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Received from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she’s losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.
Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere – little knowing that it isn’t coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.
All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life – but demons never give up, and their focus on Ash has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she’s looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.
In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be…
If you’re looking for a good YA paranormal read that’s set in the UK then Darkness Watching is definitely for you. It’s a well written, easy to read book which I devoured quickly.
Darkness Watching begins with the scene being set in an incredibly clear way. We’re told a lot of background information which I really enjoy in a book. I like to know where my characters are coming from. The majority of the book is fast paced though with lots of action.
I’m not usually a fan of reading about demons. I have such an overactive imagination that it’s not always the best thing for me to read. (Especially before bed, I’m such a child 😉 ) I thought the demons and the mythology surrounding them in Darkness Watching were incredibly unique. It felt like an incredibly fresh take on the genre.
I’m really impressed by the writing. I’ve read The Puppet Spell from this author previously, and I was impressed then too. I can’t wait to see what she writes next!
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