{Review+G!veaway} Dark Promise by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

October 11, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 5

I have a review and giveaway of Dark Promise for you today! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know what you think in the comments below. 
Pages: 176 
Publication Date: July 28th 2012 by Valknut Press, LLC
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: Between Worlds #1
Summary(from Goodreads):

Rylie has it all – great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.

I loved the summary of Dark Promise but the cover was not my favorite, so I didn’t really know what to expect from the book. I really like Julia Crane’s writing so I wanted to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! Dark Promise is one of my favorite books of 2012, and my favorite fey book ever! I loved it all. I loved the characters, the plot and the world that Julia and Talia masterfully created. 
Rylie has such a perfect little life, with her super sweet boyfriend Adam, and great parents. Then she basically gets whisked away against her will into faery. I was so swept up in the story. I felt like I was right there with Rylie. Adam is such a great guy that initially I hated the other guy- Kallan simply on principal. But the more I got to know him, the more I got to liking him and then really liking him and then to 100% rooting for him! Even if you are not a fan of love triangles, you need to check this one out. It is different, I promise. 
This is an author duo that I am a huge fan of! I love how deep their writing is. It feels more vibrant somehow. The emotions seemed heightened, and the beautiful colors of faery land seemed brigter. I loved exploring the landscape along with Rylie. I feel like she fell in love with the world even though she tried her best not to. I even caught myself liking the king I teensy tiny bit. His character is so evil but there is some deep sorrow in him as well.  
If you are a fan of fey books, you have to read dark promise. Right now, no excuses. I loved this book. And man, oh man that ending was just wow. I completely loved it. I need book 2 RIGHT NOW! I have not been this anxious to read a sequel in a long time. It is now two days after I read the book and I am still thinking about it. That is how much I liked Dark Promise. 
5/5 gavels
About Julia Crane:
Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keeganโ€™s Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although sheโ€™s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.
About Talia Jager:
Talia Jager is a author, wife and mother to six beautiful children. Her passion is to write young adult books. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t carrying a notebook around with her or thinking up stories in her head. Talia is the author of The Gifted Teens series, If I die Young, Damaged: Natalies Story, Teagan’s story, secret bloodline and Dark Promise & Mesmerized with author Julia Crane.

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