Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry

Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry
Release Date - March 29, 2016
Publisher Website - HarlequinTeen
Publisher Social Media - Twitter
Pages - 384 pages
My Rating - 4/5
**received from publisher for an honest review**

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.
Katie McGarry has proven herself a force within the Young Adult contemporary genre. She manages to craft these wonderful characters that resonate with you in a very real way. Walk The Edge is no exception. She once again proves why her novels are so popular, and continues to solidify her voice and brand.

Razor is tormented. He's torn from the inside out. Raw and left exposed like a live wire. He's hot tempered, and quick to react. He holds a gritty, dangerous quality that I never quite got from Oz. This book had the gravity and stakes that I wanted to feel from Nowhere But Here. This instalment made it feel more like a series about a motorcycle club, and Razor was a big part of that. The danger felt more palpable, and the reality of this life and what it means to be part of a family in this way is explored in greater detail and I really enjoyed getting an overview into a world I've never experienced.

I felt a connection with Breanna immediately. She's someone who has sacrificed things for the good of other people, even when it may not be the best decision for herself. She's someone who wanted to blend in, until she didn't. We've all wanted to be seen, and to be the noticed by the cute guy or girl. We've all felt the strain and pressure from family in some form. It's easy to understand Bre, and that makes her story mean a little bit more. Her choices, and the reasons behind them are clear and concise. This is just another testament to how well Katie McGarry crafts characters, because I did feel like I got to know both Razor and Bre by the end of their story.

There is a strength that comes with trust, and there is a pride to be had in preserving. This novel examines what it means to trust those in your life, including your family. It's a theme that is felt in every single corner of this novel. There is a strength in continuing to try. It may be the hardest ting to do but it also could be the most rewarding and I love how that was explored with a delicate finesse. It may feel easier to give up when things get tough, but the reward waiting on the other side of working through the tough things is worth it. This novel tells you that no matter how dire things feel that there is always hope. I liked that this novel showed that you can fix mistakes, even if it feels like too much time has gone by. There is also the chance to heal, and start towards something new, even if you never recapture what you had before. If you love someone, you can work through it together. Katie's novels always have advice like this wrapped into it's pages, and for a teenager it could make all the difference.

This series, while technically companion novels, feel more like sequels. This novel feels like another building block on the one before it, and one that amps up the tension. There is something brewing and I anticipate that each subsequent novel in this series will only increase that feeling of free fall. I am expecting that tensions between the Riot and Reign of Terror clubs will only build and eventually blow. It keeps the reader on edge, and has me both excited for, and apprehensive of what is to come next.

The romance in this is classic Katie McGarry. It's sexy, sensual, and consuming. I was invested in the outcome of this novel and what it would mean for Breanna and Razor. Katie McGarry is at her best while writing romance. She makes you feel the connections being built and captures sexual tension effortlessly. It's easy to see why every couple she writes is beloved by fans, and it all comes down to the choices she makes in her writing.

Katie McGarry once again lures you into her world using her addictive style of writing. Fans will be happy to hear that they can expect more of the same from this novel - a engaging, romantic story that . Those who haven't read one of her novels shouldn't definitely start, particularly if you're a fan of Young Adult contemporary.

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