Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle)

Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.

In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.

With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?

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3 Comments

  1. YA sex and psychic silliness I’ve limped through half of this so far, and I don’t know if I’ll make it to the end. Maybe it’s my age, but this book reminds me of one of those CW supernatural TV series with all the improbably attractive young people with raging hormones and assorted psychic powers doing otherworldly and some very worldly things to each other. 

  2. 4.5 Stars – Page Turner with Good Characters If you like stories involving demons and the humans who do battle with them, I think you’ll like this story. Aidan has spent his whole life hiding his unusual talents from others, and trying to protect his little sister, Ava, from the demons that come for her on her birthday once every 3 years. When Ava turned 3, their mother was killed by a demon. As the story opens, Ava is living with a foster family and is just days away from her 12th birthday. 

  3. Paranormal Romance and Adventure. I didn’t expect a lot from this novel and for that, I apologize to the author. I’m not a fan of this genre, but it grabbed me from the beginning. This is an excellently written novel, set in a well crafted “world” and is about people I came to care about. I enjoyed this a lot (I had to make myself put it down to sleep) and I definitely will buy the next one.

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