Ivy Daniels is a high school junior still learning who she is. After almost drowning, Ivy finds herself with an ability she doesn’t want, an ability to uncover secrets which quickly begins to redefine what she thinks about the people around her as well as herself. Because of this ability, Ivy becomes the one thing that stands between an angry teen and the death of every student on campus. The only problem is she doesn’t know who wants everyone dead. Will she figure out whose secret is that they’re planning to blow up her school, or will she fail to find him in time?
Through her search to do the right thing, Ivy discovers that knowing the thoughts and secrets of those around her may just tear her apart
Lauryn is an indi writer in the young adult / adult paranormal romance genre. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and is currently seeking a degree in Psychology. Her debut novel "Into the Deep" explores the intricacies of the
adolescent mind and what it means to feel alone.
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I remember slipping. That feeling when you’re falling and you can’t catch your balance, your feet sliding out
from under you, arms flailing but finding nothing to grab. It’s that moment of weightlessness before you hit the
ground when your breath catches in your throat. When I slipped, however, I didn’t have the ground below me.
My bare foot slid on the slick tile that surrounded the pool, gliding effortlessly as if the ground had been coated
with oil, sending my body tumbling backwards into Alta Ladera’s most elite country club’s swimming pool.
I hit the water and for a moment everything slowed. It was as if time had been written on a piece of elastic
and was stretched until every number, every minute, was pulled wide and contorted. I could see the look on
Damon’s face as he lunged forward trying to catch me. I could hear my own sharp intake of breath. I could feel
the rush of humid air past my skin. Then the cold water encased me, sucked me in and dragged me down.
My hair swarmed out around my face. Like glowing strands of amber backlit by the moon, they spiraled into
my view. I remember feeling heavy, and then my head connected with concrete. I heard the sound of my skull
cracking against the sharp angle of an underwater step, and then everything went black.
Awesome! Way cute! Loved this story!!
Although I should be deeply disturbed by it. My biggest fear in life for my children is being victims of crazy kids at school.
The book starts off with Ivy telling the story of how it all happened.
At school, Ivy had a good crowd of friends. She didn't look down at people, but she didn't stick up for them too. Being shallow and following what everyone else though . that was the life.. right?
When Christy got a hold of the key to the pool at the Club house, their group of friends jumped at the chance to do a little night time swimming without anyone around.
At the pool, the girls were having fun. Damon was there with Eliza, and Chase was there with Christy. Ivy and Ti decided to go grab a beer. When Christy called out Ivy's name, she turned.. only she didn't realize at the time that her foot was at the edge of the pool. She slipped and fell, hitting her head on the stair in the shallow end. she nearly drowned.
Instead of calling an ambulance, instead of calling their parents, Ivy insisted she was ok, and they rushed back home. Ivy knew something was wrong. she could feel it. but she didn't the others to get in trouble. So she went on with her life.
The next day at school, she felt dizzy, and fuzzy with a pounding headache, but still, she went on.
It wasn't until the buzzing noise and pain in her head stopped suddenly that she began to hear the thoughts.. the thoughts of her peers around her, the teachers, everyone within distance from her... The noise became too intense she couldn't take it anymore.
She knew that she couldn't tell anyone. Her friends would think she was crazy, and no one else would believe her.. that is until she walked up to the school to wait for her friends, and she heard Brant, the schools bad boy who was smoking not to far from her.
"Probably a bitch just like Tiana"
Ivy couldn't help but speak out about herself and her friend. and that's when Brant found out about Ivy's secret.
The noise became too intense at school, getting louder and louder as the day went on. when lunch came around, and Ivy opened the doors to the commons area, she became overwhelmed by the thoughts going around, she fainted. And just as she started to black out, she heard one more thought " A month from now, they'll all be dead "
Whoa! That was freaky - I really didn't know what to think of when I read the blurb on this book - but this was not it - It was pretty intense if you ask me. I really think the author did a great job spelling it out though. She brought up good qualities that the youth is struggling with in school.
Great story :D One my daughter will enjoy reading as well .
Laryn is Giving away One Paperback copy internationally.