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~Shel Silverstein

Monday, November 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Hi Guys!

So, it's Teaser Tuesday again--hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along all you have to do is:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that
 page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure 
that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t 
want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants 
can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



This time, she wouldn't walk away. Wrapping my arms around her, I walked her backwards into the brick. "Tell me you chose me, Echo."

So, I decided that, when I do Teaser Tuesday, if I've finished the book I'm also going to do a small review. 

Pushing the Limits was one of those books that EVERYONE seemed to love. I was really excited to read it and I definitely liked it. For me, the best part of the book was that I got fully invested in the characters, especially Noah. I loved the bond he had to his brothers. Echo was a little harder for me to connect to, but I still enjoyed her parts.

On the downside, I thought the writing was a little over-the-top sometimes. Noah kept calling Echo things like his siren and his nymph. I have a teenage so,n so I spend a lot of time around teenage guys. I can't really picture any of them thinking those words with a straight face. haha. And Noah was supposed to be super tough and jaded--which really made that part a stretch for me. I also felt the love story developed much  too quickly.

On the positive side, the book tackled some tough issues and didn't shy away from portraying realistic teenage problems/behavior.  I loved the emphasis on family bonds. I have to admit that I was in tears more than once, especially during the parts with Noah and his little brothers. I'd give this three 1/2 stars out of five. It was definitely a fun, emotional read with a ton of romance.

12 comments:

  1. I think I've seen this book about before. Thanks for sharing the snippet and review!

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  2. I don't even know what calling someone a siren means. I will call my wife a siren today and see how she responds.

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    1. Fair warning that If my husband ever called me this I'd have him drug tested. haha. LEt us know how that goes for you. :)

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  3. yeah, most guys are less poetic to say the least! some creative, dramatic guys do exist, but they arent usually the most popular...unfortunately! i'd love to see more romance from guys of all ages! great review!

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    1. That's the thing though--I don't buy it. haha. I don't think ANY guy exists that thinks things like this. Hang on...here's one more quote. "A ghost of that siren smile graced her lips as she tilted her head closer to mine, creating the undeniable pull of the sailor lost at sea to the beautiful goddess calling him home."

      I will pay you a thousand dollars to show me a teenage guy who thinks things like that. haha. It was really a testament to how great her characters were that I still loved Noah--but I'd have MUCH rather had him speak more realistically. It was weird because half the time he sounded raw and edgy. Every other word was the f word and he was constantly thinking about sex--VERY believable teenage boy stuff. But then he'd come out with this sea goddess crap...it felt like he was contradicting his own personality. Very jarring to read.

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  4. Yeah, it doesn't fit! Okay here is mine:

    The right sleeve was shredded and the front was so saturated with blood that the fabric clung to his narrow chest.
    "I was-" he sputtered. "I was attacked."
    The book is "Nothing Without Shadow" by Jamie Jean Welebob

    Thanks for visiting me, today! I found the other post, too~ Your blog looks so pretty! I hope you and yours has a Happy Thanksgiving :D

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    1. Thanks, Ella!

      Hope yours goes good as well!! :)

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  5. Hey Tamara,

    Just wanted to stop by to say thanks for signing up for the Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest, or what we are now nicknaming "AlexFest."

    Looking forward to reading your entry :)

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    1. It's a really awesome idea--great job coming up with it!

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  6. That can be tricky in YA novels--how to develop the love without moving too quickly. At least the characters drew you in. That's the important part for me. :)

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    1. Yeah, I agree. I can forgive any number of things, as long as I love the characters. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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