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Darkness Comes This Way (Volume 1) Paperback – May 14, 2012
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About the Author
Pixie Lynn Whitfield resides in East Texas where she is continuously writing. She is a twenty-seven year old married stay-at-home mom to three kids, a dog, and a cat that thinks she's human. You'll usually find Pixie with a book in her hand. She started writing around the same time when she fell in love with reading at a young age. It became her passion creating new worlds and bringing her own characters to life. Later, Pixie drew inspiration from favorite authors like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice, Richelle Mead, and more. Outside of writing and reading, she loves all things baseball and tennis, history, music/concerts, and book blogging. She is also a huge fangirl for the Supernatural television series. You can find Pixie online through Twitter or on her blog: http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com. Her second book is due out early 2013.
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Well, my best friend Tiffany got a copy of this book, So of course I got to read it. let me tell you, this book was awesome. It was an unedited version so i didn't pay much attention to the very few and very far between typos. (there were like 4 out of the entire book. no big deal-io)
Ok, I loved Zarah and her checkered past. Plus, if you know me, you know i LOVE BA ninja assassin chicks. (Wish i was one. D:) Anyway, she kicked but and didn't even stop to take names! Ah! Also, i loved her brother and i felt for him. He did what he had to do. I loved how they picked right back up on their sibling rivalry. They were so cute!
Draven. Draven, Draven, Draven. What to say. I ended up liking him pretty well. He was sarcastic (<3), but he kept calling her names. haha. although, she wasn't really lovin him either. I LOVE her eyes. in my head they are all AWESOME. I think it is majorly cool how Mrs. Whitfield combined The Fallen Angels with the Vampires. I was like.....nice. :)I was freaking out when tey heard the sirensa t the end - right along with them. And i was proud of my girl, Zarah when she unleashed her BA at the end.
Most of all, though, I love how the ending was set up. Ethan. muahaha. I see where you are going with that, Mrs. Whitfield and i like your style. The end of this book left me conflicted, but it ended on a hint of action to come, which made me freak out because the sequel is no where in sight! Ah! Why have more people not read this book? It's pretty awesome. Tiffany and I shall spread the word. (kind of upset with the Author that i had to stop after just one book...need....... sequel...)
When I first started reading I had all these distractions AKA my nephews. When they finally went to sleep it was at 10 and i went back to reading(YAY)Welll I got sucked into the story, I stayed up until the early morning hours until I finished it.
I absolutely loved all the detail in the story. I could imagine everything in my mind esp. the characters, they felt so real. Draven was just a bunch of hotness!!! Zarah, well she's just pure awesome. She totally won me over when she punched a certain someone in the face(epic)Plus, I like reading about redheads. Thomas is Zarah's brother, I really wanted o hate him but i just couldn't do it. He is very likable.
The twist on the vampires was very unique. Let me tell you, you want to read this so you can see what I'm talking about.
I think that some people will love this and other won't like it, it just depends on what you like. Me on the other hand loved this and I highly recommend it to all my friends!!!
I give it 5 hearts <3<3<3<3<3
Can I just say I loved the character's names? Zarah and Draven, if I was going to have kids, I know what their names would be! As it stands, naming my next dog Draven will have to do. :-) And I freaking adored him. Cocky yet wounded, popular, but likes the outcast girl ... it's a match made in heaven! And of course he is pretty. :-)
Zarah is mostly fantastic, minus the random hiding behind the guys moments she has, rather than be the bad-ass she can be. I suppose in the interest of self preservation and all ... And she has been through some tough stuff. I won't go into more, because it is vital to the story, but let's just say she is ... different? And tortured? And broken?
And Draven ... cocky, sensitive, beautiful Draven ... what else needs to be said?
This is one of those books that it is hard for me to talk about without giving things away; little tidbits are constantly revealed as you read, so you get everything at the end, and not a moment before you are meant to. So I think I will just sum it up like this:
This is a good, maybe not great, but good solid book. Do I recommend it? Heck yes! Am I going to sit here and gush all over it? Nah. Will I read the second book in the series? It's already on my Kindle, courtesy of the author herself. ;-)
The plot is similar to some vampire stories but at the same time very different. The conflict between the characters is unique (I will not give anything away so I am not telling you how) and the chemistry created between the two main characters, Zarah and Draven, is extremely well done. There were some instances where I felt certain sentences were out of place for a particular scene but it did not distract me from the story at all.
Zarah is the strong female lead which I think we have been losing for a while now. Draven is the typical strong and silent type. Nathan is the insane boss and Thomas is my favorite chracter by far. He has a unique insanity to him. He is murderous and bloodthirsty but at the same time highly intelligent and caring.
Overall, the plot kept me interested, the ending made me scream and bed for Book 2 and I felt a strong attachment to all of the characters. I am excited for Book 2 and I think you should definitely give this a read.