Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review: Light in the Shadows by A. Meredith Walters



I'm so exited to be able to participate in the Light in the Shadows blog tour! I've been a big fan of A. Meredith Walters ever since I read Find You in the Dark.
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Author: A. Meredith Walters
Genre: YA, Romance
Released: March 26th
 
How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over?

Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to.

Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing...slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him.

When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face to face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good?
 
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I have previously worked with teens like Clay and while I thought the ending of Find You in the Dark was believeable,  I still craved that happily ever after--and I guess I wasn't the only one because a few months ago I found out that Maggie and Clay would be getting a sequel and I was so excited! I'm a butterflies and rainbows kind of girl by nature so I was really happy that there was a chance for Maggie and Clay to get their happily-ever-after afterall.
 
This book did not disappoint in the romance department. It's realistic and beautiful. Maggie and Clay still have their fair share of ups and downs in this book but they love eachother so much they are willing to work on it together but remembering it's important to make themselves happy and healthy first. That's kind of a crucial lesson I think. You really can't be happy with someone else unless you are truly happy with yourself.
 
I loved Find You in the Dark, it's the kind of story that sticks with you for a long time but I think that I love Light in the Shadows even more because of the powerful message of hope.
 
In the words of A. Meredith Walters:
 For those searching for the light....never stop.
 
 This story had me tearing up at the end, which is always a sign of  a fantastic read so I give Light in the Shadows a well deserved 5 stars and will be giving away one ebook version to one lucky reader!
 
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The New York Times bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including Find You in the Dark, Cloud Walking and Bad Rep.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

A. Meredith recently moved to England and is trying to get used to driving on the other side of the road, eating fish and chips and all things British :-)

 

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11 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read the story from Clay's POV!
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the release!

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    1. I love reading a boy's POV! They think so differently than girls do! LOL I love it when the author does a good job keeping the "voices" of her characters different.

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  2. PS yes I read Find you in the dark

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  3. Yes!!!! I can't wait to read Light in the Shadows. I hope Maggie and Clay find their HEA and get their chance to cloud walk.

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed. ;)

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  4. I have read it and it's definitely one of my favorite books of 2013 so far!

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    1. It's one of those stories that sticks with you!

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  5. I have Find You in the Dark on my kindle to be read soon!

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    1. It's sooooo good! I hopeyou get a chance to read it soon!

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  6. I haven't read Find You in the Dark yet but I am planning to! It seems like this is my typical genre. The reality that the book creates and the similarity to what is happening that's written and be an eye-opener to the world you often overlook. So I really want to read it already!
    The covers are purely captivating and mysterious. I do hope it'll be on physical copies so I can keep it in my bookshelves.

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