Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review: Walk The Edge (Thunder Road #2) by: Katie McGarry

Release Date: March 29, 2016
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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."

My Thoughts:

Katie McGarry never disappoints and Walk The Edge was no exception. I adored Razor and Breanna and my heart hurt for both of them. This was a heartbreaking read but it was also so sweet in its own way.

My heart hurt for Breanna. Between school and her family, I wanted to hug her and make everything better. Her family is a real piece of work and I wanted to strangle them many times. Her parents in particular drove me insane. They put way too much on her shoulders. It was not on her to raise her younger siblings. I get it, as an older sibling I do, sometimes you have to babysit and help out, but its not her job to run the house and raise the other kids. You made the decision to have nine kids, not Breanna. That’s too much responsibility for any teen. And her siblings! My God. They were horrible too. There is teasing your sister and then being cruel and they were cruel. Your brothers/sisters are supposed to be your support and all they did was hurt her and then try to control her when she finally did something they didn’t approve of (also not their job or place to approve). And that goes for her parents too, you can’t just all of a sudden decide to care when something doesn’t go the way you planned. And then to not even listen to your daughter… it just put me in a rage spiral. So yeah. My heart hurt for Breanna and she deserved better.

Then Razor. Oh my heart Razor. My heart absolutely shattered for that boy. He has always been closed off but when he decides to love he goes all in. The MC may drive me insane with their secrets, because lets be honest if they didn’t keep all these damn secrets so many problems could be avoided, but they truly are a family and do have one anothers backs. Watching Razor and Breanna find one another when then needed someone most was so sweet. They were exactly what one another needed.

This book though made me so incredibly grateful I went to high school in the very early days of social media because it is terrifying. Every single one of us made mistakes in high school, but thankfully we didn’t have the threat they would follow us around forever. Our mistakes died once the rumors and whispers died down, but now they live forever. The first thing a college or job does is google you and its scary to think that one picture could haunt you forever. Which is SO WRONG because it leads to hurting the victim and not the person who attacked the victim, but that’s a rant for another day. Like I said, I’m glad I went to high school when we still chatted by passing notes folded up into cool squares.

As you can see, this book got under my skin. I loved Razor and Breanna. I liked Nowhere But Here but I really loved Walk The Edge. And now I am so ready for Chevy and Violet! I’m also ready for some certain other car loving character to finally make his way to Snowflake. Bring it on!


  1. I'm so glad you loved this one too! I adored Breanna and Razor! Those two were so wonderful for one another! I could not STAND Breanna's family. UGH. They were awful. I couldn't agree more with what you said about social media. That is seriously a scary thing these days and I'm so glad I missed that bullet!

  2. I just finished this one last night and really enjoyed it. I loved Razor! <3 The secrets were infuriating, but I understood why they kept them. Breanna absolutely broke my heart. I wanted to give her a hug too. I was unfortunately in high school when FB was huge and many people had private photos posted. It was so horrible and disgusting. I can only imagine how much worse it has gotten now that there are so many other social media channels too. It's definitely scary.

    Great review!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  3. Right? It is truly is heartbreaking and sweet. And both of these two have my heart locked up!

  4. I'd have thought after all the discussing we did of this book, I wouldn't have anything else left to feel. But this review. You've made me mad at Breanna's family ALL over again and made me fall in love with Razor and Breanna ALL over again. AND NOW I WANT TO READ IT ALL OVER AGAIN. I love how you addressed the social media aspect, and you know I feel the same way -- we were lucky to miss that. Fantastic review of an incredible book. I loved sharing this one with you so much! *smoosh*

  5. I'm already in love with the characters so so much! I cannot wait to pick this one up and get to know Razor :) Happy you just loved this one!


  6. Yeah, even though I liked NBH, I didn't love it. It's good to know this one is even better and maybe this time around I'll get used to the club, lol.


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