Thursday, June 18, 2015

Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks (The Dark Cycle #1)

Darkness Brutal
Written by: Rachel A. Marks
Series: The Dark Cycle
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 1477830790
ISBN-13: 978-1477830796
Genre: Teen | Urban Fantasy

Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.

In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had?and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.

With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?
Darkness BrutalDarkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks

Darkness Brutal is a dark and edgy, young adult, urban fantasy.

Aidan is trying to save his sister anyway he can, even if it means loosing his own life. Homeless, battling the evil looking to take his young sister, he finds a teen group of ghost hunters that take him in. It seems to good to be true, the others ghost hunters share similar abilities to route out paranormals.

The forces of good and bad will definitely collide with many caught in the crossfire.

This is not a story for the light hearted reader. Aidan's and his sister's situations are dire. The world they reside in is bleak and dark and most of all evil is just that really evil with some major creep factor going on.

This is a great story with little time to rest between perilous situations, Marks still manages to create characters with true personas.

I really enjoyed sharing in Aidian's and the other character's journey. Darkness Brutal was a terrifyingly twisted tale of light and dark that will stick with you long after this story end.

I received this ARC copy of Darkness Brutal from Amazon Publishing - Skyscape in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication July 1, 2015.

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