Genre: YA Contemporary
Received: At BEA
Published: May 26th, 2015 by Harlequin Teen
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 started Nowhere But Here in the pool and I pretty much just stayed in the pool for hours just because I didn't want to put it down. Then we had family over the next day and I was itching the whole day to read it, despite it being really rude. That is when you know a book is really good when you can't stop thinking about it. I didn't know what this one was about when I went into it, but I knew that I really loved Pushing The Limit and that I heard this book was really close to Katie McGarry. I really liked this book and it spawned a new obsession of mine, motorcycle romances.
I've never read a book about a motorcycle club before, but I am hooked. It was so much fun. I loved the danger of it and the thrill of it. I had tried watching Sons of Anarchy, but I couldn't get into it and I think it was because I was looking more for something like this. This genre is definitely a new favorite.
I enjoyed the learning experience of Nowhere But Here. I didn't know much about the culture of motorcycle gangs before reading this and I definitely came of this book with knowledge of a group of people that I would have judged much differently.
I think it goes without saying that you can expect a great romance from Katie McGarry. Oz is such a great character and he has that forbidden nature to him that makes him great. I liked seeing his point of view just as much as Emily's. Emily was great, but she could be really thick sometimes. She definitely had some annoying qualities that I just couldn't get past. I wanted to shake her and tell her to stop acting like a bitch.
The supporting characters in Nowhere But Here were fantastic and I can't wait to see them all again. They were part of what made this book so great. It has that ensemble feel of a television show. (I think Katie's books would make for great TV)
I am not going to lie, I was crying like a baby at the end of this book. I don't think I can go through her books with out having an emotional breakdown at some point.
You need to read this book! Obviously, if you are a fan of Pushing the Limits you would love this one but even if you weren't this one was really different in tone and style. I need to next book in this companion series asap.
Have you read Nowhere But Here? What did you think?