Author: Krystal Wade (Website | Blog | FB | Twitter)
Series: Darkness Falls #1
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published date: May 13th 2012
Rating: 3/5 Noodles
“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde.
Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her.
Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made.
Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?
Oh, portals. When I read the portal thingy in the synopsis, I already expect too much. Unfortunately, this book didn't reach my expectations. I know it's not good to have expectations, but I can't stop myself from expecting too much from this book. I've heard many good things about this one and I really loved reading fantasy novels. I wished the book was better.
First of all, characters. Kate was half annoying and half awesome. Annoying because it doesn't matter to her if she was sharing a bed with a boy. First impression about that is that Kate is a whore. Lol. It's okay to share a bed with a boy, but when she invited Arland to take a bath together, oh gahd. Awesome because of the magic she possessed. And because she was willing to do anything for Arland and to protect the Encardia. She was really amazing when she had a fight with hundreds of daemons. Hands up for her for protecting her world and Arland.
Arland was a good character. He was willing to do anything to protect his world and his people, like Kate. His strong leadership and his love for his world and peoples was really admirable. I wish all the leaders here in our world is as good as Arland.
Secondary characters were awesome except for Brad. I really loved Flanna, Cadman, Anna, Marcus and Brit. For me, the novel will be boring if they were not here. I think Flanna was my most favorite characters. Ahaha!
The world that the author created was interesting. Sprites and daemons were really great. I liked the idea of Kate and Arland glowing with different colors of fire to show how strong they were. It's one thing that I liked in this novel. The story was wonderful and interesting, but it moved so slow.
Overall, I liked the book. Great story, but not so good characters. Interesting world and ideas. I hated and loved this book at the same time. There were moments that I'm annoyed and moments that I really enjoyed. Fantasy and romance fans, you should check this out.