So this is still Should Be Reading's Teaser Tuesday, but I'm gunna add some more tidbits and make it my own. You might meet characters, get enveloped in the fabulous world of an author's mind, or get a little taste of the history involved in a particular story ~ any which way, you'll get a deeper look at the innards of a wonderful book, and hopefully, if my plan works, you'll be thirstin' for more ;).
::my teaser(s) comes from::
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.
I want everyone to meet Echo Emerson, the heroine of Katie McGarry's Pushing the Limits. She's been broken into a million pieces by someone she was supposed to be able to trust with her life, but she's resilient, a tough survivor who discovers, and forces, the freedom to make her own choices (with a little influence from the rebellious Noah Hutchins ~ you can meet him here). I admire her, even in her weak moments, because her strength always overcomes everything in the end. She finds what she wants and ultimately who she really is, and finally, finally, stands up for it. She's honorable and has a desperate need to fill the gaping hole in her heart, but aside from the seriousness, she's funny, sarcastic, and isn't afraid to dish it out when Noah gives her a hard time. I just love her :).
Here are a few "teasers" from Echo's POV:
"Trust. Why not ask me to do something easier, like prove the existence of God? Even God had given up on me. 'I've already lost a piece of my mind. I can't trust you with what's left.'""Nothing increased your confidence level like being insulted by a stoner.""He'd shared his hamburger with me and made me laugh. Not polite laugh. Not fake laugh. Like laugh so loud people stare at you. Spit-out-your-milk-through-your-nose laugh.""Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.""'Are you ready to take the ACT on Saturday?' my father asked.
Did chickens enjoy being put on trucks labeled KFC? 'Sure.'"
"A cold wind swept across the patio, causing me to shiver. Noah shrugged off his black leather jacket and tossed it around my shoulders. "How are you going to tutor me if you get fucking pneumonia?" I cocked an eyebrow. What an odd combination of romantic gesture and horribly crude wording."
AND one of my favorites ~
"He flashed his wicked grin and lowered his voice. 'Mrs. Frost always runs late. I could kiss you now and give the crowd what they're looking for.' That would be an awesome way to start class. I licked my lips and whispered, 'You are going to get me in so much trouble.' 'Damn straight.' Noah caressed my cheek before heading to his seat in the back."
Also, I came across this song that completely and totally reminds me of Echo, from start to finish. Her need to find out the truth, to be more than the scars she bears, the anger she feels.. it touches on everything... It's called Only a Memory by Icon for Hire. Totally eerie when I first heard it while reading this book... Gave me chills.. Check it out..
Can't not read this book?