Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: Dark Child

Dark Child
Dark Child by Adina West

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kat Chanter is from a small town. She knows she wants more from her life, but isn’t sure when or how it will take place. Control of her destiny is lost when she decides to test her own blood after a fainting spell. She learns that her blood cells are not normal. To make matters worse, her supervisor takes an interest in the sample and reports it to the main research facility. She is offered a promotion and moves to New York City. She finds the perfect apartment and begins her job. She has many questions: Why can’t anyone else notice her building? How is it possible she never runs into any of her neighbors? Why is she craving meat? What is with the vivid dreams?

Some of her questions are answered when she meets Char, but many more arise as she tumbles into a dark world and discovers that she inherited many unusual traits from the father she never knew. Dark Child was originally released as a serial eBook and is now available as an omnibus. Witches, blood drinkers, shape shifters and egocentric control freaks are everywhere. Many believe she is the dark child the prophecy speaks about and they are willing to give their lives to protect her and assist her in any tasks she has. West takes many supernatural creatures and ancient folklore and weaves a new story with a fresh spin. Although there are a few sections that I felt the vocabulary was intentionally contrived, the added depth of these words was a nice variation in an otherwise easy and enjoyable read. I look forward to the story continuing as many threads were left unanswered.

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