Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.
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Katie McGarry just writes easy reads. To simply put it, I enjoyed the story immensely. I wasn’t head over heels in love with the romance, it was your typical YA, cuteness overload relationship. But in terms of individual character growth and the storyline, I was in awe.
Many teens will connect with Elle who is plagued with uncertainty, limited freedoms, and a loss of who she is. I found her relatable, and sometimes it’s really hard to figure out what defines you when you have no room to breathe, let alone move. Drix is your usual redeemed YA bad boy…but let’s be honest who doesn’t love that?! What really blew me away was the growth of both of these characters over the story. They found themselves and in doing so found each other. Elle found her confidence and sense of self and Drix owned his passions and accepted himself.
The storyline was thick with deception, politics, and lies…and I was here for it! I didn’t know who to trust, the plot twist at the end had me in shock and then it hade on the verge of tears. Damn, Katie really threw out the one-two punch on my feels. Overall it was a refreshing read and Katie McGarry never fails to make each book her own brand of unique.
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, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
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