Monday, March 28, 2016

Walk the Edge - Review

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, # 2)

By: Katie McGarry

Expected Publication: March 29th 2016 by Harlequin TEEN

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--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.

After reading Nowhere But Here, I was so excited to read Razor's story. I mean the quiet, brooding guys are always so much fun to delve into. That being said, I wasn't let down at all.

Razor is all about the Reign of Terror MC. He's just about as die hard as they come. However, when someone offers him potential proof that the club has been keeping some secrets from him he begins to wonder whether they deserve his loyalty or not. Razor has always been a little bit of a loose cannon so this knowledge can really cause some waves with him and the club.

Breanna is the middle child out of nine. She's used to being ignored, looked over, and not fitting in. She doesn't fit into the older group of her siblings, and she doesn't fit into the younger group either. Her mind works in a unique way that causes her to keep quiet in school so as to not draw attention and ridicule.

When Breanna's family forgets to pick her up from a school event one day, Razor steps in to see if she needs any help. The two begin a friendship. Only a compromising picture that looks like more than it is causes them to depend on each other and their relationship begins to get deeper.

Katie McGarry has several storylines and pieces all coming to play here. It's almost impossible to figure everything out, but there were a few things that were obvious or easily guessed. I did love how Katie McGarry touches on some topics like social media, online bullying, blackmail, and various other topics in a way that displays their dangers without really feeling like she was preaching a message against these things.

One of my favorite aspects of Walk the Edge was when Razor and Breanna have a fight. Everything is going well and good and then all of a sudden wham! They're fighting about things that I don't think they're really even angry about. It felt so real to me. I've so had these moments in my own life.

Favorite quotes:

-Everyone thinks they know me, but no one sees me.

-I find it challenging to follow as much as I find it challenging to lead.

-"I can't continue to kill myself in order to save you."

-I never knew that being fearless could be so terrifying.

Walk the Edge was really enjoyable for me. I blew through it. I connected to both Razor and Breanna and easily rooted for their relationship. I was intrigued by Breanna's mind, and I loved Razor's journey. Even though there were a few aspects that were really similar to Nowhere But Here, Walk the Edge gets 4 Stars. Have you read Walk the Edge? What did you think? Let me know!