Find You In The Dark Book Review

January 28, 2013 / 0 comments

Find You In The Dark Book ReviewFind You In The Dark by A.Meredith Walters
Series: Find You In The Dark #1
Published by Self-Published on October 10, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

“Just know that you are and always will be my world. You found me in the dark and saved me from myself….I will love you forever.”

I for one, remember my teenage years pretty vividly. It was confusing to say the least. Besides the changes happening in my body, the unpredictable hormones, my repeated failed attempts in finding independence from the parents there was also the struggle of fitting in and discovering new relationships.  Can’t even imagine going through all of this and adding  young/first love into the equation. And if that’s not over the top, what about falling in love with someone emotionally unstable all at the same time.

Maggie was living a very simple and boring life until she literally tripped over Clayton. Ever since that first morning in school, Maggie made it a point to get to know Clayton and soon after their relationship evolves into something dysfunctional yet so beautiful.


“I can’t live without you! I’m not giving up on anything, because you are my life! You are not allowed to make this choice for me, I choose to be with you. You will always be my choice.”

Getting into YA romance has always been difficult for me and the beginning of the story  started out so common  that I thought that I was going to have to rate it a  “DNF-try again later book” which I’m glad I didn’t because it is now one of my all time favorites.

"This is forever, Maggie. I would follow you into hell if I had to. You are all I want for the rest of my life."

“This is forever, Maggie. I would follow you into hell if I had to. You are all I want for the rest of my life.”

I can’t even imagine how difficult it was to author this story, how she described  every character, every emotion was so vivid and passionate I found myself staring into nothingness trying to digest every sentence. My hats off to you A. Meredith Walters for writing a book this beautiful.

The Verdict:




"You ran into my life, this beautiful, amazing girl who changed everything. I finally saw what my world would be. What being normal and happy could look like. You've given me everything I could never thought I could have."

“You ran into my life, this beautiful, amazing girl who changed everything. I finally saw what my world would be. What being normal and happy could look like. You’ve given me everything I could never thought I could have.”

Casting Picks:

Chase Crawford as Clay

Chase Crawford as Clay

“Hot damn. Cue the violins and happy cartoon bunnies, I was in the middle of a Disney moment. Because this guy was gorgeous.”

Barbara Palvin as Maggie May

Barbara Palvin as Maggie May

“I feel almost… depressed with it all. I want to feel energized, passionate about something. Anything. (or someone)”

Brenton Thwaites as Danny

Brenton Thwaites as Danny

Nicola Peltz Pictures as Rachel

Nicola Peltz Pictures as Rachel

What I expect in Book 2:

Reading the synopsis, I keep thinking about the possible “sudden tragedy that brings Maggie and Clay face to face again”. I’m assuming we will be loosing one of the supportive characters. I hope it’s not Daniel or Rachel. (Maybe Aunt Ruby then?).

I’m hoping that Clay finds his appropriate treatment for his condition and obtain emotional stability and that Maggie forgives him and accepts him back. I’m hoping that in the end, they mature together and of course get their HEA.

A couple of things that I’m looking forward to … 1) if Maggie moves on or is in a new relationship while Clayton is getting treatment in  Florida  2) how his parents will react to Clayton and Maggie’s eventual  “rekindled” relationship 3) it  there are any effects of having unprotected sex on that bench in NC 4) I honestly want to know how their relationship progresses in their next 5-10+ years.


Cloud Walking

Find You In the Dark 1.5 Rachel and Daniel’s Story


While Clay and Maggie were falling apart…

Daniel and Rachel were falling in love.

Rachel Bradfield has loved Daniel Lowe for most of her life. She has had to sit quietly by while he throws his feelings away on a girl who doesn’t deserve them. Rachel knows she can be everything he needs.

Daniel has always known Rachel was special. She is one of his best friends. But what Daniel doesn’t realize is that the girl he has known forever might just be the one he really wants.

Love pulls two people together, while tearing two others apart. As Daniel and Rachel discover the beauty of first love their best friend loses her heart to the deepest darkness. Unable to hold Maggie together, Rachel and Daniel find out that love doesn’t have to hurt and that it can change your life.

 To me this was just a little blurb to bridge the gap between book 1 & 2 for obsessed fans life me.  Just like the first book I enjoyed the writing. I thought the author did well giving us a glimpse into Rachel and Daniel’s thoughts and was able to incorporate it smoothly  into Clay/ Maggie’s story. I honestly wish it was longer or that the 2nd book gets released sooner!

The Verdict:


About A.Meredith Walters

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark series, Bad Rep and its upcoming sequel.

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.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly 6 year old daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

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