Wednesday, 15 May 2013

{Review} Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing The Limits #2
Published May 28th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: eArc (In exchange for honest review)
Buy: Amazon, KindleBook Depository

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....
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars
I was squealing with delight when I saw this title after reading the first book Pushing The Limits. Echo and Noah's story really brought me to tears and I have high expectation for Dare You To. This time, we get to read about Beth! I must say that I'm captivated by Katie's story, again.

Beth is a really different girl. She's cool and one of a kind with that attitude of hers. Of course, we slowly get to know that she wasn't what she seemed to be. Oh boy, I really love how Beth and Ryan met. It's kind of funny actually. Ryan, on the other hand, often played dares with his friends. He never lost but soon met his match when it came to Beth. Fate brought them together again in school and he couldn't help but be drawn to her. Both characters have their own set of problems. Did the problems pull them further apart or made them ever closer? You've got to read Dare You To to find out!

Katie writes good emotional books that you can't help but feel for the characters that were brought to live by her words. If you haven't read any of her books, it'll do you some good to start soon! One advise: you probably need some tissues if you are those who are easily affected by words. Recommended to all!


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  1. I loved Pushing the Limits and was ecstatic to know Beth was getting a story. I cannot wait to read it.

  2. I'm so glad that you loved it as much as I did! Katie always writes the most emotional books and I love everything she has written.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  3. Dare You To is, as you said, magnificent. Katie digs deep and gets to the heart of her characters, and the emotions can't help but spill over into the readers. Glad you loved it!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind