Review: Dark Shore

May •  16 •  2013

After reading the first book and being pulled into an unexplored world, I just had to read the sequel. And if you ask me, this book was ever better!

1. Plot. The plot moves fast taking the reader into a whole new world. I really like how each chapter weaved into the next, pulling the reader deeper into action, lies, betrayals and of course lots of amazing plot twists and turns.

2. History. With the history collapsing of both Mayan and Altantian cultures, I adored how well this too weaves with the story. I like how the author made each detail relate to the story and characters. I was able to grab history without feeling confused or lost.

3. Love. Their is trouble in paradise and it makes the read much more interesting. I didn’t expect it to play out the way it did, still watching the characters grow up and learn about their choices really makes the book more realistic.

4. Powers. I thought it was super cool to see powers come into play. Each power plays a role in the history of these people. And of course they had once power come into play late, which I might add only amps up the story even more. Watching and learning all of it made my heart race.

5.End. OMG! The ending left my head spinning and wanting more. Indeed, the ending just laid everything on the reader. From power to lies to realization of what was happening behind the scenes. So yes, I definitely need to the next book ASAP!

A fun, satisfactory tale of mythology and modern science, Dark Shore is an thrilling sequel that makes you want more. Mr. Emerson continues to wow his reader’s with his great imagination and world building.  Beaming with excellence, Dark Shore is an success.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Jenny
    May 16, 2013

    is the end a cliffhanger? Or does it just have a surprising revelation/twist? I haven’t read the first book in this series, but it sounds like it might not be a bad idea to wait until all the books are out before I jump in! Thanks for your thoughts Savy!

    • Savannah
      May 16, 2013

      Umm, its more of a surprising ending twist. Soo good!

  2. Oh you have me so curious. Then you had to talk about that ending. Amped up the curiosity! I’ll have to really put this series on my wishlist!

  3. Candace
    May 16, 2013

    I haven’t read the first one but I read his MG book and really liked it so I thought I should try this series. I’m glad you really like them, I’ll have to try to pick up the first one!

  4. Giselle
    May 17, 2013

    I didn’t really love the first of this novel but I like that the characters seem to grow and so does the realism of the whole story.

  5. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    May 20, 2013

    I just got this one in the mail! I haven’t read the first one so I need to get to that one first. Great review. It sounds like a great series.