I loved the first couple of books in Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series. They were probably some of the first books that got me into reading contemporary YA fiction. I first read Crash Into You a couple of years ago, and I stupidly neglected to write a review. I wonder if it would have been different than the review I would write now? You know how you get so caught up in a series, especially if you get to binge-read it. Maybe if you gave it a little time, it might not mean the same to you. I honestly can’t say how I felt about this book the first time I read it; I really don’t remember.
Having just re-read it, while I do like the story and her writing, I feel like the tales are all melting together in their sameness of theme. I assume that’s what the author means to do since these are all companion novels, but I really hope they don’t get to the point where it’s “been there, done that” for the readers. The writing deserves more than that. I do like that Rachel wants to prove that she’s not some sickly child that needs to be taken care of. There are a few cheesy elements (his thoughts regarding her being an angel, for one), but they are easy to move past.
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry was published November 26, 2013 by Harlequin Teen. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to the Publisher, the Author and NetGalley.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Romance Companion Series
Ages: 13 and up
COYER Scavenger Hunt #36: Read a book with a car on the cover. (3 points)