Saturday, October 26, 2013

Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You
(Pushing the Limits # 3)
By: Katie McGarry
Pub. Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 474
Source: Netgalley

I received this galley in exchange for an honest review.

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.

Katie McGarry is one of my favorite authors. The way she can take these sad and broken characters, who definitely aren’t perfect, and make the reader care so much about them truly shows how talented she is! Crash into You is no different and has easily become my favorite in the series.

Crash into You follows Isaiah Walker, a 17 year old foster kid and Noah’s best friend from Pushing the Limits and Dare You To. He loves his friends and will be loyal to them no matter what. His other love is cars. We also get introduced to Rachel Young, a rich girl who would much rather be drag racing and fixing cars then putting on a dress and going to the country club. These two are not as opposite as one might think! 

After I met Noah in Pushing the Limits, I didn’t think it was possible for me to love a McGarry character more, but then I met Isaiah! People stay away from him because he is a poor, foster kid with tattoos. But those people are missing out on an extraordinary young man. He’s loyal, sweet and caring. He’s also extremely vulnerable, which is a side that no one ever gets to see.

Rachel was a very interesting character. She is the youngest and only girl in her family. She has three older brothers who protect her maybe a little too much. Her mother always compares her to her dead older sister, someone that Rachel will never be. The pressure is too much sometimes and she can only be herself when she is racing. It is there where she meets Isaiah, a guy she knows she should stay away from, but just can’t.

I always have the same issue when I read a McGarry book. I want to read it slow to savor every word, but I also want to read it fast to find out what is going to happen to the characters. Her writing is unbelievable and I never can get enough of it! I am so excited to read Take Me On, the next story in the Pushing the Limits series!

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