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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Audio Book Review: Darkness of Light By Stacey Marie Brown

Darkness of Light
(Darkness #1)
By Stacey Marie Brown

Genre: New Adult
Narrated: Michelle Sparks
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins

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 troubled 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.
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Book Review:

*This review is of the 6 hours and 52 minutes of the audio book that I heard. I couldn't stand to listen to the last 3 hours and 35 minutes.

I'd like to start by asking how this book has an average of 4 stars on Goodreads and 4.5 stars on Amazon as of july 2016. Did I read the same book that everyone else did? I lost count of the number of times I rolled my eyes during this audio book.

I despised Ember as a character. I don't understand if she was just THAT dense or just plain stupid. Other than her 'weird' eyes and red and black hair there wasn't anything all that strange about her. It never gets explained why everyone in this small town has it out for her. So lights blow up when she's near, there are 30 other people in the room who's to say it wasn't one of them then?

For most of the book it seemed like the only thing going through Ember's mind was how hot Eli was. At times his shirt sleeve would lift up a millimeter and she would perv out. I understand he's hot (which is the only thing going for him) can you move on to something else and stop repeating it every 2 lines? I'm also at a loss as to why she openly shared her whole life with him (after knowing him all of 2 weeks) and gets angry when he won't do the same with his life. She went as far as to put herself in a dangerous situation just to maybe 'catch a glimpse of his hotness'.

Eli was a horrible character/person. How someone can find him attractive is beyond me. He's a complete asshole at times and yet Ember still runs back to him. He was violent and went as far as to hurt her, but it was all justified by how incredibly hot he is. The interesting thing is that when she tried to ignore him and pretend to move on he gets angry AT HER. Am I the only one at a loss for words?

Torin is a mystery to me. I still don't understand his role in this book. All he did was deliver cryptic messages that made no sense and disappeared. He also said things like: 'You're mine' & 'You belong to me'. That just made him creepy and no amount of hotness and leather pants could make me change my opinion.

The only redeeming characters in this book are her two best friends and her stepdad. The only people who care about her and yet she goes out of her way to lie to every single one of them, all the while opening her heart and soul to Eli.

My Rating:

* This review could not be posted to Amazon.

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