A Darkness Strange and Lovely

Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone


Okay, if you haven’t figured out by this point that I absolutely adore Susan Dennard’s books, you probably should go back and read some of my older posts.

Needless to say, I was absolutely ecstatic to receive an ARC of A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard. I completely devoured this book. Mainly because, it was AMAZING.

It has a slightly different feel than Something Strange and Deadly partially because of the different location (it’s set in Paris. Does it get any better than that?), and because the Spirit Hunters aren’t in it at the very beginning (I admittedly counted down the pages until they came into the story…). But, that didn’t cause me to like the book any less than the other one. In fact, I think I liked it more than the first book, which is pretty impressive. Most times for me, I don’t like the sequel to a novel nearly as much as the original (particularly with trilogies) with rare exceptions such as Catching Fire. Yeah, this book was THAT good.

I am in no way exaggerating when I say, at some points reading this book, I was sincerely gasping and generally freaking out along with Eleanor. It had me entranced from the very first line.

I cannot recommend the awesomeness that is A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard enough. I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.

I hope all of you go buy it when it come out on July 23.


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