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Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle) Paperback – July 1, 2015

4.2 out of 5 stars 1,059 ratings
Book 1 of 3: The Dark Cycle

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"Rachel A. Marks has a way of telling her tale that made this a book I couldn't put down. [DARKNESS BRUTAL] is a great mix between character-driven and plot-driven scenes, between swoon-worthy Y.A. romance and heart-pounding supernatural danger. I'm so excited Book One in the Dark Cycle is finally here. All I want to know now is--when is Book Two coming out?" ~ Merrie Destefano, author of AFTERLIFE

"Rachel deftly weaves together myth and magic to bring us a young hero with one foot planted firmly in a terrifying supernatural world and one in our own." ~ J. Kathleen Cheney, author of THE GOLDEN CITY

"A rich and complex YA novel that seemlessly weaves religion with the supernatural and delivers flawed characters worth rooting for? Yes, please! This unique and smart take on angels and demons demands reading--I devoured Aidan's story overnight and instantly wanted more." ~ Debra Driza, author of MILA 2.0

"Marks has a knack for writing characters who are manipulated by forces beyond their control, but who are not passive in the slightest. The female cast is very strong here. The end is fantastic and draws things together in a way I did not anticipate at all... and makes me even more eager to read the next book." ~ Beth Cato, author of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER

About the Author

Rachel A. Marks is an award-winning writer, a professional artist, and a cancer survivor. She is the author of the novella Winter Rose, and her art can be found on the covers of several New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, four kids, and six rabbits.

For more information, please visit www.RachelAnneMarks.com.

Product details

  • Grade Level : 7 - 12
  • Item Weight : 1 pounds
  • Paperback : 422 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1477830790
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1477830796
  • Publisher : Skyscape (July 1, 2015)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 12 - 18 years
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 1,059 ratings
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