Title: There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness ~ Book 1)
Author: Claire Contreras | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: January 10 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Length: 266 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Beautiful. Love the colors, the fading, the fonts... everything.
Point of View: 1st person, following Blake
My Rating: 5 Stars
What an amazing book. I saw the Darkness series making it's rounds in the book blogger universe, and immediately added it to my ever growing TBR pile. I have to say I was first drawn in by the cover, what can I say? I am a cover snob, and this one is simply beautiful. Thankfully the story inside was just as well done as the cover.
Have you ever watched the TV show Revenge? There is No Light in Darkness reminded me so much of that show, but even better. There was action, romance, intrigue, and a story that will not allow you to put the book down.
I fell in love with Cole. Holy cow this guy is pretty much perfect. I am a sucker for my book boyfriends and if there isn't a special guy to hold my interest... well, let's just say there best be. And I am happy to say that Cole fit the bill. *sigh* He was simply AMAZING. Every time he spoke I melted a little more. Every time he entered the scene I perked up just a little bit more. I just love him.
And the overall story? Gripping. That is the best way I can describe it. Everything about it is a puzzle that you have to slowly put together. I was like a dog waiting on a bone... I attacked each little scrap of new information that was given. My brain would start trying to work out the overall story, but the twists and turns kept coming at me. Just when I thought I figured something out, BAM, something would happen and I would be left rethinking everything. But don't worry, slowly but surly you start getting real answers and it starts to come together. And wow, it's amazing how every single little thing is connected.
So my suggestion? Don't wait to read this series. Both books are out now, so you don't have to worry about the HUGE cliffhanger at the end of the book. I have to admit that if I would have read it earlier, without book two available, I would still be sitting in the corner rocking slowly side to side. It would have probably killed me. But thankfully, Darkness Before Dawn, is released and it is the last book in the series. So, no more waiting required.