Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Review: Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Published by Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA contemporary
$17.99 (US hardback)
392 pages
What it's about:
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 thoughts:
This book has been getting insane reviews for a while now. Everyone was freaking out about how amazing it was and for some reason, instead of making me want to read it, I was wary. Lately I have been pretty disappointed in all of the hyped up books.

I am so annoyed at myself that I didn't read this book sooner.

It was fantastic. Could I have loved this book more? No, I don't think I could. Is there anything I'd change about it? Nope, not a thing. I was immediately drawn into the story. I wanted to know what happened the night Echo got her scars. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Noah and his brothers. I wanted to know when Echo was finally going to notice the real Noah and not the persona he had for school.

I don't know what else to add to this review. I don't know how much I can add to the review without it turning into a big pile of mush of me saying how much I adore this book. So I'll leave you saying that that this was a realistic teen love story. Echo and Noah don't have a insta-love start. They have to get past first impressions and outward appearances. They work at becoming friends and go from there. It was a refreshing love story with interesting characters the reader can instantly fall in love with.

My rating: 10/10


  1. I've been hearing such good things about this one that I went out and bought a copy yesterday. I'm always let down by books everyone else loves so I hope, like you, I'm not disappointed.

    1. I think another reason why I liked it so much is because I've been in the mood for contemporary books rather than paranormal. I wonder if I would have liked it as much if I hadn't been in the mood for that genre.

  2. I actually wasn't a huge fan of this one. I really wanted to like it, but it ended up dragging on for me and ultimately I just didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to. Then again I'm not a big romance girl so the fact that this book mostly revolved around that probably didn't help. Glad you liked it though! :)

  3. I loved this one too. I already want to do a reread of it and I only just read it a few weeks ago. I cannot wait for the next one to come out.


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