{ARC Review} Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Posted May 22, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 12 Comments

{ARC Review} Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Nowhere But Here

by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #1
Pages: 496
Published on May 26th 2015
by Harlequin Teen
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

Also by this author: Crash Into You, Pushing The Limits, Take Me On

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

Oh joy! Seems like I’m the black sheep again. First Colleen Hoover and now Katie McGarry. I hate that. But what are you gonna do, huh? I love this author, I really do but to me, this whole book was just… meh.

I think my problem is all the fantastic contemporary books I’m reading these days. They’re all so amazing and original and fresh. I’m really spoiled by all the awesomeness this year. And that’s my problem! You see, Katie McGarry is an excellent writer. I won’t ever deny that fact. Buuuuuuut I can’t help but see the obvious patterns in all her books and after a while it gets boring to me. I see basically the same old characters in every book and the story is basically the same too, just with some details changed. And while that didn’t bother me in the least up until the last book in the Pushing The Limits series, it does now with all the great original books I’ve been reading.

I do want to read every book from this author and I’ll probably enjoy them, knowing what to expect from it and just go with it instead of expecting more. Nowhere But Here isn’t bad at all. Everyone seems to love it so it must just be me. I can’t help how I feel, guys. Next to all that I just said, this book has one other problem for me. It’s so very looooooooong. It’s nearly 500 pages. That’s insanely long for a contemporary and it contributed to me feeling bored most of the time. Basically my thoughts between the eye-rolling were: “Meh, been there done that, but why is this so long? Will it ever end?” Yeah…

I did like a few of the side characters and I really am interested in Razor’s story, which seems to be next. But I can’t say I truly loved this one. It was good and I enjoyed it, but that’s as far as it goes. I didn’t really like the romance either and Emily was more annoying to me than anything.

Whew… I hate being the black sheep. But I have to be honest so I’m sorry. If you’re a fan of Katie McGarry, or just contemporary in general, you should really read it! You’ll probably love it a lot more than I did.



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12 responses to “{ARC Review} Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

  1. This is one of my problems with this author too that I, too, have noticed… in her books, it’s almost the same old formula just changed a wee bit differently, but essentially the same, and thus not bringing anything new to the table. If you read all her works, I understand if you’re finding it tedious already. It’s become boring and predictable and that’s the last thing we would want in a book we’re expecting to love!

  2. I’m definitely a CoHo black sheep too. I never gave any of her books more than two stars, haha.

    I definitely get the problem of reading books by the same author. Like with Sarah J. Maas, I feel like ACOTAR had a lot of similarities with TOG, and it could get repetitive. And this book is EXTREMELY long for a contemporary.

    So sorry you didn’t end up enjoying this. Lovely review though!

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