I was in a bit of a reading slump and went on twitter to ask my followers what I should read next. I said I wanted something with kissing. Pushing TheI was in a bit of a reading slump and went on twitter to ask my followers what I should read next. I said I wanted something with kissing. Pushing The Limits had kissing! And it was just what I needed to get out of my slump!
We first meet Echo. She’s in a counseling session with her step-mom and her father. First impressions, Echo’s dad is a jerk and her step-mom is a witch. But there is a lot more to the story than what first meets the eye.
Echo has been through something traumatic. So, traumatic that she had blocked out the entire experience, but she has the scars. She just isn’t exactly sure how they got there.
Then we meet Noah. The resident bad boy. Just like with Echo there is a lot more going on under Noah’s bad boy persona. He’s been in foster care since his parents recent death in a fire and the only thing he wants is to make sure that his two little brothers are okay.
Noah and Echo are both damaged by very different images, yet somehow they end up healing each other.
It was heart-wrenching and painful. It was beautiful and hopeful.
Told through alternating perspectives we get to know Noah and Echo intimately and at the same time see them through each others eyes. It was incredibly satisfying! It just worked out so well! I’m usually a fan of alternating perspectives but this one was exceedingly well done!
I loved these two characters. I loved their chemistry, I loved watching their relationship grow and I loved watching how they complimented each other. I also really enjoyed the supporting characters, Isaiah and Beth. I’m really hoping that we get to see more of these characters. I was really intrigued by Beth in just the small snippets that we did receive. (!!! Just learned we do get Beth’s story!! Dare You To in 2013!)
For me, Pushing The Limits has everything I like in a book. A cute boy and kissing.
But really, it has everything. A great story, awesome characters and it was well written. Add this one to your reading piles!...more
Wow! I liked the first novel in this series, Possession. There were things that I really enjoyed and things I didn’t so much. BUT! I loved Surrender!Wow! I liked the first novel in this series, Possession. There were things that I really enjoyed and things I didn’t so much. BUT! I loved Surrender! Oh goodness was this book good! I’m not sure if I would call Surrender a sequel or a companion. We are in the same world and Surrender starts soon after Possession ends, but instead of Vi and Jag, we get Raine and Gunner. I guess it’s more of a sequel than a companion when I look at it like that! Either way, you will want to read Possession before you pick up Surrender.
I felt like I knew the world so much better this time. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed this book so much more than the first.
For those of you that loved Vi and Jag, don’t worry they are still very much a part of this story, but the show belongs to Raine and Gunn. And you will love them too. I know that for me, I enjoyed reading about them more so than Vi and Jag. I loved Raine and her strength, her resilience. She knows that the odds are heavy stacked against her, yet she still tried to change that. How could you not respect that! You get an inside look into Raine as the chapters alternate between her point of view and Gunner’s point of view.
All of the characters are very well developed. Even Raine’s father, who I loved to hate. You always know a writer does a wonderful job writing a character when you hate them so much!
This one is so addicting. You keep reading because you want to know what’s going on. And then, just when you think you know what’s going on, something happens that makes you realize you have no idea what was going on! There is a never a dull moment!
And that ending. Elana Johnson sure knows how to kill you with an ending! Ah! I need more!