Blog Tour– Into The Sublime by Katie A. Boorman

Posted July 31, 2022 by stuckint in Blog Tours / 0 Comments

Hi everyone and welcome to my tour stop for Into The Sublime by Katie A. Boorman hosted through TBR and Beyond Your. I’m so excited to share a full spoiler free review as part of my tour stop.

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About the Book

Blog Tour– Into The Sublime by Katie A. BoormanInto the Sublime by Kate A. Boorman
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on July 26, 2022
Pages: 368
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"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 GirlsA new YA psychological thriller from Kate A. Boorman, 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
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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.

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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.

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My Thoughts

I am a horror nerd so of course I am thrilled to be reviewing Into the Sublime, which is a YA horror novel I would describe as a combination of The Descent and The Blair Witch Project.

The plot is pretty simple. The Sublime refers to an underground lake that four thrill-sesking teenagers decide to go hunting for, but only three of them come out and the police finds only one of them- our complicated narrator- conscious and coherent enough to relate what happened.

There is a lot going on here. From the tenuous group dynamics to the fact that all of the girls have their own motivations for taking the trip and their own secrets to hide. What Boorman does so well is create the sense of claustrophobia and unease that would come with such a venture.

I read this one vacationing in a heavily wooded area and it was the perfect setting for such a read. While I didn’t necessarily find it scary- it’s hard to frighten me these days- I was thoroughly entertained and thinks it’s a great YA horror novel.

Overall, I gave Into The Sublime 5⭐ and would recommend it to those who love other YA horror authors like Amelinda Berube, Ania Ahlborn and Amy Lukavics.

What About You?

Have you read Into The Sublime? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

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