Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

E-Book, 384 pages
Expected Release Date: July 31, 2012
Published  by: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley*
For fans of: Contemporary Romance, YA, Realistic Fiction, Hot Guys, Tear Jerkers
  
So wrong for each other...and yet so right.
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again. (-From GoodReads)

*MY THOUGHTS*
     This book was an emotional roller coaster. I cried my eyes out at some points and I smiled like an idiot at some points. But everything was so worth it. 
     Noah and Echo (I loved her name :] ) couldn't be more different. But through all their differences and the drama that is evident in their lives, they look at their similarities and fall for each other... And they fall hard.
     Both Echo and Noah are very strong characters. The story went back and forth between their point of views which made it easier to connect with both characters. This made every discovery they made about their past and each other even more intense.
     As for their romance, it felt real and not rushed. It wasn't the insta-love that normally creep up in YA novels and I really enjoyed that. I also loved the fact that McGarry didn't have to make any other part in the story suffer to help make their love work. Everything was well put together and well balanced. 
     Everyone should add this stunning debut by Katie McGarry to the TBR pile. She definitely does NOT disappoint. 
     P.S. NOAH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!
Overall, I give this 

*FTC Disclosure: I received this egalley from NetGalley. I do not receive payment of any kind in exchange for a review. I do not receive monetary compensation from any book links in my review.

2 comments:

  1. In my weekend surfing, I discovered your blog. So glad I did, by the way, because I was a little scared about reading this book. I'm convienced now that it may not be too terrible. Oh and I had a friend in college named Echo. I agree it's a very unique and pretty name. I'm a new follower.

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  2. It is so unbelievably awesome to see a great review for this book. I have been wanting to read it for forever so I have been nervous my hopes were too high. I love her name Echo too!

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