Friday, September 14, 2012

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry Review

NamePushing the Limits
AuthorKatie McGarry 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: July 31st 2012

Format: E-Book ARC 
Buy the Book on Amazon 
384 pages   

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for sending me a copy of this book for review! 


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 decided to read this book mainly for all the positive reviews i read on goodreads and on other books blog. I was so excited when netgalley approved me this title, and now i'm really happy i requested it, because Pushing the limits is a wonderful book that all fans of contemporary YA should read!

Echo doesn't remember anything about the accident that two years ago nearly killed her, leaving horrible scars on her arms. Two years ago she had everything, perfect friends, a perfect boyfriend, a perfect life. Now everyone at school think she is a freak, and she has lost everyone execpt her best friend Lila. All she wants now is normal.

When a tragic house fire killed his mom and dad, Noah lost everything too. His parents, his brothers (who went to foster care), his future...
He wants his brothers back, and the only way to make this happen is graduate this year. So he's forced to attend tutoring lessons, and Echo is the person who will be tutoring him.
Their two broken souls entwine instantly, and they try together to fix up their lives and their futures, and to have normal again.

The story is told in two perspectives, both Echo and Noah. I think this is a really good choice, in fact the author through the two POVs make us understand better these two character and their thoughts.

I loved the romance. Noah seems the classic heart breaker bad boy, but he's so much more than it!He has lost everything he cared about, but he doesn't give up and he tries to take his brothers back, though it does mean renounce to his future.The way he loves his brothers and wants his family back really melted my heart!
I really appreciated the fact the author make her characters grow and do tough choices in the end, that make them more realistic and strong!

M rating is 4 stars!Pushing the limits is a beautiful and enjoyable read that, like i said early, everyone should read!It will not disappoint!


  1. Love this book! It's one of the best I've read this year so far. Great review!

  2. Great review! I absolutely loved this book!

  3. Yay! another great, positive review for this book! Now I can't wait to read this book for myself. Fingers crossed I will love it too.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  4. Someone actually recommended this book to me just yesterday! It sounds really good. Great review! I'm excited to read it now. ^_6


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