Anjee's Review: Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

Title: Darkness of Light
Series: Darkness #1

Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Genre: Paranomral Romance
Pub Date: February 13, 2013
Rating: 3 stars

Our thoughts...

Since I am the PNR reader of the bunch, I decided to check this out for free on KU. I’m always in search for new content in this genre, so I read the synopsis and decided to give it a try.

My first thought was this was very twilight esque regarding a teenage girl going to a different school, and learning that the hero of the story is not who he seems, but after the first chapter of set up the author takes a different turn, which seemed to be in her favor.
I am going to be utterly honest about this first novel and considering it had been done four years ago I am sure with future books they will have been cleaned up. Or one can hope.
The Cons:
The plot and pacing were kind of on the fence for me in this one. I could see where she was going, but the author was not letting me get anywhere. It was constant bickering and fighting for the heroine and the hero. I didn’t feel like their relationship progressed at all. They also gave me a severe case of whiplash. I get the attraction, but something in the foundations of the relationship was a bit off.
This book could have been so much more. The incomplete sentences, the organizational structure of timeline, the constant use of the same dialogue were mistakes. Mistakes that would not have been missed had this book been heavily edited. Writing is hard work, and thoughts coming at you a hundred miles an hour are difficult to handle at times, proofreading yourself over and over until you can’t stand it anymore would have even have been beneficial. Trust me.
The Pros:
I rather did enjoy the supporting characters and the way things were revealed in the ending of the novel. I would have liked to seen little reveals along the way or cliffhangers at the end of the chapters, but that’s just what I want, and not everyone is the same. I also thought by the end there was so much more clarity. It’s almost like the book dragged on between the hero and heroine and their secrets for most of the book, only for the big reveal at the end. The writing seemed to be more clear as well. So with that being in mind, I will continue to the next book to see if there is an improvement in both story, and writing skill.  

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