{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

March 12, 2012 Blog Tours, Reviews 5

 A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages

Published January 25th 2011 by Pocket
Source: Blog Tour
Age Group: Adult
Series: Abby Sinclair #1
challenges: ebooks, 150+, TBR challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary:

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her. 

I am super glad that I found this series! I love Abby! She is beyond awesome. (And yes, I almost put an exclamation mark on this sentence as well. That is how excited I am about this book.) I loved how many different kinds of supernatural creatures were in this book. It is kind of like an adult Paranormalcy series, but kind of different. haha I know, that was really helpful, huh. But that’s what it reminded me of. There is plenty of action, adventure, humor and magic to keep everyone flipping pages the whole way through. I could not put this book down!

Abby is snarky and totally awesome. I loved her quick wit and razor sharp tongue. She certainly meets a ton of interesting creatures. I mean what other story has a pet unicorn, who is so hilarious by the way, as well as fey, incubus, vampires, angels, werewolves, etc all within the same book? I love Ion! I will say that right now. I am all the way on team Ion, even if he is a doofus at the end of the book. Sure, he frustrated me at times but I can’t help it, I just love the idea of him and Abby together. You can tell that he really cares for her. I will say that I was disappointed in him at the end of the book. I have not given up on him yet though!

This is an adult book so there are some pretty sexy scenes in the book. They fit in so well with the characters and the story line. I loved how they were worked into the story. I hope book 2 is the same way. The writing is excellent. The world just leaps off the page and I can picture everything so vividly. I fell in love with everyone and everything in this book. I think it is going to be one of my favorite adult series! If you are looking for a well written, funny and addictive series, give the Abby Sinclair stories a try. I am loving them!

5/5Gavels

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5 Responses to “{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang”

  1. _yay_

    I’ve been looking for a series like that for quite some time now!
    Is it a novella series or full length?
    Sounds like it’s my cup of tea!
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention (!!!!!!!!)-
    _yay_ @
    BookthatThing!
    not afraid to go all out on the exclamation marks haha

  2. Sophia Rose

    A miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer? Ha! Your review and the blurb just make me eager to read these.

    Thanks for sharing your review!

  3. Bri

    You did the same thing I did xD I had this tour Saturday and I read the first book/reviewed it the day before 🙂 It’s a great series, looks like we had the same ratings too!

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire

  4. Gaby

    Great review! I’m dying to get my hands on this book!! A Sliver of Shadow was just delivered a few days ago in-my-mailbox. But I have to read a new series in order. So it has to wait.

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