What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?
If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Young Adult Contemporary
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.
I absolutely LOVED this book. Like LOVED LOVED. Like I carried the book around EVERYWHERE I went in case I had a moment spare. Like I sighed heavily, deeply in love with Noah. From the swoony kiss on the cover to the swoony romance inside, this was such an amazing read. I'm usually a paranormal/historical reader, but Pushing The Limits has completely sold me on contemporary romance.
I really enjoyed the way the author wrote this story. Instead of being inside the mind of just Echo, she also gave me a glimpse into Noah's and it was fascinating. I'm really becoming a HUGE fan of the hero's perspective, and it gave deeper emotion and a strong dynamics to the storyline. I felt I was able to connect with both the main characters and it increased the entire experience. I laughed, I swooned, I cried - exactly what I want from a good book.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Noah. I mean he just reached out of the book and kidnapped my heart. It was impossible not to love him, to want him to win the girl. I loved that he was rough and tough. I loved that he was soft when it came to Echo. I LOVED that he had NO problem touching her. He didn't care about asking questions, about gossip. He cared and loved her.
I loved the issues the author addressed in Pushing The Limits. She wasn't afraid to dark and gritty ... to be real. It wasn't all light and fluffy - Echo and Noah faced very real situations and hurts. It made it an intense and heart felt read, one of my all time favorites.
I recommend this book to everyone and anyone. It's a book that will suck you in and keep you hostage. It's also a book that will stay with you, and Noah ... you will fall for him HARD. Enjoy!!
Posted by Belinda at 11:30 PM