June 29, 2018

#BookReview: Beneath (BENEATH #1) by @MaureenAMiller #Giveaway

About the Book:

From USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen A. Miller comes this young adult adventure that will plunge you deep into the Atlantic Ocean.    

It was Stella Gullaksen’s final break before starting her freshman year at college. Joining her best friend, Jill, and Jill's family aboard the STARKISSED, Stella wakes to a violent storm that capsizes the boat over a hundred miles off the New Jersey shore.

As the waves haul her under Stella knows that she is going to die. Instead, an unusual current drags her deep into the underwater canyons of the Atlantic Ocean. Powerless against the raging waters, she is suddenly sucked into a ventilated cave. One by one, Jill and her family also emerge in the sunken cavern.

With only a faulty diving flashlight to keep oblivion at bay Stella and her best friend's brother, Colin, search the cave in hope of finding a way back to the surface. What they discover, however, is that they are not alone. There are other survivors in this subterranean grotto–survivors spanning decades of maritime disasters.

Will this discovery prove salvation, or have they all been condemned to the same fate? A grim finale at the bottom of the sea?

On an alliance forged by friendship and attraction, Stella and Colin battle to escape the danger that lies beneath.

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Indie 
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Survival, Ocean 
How I Acquired this book: Author 
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author:
USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller worked in the software industry for fifteen years. She crawled around plant floors in a hard hat and safety glasses hooking up computers to behemoth manufacturing machines. The job required extensive travel. The best form of escapism during those lengthy airport layovers became writing. 

Maureen’s first novel, WIDOW'S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website. 

Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her it was still Romantic Suspense…just on another planet! 

Find more about Maureen at www.maureenamiller.com

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book:  I thought this was going to be based on something like Atlantis but what I was got was something way different! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  
This one was really good! We get this epic ship wreck and Stella knowing she’s going to drown. Then she doesn’t and all these things happen!!  I do with that we would have gotten more of the area they went to because after finishing this book and thinking about this review this story feels like a surface story. I think that it could have been way deeper!! But what we get is a very creepy mystery with creatures and a revelation that was WAY freaky. 

The creatures in this one reminds me of a book by Demetria Lunetta called In the End. These creatures were somewhat similar. But also way different. (I know that doesn’t even sound right).  But there it is. 

The characters in this one were wonderful. You have the going crazy father, the lost mother, the little sister, the big brother, and the family friend with a crush on the big brother. As well as some other characters that I won’t talk about so as not to spoil you. 

If you are afraid of the dark make sure you have lights on while reading this. I could see this becoming a movie daily easy. This would be an amazing Halloween movie that would scare the pants off of everyone who watched it. I remember parts of this I was laying on my bed reading with my legs having over and I would need to pull my legs up because it was freaking me out to no end. 

This book is another one with all the feels!! I can not wait for book two and really hope that we get even more story than what we did in this one. All in all I think this could have been a little shorter and it would have been even faster paced. But it was still an amazing read! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Good pacing, Romance, Determination, CREEPY!! 

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