Tour & Review — Lies in the Darkness


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by Amanda J. Clay

Publication date: May 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Rate: 4/5
Pages: 275





It’s senior year at Pacific State University and all-night parties, cheap hookups and regrets are the ruling pastimes.

Sophie DeLuca used to be a nice girl—but that was before Luke Lamanuzzi tore her heart to shreds. Now she’s a walking trail of vodka-soaked destruction, something her sexy, smooth-talking coworker Davis won’t let her forget. He might have a secret crush on her—but his playboy reputation would never let him admit it. His best friend Blake’s own love of all-nighters and debauchery comes crashing to a halt when a one-night stand backfires. Level-headed Cassie seems like she’s the one who has it all together, but she’s just better at hiding her skeletons.

Ungracefully pirouetting in and out of love triangles, drug addictions and unwanted pregnancies, four friends stumble their way through their last year of study and try to grasp the realities of the world on the other side.


I truly wanted to love this book, but I will settle for really enjoyed. 🙂 . I enjoyed all the characters, all of which were pretty strongly developed.

Each of the characters had their own story, their own twists. I really liked how all of the stories intertwined. However, I feel like there was way too much going on. It’s like it jumped from one character to the next, with no breaks. It was super fast paced, and I felt at points it was hard to follow along to who was doing what and with who.

Amanda did an awesome job at keeping the fast pace; however, I think it was just too much for me. Although, I do have to admit, I was sick with a cold for the past two weeks, and it could have affected my judgement a little bit. But even without a cold, I do struggle to keep up with 3+ characters in a story, especially when the other characters are not minor characters. That being said, I would love to give Amanda another chance and see what else she comes up with! I still really enjoyed Lies in the Darkness. <3


headshot2 Amanda J. Clay is a California native with a resume of clichéd Cali traits, like a love of breakfast burritos, yoga and red wine. She had a fantastic time studying English and Journalism at Chico State University and then a very serious time slaving away for a Master’s degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She currently lives in the charming city of Berkeley, CA. When she’s not staring at a computer screen, she spends most of her spare time plotting world adventures. She currently has one published Young Adult novel, Rebel Song. Watch for her next release, an offbeat New Adult contemporary, out in 2016.


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I hope you guys enjoyed my review! I will be adding Amanda to my list of authors I need to read more from. Are you with me?

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  1. Avatar Giselle says:

    Thanks for hosting today, Kendra! Great review! 🙂

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