Find You In The Dark Review

Find You In The Dark
A. Meredith Walters
Published: Oct 10 2012

Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life.

Until him.

Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness.

Until her.

Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life.
That together, they could face the world.
But the darkness is always waiting.

Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.
 

Important Note: I started this book one evening and finished it late into the night.. Filled with fast love and deep connections that feel like you need to continue to read!!


 I really really really wanted to love this book unfortunately I just really liked it. But don't let that scare you off because this book is filled with a lot of real life situations that could potentially change a reader. Just wasn't me.
“Hot damn. Cue the violins and happy cartoon bunnies. I was in the middle of a Disney moment. Because this guy was gorgeous. And we were standing so close to each other. If he hadn't been holding onto a barely contained rage directed at yours truly, it could have almost been construed as romantic.”
The great thing about Find You In The Dark is that it hooks its claws into you right away. I basically could not put it down because I cared about what would happen to Clayton. He not only was dealing with shitty parents (they weren't there for him..literally)  but also he had mental issues. This is my first time reading a book that is filled with this type of conflict but I feel like the author did a really good job showing the truth behind what one would have to deal with.

The reason why I only liked this book and not loved it is because of Maggie. She blew me away in the beginning with her lippy mouth and her care free attitude but as the book developed she turned more into a whinny teenager which I despise with a passion. Like most people I'm sure.. Well that is where I draw the line. There were so many times that she could have said something to her friends or even her parents but of course why do something so sensible?!?! Lets just run off and think everything will be okay.. Urrggg!!!


Even with Maggie being as annoying as she was I still was invested into Clayton. He is why I continued on because of what he had to go through. I can understand some of the things that he did and at times you may hate him for it. But you can't really hate him which makes this book good!!
“What is it?" I asked breathlessly.
"I love you so much. Sometimes it hurts."
"I don't want it to hurt, Clay. Our love should make you feel wonderful.” 

The plot was a little weary for me cause I felt there wasn't a whole lot of substance. But to tell you the truth I think it is okay for this book. I felt it was all about the characters and the obstacles they have to face every single day. No crazy lives for them just your every day teenager.. well almost...

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of a darker story with mental issues and  watching them come to terms with how to deal with life.





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