Pretty Dark Sacrifice
Pretty Dark Nothing Series
Heather L. Reid
Pretty Dark Nothing Series
Heather L. Reid
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Goodreads Rating: 3.83
My Rating: 5.0
It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.
Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron's memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.
When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.
If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.
All it will cost is her blood.
My Take on the Book:
For lack of a better saying holy hell. This book was the epitome of Awesome. I absolutely adored book 1 and I couldn't wait to jump into book 2. While reading the story you're thrust into this world that's stuck in between the balance of good and evil. Every little nuance of each side was done impeccably. I loved reading the continuation of Quinn's story and learning more about Aaron/Kaemon. The back story between the crew and their past lives was so spectacular.
I also found a lot of satisfaction in Quinn finally opening up to other people. It was great to see Reese finally being there for her best friend with no secrets between them.
In this book were introduced to some new characters, and given a better glimpse into some of the older characters. We meet a character named Caleb, who has a small ability similar but not as strong as Quinn's. Is definitely a character I look forward to reading more about in the next book because I have some suspicions of him, its just a little too coincidental that he has a small ability to see as she does. But don't worry I'm not suspicious in a bad way, so feel free to fall in love with him.
It was also really fun to see Quinn step out of her damsel-in-distress role and dive headlong into the kick-ass character we all knew she could be. I also loved that Marcus played an even bigger role than he did in the previous book. A big supporter of Quinn when people just thought she was insane.
I definitely feel that the back story was developed a lot more in this book that it was in the previous. Book one you're introduced to these characters and just giving a slight glimpse into the terror that is their world. But in this book you get this fleshed-out story that's holds you what made it the way it is, why they're dealing with what they're dealing.
Now the first book was a little dark, but not exactly the kind of give you nightmares book that one would expect with Shadow Demon figures. This one definitely has the massive creep factor making it seem more of a young adult horror novel then a paranormal fantasy. This author has an amazing way of writing scenes and characters that make them almost real. There was a bit of predictability but only because you've grown to know these characters so well that you kind of know where they're going, so its not as irksome as other books.
This book doesn't pick up exactly where book 1 ended, there's some weeks in between the final scenes of book one and this one's beginning but I feel like it gave Quinn more room for growth. You don't have to deal with those uncertain moments that would have inevitably made her week and unlikable. You're introduced to Quinn 2.0 or rather 1.5. You get to see her still uncertain and holding onto a grasp of that lost girl from book 1 but she's in the process of this metamorphosis into the new are better when you get at the end of book 2.
This series is a perfect mixture of Supernatural meets Pandora's box, with lots of twists and turns and unforgettable characters. I don't think I can stress how amazing I found this book or how much I love the series. It's really good and pretty easy to follow. It's written with a clear story arc and a pretty easy to follow line from point A to point B. But you're also given all these crazy and action filled crescendos. I just absolutely adored the premise of the story and the execution. I cannot wait for the next book in the series as I'm sure it's going to be even better than this one.
About The Author
Heather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good story. For now, this native Texan is back in the Lone Star State, settling down with her Scottish husband and writing new tales of fantasy and horror.
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