Book Review: Under the Surface


An epic survival-thriller about four teens who get lost in the Paris catacombs for days—a gripping and propulsive story of love, danger, betrayal, and hope… even when all seems lost.

Ruby is terrified to cave to her feelings for Sean and risk him crushing her heart.

Sean is pumped to spend a week with Ruby in Paris on their senior class trip, and he’ll wait however long until she’s ready to take things further.

But when Ruby’s best friend sneaks out the first night to meet a mysterious French boy, Ruby goes after her with two classmates, but caves to another temptation: attending mystery boy’s exclusive party in the Paris catacombs, the intricate web of tunnels beneath the city, home to six million long-dead Parisians. Only they never reach the party.

Underground, as something sinister chases them, they get lost in the endless maze of bones, uncovering dark secrets about the catacombs… and each other. And if they can’t find a way out, they’ll die in the dark beneath the City of Light.

Aboveground, Sean races to find the girl he loves as a media frenzy over the four missing teens begins.

From award-winning author and rising YA star Diana Urban comes a twisty tale of four teens lost in the dark beneath the City of Light and the race to find them.

My Review

As soon as Diana, announced this newest book, I had to add it to my list to read. I found this book to share some of the same high intensity vibes as All Your Twisted Secrets. Mix this with being trapped in catacombs and you have me hooked already. As I was reading this book, I could not help but picture the movie, As Above, As Below about a group who does down into the catacombs and finds more than they bargained for. That is what happened to Ruby and her friends.

As the story progressed, I became more and more drawn into the story. It was like I was there with Ruby and her friends, running, screaming, fighting. I could not stop reading this book. 

I could see this book being turned into a movie as it grabbed my attention with the storyline for sure. I would not want to be trapped in the catacombs with people after me. 

Diana, this is your best book yet! Under the Surface is a nailbiter, edge of your seat read!


Mystica said…
I’ve read lots of books where the catacombs are featured. This is so much more. Thanks for the review.

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