The Deepst Night by Shana Abe

The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark, #2) am
Title: The Deepest Night
Author: Shana Abe
Publisher: Bantam
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 Stars


A rich portrait of post-Victorian England, The Deepest Night seamlessly blends thrilling romance with riveting history and adventure—perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Lauren Kate.

It’s 1915, and sixteen-year-old Lora Jones is finishing up her first year as a charity student at Iverson, a prestigious, gothic boarding school on England’s southern coast. While she’s always felt different from everyone around her, now she finally knows why: She is a drákon, a rare, enchanted being with astonishing magical abilities.

As war hits Britain’s shores, and Lora reels from an unimaginable loss, she finds that her powers come with grave and dangerous responsibilities. At the request of Armand Louis, the darkly mysterious boy whose father owns Iverson, Lora will spend her summer at his lavish estate. To help the war effort—and to keep Lora by his side—Armand turns his home into a military hospital, where Lora will serve as a nurse. For Armand is inescapably drawn to her—bound to her by heart-deep secrets and a supernatural connection that runs thicker than blood.

Yet while Lora tries to sort out her own feelings toward Armand, fate offers an unexpected surprise. Lora discovers there is another drákon, a prisoner of war being held in Germany. And that only she, with her newly honed Gifts, will be able to rescue him.

With Armand, Lora will cross enemy lines on an incredible mission—one that could bond her to Armand forever, or irrevocably tear them apart.

Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and filled with daring adventure and magic, The Deepest Night is a mesmerizing novel of the enduring pull of destiny, and the eternal strength of love.


My Thoughts
 With great power, comes great responsibility.

Returning to this beautiful world was a much anticipated event. The characters are hard to forget and I couldn't wait to see where there journey lead them next. I was not disappointed.

Lora's burgeoning powers are both an asset and a curse. With a war now hitting Britain she must learn to control her powers and use them to aid in the coming battle. Her growth in this book was very clear and she learns more about herself and the ones she loves.

Learning of a new Drakon and teaming up with Armand to rescue him was an eye opening experience. The bonds of friendship and love were tested and so was there will to survive. The twists and turns in this sequel had me on the edge of my seat. I also enjoyed the historical events that gave this story more depth and added to the whole experience. It made everything seem more real.

I cannot get enough of this world and will be anticipating the next book in "The Sweetest Dark" series.


  1. I loved this one too! Really loved how despite all the action and Armand and Lora getting closer if not romantically we still have hints and messages from the stars. Can't wait to get the third book!


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