Friday, 23 January 2015

Book Review: Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

Title: Darkness of Light
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Publisher: Self-Published

Publication Date: 14 February 2013
Pages: 169
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: NA / Paranormal
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Darkness of Light was a mixed bag for me. I didn't mind the story idea, but I found the main relationship between Ember and Eli a little off. Naturally this book contains all you would expect from this genre, so die-hard fans will no doubt love it. For me, it was an okay read, but not a standout amongst others of this ilk.

My reading wasn't helped by the fact the PDF formatting looked really screwy on my e-reader and it would not remember which page I was on when I closed it, so I had to keep flicking through before I could start reading each time - very annoying.

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