Thursday, 7 February 2013

Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; Dare You To

Author; Katie McGarry 

Series; Pushing The Limits Book Two (This book CAN stand alone)

Publisher; Harlequin Teen

Publication Date; May 28th 2013

Description; "I dare you..." 

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.... 

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. 

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.49

My Rating; 5*s

Would I read anything else by this author? I have and I will.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend this book to? Those who enjoyed the first book, fans of YA, realistic fiction and romance. 

Review; And I thought I loved Pushing The Limits...

If you have read Pushing The Limits, and you liked it, then you need to read this book...this book is better than the first. At least in my opinion it is.

I had always liked Beth's character, there's just something about her character that appeals to me. The damaged character.  I don't know why, maybe because that's what I see as realistic. A damaged, flawed and afraid person. And so getting to know Beth's character in this book, I liked that. It made me see why she was damaged, helped me understand her character more. Beth was probably my favourite character in this book.

Ryan, hmm... I did quite like Ryan's character. A jock that isn't just dumb for once. I liked how... persistent Ryan was.  And how he saw things for what they were...most of the time. He was a great character.

All of the character's were great, the plot and the whole book was great. I wish we could have seen more of Noah, Echo, and Isaiah.

Whether you have read Pushing The Limits (and if you haven't, you should) or not I recommend this book to you. I can't wait for Isaiah's story next. And I will definitely be buying myself a copy of this book when it gets published. It's one I could reread. 

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