Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.
Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.
When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.
Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.
DARKNESS OF LIGHT is a Mature YA(16+)/New Adult Paranormal Romance.
**Warning: The Darkness Series is not YA, but a NA Series.
About the Author:
Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.
She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.
Who doesn't love paranormal romance books! If you read my blog you know I love paranormal books and this book does that well. I thought the plot and world building was good and there was even a great cliffhanger. My issue with this book is the characters. I don't really get the freak thing form Ember too well and she seems like a hypocrite. The author wrote her to be a freak but it just felt like the character was faking that side of herself. Also the main guy, Eli, is one of those typical YA jerks who look shot but is just a complete ass who still ends up with the girl. Normally this really upsets me when the nice protagonist girl falls for and stays with the jerk, but I could not relate to Ember, because of the way she was written, so I did not care about her love interest. The writing wasn't bad i just was not a fan of the characters. This is a series so hopefully the author has planned some major character growth for her characters throughout the rest of the series. My schedule is too busy right now to try and chance the rest of the series though, but if you do let me know if this series gets better.