Review: ‘Pushing the Limits’ by Katie McGarry

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Review: ‘Pushing the Limits’ by Katie McGarryPushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #1)
Published by Harlequin Teen on July 31st, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 392
Format: ARC
Source: publisher unsolicited
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.

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What a cute and sweet book! Full of humor, romance and sensuality this may be your typical bad boy meets good girl but it also has a lot of depth. This reminded me a lot of the Perfect Chemistry novels and that’s not a bad thing because I enjoyed that book too. I have little patience with books that have slow pacing and even duller characters but this wasn’t the case. Noah is such a good guy masquerading as a bad boy and I really loved that he turned himself around and got his act together. And Echo, wow. That girl has so much strength. To go through what she experienced, I couldn’t even fathom what I would do if I was thrown into her situation. These two characters had such bad luck thrown at them, I couldn’t help but cheer on the sidelines supporting their goals and endeavors.

I’m always a fan of contemporary novels that have substance and this one definitely has. I loved the two viewpoints this book offers because I always felt limited to the one character and can’t help but wonder what the other character could be thinking or feeling.

I just wanted to know more from the two characters. Did it leave me with a sense of closure? Yes it did but I enjoyed it so much that I kinds wished it didn’t have to end so soon. I only wish this was a series so I could read more of Katie McGarry’s beautifully crafted writing.


I love you enough to never make you choose.





  1. bhwrn1

    November 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I just recently read this. I really enjoyed it. Although I can say I liked the second book a lot better!

  2. Maricris Patrimonio Dimla

    October 31, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Great review! I love Echo and Noah! I finished this book in one sitting, i love it so much! Thank you for sharing! ^_^

  3. The Cover Contessa

    October 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I’m usually not a fan of contemporary stuff but I rather enjoyed this story.

  4. Cali W.

    July 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Great review! I really liked this book and I am going to read Dare You To next! <3

  5. nurmawati djuhawan

    April 30, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    i love pushing the limits…i gave 4 stars…
    can’t wait to read the sequelle..
    thx 4 the review 🙂

  6. Bea Tejano

    January 21, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Great review!:) This is up next on my TBR list:)

  7. Imel Cullen

    January 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Great Review! I gave this book 5 stars, and one of my favorite YA reads 2012^^

  8. Holly W

    November 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Awesome review, and I agreed with like everything, I loved this book!

  9. Grace Lo

    October 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    So far, all the reviews of Pushing the Limits I’ve read were positive, and readers just LOVED the book. I feel like I’m missing out on something, so I’ll definitely have to get this soon!

  10. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    July 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    I’ve heard that this book is a pretty amazing contemporary, I’m really looking forward to reading it. Now even more so, lol. It should be interesting to get to see both points of view!

    Thanks for the review and I also just want to say I love the new look on your blog!

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