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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (August 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613330316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613330319
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5/5 Stars: Owlnesty Reviews:
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The imagery presented in this book is brilliant, I felt like I was in the Occult City with the characters in the book. I am eagerly waiting for the next one. Will you join the Occult City?"

5/5 Stars: E. Pena:
"I honestly didn't think I would end up loving this book. Something about vampires being overly done. This writer has real talent and some imagination!"

5/5 Stars: Rebecca Royce:
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I think this author has a strong, different voice and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Check this one out. You won't regret it."

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"I love a vampire that does what a vampire is supposed to do...I highly recommend this story as a must read! Goodbye Bella and Edward!"
~I Heart YA Books (5 Stars)

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Customer Reviews

Can't wait for the next book to come out!
Desiree Taylor Brugman
Shayne Leighton's "Of Light and Darkness" is a fantastic book, full of dark delights, wonderful descriptions and memorable characters.
Chantal Gadoury
I loved Charlotte and Valek's relationship,it was so interesting!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By owlnestlyreviews on October 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be quite refreshing. It was everything that I looked for in my reading, but with twists that were unexpected and exhilarating. I loved the fact that the vampires didn't sparkle, and did exactly what vampire should do, which is be a vampire. Shayne didn't try to make the vampires attractive to teenage girls, but they still seemed to be. I have always been attracted to the concept of immortal beings that are dark and misunderstood, but maybe don't really want to be understood. Shayne presented this concept in a brand new light. I have read numerous books on vampires and supernatural beings but I found this one to be the most unique out of all of them.

The imagery presented in this book is brilliant, I felt like I was in the Occult City with the characters in the book. The main character Charlotte was dynamic and became a little heroine in the end even if at times she was a bit of a damsel in distress. She knew how to hold her own, but she still liked the help of her love Valek. The only thing that really bugged me in the story was the premise of Valek being Charlotte's fatherly figure and then becoming a love interest. I soon moved past this little quirk because I felt that the rest of the plot made up for it. I also figured that this was just another one of those unique aspects of this book that I hadn't seen in others.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am eagerly waiting for the next one. Will you join the Occult City?

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Pena on September 10, 2011
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I honestly didn't think I would end up loving this book. Something about vampires being overly done. This writer has real talent and some imagination! I emailed her and wow she answered me back in a day. I am hoping it was her, but even if it wasn't what other writer does that? sweet girl, great talent, freaking awesome story, Thank you Shayne for making my days a lot less dull!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Grimaldi on April 6, 2013
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I just recently read Of Light and Darkness and I was blown away. I haven't ever read a Young Adult novel quite like this one. The heroine is a human, found by a vampire near death as a baby, and raised by him as her daughter. However, he doesn't age and she does. Over time her feelings for him begin to change. There is a lot of angst and pain for the two of them. All of this is going on while a powerful organization is trying to kill them.

I think this author has a strong, different voice and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Check this one out. You won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Oceangirl1 on March 13, 2012
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I had this downloaded to my Kindle and took it on a business trip. I could not wait each night to get back to my hotel to contibue reading. This held my rspt attention from the very first page. The objective of a good book is to transport the reader into another time and place and to identify with the story. Of light and darkness definitely fits this. Hopefully we can look forward to many more years of Ms. Leighton's talented scribes and music,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deana Severio on October 14, 2013
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One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Well worth the money and the time to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on October 5, 2013
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This is a book I went into with low expectations, mostly because vampires have been wildly overdone, and their stories can range anywhere from completely horrible to meh to brilliant. So, I wasn't sure where this book was going to fit in on that spectrum.

First of all, the synopsis of the story is great. It's unique, interesting, and quite amazing if done correctly. And I think Leighton did an amazing job. This is not your typical vampire book. The book is so well written, I was very impressed. I couldn't stop flipping through the pages, anxious to see what was going to happen next.

And, of course, I'm a sucker for romances. And this book did not disappoint in that department. Charlotte's not your typical heroine--she can take care of business herself sometimes.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially lovers of the supernatural genre. Out of five stars I would give this book five stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KairiSora on September 3, 2011
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I first heard about this book on facebook, because I am a fan of Twilight it showed up in my suggestions. After reading some of the comments on OLaD's page I immediately purchased it for my kindle. The story line was incredible and was definitely a page turner. Shayne brings you into this wonderful imaginative world of magic and romance that makes you feel as if you are there and you just get lost in it. I loved the relationship between Lottie and Valek, watch your back Edward and Bella! I couldn't put my kindle down, I read it in just two days because that's how great it was. I hear that there is a movie adaption of it coming out and I can't wait, it's going to be epic!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rough Raw and Dirty on August 11, 2011
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This book is by far the best book I have read since the Twilight saga. Very adult! The descrptions that Shayne gives of all the characters is spot on. I can picture all of them in my head. The deep deep connection that Valek and Charolette have goes way beyond just love. This book leave you wanting more and more and I am antisipating the second book so much. Amazing job and wonderful book
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