Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hey, COMING SOON!!- Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle Book 1) by Rachel A. Marks

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Time Travel, Occult. 425 pages.
Price: $ 4.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher: Skyscape. 
Release Date: July 1, 2015.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: **Not Yet Released**
Price I Paid: Zip, Due to Amazon First Prime Subscription.
My Rating: 📔📔📔📔📔

This book has yet to be released and is part of Amazon's Kindle First monthly program. If you are an Amazon Prime member you are allowed the opportunity to have one book out of four options given as an added bonus to your yearly subscription. You pick one out of the four in Amazon's hopes that you will read and review the book before it is released a month later to the general public. It's actually a brilliant plan on Amazons part, truly a great marketing strategy. This way avid readers feel special and get their hands on books ahead of the normal populace and the books themselves get media hype before it's even been released. So the book above is the option I choose this month it seemed the best out of the four, and as you can tell I highly recommend it. I've had hits and misses with the books this program has offered, but ultimately I can't complain because hey it was free!  

My Thoughts: When Everything Goes To Sheol, Who Ya Gonna Call?

      This story is freakin insane! It's a crazy mix of witch craft, demons, self sacrifice, time slips and biblical references. If you're looking for a strange new world to dive into this story is totally worth a read. 
      The protagonist is Aidan O'Linn, the story is told from his prospective, in both the present and flashbacks. Aidan is a lone wolf trying to survive in the world with abilities he has no clue how to handle let alone explain. He can see and talk to demons, as well as understand many ancient languages. Having a childhood darken by magic from his deceased mother dabbling in the dark arts, Aidan tries to get through life under the supernatural radar. His main concern in life is to protect his little sister Ava, who is gifted like his mom in art of magic. Aidan wants to keep Ava from the darkness that ultimately consumed his mom. It's in seeking a way to protect Ava that he finds his way into a unique group of kids housed in the suburbs of L.A. by a man named Sid. It's Sid who leads the group of teens who run LA Paranormal, a growing reality show that confronts other worldly things such as demons and ghosts. Under the protection of Sid, Aidan finds out more about himself, his family, his future, but most importantly his present circumstances which seem to grow more dangerous with each passing day. 
      Overall, loved this story and can't wait to find out what awaits Aidan. Those he comes to live with have powers too and his relationships with them really makes the story more emotionally complex. Aidan as a character is selfless and is willing to do anything to ensure those he loves are safe. This book surprised me by how well the author intertwined religion with the occult. I had feared it would be too one sided and would become cheesy, but the author wove this urban fantasy extremely well making this novel's reality a place of it own. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series to see what will happen to all the characters, especially Ava.

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