Friday, 17 August 2012

First Page Friday #2

First Page Friday is a new weekly feature at Pen to Paper, where I will post the first page of a (probably) Young Adult book, that I am particularly excited about, or have already read and loved.
Pushing the Limits
by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Mira Ink
Pages: 416
Release date: 3rd August 2012
Buy: Book Dep | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones
Find on Goodreads
Read my review 

Goodreads synopsis:
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

The First Page

My Thoughts...

If you haven't already seen/heard me talking about this book, and how amazing it is, where have you been?! This has, without any doubt, gone down on my list of favourite books of the year, it's so good!
Even though I didn't think this book would be an incredible read, like it turned out to be, when I first started reading it, I was absolutely gripped from this very first page. Page one shows the style of the novel really well - it's so well described, but in such a non-intrusive way (meaning that you can still use your own imagination, but certain things are interjected - like with the stench of cheap coffee and sharpened pencils, on this page), which gives the book so much more depth, and makes it feel much more real.
This first page also sets the tone of the novel really well, even though we're yet to meet Noah, or see Noah and Echo together.

I just really love this book, and if I haven't already managed to convince you to read it, then I hope that reading this first page will!
If you haven't already read my review of the book, CLICK HERE. There is also a video review of it at the bottom of the post, and a small Q&A with Katie McGarry, so it's definitely worth a look! :)


Carole Rae said...

I like this meme! Good idea! I always read the first page (if I can) and if it catches my attention, I'll buy it. :D

Passing Pages said...

This was such an amazing book!!! Glad you enjoyed it and really like this new meme that showcases the first page!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

This is an awesome first page to the book, certainly has me hooked from the start. I still need to read this book and you have just convinced to me to move it up the tbr pile. Awesome meme Dani!

Jen xx

Pen to Paper said...

Jen, I told you to get to it ASAP ... did that not give you enough of a sense of urgency?! ;P
I know you'll love it! :)

Carole & Haley - I'm really glad you like the feature! I love it too :)

Ashley Montgomery said...

I absolutely LOVED Pushing the Limits. It was one of the best books I've read.

Happy reading!

Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

roro said...

lovely new meme

Braine TS said...

I agree! I can't wait for Beth's book!

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