Darkness of Light (Darkness #1)Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Pub. Date: Feb. 13, 2013
Acquired: From author/publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
**Warning: The Darkness Series is not YA, but a NA Series.
Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.
Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.
When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.
Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.
Oh. My. Goodness.
So, I signed up to review the third book in this series, "Dwellers of Darkness"--NEVER having heard of the author or series before. I was hoping it'd be something that I'd enjoy.
I'm having a difficult time coming up with words other than, "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!" right now. I feel like I'm sixteen again and just discovered the paranormal genre for the first time. Ugh.
So, yeah, there are some definite strong feelings about this book.
First off, I LOVE badass female characters! LOVE them!! Just add Ember to that list!
While she can be impetuous and immature at times (she is, after all, just a girl) she is one of those characters that just makes me so happy.
She can fight, she's smart, she's loving, devoted, crazy, emotional, a little rough around and the edges and altogether wonderful.
Then add on top of that Eli Dragen. Oh, boy. That Eli. Let's just say that if you like the "bad boy" thing, he's your guy. I, personally, believe that these kind of guys are not for everyone (myself included). BUT, paired off with a girl like Ember and you have chemistry that just jumps at you from the pages.
If you haven't started this series yet, what the heck are you waiting for?! It's amazing!
~About the Author~
Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.
When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.