Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week.
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. This is an eARC from Harlequin Teen that I got from NetGalley. I had seen good reviews and, though I seldom read YA contemporaries, I thought I would give this one a try. Here is the description:
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.Beginning:
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.
"My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead, and my mother has...well...issues. How do you think I'm doing?"Friday 56:
That's how I would have loved to respond to Mrs. Collins' question, but my father placed too much importance on appearance for me to answer honestly.
The warm fuzzy feeling that helped take the edge off also slowed the thought process. I ran through what she said twice. "That doesn't make any sense."So far, even though I feel incredibly sorry for both of the main characters of this one, I am enjoying the story. It will be released on July 31.