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May 20, 2013

Book review: Dare you to by Katie McGarry

Dare you to
Series: Pushing the limits #3
Author: Katie McGarry
Pages: 462
Goodreads AVG Rating: 4.21
Source: ARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley
My Rating: 6 roses, special rating.
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all...

Dare you to by Katy McGarry is a rollercoaster of acknowledgment about life and love. Every reader will be trapped in this story about a girl who no longer trusts in a better world. This will lead you to a page turner and brilliant plot and a breathtaking romance. Even better that the first installment by this author. 
Addicting plot, an amazing writing and complicatedly incredible characters, I highly recommend this book to everyone.

The feelings.
For someone who didn’t like the main character as a secondary character, it was a surprise to end up not just “liking” Beth but “loving” her point of view.
I was reluctant to read about her, though I read a speak peek in the ARC of Pushing the limits. Beth just wasn’t someone I liked.
So, I have to say that if you’re like me, you have to give Beth a chance. I mean it.
DARE YOU TO is not just about her, it’s about Ryan, a boy you have to meet. Even about Isaiah and Noah (yeah, you’ll see him again). That’s why at the beginning my feelings were suspicious and in the end it was just love.

The main characters:
Beth: If you already read Pushing the limits, then you already meet Beth, maybe you didn’t like her, the way I did. But you and I were so wrong about judging her, because you we didn’t really know why she acts like that. Beth is so much better than that rude girl we met. She deserves a chance and I’m so glad that the author gave it.
Ryan: In the other side, this is the first time you’ll see Ryan, but he make his way to your heart so easily. Ryan is the reason why good boys aren’t old fashioned. He’s not just the typical good/popular guy. He’s way more than that.
Isaiah: How could one just not like him? He’s the same boy you met before, yet, here you can see a part of him that you didn’t know and this is exactly the time when you realize that he doesn’t belong with Beth.
The rest of characters: I wish I could tell you more about them but that could be a little spoiler-ish. And I think that they are worth discovering. All of them are realistic, well created and necessary for the plot.

The romance.
Oh, what a wonderful thing is the romance. It wasn’t really “hot-hot” it was kind and sweet and so beautifully real. One broken heart meets a gentle one… Just PERFECT!
I loved that this wasn’t a blind insta-love. Beth even fought against it. It made the romance more real. It made it trustable.

The ending.
Beautiful, fitting, strong, and cruel. This is the kind of ending that gives you hope, that shows you what real life is. It makes you think that sometimes the things that hurt the most are the right things to do.

“I’m in love with him. I love how he smiles. I love how he moves. I love his hands on my body and his lips on mine. I love how he laughs. I love how he makes me laugh. I love how he can smooth away the roughness and make me feel like someone worth loving.”


1 comment:

  1. OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm DYING to read this book!!! And I mean, DYING, really!
    Yay for Beth, I hated her as well... damn! now I need it!
    Thanks for the review!


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