Series: The Dark Light Series
Author: S.L. Jennings
Review by: Onnica
Basic Story: After nineteen unremarkable years on the planet, where Gabriella Winters has basically flown under everyone’s radar, she is about to discover that turning twenty will transform her life beyond all recognition. On her twentieth birthday her adopted parents decide to reveal who her birth-parents were. It turns out that she’s not mediocre at all. Instead, she learns that she is part Light Enchanter (a race of sorcerers created to help Humanity and spread Light) and part Dark One (or Warlock to you and me). On her twenty-first birthday she will become the Chosen one; the bridge between light and dark, who has the potential to heal the rift and end the enmity between the warring factions.
Her birth-mother Natalia fell for a Dark One named Alex and their union created Gabriella – a unique being, prophesied to bring peace to the two worlds. This didn’t go over too well with either side and her parents were killed. Not everyone is happy about an all-powerful, magical being and Gabriella soon finds that she is in a race to stay alive until her powers mature. When girls of a similar age start turning up dead in her neighbourhood, Gabriella knows it’s only a matter of time before they will come for her.
To further complicate matters, the night she meets an intense dark stranger at her birthday party her peaceful life is distorted further. Dorian Skotos – tall, Greek, devastatingly handsome, seems determined to know Gabriella better. She’s been warned to trust no-one beyond her close-knit family, but will common sense prevail over the undeniable pull towards her new friend?
Why you should read this: if you love a good paranormal story like me and also very smexy times, then you need to read this book. It’s well-edited, the pace moves along at a good speed. You get to know the characters and Gabriella is shaping up to be a pretty formidable heroine. Dorian – he is a great hero. He’s mysterious, doesn’t say a whole lot, smoulders at the right moment but is a character with depth. I cannot wait for the next book, which is out 15 March 2013.
What you might hate: I know from discussions on Twitter that some people aren’t happy about serialised books and I agree to a certain extent but this series has A LOT of potential – I hate having to wait as much as the next person, but I have a feeling it will be worth it.
Rating: 5 sparkly stars out of 5 – it really deserves it. I was captivated from the start, stayed up way too late last night finishing it and I loved the world that S.L Jennings created. Read it!