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The Darkness Within (The Monster Within) Paperback – June 2, 2015
"Hashway does a great job creating characters that stir your emotions and a mystery you want to unravel." (Cherie Colyer, author of the Embrace and Hold Tight)
“Witches, lies, black magic, murder...and the ultimate act of selfless love. Kelly Hashway has a spellbinding hit with The Monster Within.” - Praise for the previous book in this series (Michelle Pickett, bestselling author of PODs)
"Resurrection has a dark price. The Monster Within is a fast paced and twisted read that will keep you guessing to the end." - Praise for the previous book in this series (Heather Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing)
About the Author
Kelly Hashway is a former language arts teacher who now works as a full-time writer, freelance editor, and mother to an adorable little girl. In addition to writing YA novels, Kelly writes middle grade books, picture books, and short stories. When she's not writing or digging her way out from under her enormous To Be Read pile, she's running and playing with her daughter. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.
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Ethan’s dark magic might overtake him, and in the process hurt those around him, including Samantha. This frightens not just Ethan, but all of them. The group of teen witches also realizes there’s another coven in the area, plus a much older witch who they run to for help. Can they rid themselves of the relentless dark magic?
The dark magic, numerous spells, and relations between covens and lone witches made this a suspenseful tale. There were sweet emotions between Samantha and Ethan, as well as bitter, hard ones between the witches who didn’t get along. Hashway is a master of paranormal tales. I wanted to keep reading to stay within this world and follow the characters some more. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
The four of them also find out that they are not the only witches at the school. It will surprise them who shares their gift. Will Sam, Ethan, Dylan, and Shannon allow these new witches to help or will they take off on their own seeking help? Someone is also disrupting their efforts to get to Mirabella. Who is behind the sabotage?
I give The Darkness Within 3 out of 5 stars. The basic story line is good, but it needs work. There is a lot of the normal teenage angst, going off half-cocked, forgetting about responsibilities (like work and schoolwork), and making out at inappropriate times. You would think that Sam, Dylan, and Ethan would be more responsible since they are living on their own (without parents or guardians) and try to stay under the unobtrusive (stay under the radar). The opposite is true in this book. This book has great possibilities. I read The Darkness Within without reading the previous book in the serious, The Monster Within. Most things are explained throughout the book, but I think reading the first book would be very beneficial. The Darkness Within can easily be read within a couple of hours.
I received a complimentary copy of The Darkness Within from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are my own.
Also, there were some links between Sam and Mirabella at the end I could not grasp, especially the sacrifice. I guess that's because, in those specific situations, I see a sacrifice having to be something that person loves in order to be a sacrifice. And honestly, I could not tell if there really was a true connection between Sam and Mirabelle. I felt this whole part left a lot of holes in the background of the plot.
However, I love that we got to learn more about Dylan in this novel and his dark past. I don't care what he did in the past, I still love him! Actually, I would love it if a novella came out that was purely focused on him--maybe one where he even finds true love. Hint. Hint. ;)
I might not be a huge fan of Sam, but the storyline is good. I like all the supporting characters, especially Dylan. There is plenty of deception that kept me questioning if I’d figured something out wrong or wondering why they couldn’t see the obvious (in a fun way, though.) There was a lot of magic, both serious and light. And like the first book, The Monster Within, the ending was very satisfying, making me glad I stuck it out.