Friday, June 29, 2012

{Review} Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publish Date: July 31, 2012
by Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC provided by Netgalley
Pages: 384
"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.   
"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series  
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. {Goodreads}

 Ok, there I was, searching through Netgalley, looking for what I could request, and there it was. Hmm... should I? Let me look on Goodreads and see what other people have said and read the summary. *Looks* only one of my friends had read it!! I couldn't believe it...*reads* hmm...sounds pretty good! Request! YAY!!!! I got it!! *Starts reading* HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!!! Right from the get go, Ms. McGarry had me glued!

 This book was flipping amazing!! I loved the alternating POVs from Noah to  Echo and from Echo back to Noah. Granted, with the Netgalley ecopy I was hard telling when Echo's stopped and Noah's began but I got through it. There was no way that was going to stop me from reading this book! (btw..reading from Noah was absolutely no doubt the best!) ;)

 Katie McGarry had the bad-boy-with-a-broken-past down packed!! She literally got the perfect boy description! Noah was an amazing character! Man! Did I love this boy or what! My favorite part of the whole book would have to be shared with Noah. A certain little scene involving a little boy, his award, his book, and his hero. O. My. Goodness! That was the cutest scene ever!! It had me close to tears! (happy tears ya'll!) Sure Noah has the f word in his vocabulary....sure he was a druggy....sure! he is a social outcast and known for his one-night stands! But that is just the facade he puts up to hide his pain and loss. There is so much more depth to Noah and I loved reading into his mind. Especially when it came to his brothers and Echo!

 And as for Echo? Great too! I loved the way her name had to do with her mom's stories. Weird name. Yes. Cool meaning. Duh! Man, this girl has had it tough the past two years. And not just because of her social decline: popular chica to out right freak! Sad how people do that. Just because someone misses some school and comes back with long sleeves everyday doesn't automatically mean she attempted suicide or cuts now. But that's how it is isn't it? We make assumptions and we don't care if those hurt the person. Sad. Anyways! Yes there is a reason Echo came back with those long sleeves everyday and secluded herself. She was her own mother. Her mother tried to kill her. As of that wasn't tough enough....Echo doesn't remember that day. I feel bad for Echo but I also love her that much more. How strong she is. A role model indeed.

 Now...put Echo and Noah together..... Echo+Noah=perfection! Probably the cutest couple since Ash and Meghan!! Katie does an extrodinary job with character description!! Each character you understood in some way. Each character was "hand crafted".

 This is one of those book where you have way too many thoughts (all positive) to put into this review. I will probably just ramble haha Ms. McGarry did a phenomenal job! This book will pull on the reader's heartstrings and leave them wanting more. I sure as hell did!! I couldn't put the book down! I loved following Echo and Noah and seeing them face their troubles and grow together through their troubles!

 This is a book everyone needs to read and love. Everything from the writing, the characters, the puzzle of Echo and Noah's life, the reader's journey to reveal each individual puzzle piece and put it all together, the romance, the heart brake, the tears, the laughs( and there where lots! McGarry does NOT disappoint in humorous wit!), the the smiles, the oo's and ah's, the way Noah's words make you melt and feel all tingly inside ;)

 Pushing the Limits has everything! And I am serious when I say it leaves no disappointment! I would recommend it to anyone and everyone! So get your copy in June! Then thank me later... ;)

 So, lately I have decided to not rate as generously. Meaning: your gonna see a lot more 4 and 3 stars. Yes, I'm cracking down hard on how often I give out 5 stars so you will know whether or not it is absolutely amazing or not. A book should only get 5 stars if it's well deserving of the title right? I am going to start sticking more true to the meanings I have givin to each star on my Rate Page.That being's my rating of this book....

HELL YES! This book deserved these 5 stars!!!
So....You all need to buy this book when it comes out at the end of July!
No doubt about it!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your review makes me so excited to read this book! It sounds absolutely amazing! 'll definitely have to read this soon. :)

    1. It IS absolutely amazing! lol Thanks!! I think you should! Definitely one to wait in line for!


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