet, fuck no. Connor’s: Connor Cobalt is a fucking narcissist.As with other books in the series, the story may be told from the POV of Ryke and Daisy, but it really is a continuing story for all of the characters and there is a lot going on not only for them, but within the family groups as well, and I really liked how the parents and other siblings were included in the story, and the growth of those characters and the subtle shifts in the relationships are fantastic. We know there is something special between the Calloway sisters, but the boys were just as amazing in this one, especially when Ryke hits rock bottom and Lo is immediately there for him, stepping in to be his big brother’s rock for the first time, and Connor’s declarations were just as meaningful. The continued development of the relationships between all of the characters was gorgeous. The timing of the book covers a long period so we get to see a whole lot going on, and then, just to make an awesome book even MORE incredible, there is an epilogue set ten years into the future where we get to see where everybody is at, and it’s fantastic! And while this book does finish off the series beautifully, I’m still stupidly excited for the release of Some Kind of Perfect, the epilogue book, and then the continuation of the story in the spin off series, starting with Damaged Like Us.Once again the Ritchie sisters have done an incredible job. I loved it.5 stars.

  • Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
    2019-03-18 09:59

    I'm not sure where my head is at right now, because this was such a bittersweet experience. I have undying love for this book, this series, these six characters, their stories and these authors. It's been such a magical journey and Long Way Down was the perfect conclusion to this rollercoaster of emotions. What a way to end my favorite series! [Though *wink wink nudge nudge* this isn't the end; not really! Some Kind of Perfect will be an apocalypse of feels and I can't wait for the grand finale that guides us through the lives of these characters one last time!] “Let’s go. An adventure awaits.” Daisy and Ryke, like Lily and Lo + Rose and Connor, are so different from other characters and couples in any kind of literature I’ve read. Yes, there are some things that apply to a lot of couples and characters, but they have these unique defining factors that make them stand out big time. It hurts to see them at their lowest points, but it’s all the more satisfying to see them at their highest. I absolutely loved following them on their journey! There was a ton of swooning and a gazillion times when I got teared up and cried. A LOT. Ryke and Daisy’s story will forever stay with me and I’ll carry it to everywhere I go.Other things that I loved: *Rose*Connor*ROSE AND CONNOR AKA COBALLOWAY AKA MY SUN MY STARS MY MOON MY EVERYTHING ♥(ˆ‿ˆԅ)✨*hah no but really did you think I wouldn’t mention them? I loved their storylines in this book and some of the things they said (view spoiler)[like that part in their living room when Connor told her that he loved her back when (hide spoiler)] and all the forehead kisses and just EVERYTHING ;_____________; i’m getting so emo just thinking about it but they have come such a long way and the place where they left off at the end of the book? I’m so incredibly proud and happy and excited. I love them from the bottom of my heart and that won’t ever change.*seeing Coballoway and Lilo as parents in a totally different way since their partial views aren’t involved; seeing that through a third party’s set of eyes was really interesting and lovely*I loved the brotherly relationship and how Lo was there for Ryke always; this is the kind of soulful love only between siblings and I couldn’t be any more proud of where they have ended up*THE CALLOWAY SISTERS! My ultimate favs! ٩(˘◡˘✿̶̥̥)۶*I liked how the 1st generation of addicted parents finally got their act together and (most of them) tried their best to mend things. It doesn’t and won’t ever make up for what has been said and done in the past, but it was great to see that for everyone’s sake, things have gone uphill!*Gillow – what kind of magic was that, hah?! I can’t wait to read all about it in Whatever It Takes*the epilogue!!! MY HEART IS ROARING (╥︣﹏᷅╥)There’s so much I want to talk about and I can’t, because I really don’t want to spoil you. There was major crying, I can tell you that. And so many smiles, laughing out loud moments, a lot of swooning and flailing going on at this side of the screen. During my journey of blogging, which has taken years to reach this point where we're at today, I have gone with the hype and left things unsaid or raised ratings a star at times when I've stood in front of a choice of "how to rate" a particular book and didn't know whether it was “x” or “y” stars. I have learned from it, because if I don't have my honesty, what else is there? Nothing. So here I am being honest. I am never ready to part with these books, I don’t ever want them to end. Same with this book! I love the twin's prose that's complex and poetic yet simple and relatable; the kind that really makes you think, but brings out a thousand different emotions in you. It's gorgeous! I will never stop craving to hear their words speak to me in such a hauntingly beautiful, passionate way.However, it's my honest opinion that while everything was necessary either for characters, world/scene building or plot, some of the thoughts could have been cut a few paragraphs shorter. It's not to say that Ryke and Daisy's thoughts don't matter, they DO! Each and every one of them. And I absolutely LOVED reading them! But I simply found some things the tiniest bit redundant, I guess? I see how these thoughts all complete one another in a specific scene and the importance of the message they convey, and merde! They’re beautifully, soulfully written! But I thought some things could have been cut a little shorter, because those things had been said before, just in a different setting. It doesn't affect my rating though because this book spoke to me and I loved it more than words can describe. I'm easily moved by a lot of things, but it's rare when a book touches me this much and Ryke and Daisy's encore most definitely touched me in many, many ways.With all this being said, I loved Long Way Down so much and I'm forever thankful for what these books have given me. I've loved every single moment spent reading and re-reading them; making friends all across the world and finding people who love these books, characters and authors just as passionately as I do; the time spent time on making graphics and playlists; simply gushing with friends over the silliest things; (day)dreaming about these characters and their stories and so, so much more. It's been such a wonderful ride and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the next generation who will surely continue this wonderful, emotional legacy that is the Addicted series. Thank you for everything, Krista and Becca! These books have truly changed my life.____________________Original thoughts: HOW DOES ONE LIVE WITH THEMSELVES AFTER THIS BOOK???????? [full review to come when i've stopped crying]

  • Polly
    2019-03-07 02:49

    5 Fragile But Amazing StarsLook it's no secret that this book made break out in hives from anticipation. I may or may not have stated that I would hunt down the twins if they fucked with my fav couple. I was kidding (kinda).I should have had faith in their writing, in their story telling, and in their ability to turn everything around in the darkest moments of a book. This book was utter perfection. I cried, I laughed, and I fell even more in love with not only this couple but all the others. Ryke was still the foul mouth brooding man I love. "I fucking love you." Tears built in his eyes. "All I need is you"Daisy finally found her path. It took her a while to find it. She had to carve out her own niche is her family and in the world. All she needed was the love of Ryke and all the support he could give her. This was the first time I felt that Daisy was her own person. Many may see her as immature but I saw her as a girl that was faced with adversity at a young age and had to not run away from life to overcome it.I've discovered who I am. I'm not letting her go or hiding her to please other people. I am Daisy Petunia Meadows. And I'm here to stay.The epi killed me. I'm sad this series is over. However I want to thank the twins for giving me a series that literally had my emotions all over the place. This family will always be my #1.

  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    2019-03-09 08:53

    THIS WAS PERFECT. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

  • Pilar ☽
    2019-03-11 06:00

    “Let’s go. An adventure awaits.”Oh, my God. THIS BOOK. I just, I'm speechless. There aren't enough words in the English language to use and attempt to explain how fucking amazing the Addicted seires is! I just have too many emotions right now, I'll try to make a coherent and understandable review. First of all, I want to say that during this long journey Daisy and Ryke weren't my favorite couple. I had a little trouble with Daisy's character. I appreciated more their friendship than their romance... I'm probably the only one who thought like this but since "Hothouse Flower" I couldn't picture them as a couple. Thankfully, after finishing reading "Long Way Down" my point of view changed, not a 100%, but this book made me feel and realized how powerful their love between them was. Yes, I may still have a problem with Daisy being a lot more mature than girls her age (I couldn't really picture myself having a baby RIGHT NOW, I know her risks but it was way too weird at first) and Ryke literally saying "Fucking" in every sentence... (He sounded like a brute in my head sometimes) but I got over it and grew fond of them as an item. I absolutely loved and enjoyed their silly pick-up lines, crazy dialogues, their cute and steamy time and how much they meant to each other. Everything was just perfect! I loved the fact that no matter what, Daisy Calloway and Ryke Meadows just kept trying their best and pushing hard to accomplish their goals. "Never give up or back down on the things that fill your soul, Calloway. There is no worse life than a hollow one." This story was incredible. I can't believe how much each character grew up. I literally felt like I was part of the story, it's like I witness every important part of their lives, their ups and downs, fears and dreams, past issues and hopes for future. The characters were imperfect and flawed, yet completely and utterly lovable, all of them had something unique and special and I just couldn't get enough of Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Ryke and Daisy. I absolutely loved them all so fucking much, you have no idea. I feel so proud of them! "I’ve watched Lo become sober.I’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addiction.I’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotype.I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself.I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again.I’ve discovered who I am."Krista & Becca Ritchie, I'm forever grateful for the fabulous story you managed to deliver us. I'm so obsessed with their writing and the way they created each character. I must add that the whole "Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram, gifs, bae, etc" words made me a little uncomfortable because it seemed like they were trying too hard with the whole social-media thing... Still, they delivered a compelling story with the power to evoke tears and laughs alike! I'm not exaggerating when I say that ALL of these books left a significant impact on me. This is definitely my favorite series and I will always remember each one of these incredible and memorable characters. THANKS FUCKING GOD we have another book, I will probably die when the moment comes and I read these ugly two words "The End" but lets just not think about that yet. I felt my eyes burning when I was reading the epilogue, I was so fucking happy and it was too much. "Long Way Down" was definitely a fun, mesmerazing and wild ride! “Senza di te, il cielo non ha sole.Without you, the sky has no sun.”

  • Jae (Bookish Bluebird)
    2019-02-23 09:49

    *5 fucking stars!*"Wherever you go, I'll go. I'll be here no matter what..."How do I review a book that essentially ends an era? One that touched me to the core? And how do I move on from that book when it left me feeling blessed for the life I live and proud of the person I've become? I just can't without shedding more tears in the process. But I'll do my best to explain why Long Way Down is my new favorite book, and why you should start reading the Addicted series [pronto] if you aren't already. I'm just going to bare my soul to you in what I hope will be a short spoiler-free review. I apologize in advance should it make no sense at all.This book was straight-up magic. I don't know if I was overthinking things but I found symbolism and deeper meaning in almost every action or dialogue. Long Way Down tore my heart apart as often as it made it soar. I was happy. I was sad. My emotions went through the ringer but I loved every moment of this crazy rollercoaster and would gladly go through it all again.I admit that I didn't like Daisy very much in the beginning. She was my least favorite character but she was the one I related to the most. And I often wondered if my feelings towards her was a reflection of how I felt about myself. On the other hand, I've always admired Ryke. I've never cried so much while reading a book. Long Way Down sparked a boat load of spontaneous sob fests. My feelings towards both characters have grown immensely and I finished this book feeling proud, yet again. I've invested hours into reading all that is the Addicted series and 110% of my heart in these characters. The Addicted series is a commitment. There are nine books after all, and each book gets bigger than the last. But don't let that scare you because each book gets better than the last too.The Addicted books have very much highlighted the Calloway sisters dynamic and the friendships between them. Their relationship with their father is okay at best in my opinion. A hate/love relationship when it came to Lo's father. I was pleasantly surprised to see Greg and Jonathan actually be fatherly in Long Way Down. I mean, I was even cheering on Jonathan at one point in the novel (if you can believe that haha). I loved every single [nice] secondary character and many my favorites returned in this novel. After almost six months of waiting, it was absolutely wonderful to be back with Ryke, Daisy, Lo, Lily, Rose and Connor. They're closer than ever and their bantering still makes me smile til my cheeks hurt. Add in the babies and I'm dying of cuteness. To top it all off, the epilogue of Long Way Down was perfection.Anyone who chats with me on social media know how LiLo is my OTP of all OTPs. Thrive has been my favorite since what feels like forever but it's safe to say that Long Way Down has taken the throne. Not because Raisy is my new #1, but because of what this book meant to me and the message I took from it. If Lily and Lo's books taught me the importance of friendship and perseverance, the Calloway Sisters spin-off books emphasized how important it is to love myself—to be comfortable in my own skin. These books have changed the way I view life, the way I view myself. The Addicted series inspires change in the most painfully beautiful way. And I am forever thankful to Krista and Becca for writing such a story."There is no worse life than a hollow one. So be alive every second of every fucking day."

  • Jeannine Allison
    2019-03-02 04:41

    4.5 Stars (Re-Read 6/24/2017)4.5 Stars (First Read 3/14/2016)#RAISYISALIVEGAHHHHH!!!!! Ryke and Daisy are still absolutely amazing! I actually had to pause a couple of times just to absorb how perfect for each other they are. If the Ritchie sisters can't make you believe in soulmates, no one will be able to <3 My original rating and review stands!Original ReviewEvery time I pick up a book in this series, I think,It's not a secret... I love this series and I will most definitely be recommending it for years to come.This is the ninth... the freaking NINTH full length novel in this series. It's almost 600 pages. It should be boring. I should struggle to get through it. I mean I've struggled with the second book in a series that was only 250 pages. But did I struggle here? Hell no. Not even a little. In fact at the 50% mark all I kept thinking is... No way. No way did I already read 300 pages. No way is there only half left. These books remind me why I love reading so much. Because despite their very adult and complicated themes, ultimately it's about a boy and girl and their unwavering love for one another.Each character starts out alone and with all these problems, but instead of the magic that seems to happen in other novels where you meet "the one" and suddenly your problems vanish, they work through them. They stumble and they fall. But they pick themselves back up, they keep picking themselves back up. It has been a beautiful journey, getting to watch all these characters grow and fall in love. Not only with each other but with themselves. Watching them discover the value in who they are as people and in what they have to offer the world, regardless of their flaws.If you enjoy well written, complex and relatable characters...with a soulmate kind of love...plus great sex...then you will NOT be disappointed. While I have many favorite novels and authors, I'm truly, truly impressed with these two authors. It's no secret that sequels are some of the most difficult novels to write. But this series managed to produce two of my favorites: (Addicted After All) and (Fuel the Fire). I hate that this series is almost over. But I am so grateful that we have the extended epilogue, Some Kind of Perfect. I love that these authors were considerate enough to do this for their readers! It definitely wasn't amustin a series that is already this long. But I'm excited and I know that I'll be rereading this books many, many times. You would have to pry these out of my hands to get me to stop, and still there'd be a fight before I let them go.Unless I was lending them to someone, which I absolutely would because seriouslyeveryoneneeds to read these books :)The only complaint I had, which I said about the other Daisy and Ryke story as well, was that I felt there was too much going on. Too many incidents and trials for them to get through. I just wish it was a little more condensed.*Added after re-read*Safety: (view spoiler)[Zero OW/OM drama (hide spoiler)]Closure: (view spoiler)[HEA! But their story wraps up in Some Kind of Perfect, a giant extended epilogue of the series <3 (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • TORI
    2019-03-25 08:58

    Infinite "F**kin" StarsWow! What a journey this entire series has been. This book was released weeks ago but I didn't read it right away because I knew it was the end and I loved these guys so much I didn't want to see all of them go. These characters have been a part of my life for about a year and a half and they feel like real friends. Like actually family. Krista and Becca are f**king brilliant (as Ryke would say it). They are definitely two of my absolute favorite writers. I'm not going into details about the plot. But know that this installment is as amazing as the ones before it. Ryke and Daisy have gone through so much for their happiness. In this book they face the hardest challenges yet. I spent a shameful amount of time crying. (See updates lol) This is the end of this series and I'm so sad to see it go. But the good news is that each couple's first born child (Jane Colbalt, Maximoff Hale, and Sullivan Meadows) will have a spinoff book. So I'm ecstatic about that. And I'm sure the parents will make appearances. As always if you haven't read the Addicted Series and its spinoff Calloway Sisters you are definitely missing out on serious awesomeness. These two series should be read in order straight through. They combine to make a complete story. A total journey that should not be missed. You will laugh. You will cry. You will love. And best of all you will have a reading experience never to be forgotten. Reading order as follows: Lily and Loren Lily and Loren continuedLily and Loren continued Connor and Rose Ryke and Daisy Lily and Loren continued Lily and Loren Conclusion Connor and Rose conclusion Ryke and Daisy conclusion Full length epilogue

  • Nazeefa
    2019-02-25 10:07

    It should be noted that I made the mistake of reading this book on the bus this morning. I found myself in the most emotional public crying session since Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. Around the 67% mark this book just gutted me and I had to put it down to take a deep breath.So this review is probably really long and maybe has nothing to do with this book, so I feel like if you've somehow stumbled onto this emotional ranty mess, just do yourselves a favour and read these books. Okay done. Now onto the rambly stuff.What a stunning conclusion to a saga. It feels even worse than your favourite show coming to an end. PTSD, disabilities, society's opinions, living life to its' fullest and family -all topics approached brilliantly within this concluding book. Maybe I didn't understand Ryke or Daisy as much before, they always came across as wild and bright. But this book has made me fall in love with one wild flower and her own wolf. Their love is fucking alive and beautiful. I'm still on an emotional high so I'm finding it hard to strictly comment on this one brilliant book and so rather, I'll tell you my journey with this series as a whole.I've realized that sticking through 9 books with a group of characters makes them ingrained into your life like nothing else. Last year around the end of March (2014), I saw a book called Hothouse Flower on my goodreads newsfeed. I had just been introduced to the New Adult genre, looking for a cheesy read and while reading the blurb a line caught my eye, "And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have." I thought it would be a generic high-profile-ish love story set in paris and so I clicked the link to first in the series, Kiss the Sky. That one was about a reality show centred around a smart girl from Princeton and was a fashion designer. (Again, these are all my primitive thoughts from the time). Sounded really good! Boy was I wrong about these books being cheesy love stories because they're tales of humans and so much bigger than just one category. I saw that both these books were actually spin-offs to a series centred around an alcoholic and a sex addict. The premise was nothing that would have ever interested me and I really don't know what mindset got me to buy it on Kobo that day. But God, I found myself in the most consuming book marathon that April of 2014.I know that it always sounds super cheesy when someone says that certain books are basically their life. But I can safely say these books really are a big part of my life. As Harry Potter was to my childhood, this series has been to my 20's.As Harry Potter shaped my views on good vs. evil, the Addicted Series shaped my views on modern day struggles of good vs. evil; Slutshaming, society's stereotypes, female empowerment, non-toxic love.What excites me more than anything is that Krista and Becca are going to be writing the Like Us series. I know they'll push boundaries even more and continue to make characters that feel multi-dimensional. I hope to forever be a reader of their's.

  • Mana
    2019-03-18 06:50

    This is me trying, like reallytryingto write a coherent and hopefully, understandable review. Haha, I'm just kidding, I'm dead inside, there is no way to sugar coat it.This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I might have joined the party a bit too late (early 2015 to be exact), but the roller coaster ride that has been the Addicted Series has been the best ride I've been on and I am so not ready to get off. Not even one bit.My good friend forced this series upon me and I wasn't skeptical, not really, by the content but by the number of books. Everyone knows how long series take me. I'm perhaps the laziest reader when it comes to series, but once Addicted To You was started, I was gone. So far gone that here I am writing a rather emotional review (completely incoherent; oh the thrill of it all!) Anyway.I don't like getting personal and I have never felt the need to share anything because I always felt like burdening my problems on others was the possibly the worst thing I could ever do. I felt soaloneand so incredibly sad all the time, I kept it all to myself. Then, I met Miss. Daisy Calloway. She is the most relatable protagonist I have ever encountered in my life. And maybe, not everything is similar in situation but I still felt incredibly close to her. And to see that this was her book, herlastbook, I was so happy and so excited to read about a person I identify closely with. (and of course Loren Hale, but I'll hold off for now!) Long Way Down was everything to me. From the ups and downs, to all the emotional moments, the friendships, and the love Daisy and Ryke share, this book showcased everything I could possibly want. Now, this will be a relatively spoiler-free review but I might slip a little (with of course the spoiler marks!). There was so much love and friendship in this book. Where do I begin? I'll just do a mini list! - My favorite bros for life: Loren and Ryke. (view spoiler)[ My favorite thing was how they switched roles in this book. It made me cry and to see how appreciative Ryke was to Lo was so heartbreaking and lovely, I love them more than anything.(hide spoiler)]- Once a Calloway sister,alwaysa Calloway sister. ENOUGH SAID. - As always, all the couples were flawless and beautiful. I shed so many tears over them. Lilo for always being so nerdy and cute, Coballoway for always loving each other in every aspect, and Raisy for their wild fucking primitive love. Love,love, love.- I'm writing a small note on him, because we all know I can't not go a day without mentioning Lo. Loren was the one who first grabbed my attention on addicted and now, here, he is, my favorite character of all time. The other one I identified with (Self hatred, etc). I am so proud of my boy. So proud!! I can't believe I wrote this whole review, haha. It was an incredible book and I'm still a mess, I didn't even cover everything I wanted to say but I can't even begin to believe it's the end. How am I going to get out of this slump?

  • Sharon
    2019-03-17 08:05

    I give Long Way Down 4 stars because the characters are just... amazing. This is the 9th book, and the character developments for each of the 6 main characters are moving and authentic. They have all suffered through so much, and they have all supported each other in hard times. These characters are what made the series, and I'm honestly so proud of them and so in love with them. This book, this series, and these characters have a special place in my heart.I’ve watched Lo become sober.I’ve watched Lily curb a relentless addiction. (I’m proud of you, sis.)I’ve watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotypes.I’ve watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself.I’ve watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again.And me. I’ve discovered who I am. I’m not letting her go or hiding her to please other people. I am Daisy Petunia Meadows. And I’m here to stay.Things that you might want to know (WARNING: Spoilers below)Is there a happy/satisfying ending? (view spoiler)[YEP. The most perfect epilogue everrrrr. It makes my heart so very warm.(hide spoiler)]Love triangle? Cheating? Angst level? (view spoiler)[No, no, and high angst. (hide spoiler)]Tears-worthy? (view spoiler)[Fuck yes. Lots of tears. Lots of impending doom. Lots of happy, relieved tears as well. And proud tears. Just a whole of sadness and love. (hide spoiler)]Humor? (view spoiler)[Some in the cute bantering, but mainly serious and crazy angsty. (hide spoiler)]Favorite scene? (view spoiler)[The epilogue. And really just any scene where I see any of the 6 characters being cute, and seeing the babies! (hide spoiler)]What age level would be appropriate? (view spoiler)[Mature audience. Explicit details on sex. Crude language. There are mentions of: Harassment. Drugs. Bullying. Depression. PTSD. Death. Etc. etc. (hide spoiler)]And thank you Rose, who's not Rose Cobalt, but who is just as cool (maybe even a bit more LOL), for making me read this mindblowing, heart-wrenching, and beautiful series! <3----------599 pages. Geez Louise. Fingers crossed everything goes well.Buddy read with Rose~ <3