Monsters have a way of following you.
Immersed in a new world at boarding school, Addy Buckley learns she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake.
When faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to cling to her new life and friends or let the monster carry her away. The choice is hers, sink or swim.
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YA is published under Wendy L Owens
Adult and NA is published under Wendy Owens
Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. It’s become a passion ever since. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, is a YA fantasy series about angel and human hybrids.
Since then she has branched into NA Contemporary Romance and released titles to include Stubborn Love, Only In Dreams, and Do Anything. Her next romance, The Luckiest is scheduled to be released in July 2014.
When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.
I have really been getting into some of these YA novels coming out. While some have very annoying teen drama, I feel as though Wendy really avoided that in Wash Me Away. This book made me ugly cry, I’m not even kidding. It had me riveted and clawing for answers.
In the book we follow Addy as she struggles with her past. I won’t give away any spoilers, so I’m going to be very vague. She’s fighting a battle within herself while trying to seem completely normal on the outside. But as we all know, pushing your problems away is like trying to hold a ball under the water: eventually it’s going to shoot out.
Secrets threaten to drown her while love becomes her only support through it all. Her living raft.
Wendy wrote a spectacular novel that leaves you wanting to know more, and wanting to hold Addy tight to take away all of her problems. The friendships formed and the romance between her and Napoleon are not overdone, but leave you laughing and sobbing at the same time.
Wash Me Away is such a beautiful and somewhat dark novel that touches on subjects that many would avoid. I definitely recommend this one to those, especially fans of the YA genre. Just know that I tend to stray from some of the YAs and this was captivating.