Five Star Review: Forbidden Darkness by Alec John Belle
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Released: June 3, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: 172 Pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
Being a sixteen year old Monster Hunter sucks. That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her birthday, she will undergo a change that will make her stronger, more powerful, and nearly invincible to Monsters.
Along with having a hot new trainer named Philip, she believes that this will be a new beginning for herself. Unfortunately, Monsters aren’t the only thing Heather needs to worry about. With someone stalking her dreams, she realizes there may be more than just Monsters in the world, and that Kadin will do anything to stop her from helping the Monster Hunters. Even if that means unleashing an entity that was locked away by his people thousands of years ago. In this all-new paranormal young adult series, romances will be formed, evil becomes unleashed, and everyone Heather loves will soon be at risk. Because in a world where Monsters walk the earth, anything is possible.
Review by Stormi
This book was very good. It was written very well and it was quick to grab my attention. While I'm no Monster Hunter, I feel like I can relate to Heather in many ways. She was adopted and so was I. She felt lied to and hurt when she found out that her friend knew of this and never told her, which is what happened in my situation as well. So I guess the book was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. Which is always a good thing. It means the story speaks to you and makes you feel.
Heather is just a young girl who gets all these crazy truth bombs dropped on her about who she really is when she is just trying to be a normal teen girl. That im sure, is something many young adults can relate too. This story was packed with so much action and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I am definitely looking forward to reading the second book. I am totally Team Philip! :) I want to say thank you for allowing me to read and review this book. I am looking forward to reading much more from such a promising writer.