Monday, 28 October 2013

My review of Crash Into You

Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry
Release Date: November 26, 2013
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Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. 

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look. 


But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

Crash Into You is the third daring and heart-stopping installment in the Pushing the Limits series. If you have not read these books, I can't stress enough how amazing and utterly brilliant they are! Not to mention the swoon-worthy boys and romance...
We've had the gorgeous and irresistible Noah, dangerous and dark-haired beauty Beth, now... it is Isaiah. Yes, the boy covered in tattoos and may come across as a punk, but inside he's just a broken boy who's just trying to fight his way through life's obstacles and do the best he can with what he's been given. 

Then we meet Rachel who is going through her own troubles trying to hide her panic attacks from her family and trying to maintain the image of the perfect daughter for her mother. When Isaiah and Rachel meet on a dark night at a street race, their problems are thrown together and they have to work with each other to dig themselves out of the hole that they have created... while possible falling slowly in love.

Guys. Guys. Guys. This is about DRAG RACING. What YA book do you know that really experiments with this subject? .... Exactly. McGarry always knows how to make a story unique and stand out. Knowing that this is the third book some may think, "Urrhhh, it's going to be the same as all the rest! A good girl falling for a bad boy while coping with difficult life issues." I've got to admit that that is the main storyline, but it's built up from so much more! The story is complexly woven with twists and turns and gasp moments and swoon-worthy moments. You'll finish the story feeling completely satisfied!

I loved getting to know Isaiah and the lovely guy underneath the hard exterior and I loved following his and Rachel's relationship as they work through their problems and fall, quite dramatically, in love.

Not only did I love the main characters, I adored Rachel's older brothers: Ethan and West. Their protectiveness of their younger sister is both entertaining and admirable. I liked the bond that Rachel shared with Ethan, and I also enjoyed West's more feisty personality. I'm over the moon that the next book in the Pushing the Limits series will be told from his POV! It's called "Take Me On" and will be out next year... I CAN'T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT.
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Apart from those characters, we get to see our previous loves! Noah, Echo, Beth, Ryan and Logan! It was nice to have some familiar faces, but they also added another layer of interest and intrigue to the story!

Crash Into You definitely felt dangerous. The plot keeps you on edge but this is also heightened by the elements of illegal driving and dodgy characters that appear throughout the book! But apart from the danger, this book also radiates romance. The type that makes you go "AWWWWR, WHY NOT ME?"

Pushing the Limits still remains my favourite out of the three books so far. However that does not mean that Dare You To and Crash Into You should be forgotten about because they are definitely note-worthy! 

For all of you contemporary junkies out there, Katie McGarry is a must. You must check out her books. You must read. And you must cherish them! Because they are definitely unique and very special. And I'm definitely going to be sulking until the release of Take Me On!
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A review copy was provided by Harlequin Teen UK/Mira Ink

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