Friday, January 27, 2012

Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan

Title: Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved Series #2)
Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Acquired: Received free for an honest review
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 84% or B
Buy It: Amazon
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 som 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?
My Thoughts::
After reading Immortal Beloved I was very curious as to what would happen to Nasty, and everyone else. Especially I was curious if Incy would find her/what would happen if he does. I like Nasty, so I was so happy that I was able to continue reading her story.

The plot this time around is a bit slower and more tedious. It wasn't until halfway through the book that things started to pick up and become interesting again. This second half was amazing and left me changing my guesses left and right at what the outcome would be. I was definitely at the edge of my seat here. The first half didn't do much for me. Nasty was just closing herself off and being totally depressing. It was annoying how she ceased listening to and believing what River was saying. Even with proof Nasty thought she was just the wooooorst person ever born. Way to be self centered.

Even though Nasty kind of annoyed me for the first half, this allowed me to better view her development as a character. By the end I was really able to see how much she changed and became a better person. Plus those exciting parts were REALLY GOOD! My emotions were soaring.

Overall I think that Darkness Falls was a decent sequel that lagged a little. Nevertheless, I can't wait to read the third and final book.

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