Darkness of Light (Darkness #1) by Stacey Marie Brown

Darkness of LightSynopsis:

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

My thoughts:

This was one of those books where I had a hard time rating and reviewing it. I had a real hate-love relationship with this book. Many times I thought about not finishing it but yet wanted to know how it all would turn out and kept reading.

The beginning of the book seemed pretty slow, but it picked after, but went back to slow again and picked up again. The pace was all over the place.

It is pretty clear that Ember is not human early on in the book and she doesn’t know it. That is where I had problems with the book, in my opinion it went on far too long. Most of the book she thinks she is insane , that there is something wrong with her, then she figures she is something else maybe but never gets answers form anybody. Not from Eli or from Torin. Eli won’t tell her and Torin says he can’t tell her. While I understand it is a important part of the book and I enjoyed some of it, I think it could have been cut shorter and given us more about after she finds out what she is. I figured out pretty early on what she is, well least half of her, the other half I didn’t even think about but was not shocked when it came out. It made perfect sense. She finds out in a pretty brutal way what she is and that is where the book went from okay to great. The thing is she doesn’t find out what she is until like 75% in the book.

I enjoyed Ember and her humor and kick as attitude (most of the time), but there were defiantly moments I wanted to smack her for being childish or just being plain stupid. But het we all have out moments .

Eli is your typical hot mysterious bad boy, he also had his moments but overall I enjoyed him a lot with his humor and bad boy attitude.

Torin , hmm he was also pretty cool but , there is still so much we don’t know about him to make a clear judgment.

All the side characters I enjoyed as well and fit in nicely to the story.

Overall, it was a good book that got great towards the end and I’m interested to see how the story with the Seelie and Unseelie courts turn out as well Ember’s involvement.

The end was somewhat of a cliffhanger but I figured it would end about there.

I decided to give it 3★ since it was a good book, but liked I said it turned to great just to late for me to give it 4 ★



Some of my favorite quotes:

Holy shit! Can we say unstable? Was I the only sane one around here? Well, I guess that really wasn’t setting the standard very high.”


“Fuck you!” “Right here?” He crossed his arms. “That definitely wouldn’t help your getting over me.”


“You’re fucking kidding me, right?”

“I don’t kid about fucking.


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*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


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