June 12, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, knows she can’t fight her nerd status as a freshman at her Los Angeles private school. And she doesn’t care—except for the fact that her crush, Josh, thinks she’s more adorable than desirable. Annie is determined to set him straight on their school trip to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him find Cortez’s lost-long treasure.
Suddenly, Annie finds herself scuba diving in pitch-black waters, jetting to Hawaii with Josh, and hunting for the priceless Golden Jaguar. But Annie and Josh aren’t the only ones lured by the possibility of finding the greatest treasure ever lost at sea. Someone else wants the gold—and needs Annie dead. In deeper danger than she ever imagined, can Annie get the boy and find the Jaguar, or is she in over her head?
Critically-acclaimed author Coert Voorhees delivers breathtaking romance and non-stop action in his newest novel, the spirited and captivating In Too Deep.
Special thanks to Disney Hyperion and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC of In Too Deep. In Too Deep will be available in stores July 9th, 2013.
As soon as I finished reading In Too Deep’s synopsis I knew that I had to read the book because: Treasure hunting!
Duuuude! Come on, treasure hunting!
I just couldn’t resist the mystery and adventure that this book promised, and it definitely delivered!
This would be the perfect beach read, where you could imagine that you really are on an exotic beach looking for long lost treasure. I really enjoy treasure hunting stories, but I often see them more in movies than in YA novels, so this book was a pleasant change and handled the adventure well. I loved discovering the clues and maps along with Annie and I could feel the danger and excitement of the race to find the lost-at-sea Golden Jaguar. I thought Annie’s diving was a very interesting aspect too. I didn’t know much about the history discussed in this book or about diving, but there were tons of details in this book about those topics that were fascinating.
I also enjoyed seeing how confident Annie was about her diving. Annie knows she’s not the popular one, or the most interesting one, but she knows that she is a fantastic diver and that it’s something that she loves, and that gives her confidence.
Cynical Cindy Says
While I enjoyed this book, I felt that the characters found some solutions/clues too easily, and I would rather have seen the characters work to solve more of the puzzle themselves.
All in all, if you want a fun summer beach book filled with treasure and as much adventure underwater as on land, then In Too Deep is the book for you!
3 out of 5 teacups.