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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Dare You To - Katie McGarry Officially, my rating is 4½♥'s. There was just something I can't quite name at this time that was holding it back... no wait. I know what it was... I'll get back to that point.

If you are a fan of [b:Pushing the Limits|10194514|Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)|Katie McGarry|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1322770025s/10194514.jpg|15093690], then this is really a no-brainer. Yes, this story does not revolve around Noah and Echo, but they do have cameos. And you may balk at Beth, but I really understood her so much better, and liked her so much better after reading this book.

Why it fell short of a full 5♥'s. The bedroom action... granted, this is one of those borderline YA/NA and there is more than enough 'other' stuff (drinking, drugs... after all, this is a story about teenagers.) But the aftermath of the love scene really disappointed me. It wasn't bad, I just wasn't as enamored with that part. In addition to that, one of the things I loved so much about Pushing the Limits was how big a role the teacher played. This is a different story, so obviously not everything is going to be the same. But the 'teacher' role in this was understated and underwhelming.

Please, please, don't get me wrong, I still LOVED this book. It even gave me a book hangover of sorts where I just haven't found the right book to start reading after this. Doesn't happen very often, and I have to give props to accomplishing that.

I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.