Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review: After Dark (The 19th Year #1) by Emi Gayle

Title: After Dark

Series: The 19th Year #1

Author: Emi Gayle

Publication date: October 31st 2012

Published by: J. Taylor Publishing

Source: For review from the publishers (thank you!)

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What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn't know will probably kill her.

In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she'll be for the rest of her life. She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it's her birthright. To Mac, it's a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours. Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists-which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there's more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge. In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.

My rating: ★★★★★

I loved this book! The story idea was just super unique and I absolutely loved that! I mean, being able to change into any supernatural creature that you freakin' awesome is that? And seriously, have you heard of anything like it?

Mac I thought was an interesting character. She has such a tough-girl exterior, but really, on the inside she is such a softie! And this is why: Winn melted her cold, non-human heart! Awws! Who would've thought, Mac falling for a human?? And not only that, Mac actually start to make human friends! Scandalous! Mac doesn't like humans, and yet Winn seems to seems to be affecting Mac in ways she didn't expect!

And what can I say about Winn? He's a HOT geek! It's SO freakin' adorable!

The ending was twisty and more than a bit surprising...I like surprises :) There's someone out there who really wants to hurt Mac, and, well, you'll never guess who or why!

Overall, I thought it was an awesome read (hence the five stars...duh!) I enjoyed the books originality (very refreshing!) and all the different supernatural creatures we were introduced to (I'm all about monsters!) And there was mention of Gods! Greek gods, perhaps? I don't know, but you know me: I love mythology!

So, would I recommend this book? Heck yes! Especially if you love a variety of supernatural creatures all wrapped up nicely in one book!

Have you read this book? If so, leave me a comment telling me what you thought about it! If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read?


  1. Aww!! Yeah! I'm SO glad you loved it! :) :) Thank you for the awesome review!

    1. Yay! Well, I'm glad you liked my review :)


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