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?
I will start by saying that Darkness Falls is A great continuation of the Immortal Beloved series that I totally enjoyed.
There were definitely some things that were missing, or some things that I liked in Immortal Beloved that I missed in Darkness Falls, the main one being that I found that Nastasya lost some of her spark here, I get that she's becoming a better person but I really found that she seemed too placid/goody here and lost some of her awesome attitude which was still there but not as in your face, and I missed that.
But whilst Nasty's character took a little bit of a step back, other characters take a step forwards. I loved seeing River's past, it made her a much more likeable character and I saw her as a person rather than the shiny goody Mr Miyagi type lady that I saw in Immortal Beloved. I also liked seeing Reyn let down his guard a little bit more.
I found that Nasty pined over Reyn a lot more in this book and didn't act on it, after everything that came out at the end of Darkness Falls, I was expecting either lots of making out or a lot of really strong fights and there wasn't any really strong emotion, just nasty pining a lot. The scenes with lots of sexual tension were fantastically written, I just would have liked some stronger emotions in there.
As before, i loved how well written it was, Tiernan has the way of getting into the head of a 450 year old with the mentality of a teenager, Nasty is a believable character and I loved her voice, the pacing was fantastic though the last quarter was much more gripping and intense than the last and I loved how action packed and terrifying it was!
Overall, a well written and gripping sequel which has a few issues with characters but makes up for it with the action and pacing.
Overall Rating: B
Released 5th January through Hodder and Stoughton
Book received in exchange for an honest review.