Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Book One in the Pushing the Limits Series
Published By: Harlequin Teen (July 31, 2012)
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
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.






There are times in my life where I am glad I held off on a series and waited for all the books to be released so I could devour them one right after the other. Then there are times when I pick up a book, read it and wonder why in the world I waited so long to read it because no matter what, the wait to read the next one, didn't compare to enjoying the book right then and there. This was one of those times.

How could I have waited this long to meet Noah and Echo? What is wrong with me? How could I have waited so very long to experience the greatness that is this series and McGarry's writing? Sometimes, I really do want to bop myself over the head for waiting so long before starting books, especially those I just know that I will love, regardless of the reasons for it. 

I adored this book. I adored Echo and Noah and many times my heart went out to them. I felt for them, cared for them, and I fell in love with them. I was rooting for them the whole way through. I wanted everything good for them but most of all, I wanted them to have each other, because they really were meant for each other for all the right reasons, and even for some of the wrong.

I am in awe over how much emotion, how many feels, were packed into this read. I am still smiling long after it has been put down and wishing that I could read it all over again. 

Not only were Echo and Noah amazing but there were some pretty amazing secondary characters as well that I am really hoping are the stars of the other books in the series. 


This novel had everything I look for, humor, emotion, one swoon worthy hot boy, one strong fierce girl. Two broken people, great secondary characters and a love story to transcend time. I am so happy I finally picked it up and read it and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.






50 comments:

  1. Yay, you loved this one too! I thought this was a really unique book, I did like the love story and the issue of family conflict as well. Great review.
    <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. It really was fabulous. I am so glad Noah and Echo have another book!

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  2. I'm so, so happy you loved this!! I read the series up to #3 and loved them all! Yeeey!! Weren't Noah and Echo great? So loved them xDDD

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    1. They really were, I just loved them both!

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  3. Oh, I love the sound of Echo and Noah! And I didn't even know about this book until today... *shakes head* The higher the emotional charge, the better, I think. And it sounds like this one got that right - can't wait to read it!!! :)

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    1. Oh gosh, you need to try this series Ramona, is really is fabulous!

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  4. Ok, I need to read this book now! I have it on my kindle since forever and haven't read it...

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  5. Yay! I'm so glad you loved this, Ali! I didn't realize you hadn't read it before. Echo and Noah are my favorite couple in this series, but I do love West too. I can't wait for you to read the other books! :)
    Wonderful review, Ali!

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    1. I know! I need to make them all a priority!

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  6. Haven't read anything from that author yet but this book is on my tbr for so long. Need to pick it up! Lovely review
    Eliza from The Bookish Universe

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    1. Oh gosh, I hope you get to it soon, you won't regret it!

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  7. Although I've kind of broken up with this series, PtL remains one of my favorite books. Glad to hear you loved it too.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I can see this one being a favorite as well. :)

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  8. Five stars! I will have to check this one out. I'm glad that you loved it. I can understand wanting to hold off on a series and then wishing you had just picked up the first book. I have so many series right now, and I bet this situation is going to happen to me once again. Wonderful review!

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    1. There really are just too many wonderful series out there and not enough hours in the day!

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  9. I read this one when it came down, but sadly I haven't had time to read the follow ups and I am wondering why, since I enjoyed this one so much.

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    1. I hear ya, it happens more often than not to me as well.

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  10. I loved these two as well. Better late than. Never, at least now you're part of the fandom! I have to take a break from the series though, too much angst

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  11. Now I know I should pick PTL up! I need an epic couple right now and Echo and Noah sound like an unforgettable couple. I see this one all the time and not sure why I haven't tried it yet. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one as much as you did (Yay for 5 stars) Ali!!

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    1. You will love this I bet Kim. I hope you pick it up because I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  12. Yay! So happy you loved this one too. I think Noah and Echo are my favorite of all the couples. Can't wait to hear what you think of the next few books and their couples!

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  13. There is hope for me yet. I haven't picked up this book yet either and I have it on my bookshelf. I don't know what I am waiting for. I need to read it!

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  14. I remember really enjoying this one too! Glad to see you love it so much :D My favourite is probably Dare You To. I love Ryan and Beth~

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    1. I did like Beth, I want more of her!

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  15. THIS IS A SIGN
    I've read Katie McGarry's latets books (except Breaking the Rules) but have never had the time to go back to this one. Now, i know everyone absolutely loves Pushing the Limits and i know i NEED to eventually read it, i just don't have any time. This is the second review i'm seeing for Pushing the Limits today so i know this is a sign to finally read this book. lovely review!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

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  16. Ahh that is awesome to hear. I have that one on my tablet! And yes I've so had those before that I've held off on and off on and then kinda want to kick myself for waiting. lol

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  17. All I needed to see was the rating and I had to add it! This sounds fantastic! Great review! Your review makes me want to read it more than the description did!!!

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  18. I didn't realize you haven't read this series. Or DID I know that? My memory sucks. Beth is my girl though, so you better like her book. lol

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    1. I so want to read Beth's next! I liked her in this one but then, I always like the tough ones. ;)

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  19. I think I'm probably the only blogger who hasn't read this book. And I even own a copy, It does sound really good though.

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  20. Noah and Echo sound like 2 characters I would love to follow as well. Everyone seems to love this series. I should try as well! Wonderful review!

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    1. So happy you are going to meet them!

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  21. I enjoyed this one, but when the series starts to become a revolving door of characters with severe personal problems, it gets to be too tiring. i think I burnt out after the second book.

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  22. The feels. THE FEELS! I love this series and book. Yeah, you can't just wait this series out. It's a crime! This whole series makes rain totally fall on my face all the time.

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    1. Oh I like that last line Jennifer! So true.

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  23. Wonderful review. I loved this book so hard.

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  24. I enjoyed this one a lot, but I think so many feels actually stressed me out a bit and I've been afraid to pick up more. I'm glad you finally were able to read this one!

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    1. There were a whole lot of feels for sure Candace.

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  25. I've seen this all over but I never thought to read it! Guess I should now! And Noah sounds soooo intriguing. I love me my bad boys, Haha! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

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