Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)Book Review:  Pushing the Limits

Author:  Katie McGarry
Published:  2012
Series:  Pushing the Limits #1
Genre:  YA Contemporary

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
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.

My Two Cents
Okay folks, I'm going to level with you.  I avoid (like the plague) YA contemporaries.  But if you've noticed my book reviews lately have been way down.  Que life drama.  My house was for sale...then it went under contract so we went under contract for our dream house.  Enter weekend from hell!  Buyers pull out of our house at last minute so we can no longer buy dream house...with a whole lot of crap in between that I'm leaving out.  So my apologies for being a little scatter brained and hence picking up a YA contemporary.  It was everything my stressed out brain needed, make-out scenes, hot guys, and more make-out scenes.  But I did like how McGarry made this book sort of like a mystery, with the reader trying to figure out what happened to Echo.  Overall however, this book was scripted like everything else out there in its' genre; boy and girl find love against all odds.  And have I mentioned there is lots of kissing?  And warning...there is lots of swearing.  Overall, Pushing the Limits helped me cope with my life (don't ask me how, maybe my swearing skills), 3.5 out of 5 stars.  Cute romance but the relationship between Noah and Echo felt like the perfect fantasy to me.     

1 comment:

  1. so sorry about the house! i love your great personal asides in your reviews! so fun to read.