I got this book AGES ago for review while it was up on netgalley for review. At the time I couldn't get into it but I now I know it was just my mood. When I seen the UK kindle version for only 20p before Christmas I decided to buy it. As I prefer reading a finished copy. Now I am kicking myself for waiting!! Pushing The Limits has got to be one of the best contemporary YA books I have EVER read!
Pushing The Limits is told from two POVs. Echo and Noah. On the outside they are both polar opposites to each other but when they thrown together as part of their therapy sessions they realise they have more in common than they think. And pretty soon they are helping one another overcome things in their pasts and trying to make sense of the future.
Echo and Noah, awwwwwww. They are so cute! Echo, she is hurting so much. She is fragile but strong at the same time. She wants to remember what happened to her but is also terrified of what she will discover. Noah, oh lordy lord. Can I have me a Noah Please?!? He is so lovely. Yeah, he comes across as bad boy but he has a good heart when it comes to those to cares about. Together, Echo and Noah, they bring the best out in each other. And they just so sweet. And they chemistry between them? *swoon* It is hot!!
Katie McGarry? Lady, you kept me up until 2.45 to finish this freaking amazing, outstanding, fantastic, heartwrenching story. She has such a talent for making the reader truly feel everything (boy do I mean everything) that the characters went through. I cried so much during this, sad tears, painful tears and happy tears. I was a big blubbering mess. And I loved it!!
As I mentioned the first time I read this I couldn't get into. It was ALL me and the weird mood I was in at the time because Pushing The Limits was nothing short of mindblowing! The story is exciting and emotional. For a book that is around 400 pages I read in one night!! Pushing The Limits isn't one of those books that has twists and turns. It's more about two teenagers discovering who they really are and growing up. About loving yourself and no letting what other people think get to you and putting those who love first and doing what's best for them. And I think Katie McGarry is conveyed this wonderfully!!
Overall, I CANNOT recommend this book enough. If you haven't read it then please go now!! It's super cheap on Kindle if you aren't sure about it. If you have read it then you know my review has did this book no justice at all!! There aren't enough word in the world in truly express my feelings on this novel.
I am going to talk a little about both the UK cover and US. Now, I do kind of like the UK cover. I think is portrays the characters looks very well. And anyone else agree that Echo looks like Lily Collins (Mirror MIrror/City of Bones) And Noah looks like Jack O'Connell (Skins) I think they are just perfect and I totally picture them while reading. HOWEVER, have you seen the US Hardback?? It's fits the story perfectly. It's just amazing and really gets across the relationship between Echo and Noah....more
Full Review http://totally-bookalicious.blogspot.... Emma has created what I hope to be an amazing new vampire series with a twist. Witchblood has a liFull Review http://totally-bookalicious.blogspot.... Emma has created what I hope to be an amazing new vampire series with a twist. Witchblood has a little bit of everything to entice the readers. Action, romance, sexy and streamy vampires. I was captivated by the plot, the character and the setting. Although I did feel like parts of story felt rush and could have been developed further but by the end you are left begging for more, and I am so glad I already have book 2. ...more
Title: Legacy Series: The Young Witch's Chronicles #1 Genre: YA Paranormal, Romance. Rate: 4/5
Description: The day her grandmother goes missing is Mercy'Title: Legacy Series: The Young Witch's Chronicles #1 Genre: YA Paranormal, Romance. Rate: 4/5
Description: The day her grandmother goes missing is Mercy's last day as a 'normal' teen. First, she discovers she's a witch and a cat has been appointed her guardian. She enrolls in witching lessons as dispensed by Darynda, her trainer on WTC (The Witch's Training Channel). Greg, the boy she likes, asks her out, but a girl who has bullied her since grade school is jealous.
Mercy's powers are out of control. Will she find a way to bring her grandmother back, as well as the bully she accidentally evaporates after an ill-fated school dance? Will the Witches Council, cause her two best friends to forget they ever met her because she violates an oath she never took?
Review: I managed to grab this little gem while it was free on Amazon. And being in a weird reading mood this was a perfect read.
Legacy is about Mercy, a teenage girl who has just discovered she is a witch. Mercy isn't your typical female character. She is geeky and adorable. She messes up but always tries to make thing right. Mercy also has a fantastic group of friends. They stick by her and help her when she needs them. Especially when dealing with Lindy. The popular girl. Who has always bullied Mercy. As Mercy is coming into her powers we see her grow as a character and getting herself into bad situations swell as very funny ones.
Legacy is the first book in The Young Witch's Chronicles. It is a solid start to the series. It gives the readers a taste of what the characters are all like and how the series will play out. It is fun and light hearted but does have some depth to it. My only negative was that it simply wasn't long enough. I felt like the ending was rushed and stopped the overall flow to the story.
Overall, I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a quick and fun witchy read. ...more
School Spirit is a spin off to Rachel Hawkins series, Hex Hall. Now I adored Hex Hall I thought it was fun and smart with kick ass characters so of coSchool Spirit is a spin off to Rachel Hawkins series, Hex Hall. Now I adored Hex Hall I thought it was fun and smart with kick ass characters so of course I was excited for the spin off and a little bit nervous incase it didn’t live up to the original series. And while the book was not perfect there was a few small things that annoyed me. Overall, School Spirit is a great fun read that is packed with excitement.