- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (August 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1613330316
- ISBN-13: 978-1613330319
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,803,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of Light and Darkness: The Vampire's Daughter Paperback – August 26, 2011
"A true delight from start to finish! It is sure to leave you thirsting for more!"
- Diane Alberts, USA TODAY bestselling author
From the Back Cover
"I love a vampire that does what a vampire is supposed to do...I highly recommend this story as a must read! Goodbye Bella and Edward!"
~I Heart YA Books (5 Stars)
Top Customer Reviews
Title: Of Light and Darkness
Author: Shayne Leighton
Series: Of Light and Darkness #1
Publication Date: January 2016
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
My Rating: 2.5 Stars
Raised by a Vampire in a secret society of Witches, Shifters, and Elves, Charlotte finds that she is the freak in her world of magic and wonder. When she stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of survival in this coming-of-age modern fairy tale is slim, resulting in a war between light and darkness.
I finished this book almost a week ago and I've just been beyond baffled on what to say about it. There were just as many good ideas,characters and interesting plot developments as there were bored-to-tears, that doesn't even make sense and why, oh why are we still reading about this moments. I thought if maybe I sat on writing my review that things would somehow become clearer and I would instinctively know what to put down in words, but I don't. I honestly have never had to try so hard to make a review happen. I mean, seriously, I usually just wing it and hope it flies.
Okay... deep breath...
This novel had a lot of moving parts in it which almost seemed to destract rather than enhance. There were a multitude of creatures, with some of them showing up half-way through the book, making me question if it was truly necessary for them to even be introduced. In a way, I understand that the author was trying to add more 'magic to the magical world' but it just seemed like overkill, even if the creatures were kind of cool.
This book was very.... dare I say it... A.D.D.Read more ›
The imagery presented in this book is brilliant, I felt like I was in the Occult City with the characters in the book. The main character Charlotte was dynamic and became a little heroine in the end even if at times she was a bit of a damsel in distress. She knew how to hold her own, but she still liked the help of her love Valek. The only thing that really bugged me in the story was the premise of Valek being Charlotte's fatherly figure and then becoming a love interest. I soon moved past this little quirk because I felt that the rest of the plot made up for it. I also figured that this was just another one of those unique aspects of this book that I hadn't seen in others.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am eagerly waiting for the next one. Will you join the Occult City?
I think this author has a strong, different voice and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Check this one out. You won't regret it.
Charlotte wasn't my type of character. She was so focused on her love for Valek that little else mattered. She even went as far to find him humans to eat. And vampires eat humans, I get that. I also understand the rules of the Regime. It just didn't feel right to me. At some point, Charlotte's loves moves from daughterly to that of a lovers. Valek's starts to feel romantic towards Charlotte too. That did not work for me. I had a hard time getting past it. Plus the blood doll, I get that it was for survival but it is hard for me to get over.
The story built and built. Then it was resolved in the last 8% of the book. There was constant action throughout the book. The book wasn't bad, but wasn't my type of book.
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