I really loved this – it’s sweet, funny and I adored the romance! Perfect for fans of Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway or Awkward by Marni Bates – I whole...moreI really loved this – it’s sweet, funny and I adored the romance! Perfect for fans of Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway or Awkward by Marni Bates – I wholeheartedly enjoyed it!
I loved Poppy and her friends. All three of them shine in the story – the sensible Vanya and the slightly mad Mads – you could see how the three of them are such great friends. And I loved both Cam and Ty – I liked that the author doesn’t make Poppy’s choice an obvious one!
Plus the story is seriously funny in places. Poo Bum’s first appearance is absolutely hysterical, as is Poppy’s dads reaction to her thinking she’s being cheated on! The family dynamic is awesome – I loved it! They tease each other but obviously love each other to death too.
The romance is awesome as well. Although I would have liked to have gotten to know Ty a bit more I did really (really) like him. I also liked Cam too - he seemed sweet (and you come to realise that he might not be the bad guy after all). Ty’s story, and Poppy brush with fame makes me even more convinced I would hate it! I did love Ty’s ‘grand gesture’ though (*swoons*) And, of course, I loved the ending (I squeed a little) and it made me extra excited for the next book. I can’t wait to catch up with these characters.
This is hands down my favourite read so far this year - I absolutely loved it!
The story is a dual narrative (which many of you will know I love) and i...moreThis is hands down my favourite read so far this year - I absolutely loved it!
The story is a dual narrative (which many of you will know I love) and it works brilliantly here. Not only does Katie McGarry give a distinct voice to each character but they both have an equal weight in the story. I was just as invested in Noah, and what was happening in his life, as I was Echo's.
I loved both characters from the beginning. Echo's story is something of a mystery that needs unravelling over the course of the novel and I enjoyed every minute of Echo trying to remember what had happened and coming to terms with it. She's also having to come to terms with the death of her brother as well as everything else and her grief for him is palpable. You really get the impression that he was her life line.
At first I though I was going to hate her father - but as the story unfolds you just see someone trying to make sense of what has happened and his guilt over the fact it happened. I really loved him by the end of the book.
Noah is referred to as the 'bad boy' but in different circumstances he would have been in the same circle of friends as Echo. There is a lot of anger in him (understandably) and I couldn't help but think his brother's foster parents were just making things worse. As for Isaiah and Beth - I adored them. They were obviously family to each other and as secondary characters they really stood out. I'm not surprised that Beth will be getting her own story - I can't wait to read it!
I also loved Mrs Collins and how she deals with Echo and Noah. She really does come across as someone who cares and someone who has the skills to actually help.
As for the relationship that develops between Echo and Noah? Well, what can I say? It it absolutely awesome! Gentle, a real connection, everything you want in a romance, but believable too. It definitely gives all of my favourite romances a run for their money. I just loved it!
I have been describing Pushing the Limits as the potential love child of Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry and Courtney Summers' Cracked Up to Be and I stand by it. I has everything I loved about those books and more. I don't know what else to say - except please read it. It's seriously good! (less)
I have to admit this one grabbed me from the first chapter and didn't let me go until I'd finished it! Clocking in at over 500 pages, I'd say...more4.5 Stars
I have to admit this one grabbed me from the first chapter and didn't let me go until I'd finished it! Clocking in at over 500 pages, I'd say that is definitely a testament to how addictive the story is! I really, really enjoyed it!
I loved the setting - the opening scene in London and then Violet being held at the Varn's mansion. I also really loved the characters, especially Violet and Kasper. She got that 'sass' I just love - she really does say what she thinks and she goes through a lot in this story - I felt her reactions and emotions grounded the story. Kasper was just... I don't know how to describe him. He is exactly what he says he is - he's a predator and a killer and he doesn't apologise for that - but at the same time I couldn't help but be intrigued by him and love each scene he was in. He does have a softer side too and I think Violet helps to bring that side of him out. I also think having a few of the chapters narrated from his point of view really adds to the story and gives a much better insight into his character.
I really liked Lyla and Fabian initially but have to admit they really disappointed me. However, I did love Cain, and really enjoyed meeting Fallon and Autumn towards the end. Both were really intriguing characters. And I really liked Eaglen too!
The world building in this is really good too. Everything worked so well - some things I admit I predicted - but watching it unfold was more enjoyable than being blindsided by it. And I loved all the ideas behind it and how the author managed to create a world where vampires are dangerous and scary, but at the same time made sure I was rooting for them. Plus I loved the way she managed to make me laugh out loud one minute (honestly, some of the things Violet and Kasper say to each other!) and then I'd find myself holding my breath the next, desperate to find out what was going to happen.
I'm guessing this will have a sequel? I'm pretty sure I have read that it does (so break it to me gently if it doesn't) so I like the way this one ended. It's not a major cliffhanger (thankfully!) but I will definitely be first in the queue to read more. And I have to say I think Abigail Gibbs is going to be an author to watch - I can't believe she is just 17!
Really, really good! Romance, action and an impossibly sexy (yet possibly deadly) male character! Do I need to say more?(less)