Jan 6, 2012

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Review: Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan

Darkness Review: Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
January 2, 2012
Little, Brown

Synopsis:
Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River’s Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River’s Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won’t allow herself to have. But just as she’s getting comfortable, her family’s ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

My Review:
DARKNESS FALLS is an entertaining sequel to IMMORTAL BELOVED that falls a little short. While it was enjoyable, I felt like it was missing…something. The action was barely there until the end and the synopsis doesn’t even begin to play out until the middle of the story. It does end on a happier note so I will be anxiously awaiting the last book in the trilogy.

Nastasya was much less annoying and immature than in IMMORTAL BELOVED. She has grown so much since first coming to River’s Edge and I was able to understand her more. We gain more background into her past life, but I was a bit thrown off by her relationship with Reyn. She was all over him in IMMORTAL BELOVED, but now she ignores her feelings about him just because of her past. It is done and over with, Reyn is a better person. Move on!

I was gratified with more insight into the characters at River’s Edge. Readers will learn more about River and her horrifying past that led her to change her ways. Reyn was much more likable and I was glad to see him opening up, no matter the way Nastasya was acting.

While I did like DARKNESS FALLS, I didn’t love it. I found myself becoming a little bored in some scenes that seemed to drag on for ages. I would definitely recommend reading it if you liked Immortal Beloved, though. I did enjoy getting to know the characters better and I hope the last book in the trilogy will satisfy me more than this one.

My Rating:

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  1. Alyssa Kirk says:

    With the lack of action and scenes that drag out, it sounds a bit too slow for me. But as always, a great review!

  2. Hm.. I'm not sure here: I still haven't read Immortal beloved but now I'm not sure I should really start reading it. Thanks for the review!!

  3. I agree with Danny, this is a big Hmmmm. I just got this one and was excited to read because I enjoyed the first book for the most part, but it doesn't seem like it's going to blow me away. I like that Nastasya is less annoying in this one, but I don't like that she shoves Reyn away. Poor Reyn. I'll love you! Glad it ends on a happy note though:)

  4. Thanks for the great honest review! It's a good thing that the character was less annoying however pushing the guy away over something in the past would drive me crazy too!
    -Shellie

  5. I'm glad to hear she is less annoying in this one. I thought the first book left a lot of things left out.
    Good review. (=
    SarahS @ WondrousReadings

  6. Thanks for that completely honest review. I'm sorry you didn't love it.

  7. LoriStrongin says:

    It's always a bummer when a sequel doesn't live up to its predecessor. I haven't read the first book, but I might hold off a bit before picking it up, knowing that the sequel is a bit of a letdown.

    Thanks for the honest review!

    Smiles!
    Lori

  8. Book Loving Mommy says:

    Great, honest review! I haven't read this series yet but it's on my TBR list.

  9. There's barely any action? What? Oh well, still going to read it.

  10. Jolene and Family says:

    Thanks for the honest review, sorry you didn't love it. I'm still intrigured with it

  11. Katrina W says:

    Thanks for the honest review !! I must say I have been eagerly awaiting this one !! and Have it in my tb bought pile ;) Everyone has an opinion ;) which I love about books !!! Oh btw I love your blog layout ! very refreshing ;) lol..

    kat

  12. Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast says:

    Thanks for the honest review! Nastasya drove me nuts in the first book. I'm thrilled to hear she has matured some. Sorry this was disappointing :( I remember thinking the first one was a little slow at times.

  13. Although I’ve not read the first book in this series yet, I still would like to. I do think sometimes with series books sometimes one or more will end up with some slow sections or parts that seem not quite right or pointless but at least with Darkness Falls you did get to learn more about the characters and that’s something I like.

    Thanks for the review!

  14. Hi Bailey,
    I have yet to try Cate Tiernan. I have heard good things about Sweep and Immortal Beloved. Sounds like this one didn’t quite live up to the hype, why do second books in trilogies end up too often as filler books? Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back anytime. Happy to return the favor!

  15. Christina Kit. says:

    I haven’t read the first one, but the concept of some sort of retreat for wayward immortals sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for the review!:))

  16. I thought that this was a stand alone book based on the summary! Silly me! Thanks to your review I know better. I’m a little wary of reading the book, but it still sounds intriguing. Based on what you said, I’m probably going to check out Immortal Beloved from the library first, before I read Darkness Falls.

    Thanks for the review!

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