"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pushing the Limits Giveaway!

You can see my review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry here! Here's your chance to win a copy of this amazing book!

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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Pages: 384
Rating: 5/5!
Synopsis: "I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

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.

Review: We start off with Echo and Noah, two people who are just trying to live their lives. After the night that she can't remember, Echo is someone different. Noah has his own problems that he has to deal with. Both have no reason to know each other but as it turns out they find that they can trust each other. As the story progresses we get to see more of how they bond and and how they deal with the problems they have.

Echo has had to deal with the talking that goes around at her school after what happened to her. She doesn't remember what happened the night she got the scars. The newest person trying to help remember and overcome it is Mrs. Collins. She's one of those characters that I immediately liked. She was going through rough time and all she wanted to do was be normal. I liked how she came to understand that sometimes things can't go to the way they were before. I liked the way things worked out for her and how she handled them.

Noah. He's broken in so many ways and it's true that he does things that are seen as bad but he just needs a way of forgetting all the pain that goes through. He has practically lost everything and has gone through rough times before getting to a place where it might not be the best but at least it's not as bad as other places. His only wish is to make sure his brothers are safe. As we get to know we see how much he loves and all the things he's willing to do for them. The ending might not be what he's expecting but I think it works for best.

I had been looking forward to reading this story and having read it I can say that I recommend this book to everyone. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I had known the whole story. The more we know about the characters the more we understand about them. I felt that the ending for both Echo and Noah were what was best for them and even if some of it was sad. Definitely read this book if you haven't yet.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Title: Defiance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Release Date: August 28th 2012

Goodreads Summary: Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

This seems like my kind of book! =)