Title: Darkness of Light
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Number of Pages: 298
This title was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!
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.
DARKNESS OF LIGHT is a Mature YA(16+)/New Adult Paranormal Romance.
**Warning: The Darkness Series is not YA, but a NA Series
Where do I begin with this book... I am actually really disappointed with the amount of cliche's in this book and the labels...
Apparently having two different colored eyes, odd colored hair.. an odd... (My opinion dense) personality makes you a freak. Let me pause for a second to let you know how much I detest that word. That might have a lot to do with why I was not a fan of the book, to many labels that put my back up against the wall and made me think of high school and how I was labeled as a freak for being different.
I didn't like that Eli was a jerk but Ember loved him basically because he was hot. I understand that physical attraction is important in a relationship but It wasn't the deciding factor for me before I got married, looks only get you so far in life. As the saying goes A Roses beauty fades but it's thorns last forever.
I hated that she stayed and was attracted to Eli who was abusive, it felt to much like the author was saying. " Hey, it's OK to be abused mentally or physically, as long as you are hot. " I know that was not the point, and I know some people actually think that way but it just didn't work for me.
I think this idea shows a lot of promise and the writing was not horrible, this book was just not for me.
I did however love the cover, I loved the contrasting colors and it was the main reason I picked the book up in the first place.
(Just not for me)