BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Into You by Riley J. Ford

Into You

by Riley J. Ford

YA Mystery/Romance

Book Description

What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there’s a catch…

She can only read people’s thoughts when she’s kissing them.

When a member of the track team is murdered, Winter has an opportunity to use her special ability to find the killer. Trouble is, kissing everyone on the track team isn’t such a good idea when you have a new boyfriend. Talk about complications!

Should Winter persevere using her secret power to catch the murderer still in their midst, even if it means risking her relationship with her one true love?

Mature Content Warning: Mild profanity and a graphic murder scene. Adult situations in a teen setting. While humorous, this book also explores the underbelly of teen life. 16+



Into You by Riley J. Ford

This was a really fast read for me…I pretty much read the whole book in a couple of hours. I was hooked when the first chapter started out with Winter kissing a guy and unknowingly begins reading his thoughts! Her newfound power and the ways she uses it turned out to be pretty funny sometimes.

But things take on a more serious feel when a friend gets murdered. Winter decides it’s her duty to find out who did it…even though it means she will probably end up kissing a murderer!

I liked Winter, though I found her to be kind of judgmental at times. There were actually a couple of things she said that I found a bit offensive. Most of the time, though, she was OK.

There were a lot of ups and downs in this book. Winter has one best friend, Miranda, and they go in and out of fighting because of things Winter has found out with her kissing power. Miranda says some pretty nasty things to Winter, and I didn’t think she did enough to be redeemed, but I guess things are like that when you’re a teenager.

Winter also has a love interest, Jason. This is kind of hard to maintain, because Winter is running around kissing a lot of boys while purposely trying to avoid kissing Jason! But the two work things out when she shares the truth with him.

Into You moved quickly and had a lot of funny moments and heart. The author did a great job of not revealing too many hints too early about who the real killer was. In fact, I had to suspect a few different people before I decided who was guilty!

The only problem I had with the writing is that it was very repetitive at times. The author told stories and used the exact same phrasing to do it several times throughout the book. This was distracting, but I pushed through it.

This is a unique take on the mind-reading trope, and I recommend it!

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About the Author

Riley J. Ford is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English. After teaching at both the high school and college levels for a number of years, she turned to writing full-time. Her non-fiction books are used in college classrooms around the country, and her essays have been featured on such websites as

She is the author of three fiction books, INTO YOU, a young adult mystery, CARPE DiEMILY, a romantic comedy caper, and FIFTY SHADES OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, a satire. She enjoys running with the bulls in Pamplona and downhill skiing in her free time.

Riley J. Ford is the WINNER of Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award, Humor Category



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Hide The Matches Jan 28 Review
Mina’s Bookshelf Jan 29 Interview & Giveaway
Voracious Reader Jan 30 Review
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Posted on January 24, 2014, in book tour, books, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m glad you enjoyed InTo You!

  1. Pingback: Riley J. Ford, Author of Into You: On Tour | Premier Virtual Author Book Tours

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