Saturday, 15 September 2012

Book Review: Pushing the Limits by: Katie McGarry

My Rating: ★★
Date Published: July 31st, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Teen
Pages: 384
Do I own it?: Yes

Synopsis: (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.

I was so disappointed with this book! I expected greatness, but when I read it, I got.....meh. The thing that really bothers me, is that it's sort of a typical book! Un-popular hottie guy meets popular(ish) girl, they fall in love, etc... This wasn't the sort of book that I would read again. Sure a lot of YA readers probably love Noah, but not me. I didn't really swoon over Noah at all. Probably because it's so typical! Every book I read nowadays has the same male lead. It gets quite annoying.

This romance wasn't good at all. It wasn't even romance! It was more lust than romance. Almost everything about this book bothered me to the point of wanting to throw this book out the window. It took me over a month to read this book. Every time I picked it up, I was frustrated because I needed to finish it, and I had many pages to go. It wasn't a book that kept me on the edge of my seat. The only time when I thought that this book was actually good, was in the end when Echo finds out what happened to her that night with her mom. The mystery was mainly the thing that kept me from giving up on this book. I also have a problem with giving up on books. That's when my mild case of OCD kicks in, and I have to finish it or it will bother me for a looong time.

I feel like I am the only person who didn't enjoy this book... Everyone has their own opinion on books, so it's fair. Well if whoevers reading this review wants to read this book, then I would recommend reading it. Who knows, it could be your next favourite book.

I might read the second book, (Dare you to. Beth's story) but I also might not. Curiousity will probably take over and I will either end up buying it, or checking it out from the library.

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