A Kiss In The Dark


How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Quercus.

Previously reviewed by the same author:


When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant.

Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy – everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend.

Alex can’t help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive…

But one of them is hiding a secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives.


Cat Clarke is one of my auto-buy authors. Her books have always grabbed me, but at the same time destroyed me! They’re usually quite intense. They’re always well written. A Kiss In The Dark is no exception. Don’t be put off by the somewhat vague synopsis. It is an incredible book.

A Kiss In The Dark is one of those books where I don’t want to say too much about it, because it would really ruin your reading experience. Therefore, reviewing it is incredibly tricky. I just want to fangirl over it, and tell you that you should totally read it.

A Kiss In The Dark is about two teenagers, Alex and Kate who meet and form an instant bond. They fall in love deeply and intensely. They can’t bare to be apart. Right from the offset, I knew it wasn’t going to end well for either of them. I was just waiting for everything to fall to pieces in a heart-breaking way. Their story is told from both perspectives. This really enriched the reading experience for me.

The reason I love Cat Clarke so much, is that she tells stories with brutal honesty. She doesn’t shy away from gritty subjects. I couldn’t put this book down, and I’m still thinking about it now. This book is a real winner for UK Young Adult fiction. I can’t speak highly enough of it.

Apologies for the fairly vague review, but all I really had to say was… ‘READ IT!!!’

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

21 thoughts on “A Kiss In The Dark

  1. I loved Undone, so can’t wait to read this one. You’ve convinced me!

    Brilliant review, Chrissi!

  2. Well, that’s vague! ;D But I totally understand; some books (like this one, from the sound of it) are just hard to review without spoiling them. I really want to read this, though! It seems so dark and mysterious.

    • Yes, it really had to be vague (like the synopsis) because otherwise I would ruin the story and I really, really don’t want to do that. It’s good going into it not knowing what to expect.

  3. I’ve never read any of Cat Clarke – she’s always been on my TBR but somehow never seems to get to the top.
    But because of this fantastic review I think I’ll have to bump her up and make her one of the top priorities.

  4. I’ve never read anything by this author… Entagled is on my to-read list, though and I hope to read it one day! This one sounds good too, but I’m not really a fan of insta love, unless there’s a reason behind it. A way for it to make sense. Otherwise it feels too unrealistic for me.

    • I’m not a fan of insta-love either, but for some reason this really works. I think it’s because it’s not as insta-love as some books. They are in love and can’t do without each other, but it grows through time. Definitely read Cat Clarke when you can! 🙂

  5. I’ve been wanting to read one of this author’s books. The synopsis on this is really super vague. It actually has me curious, so I guess that’s a good thing. But I don’t like it when characters can’t bear to be apart. That seems a little insta-love-ish. But I still think I’d like to know the secret! Nice review 🙂

  6. Great review! I finished reading this last night and reviewed it. This was my first book by Cat Clarke; I really need to read more!

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