Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?
When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you
Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.
To find the grace in darkness, you must Dare to be BRAVE Dare to be STRONG Dare to be ALIVE
Book 1- The edge of darkness- My Review
Book 2- The grace of Darkness (Below)
5 INSPIRING, PASSIONATE, HEART-WARMING STARS!!
Okay first of all have you read The edge of darkness(book 1)?
No? NO? You kidding me right? Get on it right now! And don't read this review if you haven't read the first book :P
So as you all know I loved book 1 it was different, surprising, moving and kept me hooked until the last page and even after! So I was really intrigued to see how the story would continue, it was left at the part where Araya has gone away from Ryland to learn to do things for herself. Ryland doesn't know where she is at and has to go work for J.D. until he can figure out where she is and they can be together again.
"Don't you get it Araya? You are my life now. I meant it when I said that you saved me. "
"We saved each other, Ryland. We saved each other. "
I hated the separation I was just dying for them to find each other again.In book 1 their love is sweet, cute and down right adorable but in this book we see passion, lust, love and much more.
The way they meet well..I really wasn't expecting that, their chemistry and love for each other was explosive.Even after the separation their love never wavered, it changed them both in different ways.
The Ryland you see in book 1 is a sweet and I don't know happy and nice and lovely and in this book he turns into a broody, (still hot)rude guy who just doesn't give a shit about anything or anyone. He is bitter, hurt and angry at Araya for leaving, at J.D (The pig), at Careless and even at Sebastian. He does some funny silly thing when he bashes that dumb guys face in hah! Its like all his happiness and light has been sucked out of him since Araya left and he doesn't know what to do with himself and he hates it.
"It was a few months after you started. He was in the hall, looking for you. I found him. Mind you, I didn't know who he was at the time, but I brought him to you. You were dancing and he looked...he looked like a guy still in love with you."
The distance made Araya realises a lot of things, she can't live without Ryland, it's like there is a part of her missing and nobody can fill that place.She grows and learns to becomes independent and accepts that she can't do everything and pushing people away to become independent doesn't get us very far.She grew as a person became more confident and started facing problems head on.
Now lets get to one character that pissed me off to no end..J.D..now there are a million different types of names I could all this waste of space piece of shit but he just isn't worth it! The amount of times I wanted to read into my phone and snap his neck, bring him back to life and then re-snap is a couple thousand times yeahh.. I hate him.
Why? What the hell is his problem? Why are you so damn annoying?Why can't you fall in to a deep hole and die? Urgh he was just damn cruel!
Oh and Sebastian did anyone else feel really sorry for him? Was it just my heart that hurt for him?He was always the one that got the shit end of the stick when everyone was having a happy time. He was pushed aside, bashed and ignored numerously and I just wanted to give him a big hug! I really want him to have his own book I want him to have a happily ever after, I was a little annoyed that he wasn't mentioned at the end!
"I want to come back in pieces." I frowned.
"Yep. A piece of me would come back as the wind so I can be the one to lift and caress your wings when you fly. Another piece would come back as the sun so I can be the light that guides you and the warmth that warms your dainty feathers. I'd come back as the piece of the sky so you always had a place to fly free. And a piece of me would come back as a tree so you always had a place to call home, Hummingbird." -Ryland
Aww I loved Ryland and Araya scenes they are just so damn cute together.I liked how this book carried on with the dual POV so we got an insight into both their lives when they were apart and their thoughts and feelings.We even got a bit of Sebastian's POV which left me hopeful about him getting his own book ;)
I am happy with the happily ever after! It doesn't mean that everything ended perfectly naahh nothing is ever going to be perfect there will always be both light and darkness you can't have one without the other.
This book shows how to see the positive, the light in every dark situation and never let the bad situations get you down.
*ARC provided for an honest review*
His fingers wrapped around the back of my neck, pulling me hard against his
body. I knew what he was attempting to do, but his plan was backfiring.
My body sighed at the contact, and every curve molded against him;
desperate to feel all of him.
“If I feel you beneath me, I won’t
be able to stop Araya. I want you too damn much! I want you, all of you.
I want to be buried so deep inside of you, you won’t know where I end
and you begin.” His breath showered my lips with warmth.
“I won’t want you to stop Ryland. I need you, all of you, now and forever.”
“And the rest?”
eyes move over my face, flushing my skin with the intensity of his
gaze. The rhythm of my heart increased, because I know what he wants me
“Say it.” He growls against my lips.
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