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REVIEW! DARKNESS by ERIN EVELAND
Posted by The Literary Melting Pot in Reviews, YA Fiction on September 10, 2014
One Girl. One Boy.
And the Masters of Darkness.
See the Shadow Creatures.
They are everywhere.
But you can’t run from the shadows.
At the age of sixteen, Catherine lives with an alcoholic mother and impoverished welfare. While searching for a way to tell her only friend Nathan of her desire for him, a hidden world starts to unfold with the coincidental meeting of a man in black, Jorgen. With this encounter, questions arise and unexplained events start to occur, causing Catherine to confront her past and an uncertain future.
Upon graduating High School, Nathan cooks at a local bar wondering how he can leave town with the girl he’s fallen in love with, Catherine. All seems hopeless until a man in black, Artros, introduces himself offering power greater than all the money that drives the world.
Ancient enemies with the power to control the Darkness and its Shadow Creatures, two Masters will fight to the death for what one girl may hold – the ultimate power of Light.
A wonderfully disturbing read! The author made me think of my own hometown and how hard it can be to escape such a black hole. Mill towns are the perfect setting for a horror novel, and Eveland delivered with exceptional precision.
Catherine comes off a little creepy at first, but after a while it’s hard not to like her. The traumatic life this young woman has to endure is heartbreaking, and her resolve is incredible. Nathan is a sweet young man who’s easy to relate with and very lovable. These characters and their story become rather addicting as friends become foe, and unimaginable creatures fill their lives with darkness.
I received a copy of this novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THIS LITERARY CHEF:
Known for her short stories in the horror-genre, and as a mother of four, Eveland has published works in Dark Moon Books, Mocha Memoirs Press, Cromaine Press, and Dreamscape. Her forthcoming dark fantasy novel, Darkness is unique in style to bring art and music to the reader using the Quick Response Code.
With children, work and life, Erin usually writes between the hours of 9pm and 6am. She didn’t start writing until she turned 30. Through the following years of dedication and persistence, she has created a staple in the writing community, in which she grows, discovering new writers and listening to their stories – personal and written.
Erin loves spending time with her children and the great outdoors of Michigan. As a musician and songwriter, she enjoys music and the arts. She’s a nerd for how-to-books and as boring as they come across she likes discovering new things and believes one of the greatest values in life is to never stop learning.