Today I’d like to wish a very happy book birthday to Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky! I meant to have a full review up on the blog before today, but life has been kicking my butt and I’m stupidly behind on writing reviews. And also, I think I’m just a little burned out. So starting today, I’m going to experiment with posting short mini-reviews along with some of the photos usually seen exclusively on my Instagram page. Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments below! It’s part of my quest to find ways to keep blogging new/interesting/engaging for me — because I’ve been doing this for a while now, and I’m feeling it.
ANYWAY! Here is my mini-review of Dive Smack to celebrate today’s release!
Despite having an iffy track record with thrillers, I loved this deliciously twisty turny book that kept me on my toes throughout the narrative. Even when I thought I had things figured out, the book still surprised me. This was a really refreshing, unique read and is one that will have you eagerly turning the pages. And it even has a really sweet romance mixed in with all the mysteries and twists! It’s in stores now!
Here is the official synopsis:
Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A’s and solid friends, he’s only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.
But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.