A claustrophobic and spoooky welcome to the Blog Tour for Into the Sublime by Kate A. Boorman!! I am so excited to be part and I am even more excited that I had the chance to read this book! Lies, secrets, death, mystery, and some spooky legends. Beware of claustrophobia and paranoia!
For today’s post I got 15 reactions I had while reading + 5 reasons why you SHOULD read this one and I also got book/author information.
Are you ready? Let’s get started.
5 reasons why you SHOULD read this book:
😍: That cover! I am a big big cover lover as most of the peeps who follow me know. And this cover? This cover just screams at me that I need to read it. I just love the darkness, how there is a girl just surfaced from the water and staring at us. What happened to her? And what will happen if we read the book? Love love it.
😍😍: That we switch between Now and Then. In the now we see our MC talk to the police officers on what happened before and after. Where the cave is. And of course we do get some delicious little nuggets of information. Not to mention… is what the MC is saying to the police true or not? And then we switch to the Then in which we follow the girls into the search for The Sublime… but also afterwards because finding it is #1 but getting out is a definitely #2.
😍😍😍: It was SO FREAKING claustrophobic at times. And that from a girl who is fine in smaller spaces, but dang this book made me gasp for air and I just felt tight. As if I was there with the girls in these dark and scary caves. If I was there when the paranoia from it all set in.
😍😍😍😍: Unreliable narrator + characters. At least, it seems to be that way, though it can also be that the author made some mistakes (like when Amelie talks how she did that Dissent thing with the water and then in the cave says she cannot swim). But I will just go for the unreliable stuff. That is much more fun and makes the book even more exciting. Because what are the reasons these girls want to go in, and are they all honest? Or not? I had fun keeping an eye out for eventual lies, change of emotions, or if something just seemed off. I couldn’t wait for more revelations as the story went on.
😍😍😍😍😍: The fears are really well done. Though I cannot think of what Devon’s fear was.. did she have one? Most of the focus is on the MC’s fear, followed by Kibby and the Skinflayer (aka Gia and H’s fears). But I did love the fears, especially the MC’s as we get to experience it so up close. And FREAKING HELL, it is scary. I am sorry, but the caves were already claustrophobic and then you add in this. I was noping out so hard at times. XD
I would give this book drum roll: /
15 Reactions (+ a few bonus because DANG) I had while Reading.
“Gripping and breathless, Into the Sublime is equal parts terrifying, claustrophobic, psychological, and cunning.” —Wendy Heard, author of She’s Too Pretty to Burn and Dead End Girls
A new YA psychological thriller from the author of What We Buried about four teenage girls who descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a lake of local legend, said to reveal your deepest fears .
When the cops arrive, only a few things are clear:
– Four girls entered a dangerous cave.
– Three of them came out alive.
– Two of them were rushed to the hospital.
– And one is soaked in blood and ready to talk.
Amelie Desmarais’ story begins believably enough: Four girls from a now-defunct thrill-seeking group planned an epic adventure to find a lake that Colorado locals call “The Sublime.” Legend has it that the lake has the power to change things for those who risk—and survive—its cavernous depths. They each had their reasons for going. For Amelie, it was a promise kept to her beloved cousin, who recently suffered a tragic accident during one of the group’s dares.
But as her account unwinds, and the girls’ personalities and motives are drawn, things get complicated. Amelie is hardly the thrill-seeking type, and it appears she’s not the only one with the ability to deceive. Worse yet, Amelie is covered in someone‘s blood, but whose exactly? And where’s the fourth girl?
Is Amelie spinning a tale to cover her guilt? Or was something inexplicable waiting for the girls down there? Amelie’s the only one with answers, and she’s insisting on an explanation that is more horror-fantasy than reality. Maybe the truth lies somewhere in between?
After all, strange things inhabit dark places. And sometimes we bring the dark with us.
Content Warning: claustrophobic/risky situations, violence, discussion of pet death, panic attacks, dysfunctional family
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About the author:
Kate A Boorman is an award-winning author from the Canadian prairies. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small town of Rimbey. She writes speculative fiction and has a mild obsession with abandoned places, memory, and the darkest parts of the forest.
Kate holds a MA in Dramatic Critical theory and a resume full of a bizarre assortment of jobs, from florist to accordion accompanist to “person-who-held-the-drywall-sheet-in-place”. She has participated as a guest and presenter at a variety of Festivals and Conferences in Western Canada.
Kate usually lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family. She has recently returned from living in a faraway land, where there are many baguettes.