Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Released: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Amount: 384, US Hardcover
Source: Netgalley 

 "I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again."
-Information from Goodreads.com 

My Thoughts:
 Pushing The Limits is in told alternating chapters from main characters Echo Emersion and Noah Hutchins. Both dealing with their tormented pasts and trying to make the present and futures better. A chance meeting in the office, and after an rude comment about her name by Noah. Echo and Noah start up an unlikely friendship. They both start to open up about why they are seeing the school counselor Mrs.Collins. Echo is seeing her to help deal with the loss of her brother Aires, and a night she can’t remember due to the dramatic events.

They hatch a plan to distract Mrs. Collins to look into each other’s files. To gain the information they both need in order to have things change. Will scheming together they each discover they have developed feelings for one another. Although they are both scared to say something to the other one. They do start dating and things become out of control.

However at the end everything gets turned around. Echo learns more about the night her mother attacked her and is dealing with aftermath of learning the truth. Noah learns his brothers are in a good home and that he can have a role in their lives as well have the future he wants for himself and with Echo.

There are sad moments, happy moments, sweet moments, you will be in for quite a ride with this one. I loved Echo and Noah. I felt the pain for both of them. All the things they both overcame is amazing and inspiring.

What an amazing debut from Katie!! I look forward to reading more of her work in the future!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cover Reveal

I have the honor of revealing the cover to Shadow Of The Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop, the sequel to Ties Of The Blood Moon. The expected publication date is August 10th 2012. I really loved Ties Of The Blood Moon and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this.

For more information on Robin or any of her books you can visit her website , Goodreads and Facebook.

Here is the blurb for Shadow Of The Blood Moon:
"Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster.  Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces.

Can Gen and Will save her mom, or will they be too late?

Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?"


I have to say I'm sooo in love with this cover!! Its breathtaking, dark and mysterious. I love the purple incandescent affect. I want this book in my hands right now!!

Hope you love the cover as well, thank you to Robin for letting me share this beautiful cover with you all!!

Happy Reading, Ashley

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Book Haul E-book Edition

These are the ebooks I've gotten the past few months

Review via Netgalley:
Temptation In A Kilt by Victoria Roberts (adult historical fiction)
The Brides Of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet Of The Lawn Gnomes by R.L. Stine
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
Confessions of An Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Yesterday's Daughter by Sallie Lundy- Frommer

Amazon Kindle P.C.:
The Fallen Stars by Jessica Sorensen
The Ultimate Sacrifice by Talia Jager
11:15 The Making Of Halfling by Heather Burch
My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann

That's it for this book haul e-book edition, Let me know what books you have gotten, Happy Reading, Ashley

P.S. I do have book reviews coming up, just waiting for the books to be released. So there's something to look forward to.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Once Upon A Read-a-thon Last Update

I didn't finish the read-a-thon. Late Monday night I got sick. And have been battling it even since. So I didn't get as much reading done as I wanted to. But there is always next read-a-thon to do so.

I had fun with this one!! Happy Reading, Ashley!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Once Upon A Read-a-Thon Update #1

Books Read:
I've read just one book so far. Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. I've read this series before. But I wanted to re-read it to finish it. I'm even more in love with Harry Potter.There's something magical about it. Now I'm reading The Ultimate Sacrifice by Talia Jager.

Finished with that I will start Kiss Me Deadly by Trisha Telep.

Happy Reading, Ashley 

Once Upon a Read-A-Thon

I am participating in the read-a-thon that starts July 9th and runs till July 11th. For more information please go to Pure Imagination. 

I've never done a read-a-thon before, Very excited to get some much needed reading done.

I plan to read:
 Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (in the middle of)
The Ultimate Sacrifice by Talia Jager (started lastnight)
Hereville by Barry Deutsch
 Kiss Me Deadly by Trisha Telep
 Touch Of Frost by Jennifer Estep

I will update how many pages I've read, what books I've finished and post reviews for them. This will be the page I post my updates on.

Happy Reading, Ashley