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A summer road trip changes everything in this
unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry
For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her
boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It
means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And
most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot,
smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything
— except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.
But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she
has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster
kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront
some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.
Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo
must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be.
And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.
Your dearest Glass and Tanja are back with another joint review for Katie's book. It's a tradition and some traditions we don't break.
Tanja: I think that this is the first time that I'm actually feeling sorry for a review that we haven't written yet, but the fact is that this will turn into "this should be Abby's book" story. But let's try to avoid it, somehow.
So this book for me was everything Katie usually is. It's like when you get into a Katie restaurant and order a Katie special you'll get this. Swoon worthy scenes and plenty of drama, all cooked together. But, it seemed like it was in a microwave before it got to you.
(Love, make some sense here, as I'm losing my metaphors)
But this should have been Abby's story!!! I am sorry, but I just can't get over the fact that we might never get that. And you metaphors are perfect - Breaking the Rules (I cannot believe that I'm about to say this)
is a washed out version of epic, swoon-worthy story we had in Pushing the Limits
. Noah was one of my favorite guys in this series - well, until we met West in Take Me On
- but now I'm starting to doubt everything. I kind of wish that we haven't read this at all, don't you agree?
Yes, totally. I assume that now readers will think that this is awful or something. It's not, at the same time it's not nearly as good as Pushing the Limits
and other Katie's books were. It was just average and Katie's is everything but average writer.
Plus, I ended disappointed with both Noah and Echo, they annoyed me so much. Especially her. But as you already said, it is okay book, fans of the series will enjoy reading this, there are still a lot of "signature" Katie McGarry scenes and ending kind of redeemed everything.
Exactly. It's sad, because you could get a lot from this series by writing about other character (we won't let it go)
, but this was well unnecessary. What bothered me the most, was that sort of, kind of love-triangle there. Gaaah! Why?!
Why did you even have to mention that? I didn't like that part at all. Completely unnecessary, extra drama. But, guys, don't get us wrong - we did give 3 stars to this book, so it means that Breaking the Rules
wasn't a bad read - just not what we expected. But Katie McGarry is going to publish completely new book this year, Nowhere But Here
, and we are so excited because of that. That summary sounds so intriguing and like nothing I've read so far when it comes to young adult genre.
Yup. It's not Abby's book (this is the last time I'm mentioning it!)
, but I think it'll be much better than this. You know me, I'm always up for unique reads and let's hope that Nowhere But Here will be that. Aside the drama and everything, this is just an okay read. So I'd recommend - don't expect something different and new, as you won't get that. But you'll for sure enjoy reading it, as one thing that Katie will never fail at is good writing.
Rating: 3 stars.
Until the next time,