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Review: This Brilliant Darkness by Red Tash

This Brilliant Darkness by Red Tash
Series: This Brilliant Darkness #1
Genre: Fantasy | Horror
Length: 316 pages
Published on 30th November 2011 by Red Tash Books
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | WHSmith
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Purchased for myself from Waterstones

When an ancient, troubled entity identifies quirky Christine Grace as his latest threat, all hell breaks loose in the urban forest of Indiana University’s Dunn Woods. Will Christine piece together his destructive plan in time to save herself? And what exactly is going on with this peculiar star, Stella Mirabilis?

This fast-paced story moves quickly from character to character, through the headspace of not just Christine and the monster Greachin, but also to Tom, her devoted boyfriend, and Richard, an aging physicist interested in the time-traveling star overhead, and others. Along the way, singing street people, cosplaying environmental activists, and heaven-sent beings come to populate the unique cityscape of Bloomington, IN, where encountering the bizarre is an everyday experience.

Book one of a series. Not intended for children.

I read this a little while ago and it took me a while to complete as it was the first eBook I read so I kept forgetting I even owned a kindle.

I won my eCopy of this book from a competition I entered on someone’s blog and the author even spoke to me afterwards and I promised her I’d review it too, so here it is. A few months late but better than never.

I would also like to apologise before hand that I’m not the best with words and/or writing when its a book I enjoyed but I’ll try my hardest to get across my love for this book.

I really really enjoyed reading this book and I loved all the characters. They all got well developed so even though there was a fair few characters it was still really easy to tell them from one and another.

It was also really interesting seeing how their lives became engulfed in each others and the overall mystery of everything that is going on.

Now this is why the book is difficult to review because I really don’t want to give anything away as there is so much happening at once that whilst you’re reading it you’re constantly asking yourself questions about what on earth is going on, did I mention there’s a dinosaur or two and electronics talking back to the main character? Seriously it’s wild and a lot happens in such a short book.

My all time favourite part was the ending, which I know sounds super bad but it ends on such a cliff-hanger you just DESPERATELY need the sequel in your hands instantly.

4 stars / 5 stars

I will continue to read this series once it gets written.


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