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