Sunday, 21 April 2013

Light in the Shadows (Find You in the Dark, #2) by A. Meredith Walters

How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over?

Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to.

Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing...slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him.

When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face to face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good?

The thing about love, is even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.
  • Genre: Contemporary romance, Dark, Drama
  • Age: new adult / high school
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from April 15 to 16, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★


"When I was drowning, she became my air. In the cold, she became my warmth. In the dark, she became my light.”

 Darkness' true meaning is the absence of light. But it takes both for stars to shine, for shadows to comfort you, cloud your mind and relieve the burden in your soul. Light and darkness, forever entwined. Healing and loving, scabbing over wounds and mending the pieces of broken hearts.

 Picking up, where Find You in the Dark left us almost "dead", this second book in the riveting and emotional series by A. Meredith Walters, again manages to enthrall and fascinate.

In alternate POVs, Clay and Maggie share their story. These two kids will fight heaven and hell for their much deserved happily ever after, coming to realise that sometimes, when you can't banish the darkness completely, just light a candle and hope to find the other half of your damaged soul, waiting for you.


In the end of Find You in the Dark, Clay made the ultimate sacrifice. He set Maggie free. To love again, to have a life.

He tries to heal and find the courage to move on and become whole. To earn a second chance at living.

"You can make this work for you. And when you feel like you can’t do it, that’s when you need to ask for help. Never be ashamed to admit you can’t handle it. There’s nothing weak in acknowledging when things are greater than you.”

He feels inadequate and undeserving of love, happiness and his Maggie.

A tragedy will summon him back to place he left his heart and give him the opportunity to see his mistakes and move past them. But above all to prove himself to Maggie. His salvation and his trigger, hoping she will want him back.

“You are everything good in my life. Even when I thought all I had was the darkness, you were there.”

Maggie was left alone and she can't forget. She tries to move on but there is no life and happiness without Clay. Can she trust him? Or are they doomed to make the same mistakes, all over again?
Will they have a future? Or just a few precious moments of sanity, until once again the dreaded, all-consuming darkness descends upon them?


“Pour toute ma vie, de tout mon coeur.”

 As I have already mentioned in my review of the first book, this story handles a very serious and real issue, with care, dignity and tenderness. It evokes all your feelings and it speaks directly to your heart. You root and cheer for love. And you pray that it will prove enough.

A highly recommended series in the young adult genre. But truly YA is just a label. Don't let it bother you. Clay and Maggie are above such things...

Read these books and I'm sure you won't regret it!  


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Kristalia's Review



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