Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life.
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.
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.
Find You In The Dark was one of the most unique books I've ever read. Before starting it I knew that it had a totally dysfunctional relationship but I totally underestimated just how fucked up the whole situation was going to be. It was like watching a train wreck where you're helpless to do anything but watch the destruction. And destruction was what Maggie and Clay's relationship was.
Maggie Young is a normal girl living a normal life. She has average grades, loving parents and two best friends who love her. But she is tired over the monotony which has taken over her life. Things are going fine for her, just not great and she's losing interest in everything. That is, until Clayton Reed comes into town.
Clay is a loner. He doesn't talk to anyone, doesn't make friends and goes out of his way to avoid bumping into Maggie after their first time. Maggie is even more intrigued by him. When they finally become friends after Maggie's persistence. Maggie, for the first time in her life feels alive with him. Even though she knows ditching her friends and lying to her parents is wrong she finds ways to hang out with Clay. But his erratic behavior and mood swings confuse her. Until she finds out his secrets.
Clay and Maggie together were good but they had a ton of flaws which needed working on. The angst, drama, jealousies and anger issues kept on coming between them. But inspite of all of this you could see how their love for each other was genuine. Maggie just wanted what was best for Clay. But Clay's imbalance and Maggie's denial kept messing things up for them. There were moments when everything seemed perfect but it was all just on the outside.
Some of the decisions which Maggie made were definitely stupid because I thought she had all the support of her family and friends if she's just asked for help. But I guess love makes you do crazy things and Maggie and Clay both did a hell lot of crazy things. The book goes from Maggie's point of view and I loved getting to know her best friends Rachel and Daniel. I am so looking forward to their story in Cloudwalking. Find You In The Dark was an intense, heart breaking and a gut wrenching read but I still have hope for the next book.
Great Review! I loved this book and totally agree with you. It was very emotional and heart-wrenching and their relationship is so messed up. I felt so bad for Maggie because she was so young to have to deal with all of this but I loved that she didn't give up on Clay when he really needed her. Light in the Shadows is amazing too! :-)ReplyDelete
One of these days I'll sell my soul to someone who says unique. it's like a magical word for me. I'd never give a second look to this one but then you used that magical word and I'm sold. Great review! This sounds like a really great read.ReplyDelete
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