Review: Darkness Falls by Erin Kellison

dfBook info:

Title: Darkness Falls
Author: Erin Kellison
Publisher: Fire Flower Publishing
Release date: 15 May 2014
Copy received from: NetGalley

Book description:

Agent Malcolm Rook hunts for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. When the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, their attraction explodes into passion. But delving too deep stirs a nightmare—one they must defeat together, or be forever lost to darkness.

Fans of paranormal romance and bad boys, get ready for a dark, sexy plunge into fantasy and desire. The Reveler Series is set in a contemporary world in which people can indulge in Rêve, or shared dreaming—a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the world. Imagine being able to fall asleep at night, only to wake in a dream world, one in which you are lucid and in control—where you can be anything you want to be and do anything you like. But you must be careful…dreaming can be as dangerous as it is seductive.

My thoughts:

This book was exceptional paranormal romance. So well written, and so compelling, I gobbled it up in one big gulp.

The world is so well realized and Kellison introduces the reader to it so seamlessly, it felt like I had always known about Revelers.

The story follows Jordan as she reluctantly enters the world of Reve, determined to protect her sister, who is trying it for the first time, as she has always protected her. What she doesn’t realize is that her sister is no first-timer, and that there are levels of skill in Reveling, and Jordan’s is off-the-charts good.

Good enough to catch the attention of a lot of powerful people, both good and bad.

Enter Rook. He’s working for the good guys, but he knows Jordan’s life will never be the same again, now she’s awakened her conscious to lucid dreaming. There is no going back, only choosing which side she’ll be on.

My only gripe about this book, and why it didn’t get 5 stars from me, is that too much was left unexplained. When I saw how little of the book was left to go at the 80% mark, I wondered how everything could be resolved so quickly, and the short answer was, it wasn’t. I don’t mind some open-ended questions, especially as there is going to be a second novel, but this felt more like half a story.

Still, I wouldn’t have been so disappointed if it wasn’t so good.

Reviewed by: Tara

Four stars

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