REVIEW FROM READERS' FAVORITE★★★★ stars!Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton was an interesting read and very fast paced. Ellie and Marcus' romance is sweet and is the predominant focus in Pretty in Black. Almost immediately enthralled by each other, their love seems destined for tragedy.
"Twilight meets Edgar Allan Poe [in this hauntingly beautiful vampire series.]" --@MagicalMolly
"This is a hauntingly beautiful novel and a promising start to an exciting new series. I loved the dark and Gothic feel of everything in the story... I can't wait to see where the story goes from here! Very highly recommended!!"--Stephanie Ward A Dream Within A Dream
"Pretty In Black is an exceptional re-imaging of Poe's dark tales...What more could an avid reader of Gothic Romance ask for, when I'm given twice the darkness and twice the passion." --Shane Morgan Itching For Books
"Pretty In Black is a dark young adult book but that is not it. It is emotional, it is raw, it is deep and most of all, it is bittersweet."--Sana Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile
"I adore Marcus Marble. He is a beautiful character that wears his heart on his sleeve."--Novels on the Run
"She met Marcus and I thought, whoa, this guy is special. Seemingly the epitome of a vampire...But the two of them, to me, was like picturing the gothic prince and princess come to life." Liz Fictional Candy
"This book had a dark, edgy lyrical feel to it....It flowed with a rhythmic charm...The concept was a fresh, unique twist on the traditional vampire theme.There was an echo of Twilight meets Romeo & Juliet meets Hunger Games (Meaning the tough fighter chick:) but Pretty In Black is all its own."--Michelle C. Jordan
From the Author
They were leaned against the stone, in their own little world. And to this day, I still do not know if they were real or not, but they became the characters of this story. I remember the ride home clearly. I was intrigued. I sat in the backseat, writing notes to myself on my phone about what I'd just witnessed. Two days later, I began writing the story. It just hit me. And after hearing My Time's Upby The Raveonettes--a song off their album Raven in the Grave, the rest of the story just fell into place.
Marcus Marble began as a regular dead guy. I never really liked vampires, but a daydream I had back in high school led me to the idea of creating the Evermore. Vampires who can come out in the sunlight, have no desire to drink blood, and are warm to the touch.
Edgar Allan Poe also played a major role in the creation of the dark worlds of Nevermore and The Land of Naught.
Pretty in Black is just the beginning. Enjoy! --Rae Hachton