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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review of Darkness (Brookehaven Vampire #2)

 ~*~*~*~ Spoiler alert! There are a few spoilers - BEWARE.  ~*~*~*~


Darkness – the second installment in The Brookehaven Vampires series:
Not long ago, Laney Alexander was living a carefree life - that is, until she was thrown into a world full of creatures only the imagination thought possible. Now, after surviving a terrifying night, Laney and Oliver are lying low at Julz’s place. They are
relieved to be in each other’ arms once again, but fate seems to have other plans…

Julz is not happy to have visitors in her home and emotions are running high. Laney is pushed to her limits as she watches Carter fight for his life and her relationship with Oliver becomes strained as she discovers secrets about Julz that could tear them apart.
As Laney reaches her boiling point, disaster strikes and her life is
shattered. Laney must come to terms with what has unfolded, but will she lose her way and let the darkness consume her, or will she find her light in Oliver?
Secrets will be revealed. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be lost. Darkness will fall.

 ~*~*~*~ Spoiler alert! There are a few spoilers - BEWARE.  ~*~*~*~

Ahh... I have to say the second time was much better. I had forgotten a lot of the important details and again am SO glad that I decided to do a re-read before starting the 3rd book, Tainted Blood.

As the bond between Laney and Oliver intensifies, so does his over protectiveness and jealousy on both their parts, causing a few tense outbursts through out the book. Having Julz and Carter under the same roof with Laney and Oliver, jealousy is running rampant; not to mention the tensions between Julz and Laney - which eventually erupts into a fight in the kitchen! 
With Oliver being called out to help with city clean up, Laney is left in the house surrounded by strangers, and her badly injured friend, Carter. Once Julz disappears, Laney finds herself enjoying the company of said strangers - especially Lola, the vampire dog, that she finds comfort in. 
After a fight with her Aunt Lilly, Laney leaves - only to go back and find her the next day laying in a pool of her own blood. Distraught after loosing the last of her family, she is consumed by anger while trying to come to terms with the turn her life had taken since Oliver had entered, she finds herself blaming him for everything. Because of this, she finds herself becoming closer to Carter, which threatens to tear her and Oliver apart. Finally able to return to their apartment complex, life begins to return to normal. Just as Laney and Oliver are falling back into their comfortable routine, a stupid decision to go out with Carter while Oliver was away on business threatens rip everyone apart.

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this series. I highly recommend it to everyone, young and old.  

Thank you Joann for dedicating so much time to getting their story on paper for everyone to enjoy. I know how hard you work to write it, and publish it all yourself and on behalf of all The Brookehaven Vampire series fans I want to say THANK YOU!  


Buy it now at Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

~ Kim

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