Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Into the Sublime by Kate A Boorman. Continuing my draw towards horrors, I saw this and knew I had to have it! Look at that creepy girl on the cover! I can’t wait to read it, but I feel like I need a good summer thunderstorm – although can I wait until then? or will my mood get me to pick it up sooner? You can see other content creator’s thoughts on Into the Sublime, just scroll to the bottom to see the tour schedule for links to their site.
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.
About The Book
Title: Into the Sublime
Author: Kate A Boorman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publishing Date: July 26th, 2022
Page Length: 368
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Age Range: YA
Synopsis: “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 Girls
A new YA psychological thrillerfrom the 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 .
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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Content Warning: claustrophobic/risky situations, violence, discussion of pet death, panic attacks, dysfunctional family