Sunday, March 30, 2014

*Review* Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown + Giveaway

Not a single person should miss the chance to read ANYTHING by this
author!!!  She blew me away to the point that I can tell you my review 
is no where good enough for this book! 

Release Date:  February 13, 2013
Published By: Twisted Fairy Publing
Length:  298 pages
Review Copy:  Mobi. provided by Author for honest review

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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.

  This review is going to be brief because after writing it several times, and realizing I had spoilers throughout, I decided I had to just keep to the basics.  Why was there constant spoilers you ask... Well it is because this book blew my mind!  Stacey Marie Brown is a flipping literary genius you guys and I devoured this book and was left begging for more.  Basically I should have picked up book two already.  

  When it came to the plot and the pacing, I really have nothing negative to say.  There is never a dull moment right from the start and just when you think your questions have been answered, something new is presented.  For the most part I actually didn't even predict anything, and the few things I did I would like to chalk up to the fact that I am just clever.  I also found that the lines of good and bad were fairly blurred, which I really enjoy when an author can do this well.  

  Ember was the typical outcast, that people shunned because of her differences, except for a select few.  If I am telling you honestly, I thought she was going to be like every other misfit... She wasn't.  Ember ended up being so different and I loved her.  I felt sorry for her at the same time because nobody ever bothered to tell her why she could go all Carrie if she didn't keep her emotions in check.  Also, she is never really sure who she should trust and who she shouldn't.  Heck I was never sure who was really on her side and who wasn't.  I want to believe the one is but once again: Not Sure!  Overall, Ember ended up being the type of character that you enjoy reading and look forward to reading more of.

  The romance part of this book is a little more tricky for me to describe and where most of my previous review problems stemmed from...  I will say that there are two guys but no triangle.  It's hard to make a triangle with one guy never really there and the other hot and cold 99% of the time.  This isn't saying that I didn't love what one of them had going and that I don't hope things work out because I do.  It also doesn't mean that I didn't love the romance because I did.  This is an entirely complicated thing for me to describe and not make you all think I didn't like it because it drew me to it like a moth to flame.

  Now I know this isn't short but it actually is compared to the first couple.  I had basically written a short story on why you should read these books.  They honestly are amazing, and this author oozes talent and awesome!  If you are looking for something that is different, exciting, has a romance that will leave your head spinning, I highly suggest this book.  Personally I am looking forward to more development in the romance area next book and am eager to get my hands on it!!!!!

  My repressed anger was reaching its crescendo.  Tormenting me was one thing.  My friends were off limits.  Rage, I normally tried to keep on a tight leash, started to break free.  The darkness that lived deep inside me and that I kept concealed from the world stirred.  Trying to find its way out of a cage, it was like a monster I couldn't control.
  The icy raindrops lashed out at my face, making mt tighten my hood as I headed to the bus stop for school on Monday.  Mark had watched my every move that morning, waiting to see if I would start licking windows or talk to the refrigerator.
  Was the earth trying to help keep me alive?  Funny, when you were about to die the things that would normally terrify you don't.  Deep down, I wasn't surprised that we, the earth and I, could feel each other's pains and joys.

  "Have you ever heard of the Tuatha Dé Danann?" Cole tilted his head as he spoke.

  And, finally, there goes Alice, down the rabbit hole...

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

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1 comment:

  1. ooh i love the cover art!!! i tend to judge books by their covers and this one looks really good!



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