Wednesday, May 1, 2013

{Review} Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To
Series: Pushing the Limits #2
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: May 28, 2013
by, Harlequin Teen
Source: Netgalley
Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."  

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....  

"I dare you..."

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.... {Goodreads}
  Asdfghjkl!!!!!!!!! Where do I even start!!? Ok how about how I jumped up and down squealing like a little girl and dancing like an absolute freak when I got approved on Netgalley for this? Ya, I totally went fan girl crazy on this and let me just say....I wasn't in the privacy of my own home so I earned a few weird "is she ok?" Looks! ;P

  You guys have no clue how much I loved Pushing the Limits (the first book in this companion series). It was absolutely till isn't and gut wrenching and ya I think you get my point. It was definitely one of my top five contemporaries of 2012! Katie McGarry quickly became one of my favorite contemporary authors. Hands down. She just has this amazing way with words. She takes whats so broken and fixes it with love. Her stories are so touching. Katie has got talent that we oh so thankfully get to take a look at. Her characters, writing, word choice, story plotting, everything of Katie's books are a little slice of heaven. And I am not exaggerating at all.

  Dare You To may have just beat my love for Pushing the Limits. Do you know what that means? It means that my love for this book would have to be freaking HUGE!!! And it was. This book was impossibly great! Ryan, Isaiah, Beth, the little bits we got to see of Noah and Echo, it was all brilliant. Katie just has this way of reaching into your hearts through her characters. If you have read Pushing the Limits you know that Beth has a pretty messed up life and we get to see every inch of just how messed up it is. It's your typical story of broken girl meets seemingly perfect boy. The match that seems so unlikely but ends up being so perfect.

  How many stories like that do we get in YA contemporary? How easy would it be to create a replica and it not stand out at all? To just be a blah story? Let me tell you...easy. Way to incredibly easy. I have read many and none of them stand out as much as Katie's. Dare To You will blow you away and steal your heart. If you have yet to read Pushing the Limits I suggest you read it first. It's not necessary but you will thank me. It just gives you a look at where it all began I guess. Either way. Which ever way you choose to read these's a must. I want every young adult reader to read these books. They truly are some of the best contemporaries you will ever read. Don't hesitate for a moment when you are browsing through your local book store and see one of the two. Buy it. You need these books k? ;D

5 of 5 stars!!!!!! <3

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great Wednesday!! :D


  1. YAY! I loved DYT more than PTL too! Beth was my favorite, I never really liked her in PTL but she was Ah.Mazing. I was so happy that she was paired up with Ryan, he was perfect and completely adorable. Quite opposite of what I would have imagined off a jock. lol. Though I felt bad for Isaiah and am dying to read his book. Fabulous review!!

    1. I know!!!!!! Beth was amazing!! Ryan was flipping perfect and amazing and wonderful and...THEY!! They were perfect!! I know right? Lol goes to show you can't judge them all on their title I guess right? I know! So did I dude. I love him and know I will love him 20x more in his book! I can't wait for his to come out!! :D

      Thank you so much!!! Glad you dropped by! :)

  2. Oooh, I've heard of these books, but I haven't picked them up yet. Your review was great and has convinced me I need them! :D

    1. They are amazing!! Awe!! Thanks!! I am so excited!! :D Nothing makes me happier to hear that one of my reviews has lead someone to purchasing a book!! You made my day!! <3


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