Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Review: Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2)
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Title: Walk The Edge
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Synopsis:
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.
After reading the first book in the Thunder Road series, Nowhere But Here, I knew that I absolutely had to continue with the series and was super excited when I first heard that Walk The Edge was coming. I fell in love with the characters and the story in Nowhere But Here and I couldn't wait to learn more about the Reign of Terror MC and find out what Razor was capable of.

This book was everything that I had hoped it would be and more.  Breanna was relateable and a heartbreaking reality of what high school is like for someone that is different. Her situation may be a bit more dramatic than the average high schooler but it was a reminder of how much being on the receiving end of a bully or bad school situation can affect every single aspect of your life and turn everything upside down. I felt so insanely protective of Breanna and my heart broke for her. No one should have to deal with the things she was dealing with and then come home to a family that treated her like they did.  Breanna was literally an outsider in every part of her existence. It was only fitting to find herself at home with the only other person that could understand exactly what being an outsider felt like.

Thomas "Razor" Turner was the epitome of everything that Breanna should have stayed away from. In his own ways, Razor was just as much an outsider as she was. Not only was he a member of the feared Reign of Terror but his mom's death made him well known among his peers. Even in the ranks of his club, the one place he should have belonged, Razor stuck out and didn't fit in as well as the others.  Considered one of the toughest and most misunderstood members, it was only fitting that Razor would find himself at home in Breanna's arms, mind, and heart.

Walk The Edge was absolutely beautiful. I can actually say that I like this book a tiny bit more than the first, though that is definitely a tough call.  It is an amazing followup to the first book in the Thunder Road series and continued the legacy of some of it's most well remembered characters in all the right ways. I couldn't get enough of it and I can't wait to continue the series and see which characters McGarry decides to focus on next.

Absolutely beautiful. One of the best books I've read of  2016, easily.

Rating: 5 Stars.
Favorite Character: Breanna & Razor.

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