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Return to Sender

(Letters to Nowhere #2)

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Follow up to Letters to Nowhere, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in teen sports fiction!

IMPORTANT! Note from the author—Karen and Jordan's story will continue in shorter installments with more frequent releases. If you haven't already, please check out the full length novel, LETTERS TO NOWHERE to read how the story began.

ABOUT RETURN TO SENDER (Letters to Nowhere Volume 2)

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ebook, 110 pages
Published October 20th 2013 by Long Walk Press
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Julie Cross
Sep 21, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Thanks so much for checking out my Letters to Nowhere series. The first book titled, Letters to Nowhere is a full length novel. The remaining books will be released in shorter more frequent installments, basically TV episode style. I realize this may seem unconventional, but I have so much I want to do with this world and these characters and the idea writing and releasing more often, expanding the world and giving more point of views from new and old characters was too appealing for me to pass ...more
Maida
I honestly don't know how to rate this one. What was the point of this novella? Nothing really happens. I would have much preferred a full-length novel as a sequel to Letters to Nowhere. The story is moving slower than snail's pace.

*1/5 stars*
K.
Trigger warnings: death of a parent (in the past), mental health

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so much so that I bought the novella sequels as soon as I finished it. And then promptly forgot all about them... So they've been languishing in the depths of my Kindle for literally years. But what better time than New Year's Eve to polish off a bunch of novellas?

This...was fine? Ish?? Like, it's a novella, so it was never going to be a particularly well fleshed out addition to the
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Krista
Letters to Nowhere was such a stellar YA contemporary with a great romance that I couldn't wait to pick up a copy of the sequel Return to Sender. Fans of the series may be disappointed that the series is continuing in short installments, but I actually found it refreshing and fast-paced. It's like little bursts of one of my favorite YA couples!

The most notable difference about Return to Sender is that we get Jordan's POV. I've said it before and I'll say it again -- Julie Cross does a fabulous
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Barb Lie
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Return to Sender by Julie Cross is her return to the lives of Karen and Jordan, whom we met and loved in Letters to Nowhere. I loved Letters to Nowhere and was thrilled when Julie decided, due to the wonderful feedback, to continue their story. However, in Return to Sender, Julie will be doing short stories, as we follow Karen in her quest to rise up in the Gymnastic world. If you remember my review of LTN; being part of this world, watching them practice, and fight to make the National team and ...more
Rachmi
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
When I heard there will be a sequel to Letters to Nowhere, I was really excited. I learn something new when I read it, a gymnastics world, and add it with Jordan and Karen story, made the book was hard to not love.

This sequel takes place right after Letter to Nowhere ended. Karen goes to Pan-Am in Brazil while Jordan graduated from high school and will be a coach in gymnastics camp all summer.

I think this is a good sequel but it's more a novella than a full-length novel like its prequel. I
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Ciara
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, sequels
Yet again...Julie Cross has brought the fan girl out in me. I mean you couldn't let out a short little giggle at the relationship the two protagonists (Karen and Jordan) in this book share.
When I found out 'Letters To Nowhere' (the first book) was going to have a sequel, I could barely contain myself as the characters in this series just seem so real and relatable and the situations they find themselves in aren't otherworldly like Julie's other books, Tempest and Vortex. See what I did there
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Amy R
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2013
Return to Sender by Julie Cross is a follow up story to Letters to Nowhere. I am told that Julie will be publishing shorter stories for this series rather than additional full length novels. That is great for readers that want more of Jackson and Karen but don't want to wait.

In Return to Sender, we catch up with Jackson and Karen in the summer. Jackson has graduated high school and is preparing for college in the fall. Karen just won an international competition and is moving further along in
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Lauryn
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Return to Sender starts out at the Pan Am event and it follows both Karen and Jordan. It is different from the first book as it is less focused on the letters and it allows you to read from both Jordan and Karen's POV. I really enjoyed this sequel. It sets up the story nicely and I can't wait to read my copy of the third book in the series. I think that I am starting to appreciate these short novella like serial stories. It
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April
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I truly enjoy Karen and Jordan's story. The characters are easy to love and the story is well-written. I am not 100% sure how I feel about the shorter bursts of the story coming even though it is more frequent. I almost felt like this one was too short and if I hadn't already been invested in Karen and Jordan, I don't know if I would have come back for more. However, it is nice to get into their story on a regular basis and not have to wait forever and ever to get another peek. I think maybe I ...more
Buonaraya
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
This is just a novella, and I avoid these in general due to this weird thing I have where I think what happens in novellas aren't real (yep, because the full-length fiction book is totally real.) Must be all those Sweet Valley Christmas editions messing with my head. I mean how
many versions of Christmas could Elizabeth and Jessica have experienced?
Anyway, I guess I'm grateful for more Karen and Jordan. Jordan lost points by letting me into his POV though. I thought he was less whiny than that.
Laura
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I liked the continuation of the story and I loved the dual perspectives. Karen has an amazing voice, but hearing from Jordan just made the story even richer.

I was so sad that the story was so short. I could have read three times as much and loved it.

I can't wait to see what happens next!
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
A short instalment, but a fun one nonetheless. I liked hearing more about Karen's gymnastics and future plans, as well as her continuing to deal with the loss of her parents. It was also fun to hear from Jordan's POV and see where his head is at with everything. Can't wait to see what's next!
Jessica
Mar 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Book one was awesome so I don't get how this can be such bullshit :-( Why not take the time to write a proper book instead of these awful novellas?!
Shannon
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good addition, just short. Wish it was longer.
Ira
Nov 07, 2013 marked it as to-read
SO BADLY WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!!! UGGGH I LOVE KAREN AND JORDAN. UNFORTUNATELY THIS ISN'T AVAILABLE HERE IN PH :(((((
Nath
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 (B+)
Cecilee
Dec 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Good but way too short!
Claire Binkley
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Now, I understand that Return to Sender is a short update on Jordan and Karen for a reason but I still wish it was longer!! ahh

Just like the first book in this series, I enjoyed Jordan and Karen's story. In book 2, the characters begin to experience a "public relationship" for the first time, Karen develops ways to get over her grief, and the couple grows deeper in love at camp. I loved all of these things, especially the camp aspect of the story and thought it was the perfect way to continue
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Nancy
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute cute cute! It’s so much fun seeing Stevie and Karen try to one up each other. ...more
Lily
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
While excellent sick day reading, this was not particularly well fleshed out. Which I guess makes sense because it’s a novella.
Taylor
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
It was cute and fun to read more about Jordan and Karen but so short it's more like a short story. Also, not enough excitement in the book.
T.H. Hernandez
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
After finishing Letters to Nowhere, I couldn’t wait to continue Karen and Jordan’s story and picked up all three sequels. The first is Return to Sender and is really only a third of the story. The biggest difference in this book is the addition of Jordan’s point of view which we get starting in chapter 2. It’s refreshing to read a teen male POV that is not angry, swearing every other thought, or always trying to get laid. He may be one of the most authentic teen male characters I’ve read. ...more
Hannah Harvey
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Return to Sender is the second book in the Letter's to Nowhere series. I read and reviewed Letter's to Nowhere earlier this year, so if you want to check out my review you can do so by clicking here.
I really enjoyed the first book in the series, so when I got the chance to review this one as well, I was really excited. However for me the second book doesn't quiet live up to the first.
When I'm reading a series, I want each
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Samantha
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for honest feedback.

Karen and Jordan are back in this second installment of Julie Cross's series about love, overcoming obstacles both internal and external, and the exciting drama of gymnastics. They are both nervous about their future as a couple and on their own. Now in shorter installments, they face a summer together full of twists and turns.

As always, Julie Cross's writing has a way of putting you right into the story and feeling a deep and
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Cynthia
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Now, Letters to Nowhere is a full lengh novel, imagine my shock when I got to the end of book 2 and saw that it's short! I was like, where's the rest of my book?!



However, it is as emotional and awesome as the first.

Karen is learning to deal with her parents death and learning to be a "normal" teenager with a boyfriend now that she and Jordan are together.



We see Karen grow up in some ways. She's dealing with more presure from competition and at the same time she has another thing to worry
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Sophie
Okayyy... Can someone explain to me why I'm missing like 50% of the book? Please, Please, Please tell me that this CANNOT just ends with them on riding back to camp on their jet ski.

What just happened!? I'm reading this and totally loving the relationship between Jordan and Karen.Especially being able to read in Jordan's perspective. I LOVE IT! They are so freaking adorable!! I love how they can totally understand each other and just be brutally honest. To be honest, I'm devastated that the
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Sarah
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is part two of Jordan and Karen’s story.

This was an okay novella, but it felt unfinished.
I still liked Karen and Jordan in this book, I thought they were sweet together, and I liked the way they thought of each other when they were apart.

I liked the storyline. It was great following Karen as she competed, and it was also good to see her making steps in her grief process.
The romance was good, and I really liked the sexy parts. Jordan was also really sweet!
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Marci
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i received ARC for my honest review and this is the second book in the series, and it takes off where book one left. doesn't disappoint Karen and Jordan are now a couple and going strong. Jordan is having doubts that he wants to go to summer camp and be away from his girlfriend, its already been long enough. with Karen competing the good thing is that she did get several medals so she is back to where she should be. and now she has got the best news she will be joining Jordan in summer camp. so ...more
Kay
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
3/5 stars.

This is a short novella about Jordan and Karen. It's summer, and Karen is getting busier as she experiences more pressure to perform well on the US Team, while Jordan is preparing for a move to Stanford. Long distance is hard, but thanks to Nina Jones (US Gymnastics Director), they get the chance to go the same gymnastics camp for a month.

This is really just a fluff read. I don't have much thoughts on it because it's so short and there's not much purpose to it, except you get to see a
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Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her
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Other books in the series

Letters to Nowhere (4 books)
  • Letters to Nowhere (Letters to Nowhere, #1)
  • Return to You (Letters to Nowhere, #3)
  • Return to Us (Letters to Nowhere, #4)