Review: Darkness Falls

Jan •  31 •  2012
Review: Darkness FallsDarkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
Published by Poppy on January 2, 2012
Genres: Young Adult-Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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"Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?"

 

This book picked up where the last one left off. Nas is still fighting off Reyn, ( though I have no idea why, but sheesh, I’d be all over him!). In the first book, Nas dealt with coming off of bad friends and a bad life. This time she is fighting not only her friends coming back for her, but her dealing with her bad past.

I really enjoyed this plot of the book. Nas took her past painfully. She blamed herself for a lot of it. She was just carrying a lot of her shoulders. It’s hard to let go of something that you have been carrying for a long time. I loved that Reyn gave her space when needed, but I felt like he should have pushed a little more. I loved that the reader gets to see Nas fall apart piece by piece. She takes blames for anything and finally flees. I felt this was necessary for her character in order for her to grow. You know what they say you must fall to the bottom in order to climb to the top? Nas falls hard. She deals with the pains of her past and at times my heart aches for her.

The love interest of the book is put on hold  well because of Nas. Because of her unforgiveness, Nas  can’t move on. I loved that Reyn gave her space. He didn’t push her hard, but was there for her all the time. I felt like at times he gave her too much room. I did however, adore how much he apologized. You can tell he was truly sorry for what she went through.

This is a dark and gritty book. So much death, anger, pain and betrayal of friends that it hurts at times to read it. I loved that the author created Nas’s life with real pain. It’s not made up junk that could never happen, but stuff that everyday people go through. For those who love a good dark book, facing a trouble past, read this.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

FTC

8 Comments

  1. Jules
    Jan 31, 2012

    This is a series that I’ve wanted to read for ages and your review of the second book has made me want to start it soon 🙂

  2. Alison Can Read
    Jan 31, 2012

    Sounds great. I like the grittiness of it. Loved your comment on how you don’t get why she’s trying to fight the guy off 🙂

  3. Jenny
    Jan 31, 2012

    I certainly wouldn’t be pushing Reyn away either, like you, I’d be plastered to him at all times:) While I don’t love that their apart (at least emotionally) in this book, I do like that he’s willing to give her space and let her sort some things out. Looking forward to this one!

  4. I liked this one a lot too! I like Incy in this series. I don’t think he has any other fans but me. I know that he’s a bad boy, but he’s fun! Life at River’s Edge is sometimes a little boring for me, but life with Incy is never boring!

  5. This book kind of frustrated me. I was expecting to see Reyn and Nasty’s relationship develop further, but yeah like you said, it was good he gave her space.

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    Jan 31, 2012

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  7. Shellie
    Jan 31, 2012

    Dark past, hot guy, I’m in LOL. Great review as always <3