Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

The Dark World (Dark World, #1)
Title: The Dark World

Series: The Dark World #1

Author: Cara Lynn Shultz

Publication date: May 2014

Published by: HarlequinTeen

Source: The publishers via Netgalley

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Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.

My rating: ★★★★★

Holy wow, you guys! This book = pure awesomeness! The concept was great and I just absolutely loved it!

So our main character Paige has the ability to talk to the dead. Now, this is a somewhat new ability she acquired after she was in an accident. And then, because her life wasn't weird enough, things get weirder. When Paige is attacked by a fire-wielding demon , she is saved by the new guy Logan... the mysterious, gorgeous Logan... *swoon* Ahem, where was I? Right. To Paige's surprise, Logan is actually a highly trained, super awesome demon slayer! Paige is suddenly thrust into this whole other world filled wit demons and warlocks... a world that is at war and sees Paige as the ultimate weapon. Luckily she's got Logan to protect her and teach her how to defend herself. But no one said it was going to easy...

Oh my gods, guys, Cara Lynn Shultz is AMAZING! First her Spellbound series, and now this piece of art? SO awesome! The story had lots of action, which I always love, many moments of sexual tension and sweet romance *swoon*, and it was just overall fun!

I really liked Paige... she was just so sassy and snarky with such a strong personality! She is so easy to relate to and, I don't know, you just cant help but like her! Logan, oh my gods! How swoon-worthy is this guy? He is so protective and sweet and gorgeous and a little bit arrogant, but it's all part of his charm! Loved him! And our supporting characters Dottie and Travis... they were awesome! :D

And then that plot twist with the demon... while it was shocking (I do love surprises), I felt that Paige was kinda overreacting. I mean, yeah he's a demon, but that doesn't mean that ALL demons are evil. You have Ajax who is totally awesome and so funny (really liked him, by the way) and not evil at all (well, not that we know of...).

Supernatural - Season 2, Episode 3: Bloodlust

Well said, Sammy! I had just watched the above episode of Supernatural when I was reading this book, and that scene just reminded me a lot of what Paige was going through with the demon. Not everything is in black and white, girly. There are shades of gray, that Dean and Sam actually learned about in this episode. And then I realized that I'd been watching too much Supernatural and that Paige's freak out was probably a normal reaction for someone who just found out about the existence of all these paranormal things. *sigh* Yeah, you could say...

I have an unhealthy obssesion with #Supernatural  yes I do and this is SERIOUS!

Seriously, it's a problem! It's already taken over this review post! Gah! Please excuse my Supernatural brain...

Anyway, this book was amazingly awesome! I highly recommend this one! And holy mother of cliffhangers! I cannot believe hat ending! I am so looking forward to reading the next book!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. I need to read this one! I've heard great things about it.


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