Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book Review: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Links: Website | Blog | Twitter
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: July 31st 2012
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Summary from Goodreads;
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.
"Pushing The Limits is a heart wrenching novel that will leave readers aching for the characters and flipping through the pages to find out more."
( 4 ) **** enjoyable read.
I am in love with this cover, seriously. It's so cute and the shadows make it even more mysterious. The title fits the story so well considering the characters are exploring unknown feelings and such.
Pushing The Limits was definitely a shocking, emotional roller coaster ride and I loved every second of it! I couldn't put this book down! This is a very deep and emotional read but it wasn't heavy. I was flipping through the pages trying to figure out more about what was going to happen and wondering ;
I really enjoyed reading about the characters in Pushing The Limits. They weren't perfect at all but that just made them more enjoyable to read about. They had their own flaws which is what made them their own person. Noah was a tad possessive at times and he messed up a couple of times, but his intentions were good. There was character development due to all the things and events the characters endured.
The romance was so cute! Katie had managed to achieve something not many writers have done, made the romance cute and realistic. They were brought together by their problems and differences and stayed together because of how similar they were. The writing makes you feel what the character feels through every page of the book. The changing of point of views on every chapter helps to understand what's going through the mind of the main characters which is really helpful.
The ending is somewhat an open ending which was both frustrating and lovely. Frustrating because .. I needed an ending that would help me gather my feelings and lovely because, well, I could insert my own ending which is always good :D
 Other Cover;
*Quoted from ARC, may change.
"They laughed but they never asked. My entire world collapsed around me as I answered.."


  1. I like the default cover better ;) And btw, LOVE the GIF. Totally true ;) It's good making their characters with flaws rather than perfection. If not, it'll sound and look so absurb. Great review!

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  2. LOVE the GIF :)
    I've heard great things about this one ..I think I'll request it too..

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers