Darkside Sun by Jocelyn Adams
Mortal Machine #1
Published on 10 March 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Page Count: 291
Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do.
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.
Normal was overrated, anyway.
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RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I think Darkside Sun is a little unique because it is a book about wraiths and parallel world. That was something that I seldom come across in books. The premise of the book piqued my interest and plus there's this 'arrogant-but-hot' professor in the blurb sounds really promising. I just had to read this book and am really glad I got the chance to review the book.
Addison has been seeing her surrounding unravel around her since six, but she didn't want people to think that she's crazy so she kept that secret to herself. She dealt with the mysterious unravelings by simply ignoring them, until one day something really strange and frightening happened in one of her lectures.
I like Addison's voice in Darkside Sun and how the author portrayed her--strong, loyal but not without her faults. Asher Green is a character I hate and like at the same time. He's this outrageous professor who couldn't take tardiness. I didn't really like how he pushed Addison around. However, his character grew on me as the story progresses and especially after parts of his past were revealed.
Darkside Sun is an easy to read book. Although it is difficult to understand the world-building at the beginning, with all the rift jargons etc, it gets better once the author explained it throughout the book and it made me appreciate Darkside Sun even more. Even thought the conflict in Darkside Sun is settled, but there's definitely more to come, evident in the ending! Can't wait to read book 2!
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