Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.
Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
First off, I gotta say that I wasn't very sure about this when I started--it's been getting so many good reviews that it had me nervous, because (usually) nothing with hype is actually good for me. I roll differently, I guess. But this book totally exceeded my expectations. My only problem? THAT IT ENDED. I mean, seriously. I could've read FOREVER.
I mean, NOAH. SA-WOON. I can't exactly emphasize that enough, because, hello? He's too sweet-slash-badass. (I'm sorry! I think that he totally deserves those terms to describe him, so whatever. Deal. Sorry.) But he's just got so many problems, and so does Echo, and they're totally perfect for each other...SWOON. I completely love their chemistry together, and I definitely could've read a few hundred pages more...
I also liked the little side thing going on with Beth and Isaiah...I wonder how that will all work out. I just kind of liked everything about this, but the ending...I don't know. It just kind left me a bit confused, and totally dying to get my hands on the next one.
This book is told through two different points of view--which I usually find annoying, because it seems like a lot of authors have trouble switching between points of view, then the characters all sound the same. But I'm happy to tell you that Katie doesn't have that problem (yes, we're on first name terms. So shoot me for fangirling). Unfortunately, though, I can't pick a favorite character. All the characters are my favorites--how's that?
All in all, I just loved it. Simple as that.
Beth had been both wrong and right. Echo couldn't hurt anyone, especially when she seemed so breakable herself. But the need I felt to be the one to keep the world from shattering her only confirmed Beth's theory. I was falling for her and I was fucked. ~ Pg. 102