Dark Souls by Ketley Allison (Dark Souls Series Volume I)Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Number of pages: 280
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Book Description:19-year-old Emily desperately wants a name for what she is. For what is consuming and torturing her. For what is changing her.
But she’s not crazy like her mother. She’s not.
Emily may not be as crazy as she thinks, because her body is no longer her own. Something is stirring inside her. It is soft, seductive, and tells her what to do to survive. As Emily learns that her world has been infected by demons that consume human souls and fit seamlessly into the bodies they empty, she must also accept that she is one of them. Yet, she is different from the rest, because her darkness didn’t inhabit her, it was awakened. And it doesn’t just want the humans.
Emily refuses to be crazy like her mother. But after a strange encounter with her best friend's boyfriend and finding out the next day that he does not exist makes her question her sanity. From then on things go from strange to bad really quickly. Emily has to face her inner demons and figure out just what is going on with her world.
"I'm not my darkness. I'm me, I'm Emily."Wow this book is so fantastic I had to put a clapping gif for it. Unique, fun and interesting. This book really had me hooked from page one. I loved how different this book was, from the way the demons interact, the concept of the Trinity. I loved that there was enough mystery to keep me guessing what's going to happen next, but still a little predictable where I was able to guess right in one or two things. I love Ems characters, she is strong and when things got bad for her rather then cower she made smart choices, chose to remain strong, she didn't want to be weak. I loved that she fought the darkness to remain true to herself. I had a love hate relationship with Asher, his hot and cold moods just annoyed me. I loved the tension and connection between Asher and Emily.This book is fast paced and there was never a dull moment.
Trust me when I say this is a must read. So put this on your TBR list and put it towards the top, you'll be glad you did. With that being said I highly recommend this book and its worth the 5 of 5 stars!
Ketley Allison is a twenty-something (maybe almost thirty-something) author who believes that supernatural love shouldn't stop at eighteen. She began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.
The writing bug never left her--and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write--so now Ketley's putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.
As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let's be honest, friends are what really get you through--especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.