Monday, September 10, 2012
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
Mia is torn between two guys—and two worlds—in this epic, romantic fantasy.Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she’s concerned, that’s about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town.
That is, until Sol arrives. Mia’s not one to fall for just any guy, but she can’t get Sol—or the brilliant tattoo on his back—out of her mind.
Then Mia’s brother goes missing, and Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing. But getting closer to Sol means reevaluating everything Mia once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.
The Dark Light was a struggle for me to finish. The first few chapters went unbelievably slow. The story finally picked up some pace around chapter 16, and stayed exciting for the rest of the book. The final battle was over way too quickly. There were a few parts of the book that I liked. It was really cool hearing about all the different people in Bordertown. The author creates a really vivid picture. Also, Sol's tattoo and what it does later in the story is interesting. You don't see much of that in YA literature. Usually it's saved for adult novels. I didn't care for most of the characters. The only one I liked was Delane. He was great friend with a good head on his shoulders. He was always there for Mia when Sol was being a jerk. He also told her things she needed to know that Sol wouldn't tell her. Mia was constantly putting her friends life and her life in danger by coming along when she was told to stay. She was only thinking of finding her brother, and not helping the Brakalands. Sol was a jerk and treated Mia horribly. He lied to her and hid important things from her that she needed to know. He rarely asked her opinion about decisions involving her well being. Instead he would walk far away from her and whisper to Delane about it. I really wanted to like this book. But sadly it just wasn't for me.
I give The Dark Light: 1/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.