Title: Blood Beyond Darkness
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication: August 28th, 2014
After months of searching, Ember and her friends have finally located the Sword of Light, the only weapon capable of destroying Queen Aneira and ending her rule. This is Ember’s destiny. Or so she thought. Now a pact to save the man she loves changes everything.
In this final installment in the Darkness Series, when the truth comes to light, Ember will learn some things are better left in the dark as her world is ripped even further apart. It is no longer a rabbit hole, but a never-ending black void full of endless lies, betrayals, and secrets.
The fight for Earth has begun, and Ember will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions of innocent lives and those she loves.
But this price may be too high—even for her.
Ember needs to get out of the self-pity hole she has immersed herself and come out and fight. The fight is more dangerous and more gritty than ever before and the losses will be a lot more. I loved the way Ember handled herself after all the lies and betrayals come out. Sure she did wallow in self-pity, but then she came back with a bang too.
I fell in love with Eli all over again in this book. We see for just a microsecond a sweeter, softer side of him, then he is his own sarcastic, bad boy self. I particularly love the scene where he won’t let Ember go before listening to him. He wanted to talk to her and he made sure she would listen. That man is just delicious. All that temptation wrapped in a bow was just hard to resist, not just for Ember, but for me too.
What I did not like about this book was Kennedy. In the earlier books I loved her, but not in this book. She grew more confidant, more strong. She could stand up for herself and fight her own battles. But in this quest to find herself and transformation she hurt the guy who loved her the most, Jared. Which despite all her good qualities was unacceptable to me.
This book was full of action and strategies. It made me laugh and cry and then laugh some more. Every death in this book hit harder than the first one. And so many good guys are lost. But Ember has to make the ultimate sacrifice. She must chose between the man she loves and the thousands of people on this Earth.
Stacey Marie Brown never disappoints and she did a tremendous job with this book too. The ultimate finale to the well loved series, Blood Beyond Darkness is heart-wrenching and will make you hold tighter to your book/kindle. You’ll never want it to end. Kudos to Stacey Marie Brown for weaving her web of magic once again so artfully and masterfully.
Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.
She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.