Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In too Deep by Amanda Grace

In Too Deep
Young Adult: 228 Pages
Publisher: Flux
Published: February 8th, 2012
Challenge: None
Series: None
Source: From publisher for review
Buy the Book: In Too Deep
Find the Author: Website | Twitter

I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Wellesley. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.

Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger—forcing me to make a terrible choice.

I am a big fan of Many Hubbard's work, and when she released But I Love Him as Amanda Grace, I was eager to read her 'darker' style. I was not disappointed! She had me hooked and made me a fan all over again! So when I learned about her upcoming novel In too Deep I knew I had to get my hands on it.

The cover is dark, mysterious. It doesn't reveal too much. The book itself is light, only 228 pages...Don't let that fool you! From page one until the very end, you will be engrossed in a raw, emotional, heart-wrenching story.

 In Too Deep was a character driven novel. Amanda Grace did a phenomenal job crafting Sam and Nick. I related with Sam and built a bond with her from the start. She reminded myself a lot of me when I was in high School. Amanda Grace didn't spend all her time in Sam though. She penned each character with so much detail that you feel as if you are living in this chaos with them. A shadow in the background. Amanda Grace's writing style is simple. She doesn't drone on about unnecessary details. She takes her characters powerful stories and puts them to paper to share with us. Grace takes real situations and give them real consequences. There is no sugar-coating. Just raw and brutal honesty.

In Too Deep was everything I expected it to be, and more. I was expecting Grace's honesty, and emotion. I wasn't expecting the powerful characters and the relationship I would build with them. The fact that although I finished the book days ago, I am still thinking about them. Don't let the size of the book fool you. In Too Deep is an intense read that you devour. Another outstanding novel by Amanda Grace. Looking forward to the next one!

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  1. Wow, for a short book, this sounds like it takes you on quite an emotional journey. I really love the sound of this book and your review really gets me interested. I haven't heard of this before but definitely feel like I need to check it out. Thanks!

  2. I'm really glad you liked this. So far I haven't read many reviews about this one, but it has been on my to-read list ever since I read the summary the first time. And a pretty copy of this is sitting on my shelf right now and I'm hoping to get to it soon.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your review with us! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  3. Good review. It's not one that I would normally pick up - but I'm intrigued after reading your comments.

  4. I was lucky enough to read this recently too and was surprised by how realistic and compelling it was. I did not now Amanda Grace was a pseudonym, but I'll have to check her other books out!

  5. Oh wow.. this is a strong book. Need to read it

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