Katie McGarry is and will always be one of my favourite authors of all time. No matter what genre, characters or plot, something between her writing and my brain just click. So when I heard about a new series called Thunder Road and the first novel being Nowhere But Here, I was already anticipating finding the next best thing on my shelf.
Emily, our main character, loves her life. Her perfectly normal life. She has friends and family who love her—well, except her biological father who chose the life of being a member of Reign of Terror, the motorcycle club—and it hasn't phased her since. That's until she witnesses the club for herself and the danger that their world is consumed with, and her life gets changed forever. Even though she's conflicted about meeting relatives she hasn't before, when she meets a mysterious boy who's sworn to protect her, suddenly her priorities are differed.
Oz wants to be a member of Reign of Terror for more than one reason. They're a close knit group, like a family. He knows they're the good guys in a town full of not-so-good ones. So when he gets a chance to prove to Emily's biological father that he can protect her from a rival club, he jumps at it. But what he didn't expect was to fall head over heels for the protected girl.
With a fast-paced, explosive and engrossing plot, I was sucked in from the start. Katie wrote an epic whirlwind romance with passionate and lively characters that are standing up there with the likes of Echo and Noah. I loved getting into this new world of exciting themes that will cascade into the next novel (that I CAN'T wait to read!).
Overall, Nowhere But Here is a novel you can't miss. If you're a fan of Katie McGarry, or you haven't read anything from her yet—this is going to be your next favourite YA book. 5 Stars completely through and through. Katie never fails to write another book that I don't fall in love with.
YA Readers and extended to NA readers, alike.
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