Embrace the Darkness by L.M. Justus
(Darkness Trilogy #3)
Publication date: October 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
A cure for vampirism is within Reed Hennessy’s grasp. According to legend, all he has to do is destroy the original vampire. If Reed is successful, every vampire on Earth will become human again, and he and his girlfriend, Sarah, can have the normal life they want.
If only it were that easy.
First, they have to find the original vampire, whose location is a centuries-old secret. Second, most vampires don’t want to give up their superior strength, speed, and longevity, so they’ll do anything to stop Reed.
With the help of their friend and mentor, Nathaniel, Sarah’s sister, and a trio of former vampire hunters, Reed and Sarah set off on their most dangerous journey yet. Reed faces a choice when he realizes the price he must pay for the cure: he can persevere with his quest or learn to embrace the darkness.
My review: HOT damn I loved this series, lately I am pretty jaded with vampire books, they flood the market and it feels like I have read every story told ten times over. Am I right????!!!! WRONG!!! this series is so not like other vampire books!
I loved the character development and I loved how the characters meshed with each other, I found the story fast paced that I was able to read all three books quickly and did not find myself needing to take a frequent break to do laundry or something (yes it has happened, but never fear it DID Not happen in this book!)
I can’t stress this enough this is not a typical vampire book it really is a fresh story on a flooded vampire market. I feel if you take one thing from this review, take that. So go read the book series already. The series has this very dystopian feel in a way but I am not sure I will call it dystopia.
Having read all three books back to back I will say the story is well paced as a whole very well. I also feel the author did a fantastic job concluding the series as I feel very satisfied with the ending.
Love vampires but tired of mediocre? Read this series (and book) I can promise it will recharge your love for all things vamp!
Lisa Justus’ path to becoming an author took a circuitous route through the University of Waterloo where she earned a Bachelor of Mathematics, followed by jobs in quality assurance and technical writing at a high-tech company. With a keen interest in creative fiction, she wrote her first fantasy novel as part of NaNoWriMo as well as an early chapter book for her kids when they were younger. Welcome to the Darkness and Darkness Reigns are the first two books of the Darkness Trilogy, a YA paranormal fantasy.
These days Lisa is busy writing her next novel, reading, finishing her basement, doing volunteer work, and trying to stay in shape by running somewhat regularly. She, her husband, and their three children live in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review, the opinions as always are my own.
Book provided courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.