Sunday, August 2, 2015

Into the Dark by Caroline T. Patti - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Month9Books LLC as part of the blog tour*

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Title: Into the Dark
Author: Caroline T. Patti
Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Synopsis: A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes. 

Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes. 

But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla’s life. 

Why?: I've actually been on the fence about this one for a while, and I decided that it sounds creepy and weird enough that I should probably give it a try. I already have a lot of questions from just the synopsis, so I figured the only way I'd ever have those answered would be to just go ahead and read it! It really does sound like something that's right up my alley though, with the mystery and the horror aspects. 

Expectations: I really have no idea what to expect from this book other than a creepy mystery that may or may not have to do with paranormal/supernatural entities. I haven't really heard anything about this book, and I've never read anything from this author (not even a blog post), so I figure it ought to be interesting at the very least.

Judging a book by its cover: So part of the reason I spent so much time trying to decide if I really wanted to read this book was the cover. I don't really like it at all... The girl is a little too weird looking for my tastes, and her lips just look so messed up that I'm not sure if they're supposed to be on the side of her face like that or not. I do like the colors and how blurry the images are, but this just isn't a cover that I would get really excited about. I might pick it up, but I really don't think this is one I would absolutely have to have on my shelf.


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