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The Darkest Lie [Kindle Edition]

Angela Day
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You'd think after being drugged, taken to a secret military facility, attacked by a flying red monkey, finding out one of your parents isn't human, being shot, imprisioned, thrown out of a collapsing building and shot again, that the thing Thane wouldn't be most afraid of was his high school chemistry teacher. But you'd be wrong.

15 year old Thane is invisible. At least he's worked really hard to be, and all he wants is to get through school unnoticed. Things were going well for him until Remi showed up. She's pretty, fun, outgoing, and she picked Thane for a friend. If only a temporary one. Being with Remi means everybody notices him too, even Cressida Rasmussen, the beautiful and possibly insane chemistry teacher who seems to be trying to kill him with science, and Brennan Tayler, the thirtysomething man who only shows up when Thane is in trouble and who may or may not be a figment of Thane's stressed imagination.

When Ms. Rasmussen ensures that a science experiment goes horribly wrong, Thane is a suspect in an attempted murder where he's the one who should have died. Brennan offers Thane a way to escape-- enter Sanctum, a secret pseudo-military organization that's been tracking him. If Thane doesn't go, at best Ms. Rasmussen will try again and next time someone might die. But if he does the price might just be Thane's freedom, humanity, and self-control. The most powerful magic and the most advanced technology together won't save him, and neither will understanding the song and science of the universe. The only hope he has is to find a way to disbelieve a lie he's been told all his life, the darkest lie we're ever told, and find out what's true for himself.


Product Details

  • File Size: 793 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615724957
  • Publisher: Onyx House (November 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1SUK9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read! January 2, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I heard Angela was publishing The Darkest Lie and I eagerly bought a copy to support her. I was impressed by the first chapter and looked forward to reading the whole book. I really enjoyed the emotional depth Angela placed in her characters. Throughout the book you can clearly see the emotional growth and strength Thane develops as he learns how to accept himself. The pacing of Thane's growth is both pleasing and realistic to the reader. However in the beginning chapters I felt the pace of the story slow with a big build up of allot of information that left me feeling confused until the last half of the book. To anyone experiencing this, I say read on, it will all make sense. The last half of the book answers all the questions you might have and you don't want to miss the very satisfying ending.

A good read. If you have read Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, or Eragon, you would enjoy The Darkest Lie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thane's pain and struggles were so real March 15, 2013
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In The Darkest Lie, Thane is an average teenager just trying to get through life unnoticed by not only the school bullies, but by his family as well. With Thane trying to be invisible the appearance of Remi and her desire for friendship turn his world upside. Suddenly Thane can no longer just blend in. His Chemistry teacher is trying to kill him, he is at war with his father and strange things begin to happen to him as he is introduced to a world he never knew existed--the magic world. A world that is tracking him. As he seeks to find the truth of who is tracking him, he becomes a danger to everyone he knows and loves. Now forced to trust the same organization that is tracking him, Thane is sent to Sanctum, the only place that can answer his questions, the only place that can hopefully save him. And what Thane discovers will change his life forever.

From the minute that Thane stepped onto the page I loved him. He was so real. His struggles and his pain bleed off the page and attached themselves to my heart. Angela Day did such a good job at making his plight believable that I wanted to rescue him. So when things began to change for him I was both worried and excited. And when I say change I mean seriously change. It was like a chain reaction or domino's it started with one small incident and then just exploded to his entire life. But the changes were all necessary, all defining who Thane was and was to become.

In The Darkest Lie we are introduced to a number of very interesting characters and creatures who all add to the story. I loved Angela Day's descriptions of the creatures that roamed Sanctum. With my favorite being Jaeger, the imp. He provided a lot of the comic relief in this book and I wanted to squeeze him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! March 1, 2013
By Katie
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I enjoyed this book immensely! The characters are so well developed and the story draws you in! I am excited to read more of the series and see where the story goes! A must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book! March 1, 2013
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I do not typically read books from this genre, but decided to give this book a try. I really enjoyed the book. The writing was compelling and the story was interesting. I also appreciated that the book was good despite the lack of sex and violence. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Darkest Lie February 13, 2013
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Just finished reading the best contemporary fantasy book ever. "The Darkest Lie" by Angela Day. Being a reading professor I read a vast number of books. I confidently assert this is the best I have read and I recommend it for all ages. A most convincing cast of characters, intriguingly twisted plot, and a unique blend of science and magic to solidly explain the duality of worlds made this book my favorite read since "Enders Game" Sorry Orson, this woman's got serious chops read Angela Day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. February 10, 2013
By nerak
Format:Kindle Edition
I have never read this author before and based reading the books on the reviews already submitted. I truly enjoyed it and hope she follows up with more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read January 24, 2013
By Annie
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I didn't want to put it down. A good story with both excitement and humour. I enjoyed every moment of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Darkest Lie January 13, 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Day tells a fun story. It is refreshing to read a book that wasn't full of violence & sex. I can recommend this book to all my friends and their children & grand kids.
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