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9 Days and 9 Nights (99 Days #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  896 Ratings  ·  190 Reviews
The irresistible sequel to the bestselling 99 Days.

Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago . . . after all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said “I love you” to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Oh man, I liked this one a WHOLE LOT. Will definitely be purchasing a physical copy because I adore this story and everything it stands for. I so did not expect this one to pack the punch that it did, and I’m living for it.
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, that was a very pleasant surprise
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
I have been anticipating Katie Cotugno’s 9 Days and 9 Nights since I first heard the news of a 99 Days sequel. Molly and Gabe are back, but in an awkward situation, and the story is very realistic. I liked the book, but I did have a couple of issues with it, such as all the pointless drama. I didn’t love this one, but I do think that many will appreciate this sequel.

Full review on The Candid Cover
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
“It occurs to me that maybe this is what friendship is sometimes: saying your piece, then crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.”
We are finally getting into contemporary season and I couldn’t be happier and what better way to kick it off than a fun summery “roadtrip romance” sequel to 99 Days with Katie Cotugno’s 9 Days and 9 Nights. We follow Molly as she and her new boyfriend are on vacation in Europe and they run into Gabe, who’s also traveling Europe with his new girlfriend. Gabe
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I loved revisiting the characters from 99 Days in this new story! I liked the European travel aspect of it (especially since I read it on my flight home from a little trip to Europe), I enjoyed seeing how the characters had changed since the last time I'd encountered them and I liked how it ended too ;)
Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

I really loved this. Such a great follow up to 99 days and i honestly want more!! I’m a big fan of Katie cotugno now and can’t wait to read the rest of her books. She just has this way of writing like real flawed people that I just really enjoy.
Ginger at
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-2018
Starting 2018 with a Katie Cotugno novel was the best decision. Her storytelling never fails to impress me, and inspire me.

It’s been a few years since I read 99 Days, the companion novel to this one, so I needed a refresher on just how that story ended. Katie did a really good job of catching the reader up to speed & filling in the details, at just the right moments. I never once felt lacking, or pulled from the story, trying to remember what happened before.

This story is a branch, all on i
I was a huge fan of 99 Days, despite it featuring a love triangle between a girl and two brothers, normally I stay away from these sorts of books, but Cotugno ended up making this book work for me. So when I heard that there would be a follow up book in 9 Days and 9 Nights I couldn't wait. The only thing was that I didn't end up loving this book as much as I'd hoped. I liked the person that Molly had grown up and become, she had come a long way from her time in Star Lake with the Donnelly brothe ...more
9 Days and 9 Nights is the sequel to 99 days. It is a YA contemporary romance however the main characters are all in college. The narrator is once again Molly.

Do you need to read 99 Days before reading this book? IMO the answer is yes. You really need to have read the first book before reading this one to fully understand Molly. Yes, technically you could follow this book if you read it as a standalone. But I think that you would miss out on so much. You would not understand what happened to Mol
Samantha (WLABB)
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a 99 Days fan, I would like to thank Katie Cotugno for writing this book. This was the closure me, Molly, and Gabe needed, and the book exceed my expectations.

•Pro: Whoa, Molly! Once again, my heart was totally with this young woman. I thought she grew a lot over the course of 99 Days, but she wasn't done, and it was really something special to see how she evolved since then, and what new "fallout" she was dealing with.

•Pro: My emotions, my emotions! Cotugno brought me through so many differ
Jaime Arkin
I adore Katie Cotugno’s writing. Her stories always delve into challenging themes that will make you really think about how you feel about so many things!

9 Days and 9 Nights is a companion to the amazing 99 Days. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but Cotugno reminded me wonderfully in the first few chapters! That said, I’m looking forward to reading these two back to back in the near future.

Molly is now living in Boston where she’s majoring in Business and she’s not the same girl she was w
Lauren R.
You know those books you finish and you wish you could have a sequel, but you also really don’t want one because you feel like it’ll get ruined? Well when that sequel ends up happening and the original story DOESN’T get ruined, it’s one of the best feelings as a reader. I’m here to confirm that totally happened for me with 9 DAYS AND 9 NIGHTS. Katie Cotugno writes the messiest characters and situations that have me on the edge of my seat, anxious the whole time, and completely enthralled too. I ...more
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful! Such a great continuation and such a great read! I loved having Molly and Gabe back in my life!! I want more! Though I don’t think we will be getting more. Yet again, Cotugno blows me away!

Longer review coming soon!
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book even more than 99 day though not to say that the beginning was kinda slow not going to lie. Hoping there’s another book coming out 🤞🤞
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
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I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It's been a hot minute since I read 99 days. I think it may have been released 2 years ago and if someone could fact check that for me, that would be perfect. To be honest, I don't remember what happened in 99 Days. The facts are these. I knew I enjoyed it. I knew a bunch of readers got tired of Katie's tales because it always seemed to involve a love triangle which can be boring at times. And I knew ther
May 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, 2-stars
I feel so . . . letdown and disappointed by this sequel. 99 days is one of my favorite books of all time. I love the writing, story, characters, and book despite its flaws. I feel like it ended on a pretty promising note and didn't really need a sequel. However, I was overjoyed when I saw that I'd get to read more about Molly and Gabe.

What I got was so . . . not what I was expecting, filled with pointless bickering, and angst. I didn't connect with any of the characters like I did in 99 Days or
We don’t deserve this book but I’m so glad we have it.
I completely forgot what happened know 99 days, so I had to go read some reviews to refresh my memory. I do remember enjoying it.

After refreshing my memory I remembered that I was satisfied with the ending of 99 days. Katie Cotugno's thing is to wrote almost incomplete/vague endings that leave the main characters on the edge of new beginnings. I really love that about her books.

And although I thought this book was a little unnecessary I still liked it. Okay, yes, I sometimes wanted to scream at
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight


99 Days was a controversial sort of book among the reviews I have read, and while I happened to be one of the people who really liked it, the one thing I struggled with was the ending. I wanted more, and this was exactly what I had hoped for. The rare sequel that steps up its game from its predecessor, 9 Days, 9 Nights fully delivered for me. Let us chat about why!

Lots of chara
May 21, 2018 added it
Shelves: 2018-releases
I just love everything Katie Cotugno writes. She's so excellent at writing really flawed characters and relationships you root so hard for anyway; even if you can't see them making it, you just love them for trying. I'm so glad to have had more time with Molly and Gabe, and I'm just putting out into the universe that I am extremely here for a Julia book.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, audio-book-2018
4.5 stars from me!

I don't know what it was about this book that made me love it. This was so well written and so well delivered that I couldn't get enough. I have struggled with Katie's past books but this was perfection for me. I loved it.

Andi (Andi's ABCs)
I thought Fireworks was my favorite Katie book. Well after reading the sequel to 99Days, it’s Ben bumped. I loved this book something fierce! It was awkward and uncomfortable and filled with amazing moments. Love, love, love. Review to come.
Sarah Louise
Oct 25, 2017 marked it as to-read
This synopsis already kills me.
May 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
OKAY SO. For most of the book, it dragged. I’d honestly say 2.5 stars. Then the last like 40 pages are probably a 4.5. Don’t get me wrong, this book had a few good moments throughout too, but overall, it was boring and basically a long, dragged out argument.

Possible spoilers:
I was so over the Gabe thing in Europe. Molly was so defensive and twisted everything everyone said to play victim. I read 99 Days a couple years ago so I don’t remember all the details, but I’m pretty sure I liked it a lo
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
i think this will be my last book by this author. i like her ideas but the execution is so superficial??

also, both molly barlow and gabe donnelly are basically:-

Amélie Boucher
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I might end up changing my rating later, but right I think this book was the perfect sequel!
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Real rating: Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. This book reminded me of why I felt in love with her writing when I read How to Love. 9 Days and 9 Nights is messy, complicated, and full of these raw and honest moments. So good!
Katie V
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
I just can’t get behind a second book where the two characters you are supposed to root for are sort of scuzzy people. I didn’t get the warm fuzzies reading this. I felt uncomfortable the whole book.
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/28/18:

When readers last saw Molly Barlow she was looking toward a bright future in Boston. College, for many of us, is a chance to reinvent ourselves and start fresh. Many who venture to higher education often leave their childhood friends behind and embark on a journey without their parents hovering on the horizon. It's a time when the world begins to open up wider and adulthood is right around the corner. For Molly, this
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it

I had mixed feeling when picking this book up. On one hand, when I first read 99 Days, it was so controversial and the main character kept making the same mistakes over and over that I didn't really want to pick this one up. On the other hand, I felt like I needed closure. And because it was a really quick read, I finally picked it up.

9 Days 9 Nights continues about a year after the events of 99 Days. Molly is on a vacation with her boyfriend Ian in Europe. While there, they bump into Gabe and h
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Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of messy, complicated, feminist love stories. She studied Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction at Lesley University.

Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others.

The great loves of her life include child's pose,
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