Monday, May 25, 2015

"Darkness Splintered" by Keri Arthur


SERIES: Dark Angels #6
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

Risa has angered several powerful people, and now she's feeling the pressure from all sides. In particular, she's come under the eagle-eyed scrutiny of the vampire council—some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But then they decide to offer her a secret, bloody bargain: to save her own life she must help them defeat Hunter, the lethal head of the council... As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realizes that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys—and get rid of Hunter—before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose...


It's been almost two years since I read a Dark Angel novel and yet, it was like I never really left Risa. Indeed, I surprised myself with the knowledge I still had of the complex, fascinating world Keri Arthur had created, but I also had to scold myself for wasting precious time! That is so not going to happen with the final instalment.

This book is proof of why urban fantasy is such a powerful genre, and why I've always been terribly fascinated by it. "Darkness Splintered" is an action-packed novel rich of suspense, twists and turns everywhere and odd, scary creatures ready to make your nightmares even worse. Of course, there's romance as well, and the fun, flirting lines are more than enjoyable. But there's also drama—which should never be underestimated in this kind of reads—and, although I would have never thought getting emotional over a certain character possible, it was a bit of an agony... And pure agony would be if I had to wait for the final instalment, but I got that already so all is good. Or so I keep telling myself before the last, apocalyptic encounter with Hunter...

I still can't believe the time I wasted, but I have every intention of reading the big finale quite soon. Readers who have reached this instalment know where the impatience comes from, and those who haven't started the series yet should join the adventurous journey right away!

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