Dec 18, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Darkness of Light/Fire in the Darkness tour by Stacey Marie Brown.

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Paranormal, Romance, fae

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.


This is definitely a series I’m going to continue with, I enjoyed the dark aspects, mystery behind what magical world I was in and the tension in the romance was exactly what I was looking for in a new series. Brown created a dark world of fae, magic and a young woman who is discovering who and what she really is.

Darkness of Light follows Ember Brycin, an eighteen-year-old woman who’s never had any luck on her side. Ever since she can remember strange things happen around her, she doesn’t know why or how, but knows she is doing it. In her senior year she has been kicked out of her school and sent to a place for misunderstood young adults. Ember meets Eli, someone dark and mysterious and seems to know more about her than she’s comfortable with. Plus with her strange dreams of another man and a power she can’t control, Embers life is anything but normal and everything dangerous.

Ember is a cool girl; I’d most likely get along with her because of her tough personality and protective nature of her friends. She doesn’t back down and hates when people try to make others feel like their nothing. But her attitude and her strange ability to make bad things happen always end up getting her in trouble. Readers will easily connect to her character and root for her to finally find some happiness along with hoping she gets revenge on the people who were terrible to her. What I enjoyed most was her friendship with her stepfather and how they had a great bond and really looked out for each other. I’m use to mother daughter stories, so this was a nice change. Ember also has two love interests, one more present through out the book than the other, but I feel a love triangle coming in the next book.

Eli is the epitome of a bad boy, not just because he is in a biker club but also because his presence is always ready for a fight. He has a bad attitude and clashes with Ember on a daily basis, making for some great tension. His background is slowly unfolded, I still don’t know enough about him yet but I know enough to love this guy. No matter how frustrating he is in keeping secrets from Ember and the reader, I liked how he usually went against everything he stood for to help her.

Overall this was a great start to this series; I was constantly wondering what paranormal world I was stepping into. I figure it was fae, but there are many more creatures that pop in. Ember is the most complex when it comes to her origins and I have to say the reveal took a little too long for my liking but I loved the idea of her background. I’m extremely curious about her father side and what more she can learn from who he is. In the end I felt this was a good mix of young adult and new adult, combing some great elements from both when it came to romance. Ember is defiantly on a path to discovery and I can’t wait to see what Brown brings to the table in the next book.


This is a young adult novel that will have you guessing until the very end. Fans of Wendy Higgins The Sweet Trilogy and Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series will enjoy Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown.

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Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like my kind of read! I love mysteries like these and Eli already intrigues me! Great review, Kristen! :)