Title: Darkness Watching
Author: Emma L. Adams
Published On: October 10, 2013
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Source: Review Copy
Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she's losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.
Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere - little knowing that it isn't coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.
All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life - but demons never give up, and their focus on Ash has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she's looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.
In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be...
Rating: 4 Stars
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.
Well, first of all the main thing that I felt while reading this story was that 'this story line is new to me, even if the concept is not new', I mean the way the author used up the concept and made it twist and turn in a very different fashion than the regular Urban Fantasy reads felt really good to me and it's really remarkable given the fact that even though there are so many books out there based on this same concept, this book succeeded in attracting the attention of the readers and judging the reaction of my fellow reviewers I think that it's true, right?
Coming to the characters, I have a little complaint here and that is the author only made the readers focus on the main character when there were other characters too that could have had a little bit share of the fame. I liked Ash very much and the most important fact is that is isn't naive like most of the other heroines.
The story progressed at the correct pace though the first few chapters were a bit slow moving but it happens in case of the first novels all the time. The suspense is good and it gave me goosebumps sometimes too and man, I couldn't guess a scene here and everything was either a surprise or a shock to me which felt really good and fresh.
Over all a great read that I think everyone should definitely read. Enjoy !!!