Published by Essiel Publishing on August 31, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Seventeen-year-old Hazel Lisle has a problem. Or two. Or three.
Problem number one: Asher Evans, her best friend and long-time crush. A lover of piercings with tan skin and a posh British accent, he’s spunky, fun, dirty-mouthed...and clearly more than what he seems.
Then there is Hunter Slade. Cold. Infuriating. Unreadable. He knows just how to work her last nerve. But under his calm, impassive mask, he’s hiding a terrible secret of his own.
Hunter and Ash are the least of Hazel’s worries. Someone is out to kill her, and she has no idea why. Monsters seem to come from left and right. Invisible wings follow her everywhere she goes. There’s a voice, soft and strangely familiar, inside her head. After a series of scary encounters, Hazel doesn't know who or what to believe. Only one thing is for sure: She will not go down without a fight.
Due to strong language and crude sexual themes, this book is only recommended for readers ages 16 and up.
Darksoul is the first book in the young adult paranormal series, Silver Shadows. There are so many things that I absolutely loved about this book. I thought for a long time while reading that it was going to get an easy 5 stars from me. But there was one detractor- the guys in this story are so confusing! I mean really confusing. But even so, I loved Darksoul. I got swept up in the world of angels and half demons. This is not like any angel book I have ever read before. It is not religious at all, and not even really spiritual. It is just paranormal, and well, cool.
I do have to point something out kind of quick. I know everyone is saying that there is no love triangle in this story….but….I kind of beg to differ. Hunter and and Ash and their dynamic and with Hazel is basically what this whole story is about. And it is oh so clear that they each care about her. And trust me, even if she doesn’t declare her love for both of them, there is enough back and forth to make it love triangle-esque. At least in my opinion. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it. I loved the story and Hunter and Ash are a big part of why I loved it so much. Speaking of the two of them, they are each great guys. I am in lurvvee with Hunter and I am a full shipper of Hunter/Hazel. Ash is great too and there isn’t even really any reason why I don’t want him with Hazel, its’ just that he is not Hunter. We don’t get any answers on this love front in the first book so don’t worry I am not ruining anything. But prepare to be confused by each of the guys. They are brooding and confusing as heck and very closed off a lot of the time. One of them is a an angel and the other is a demon and for most of the book, I had them confused as to who was who. Because of them. Because they are that confusing.
Eveline Hunt did a fantastic job of drawing the reader into her world. I am so invested in these characters, I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the next book. I WANT THE NEXT BOOK NOW! The world that Eveline Hunt created is rich and very complex. I loved visiting the demon realm and the in-between realm and I loved, loved, loved all of Hunter’s little creatures. Watching their emotions were some of my favorite scenes in the book. Like I said before, this is not your average YA angels book. Not even close. If you have never found an angel story to be your cup of tea, try Darksoul. I think you will really like it. I know I did.
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