Review: In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees

15998997Blurb from Goodread

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.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
language edition: English
genre: Contemporary, Adventure, Young Adult
My Thoughts
I think this is a really nice adventure young adult (YA) story, though in some part I felt like what happened with the treasure hunting was way simpler and easier than it could be. I spent most of my YA life reading adventure stories and remember that I always wanted to be part of it, this book brings those memories.

I know nothing about scuba diving or places that take place in this story. But the way the author wrote it, made it wasn’t difficult for me to be there in the story. It’s well written with enough description to guide reader, who doesn’t familiar with diving and treasure hunting like myself, to picture it and understand what Annie was talking about.

As YA, I’m aware that there is romance story in it. I’m glad that it didn’t take over the story. It wasn’t an insta-love, and when it happened, it felt more real and natural. It’s a subplot but it didn’t overwhelm the main focus, the treasure hunting. And that treasure hunting part was really good. In some part I really couldn’t wait of what will happen with the characters and their golden jaguar hunting.

However, my favorite part was Annie Fleet, the main character and narrator of this book. She’s what I think a scuba diving and treasure hunting geek is. She’s well train and a certified scuba diver and has a huge crush to Josh Rebstock a son of an academy award winning actress. I think she’s a lovable character. It was easy to love her from the moment she’s introduced. She’s smart, witty and I just love her geekiness, though she tries to hide it so many times. But it’s just cute and most importantly she could be funny without being force to do it.

ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
Result: 3 out of 5 stars

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