Monday, June 6, 2016

Review: Walk the Edge


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.



Rating: 4 Stars

Book Title: Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2)

Author: Katie McGarry

Release Date: March 29th 2016

Pages: 426

Publisher: Harlequin TEEN 

            As this book came highly recommended from a friend of mine, Tanya from Girls Plus Books, I had a feeling it would be a home run for me. That being said, I should mention that although I have not read the previous book in the Thunder Road Series, Nowhere But Here, this book can be read as a standalone. From what I’ve been told, two of the minor characters in Walk the Edge were the main characters in the first book but the story was not a continuation of the previous. Having finished Walk the Edge and loving it so much though, I need to go back and read the first book now! I am officially a Katie McGarry fan!
            Walk the Edge promised all the things I love in a good YA romance: bad boys, high school drama, family conflict, and likeable characters. Did I mention rival motorcycle gangs? Oh yeah, let’s not forget those! :) As soon as I read that on the book blurb I knew I had to give this one a shot. I think fans of The Outsiders will enjoy Walk the Edge for its camaraderie between the members of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club. 
            Favorite Bits:
o   Breanna’s Family: Even though Breanna had a hard time being the daughter in such a large family, I loved the family dynamics in this book and watching the change in relationships between her and her siblings. It was also interesting to see the comparison between her family and what Razor considered to be his family, The Reign of Terror club, and how each type of family operated differently, but still loved each of its members nonetheless. It reminded me of the saying, “Blood doesn’t always make family.”
o   The Plot: What I loved about the plot in Walk the Edge was that it wasn’t focused solely on one main issue/conflict in the story.  There were numerous things going on that all played a part in Razor and Breanna’s story.  There was Breanna’s problems at home, Razor’s determination to get to the bottom of his mom’s death, the budding relationship between Razor and Breanna, and the dilemma Breanna faces with Kyle at school.  It kept the story interesting and there were very few places in the book that felt slow to me.

 

7 comments:

  1. I really need to read this sometime... I've been putting it off for ages! Also THAT COVER. *grabby hands*

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    1. did you read the first one in the series Harvey? if so, how did you like it? and i hope you get a chance to read this soon!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Love this review, Emily! Reading it just makes me want to read it all over again and hug Razor and hug Breanna... *sigh* I agree that it was totally interesting seeing the different family dynamics portrayed. Breanna's family (gotta be honest, I hated them most of the time) and Razor's family (biological or not). I really loved this one but I loved Nowhere But Here even more. I enjoyed the larger cast of characters, getting to know Eli and Cyrus and Olivia, and Oz + Emily = major swoon. :)

    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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    1. I just got done commenting on your Wednesday post today Tanya and I am laughing because I said something about two of the "R" names you had on your list. I said one day I want all my kids to have names that start with R, it's always been a weird thing of mine! and when I was reading Walk the Edge Razor was definitely one I kept stored in the back of my head. Not sure my future husband will be too thrilled about that one, but it's worth a shot! LOL.
      I can't wait to get the first book in the series! I was talking to the cashier at Barnes and Nobles when I bought Walk the Edge a few weeks back and she said she loved it but that she read them out of order as well and didn't read the first one yet. I can't wait!
      and I did too! I know Breanna's family had a LOT going on, but even by the end of the book when mcGarry tried to get the reader to symphasize with Breanna's family, I still couldn't!

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    2. Oh my gosh, I can't wait until I see you post one day that you've had your first child and named him Razor. LOL

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  3. These lovely books are making me want to start a new passion. :)

    Spices + Everything Nice | www.ajeinomoto.com

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