Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry | ARC Review

March 24, 2016 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 13 Comments

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry | ARC ReviewWalk the Edge
by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 29, 2016 by Harlequin Teen
Format: eARC
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4 Stars
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Walk the Edge is a poignant, delightful and thrilling novel that will grab the readers attention right from the start.

Breanna is a very responsible, down-to-earth girl who starts getting blackmailed and she has no idea how to stop this without facing the consequences. Bre’s life at home is already hell and now add to that a blackmail that she cannot handle. My only issue with this story was Bre’s family. Her family’s exasperating! They would neglect her except for when they needed something and even then, they wouldn’t ask nicely! I debated lowering the rating I gave this book because of this irritating family. They got on my nerves and they riled me up. Their treatment for their daughter/sibling was horrendous. I mean, the parents should be the responsible ones and yet they dump everything on Breanna and don’t even help her or defend her against her siblings. I know it’s wrong but if I could kill all of that family, I would in a heartbeat.

Everyone says the same thing: Breanna’s smart, she’s quiet. On the inside, I’m not at all quiet. Most of the time, I’m screaming.

Razor is one of the members of the Terror motorcycle club. He’s a very reserved person and only really talks when needed. For Razor to help out Breanna is a huge step for him and he’s even surprised he offered. In return for Razor’s kindness, Breanna sets out to find out what really happened to a family member of his because not even the club he belongs to has talked about it. They find solace in one another and together they go on a journey to figure out what to do with this whole mess.

There’s an edginess inside me. something stirring like a cold front on the verge of colliding with warm air. Too many demons are hovering near me and the one thing that can release the pressure is a good fight.

Nowhere But Here was my first Katie McGarry’s novel and it was a huge success. I was left wanting to know about Razor and I was surprised to have gotten access to this second book in the series. I enjoyed it so much. Razor and Breanna were so charming and kind of hilarious at times, especially when they met. We have Breanna who’s prejudiced by who Razor is and Razor doesn’t know if he should open up to Breanna or not. As the story goes on, both characters start to rely on each other and slowly start to form a relationship, which was slow and sweet.

Breanna transports me to all sorts of new places. It’s not her physical proximity getting to me, it’s the fact that she makes me feel.

The plot had me on edge! My heart was racing as I kept reading and I had no idea what would happen to Breanna and Razor. The blackmail reached a new level and I was gripping my kindle wanting to know where the story would go and if it would be satisfying at the end. Let me tell you it totally was! My heart broke for a few minutes and I was about to start yelling when the story took a different turn and it made me happy. The ending was ultimately gratifying and the author ended the story very nicely.

The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees.

Read my review for NOWHERE BUT HERE

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About Katie McGarry

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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  • I’m glad you enjoyed this one but I don’t think I’ll read it anytime soon. I didn’t finish Nowhere But Here because I’ve read so many of this author’s books already and they all sort of feel the same and it gets boring after a while. Still superglad you’re loving them though! 🙂

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    • NBH was my first book by this author so I can’t really judge there. I really enjoyed it though! It was my first 5 star of the year. I’m thinking of giving her other series a chance. Idk yet but we’ll see.

  • I still need to read the first book since I loved her other series. Nick told me how awful this family was and that drives me insane in books. Glad you liked this one Genesis!

    • The first book is so so so good! I really loved it! It was amazing.
      Her family is UGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope that answers how I feel about them.

  • I still have to get to Nowhere but Here but I am excited to now knowing the second book is good too! Glad you enjoyed this. Great review!

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    • You should start it soon! It’s long but you’ll fly through it. Thank you!

  • Just thinking about Bre’s family is enough to get my blood pressure rising!! I did really love Bre & Razor though! They were so cute together. I’m glad you had good time reading this one!
    I need Chevy’s book like yesterday! 🙂
    Lovely review, Gen!

    • YES!!!! I hated them!
      They were really cute and I just really liked Bre as an individual and I think she was the perfect fit for Razor.
      CHEVY’S BOOK IS VERY NEEDED! That preview left me wanting it so badly!
      Thank you 🙂

  • SOOOOOO can’t wait to read this one! Unfortunately, I didn’t get approved for an e-ARC but I’ll be buying and reading this one ASAP! Glad to hear that you loved it 😀

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    • Aww I hope you love it! It was really really good. Just keep in mind Bre’s family. They …. *shakes head* I can’t even deal with them. I would legit get pissed off and my whole mood would change. I can’t imagine with you seeing as you have kids and will probably be baffled at how these people treat their daughter.

  • I’ve never heard of this series before, but I LOVE that cover. Honestly, that would be enough to get me to check it out! I didn’t want to read this review because, hello, who wants spoilers? But I’m about to go check out your review for Nowhere But Here!

  • As a huge fan of Katie McGarry I was super excited about a new series from her. I loved Nowhere But Here and was all grabby hands for Walk the Edge. I didn’t love it *quite* as much as NBH but I was still totally hooked on Razor and Breanna’s story. For me, Katie just has a way of writing characters that I can’t but fall in love with. But wasn’t Breanna’s family the worst? OMG, I just wanted to throat punch her mother and her older sister. Repeatedly. Beyond that, Razor’s story broke my heart and I seriously wanted to hug him. I’m already wanting the third book in the series. 🙂

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  • To be 10000% honest, I’ve read two of Katie McGarry’s books, and they pretty much all seem like the same book to me, just slightly different characters in a mildly different setting. *ducks under desk*

    I guess that’s just how I feel though (I’m exploring your blog, it is SO pretty!) I’m so glad you liked it though!