By: Melanie | December 1, 2013 | (23) Comments

Blog Tour: Crash Into You

Blog Tour: Crash Into YouCrash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing The Limits, #3
Publisher: Harlequin Australia
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Pages: 474
Source: For tour, Received in exchange for review
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The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

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β€œI love you, Rachel. So this will work. No matter what or who stands in our way.”

I see a trend going on. Third book syndrome. Where books get underwhelming (Allegiant, Requiem etc). It’s not to say that Crash Into You was a complete disaster, but definitely not what I had in mind from such a promising and fun series so far.

We start off with two total opposites. Rachel comes from a wealthy family, she gets what she wants. She’s seen as a perfect child–but that’s not who she really is. Her mother tries to make Rachel a replica of her deceased older sister, Colleen and her overbearing brothers are always protecting Rachel from other people at school, but it feels like it makes matters worse. She also gets panic attacks. Only she doesn’t dare to tell her family. Her job is to make her mother happy. And she’s getting sick of it. I genuinely believe that I would slip into Rachel’s shoes smoothly, empathy her suffocating situation. Unfortunately, I could not. Her constant inner-wallowing about her convoluted family crept underneath my skin. In other words–crazily annoying. Per contra, I loved the intricate family that Katie McGarry constructed. It felt authentic despite the large amount of problems–believable or not–that channelled around.

We all knew and fell in love with Isaiah in Pushing The Limits and Dare You To, so when we found out he was to have his own book, no one couldn’t wait. And, when I finally got my hands on this novel, I wasn’t disappointed. Isaiah’s POV was my favourite. He has his struggles but is mentally strong to battle them. With him recently hurt by Beth’s rejection of his love and now living with Noah (yes we get some Noah and Echo! Even Beth :D) and reunited with his mum again, he is only just keeping his head above water.

My main issue with Crash Into You, apart from my repulsion towards Rachel, was the chemistry. Why? Instant. Love. Angst. No go. However, unlike other romances, Crash Into You still had a convincing relationship, but it fast fowarded too quickly. A build-up between the two would have been much better. Furthermore, I appreciated that there was a plot line going on. I have a huge COLOSSAL love for a plot line other than: he loves me, he loves me not. She loves me, she loves me not.

Even though I was not head over heels about Rachel and the romance, Crash Into You was still a very much likable and entertaining novel. Katie McGarry is still on my auto-read list.

~Thank you Harlequin Australia for sending me this copy!~

3 Stars

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About Katie McGarry

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Melanie

Owner (and crazy nut) at YA Midnight Reads
Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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23 Responses to Blog Tour: Crash Into You

  1. Emily says:

    AHAHAHA. Definitely post twinzies! xD But I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this one as much as I did, or as much as you liked the previous books >< But definitely, it's good you still enjoyed it overall in the end! Isaiah was definitely the winner here πŸ˜‰
    Fantastic review as always Mel!! <33
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  2. Melliane says:

    I’m sorry it wasn’t as good as the others. I haven’t tried the series yet, but I think I need to read book 1 to see how it is mainly after all the wonderful reviews I saw.
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  3. Oh, too bad you didn’t enjoy Crash Into You as much as you thought you would! I loved this one just as much as the other books, but I think I saw Rachel and her family in a very different light than you. I hope you’ll love your next read πŸ™‚
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  4. Shai W says:

    I have seen many reviews and they all seem to agree that this was not the best novel by Katie McGarry. I am still curious and want to read this though! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Awesome review as always Mel! I’ve wanted to read this series and I have all 3 books on my shelf, I’ve heard it’s got a great complex romance and excellent character development. Unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy this as much as you thought you would, but I agree with third book syndrome sometimes being disappointing!
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  6. Nara says:

    To be honest, I didn’t actually like Isaiah much in previous books, but he won me over in this one. I enjoyed the book much more than you did, but I agree it’s probably my least favourite of the three. Or maybe Pushing the Limits. Not sure, can’t really remember much about PTL. In any case, I thought DYT was a lot better haha.
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  7. Carmen B. says:

    Sorry, you didn’t enjoy this one so much :/ I personally really liked it. It wasn’t as good as PTL but I liked it better than Dare You To. I preferred Isaiah’s POV as well though πŸ˜‰
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  8. Giselle says:

    I’m sad you didn’t love this one as much as I did but at least we both agree that Isaiah is the shiz!! I didn’t have a problem with the chemistry, but I’m also glad it wasn’t all about the romance. The plot lines on both sides were really good too, especially that it wasn’t the WORST scenario ever, you know. Like those NA books that think up the worst, darkest past anyone can have and gives it to their characters >.< Anyways, lovely review, dear muffin cups!

  9. Yeah it started as insta-love or should I say attraction but I though she did a good job of slowing it down and allowing it to build from something more. Great review πŸ™‚
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  10. Desnica Kumar says:

    I haven’t read this one yet…but I’m sorry you didn’t like it as much as the others…glad you still enjoyed it though! I’m curious to how much I’ll enjoy it now…
    Thanks for the review!

  11. Vanessa says:

    I haven’t read any of this series mostly because it sounds like a lot of other books I’ve read and I do judge a book by its cover. This one is NOT one of my favourites.

  12. Misti says:

    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this one as much. I just got a copy and haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet but πŸ™ bummer. I hope I have a different opinion. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it. I always welcome others reviews.

  13. _Sandra_ says:

    I still haven’t had a chance to read this one, but I really liked PTL and DYT, so I’m hoping this one will continue in the same path. I’m sorry you didn’t like it as much as the other books, sometimes we have high expectations from certain books/authors, so it’s always bummer when that expectations are not fulfilled. Thanks for a lovely review! πŸ™‚

  14. I can’t wait to read Crash Into You, I have loved all the other books in the series. It’s a shame this giveaway is US only πŸ™ Thanks for sharing your review πŸ™‚
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  15. Jenni says:

    It’s too bad this one didn’t live up to the others for you. Maybe it has gone from second book to third book now that series seem to be getting a bit longer. I am always jealous when a new book comes out in this series because people seem to love them so very much but I never took to them and it makes me sad.
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  16. Elodie says:

    I read Pushing the Limits when it came out and ended up being ery disappointed in it .. I’m sorry you were let down by this one too. I don’t think I’ll read the next books in the series. Thanks for the honest review !!

  17. Stephanie verhaegen says:

    I haven’t started this series yet but at some point I do want to. The cover of Crash Into You is really nice! πŸ™‚

  18. YES! YESYESYESYESYES MELANIE YOU ARE MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.

    We have some of the same opinions on so many books, including this one. I totally agree; there was definitely an insta-love aspect going on and I couldn’t excuse it all. Also Rachel annoyed me too because she whined so much. I can’t even stress how much I agree with you on this one <3

    Fantastic review, Melanie!
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    • Melanie says:

      We totally do! Rachel was a pain in the ass for quite a lot of this one. SPIRIT ANIMAL FTW! Heh. πŸ™‚

      Also, I can’t read your posts for some strange reason. No blogspot.com blogs or twitter for that fact πŸ™ Probs when I get back from my holiday it will be fixed! 😐

  19. Faye says:

    Awww, sorry to hear about that! Interestingly, I am more willing to try this one than finish Dare You To. I just can’t stomach that one for some reason. Then again, I am not for heroines that wallow in loathing… haha. I shall try this out and will come back again to say whether or not we have the same assessment :3

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  20. Maricris Patrimonio Dimla says:

    This is my favorite book in this series! Kudos for giving a honest review! Thank you!

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