Saturday, May 25, 2013

Going Under by S. Walden Blog Tour - Review and Giveaway

Brooke Wright has only two goals her senior year at Charity Run High School: stay out of trouble and learn to forgive herself for the past. Forgiveness proves elusive, and trouble finds her anyway when she discovers a secret club at school connected to the death of her best friend. She learns that swim team members participate in a “Fantasy Slut League,” scoring points for their sexual acts with unsuspecting girls.

Brooke, wracked with guilt over her friend’s death, decides to infiltrate the league by becoming one of the “unsuspecting girls,” and exact revenge on the boys who stole away her best friend. An unexpected romance complicates her plans, and her dogged pursuit of justice turns her reckless as she underestimates just how far the boys will go to keep their sex club a secret.

(This is a New Adult fiction book with mature themes. It contains graphic sex and language and an explicit description of sexual violence. Please take the content warning seriously.)


This is a tough one.  Take the warning seriously kiddos, there's some deep S in this book and there are parts that can be difficult to read.  

Brooke is my kind of girl.  I like a girl who takes things into her own hands.  She made a mistake, betrayed her best friend and was now living with the guilt of that betrayal.  Her best friend is dead, and the only way she can find any redemption is to make seek out revenge on the people who hurt her.  I don't like what she did to her best friend, but she knows that she was wrong and wants to make things right.  She tries to stay focused on the task at hand, but she meets Ryan and he's like a big wrench thrown into her plans.

The further you read into this book, the darker and crazier it gets.  I don't know if any amount of warning can prepare a ready for how disturbing this story is.  There were times when I had to put the book down for a little break because at times it became too much.

As dark as it is, S. Walden's story is beautifully told.  It's a story about strength and sacrifice.

Source:  ARC provided for honest review
Rating:  4 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tre,

    Thanks so much for reviewing Going Under and for participating in my tour! I appreciate you helping me promote my work :)

    xo Summer