Fri, July 13, 2012

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols Review

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols book cover

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols book cover

Such a Rush
By Jennifer Echols

Publication date: July 10, 2012
MTV Books, 320 pages
Source: Borrowed from Tara

The wildly popular author of Going Too Far, Forget You, and Love Story returns with a sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

Engrossing and intense, Such a Rush is a captivating story from an author with a rising star.

— Goodreads.com description

Potentially a new favorite? Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols is right up there with Going Too Far and Forget You and Endless Summer for me — it’s got swoon, tension, drama, mistakes, lessons learned…ALL THE THINGS.

Poor Leah. My heart broke for this main character, forced to pick up the slack for her neglectful mother, who makes her pay all the bills and hop from trailer park to trailer park. Determined to make something of herself, Leah takes a job at the local airport, where Mr. Hall teaches her to fly and becomes the surrogate parent she so badly needs.

But when Mr. Hall dies, Leah’s trapped in grief, her hopes of becoming a pilot shattered. Plus, she’s forced to deal with Mr. Hall’s jerky son. OR IS HE REALLY AS JERKY AS HE SEEMS?! You know how J. Echols plays it, y’all. SO GOOD.

I read it almost too quickly to savor all the good bits…I wanted to turn back to page one and reread as soon as I finished! Such a Rush is just further proof why Jennifer Echols is one of my absolute favorites.

Read it. The end.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Lori said:

    OMG! I can’t wait for this book! :)

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  2. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    Pretty much one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. Tara is awesome for sharing it with us. I plan to buy it when it comes out & re-read it a million times over!

    GRAYSON. That is all.

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  3. Rebecca @ Reading Wishes said:

    I’ve preordered my copy and can’t wait for it’s arrival! I love me some Jennifer Echols, she’s also one of my favorite authors and her romantic drama’s are THE BEST. As always, BRILLIANT review :)

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  4. Estelle said:

    So agree that Such a Rush is a major hit, and a must for any YA reader’s bookshelf but cannot cannot agree with Endless Summer comparsion. To me, they are two complete different animals and if anything I can just see how far Jennifer has come as a writer. I prefer her dramas to her romantic comedies and the lengths she reached with her characterization and meshing so many plotlines seamlessly in Such a Rush just prove why.

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  5. Magan said:

    Such a Rush is definitely, definitely my favorite Echols’ book. I loved how much was happening and I had the damndest time figuring out what would happen in the end. I loved all the tension and the setting was probably one of my absolute favorites. Ever. SOOO GOOD.

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  6. Kim said:

    Great review Anna! I can’t wait to read the book.

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  7. Lennie said:

    Can I just scream and flail with you? Because Grayson was absolutely amazing and THIS BOOK WAS JUST CRAZY GOOD. soifosklfsaiof

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  8. Emily said:

    My library finally got this in, and I read it just this past week. I think I love this more than Forget You (my fave up to this point). What a wonderful book!

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