Review + Giveaway || Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road (#2)
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Release date: March 29th 2016
Genres: Romance, contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
No. of pages: 384 pages (hardcover)
ISBN/ASIN: 0373211627 (ISBN13: 9780373211623)
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds
Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.
And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.
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I can't continue to kill myself in order to save you.
This is one hell of a book. I'm not sure if I'm giving justice to this when I say that this is fucking awesome. This book touched different sensitive topics that authors rarely do. I commend Katie McGarry with that.
I'll be honest and say that I didn't continue in reading Katie's other series (Pushing the Limits), it just doesn't suit me. With that off the table, I'll love to say that I'm now in love with this series, this seems to call onto me. The plot, characters, pacing, romance and everything happening in the book just seems to fit together perfectly. This book has that melancholic and "broken" vibe going on, in a good way.
Razor and Breanna were a force to be reckoned with. Although they're like at the different ends of the spectrum, they seem to fit really well together. Razor (I love to call him by his real name, Thomas), was like a broken angel. Most are scared of him but what they didn't know was that deep inside, he's also scared and he only wants answers from a mystery that has haunted him since he was ten. Breanna was smart, responsible, quiet but deep inside she's screaming. This two characters were well developed. They're the kind of characters that really grows on you as you continue to read. Together, I can't help but squeal with their chemistry. They're like puzzles that fit together perfectly.
Overall, this was a great book. From the very start I was hooked. I can't put this book down (I devoured this bad boy in less than a day). I like how this book touched topics such as dealing with suicide, with the expectations of parents, the unconditional love of parents to their child.
Although this book is a part of a series, you don't need to read the first one to understand what's going on with this book. But I highly recommend that you check out the first book first. I like the this book better than the first one, though.
Did I like the ending? Yes. I find it hilarious, really.
Is it a page turner? Yes.
Will I re-read it again? Of course.
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Breaking the Rules, and Nowhere But Here and the e-novellas, Crossing the Line and Red at Night. Her debut YA novel, Pushing the Limits was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. Dare You To was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
Four (4) signed copies of Nowhere But Here 04/05