Fire in the Darkness (Darkness #2)Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Pub. Date: Aug. 31, 2013
Acquired: From author/publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Author Page: http://www.staceymariebrown.com
***This is NOT a YA Series but a New Adult(17+). Sexual Content and Language.***
It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.
And when I thought Ember and her story couldn't get any better. Then this happened.
Poor Ember. While she IS a badass, she can just never catch a break. Someone always wants her dead and she's never free to just BE. She's always under someone's thumb. I'm starting to wonder how long this'll last.
Don't get me wrong, I can see the benefits to the way the story is shaping. And the dramatic elements keep me sucked in. I just feel bad for our poor heroine.
The writing is still strong in this second installment and I have yet to find fault with anything that Ms. Brown does.
The romance gets more romantic, the fighting get more intense, and the plot just thickens.
Stay tuned, folks. This story will suck you in!
~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.