Series: Pushing the Limits 1
Debut: July 25, 2012
Snuck from: Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal
Read: April 22-29, 2013
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.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 70
Title & Cover: Pure, delicious awesomeness. It's simple, I know, but I love red heads ^^ and I think it's quite rare by now to get a cover that simply shows school hallways, although they are the center of gossip and scandals and whatnot. I think the same goes for the title, it just rings awesome.
Plot: This was contemporary new adult at it's finest. You had it all: rumors, counseling, gossip, uncertainty, identity crisis, fight against authority, right and wrong calls, choices to move forward or not, small rebellions, death, family issues!, the maybe one true love, and the big question of sex.
Characters: Excellent! I dare say you seldom find characters that perfect, and I don't mean flawless. Echo and Noah were both so real in their feelings, actions and thoughts, and in the ways they grew - closer to each other as well as by the shit life threw their way. It was amazing, and I'm glad I could read along their journey. They really had a lot to get threw -- and I'll gladly say it again: I'm a sucker for good background stories/flashbacks! --, both alone and together, and it was heartachingly cute to read.
Style: I give extra points for switching PoVs. I think this is the best way to read a contemporary -- from both lead characters, because then it feels really real how they actually find and grow to love each other. It's my new favorite style!
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Villains: 5/5
Romance: 5/5 -- Smut: 3/5
Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Humor: 4/5