Review: ‘The Dark World’ by Cara Lynn Shultz

I received this book for free from NetGalley, requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘The Dark World’ by Cara Lynn ShultzThe Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Series: Dark World #1
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin Teen on May 27th, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley, requested from publisher
Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.

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This was one book that had a very extensive world and I couldn’t help but love the alternative world that was so different from reality. The world no one can see or even get to, until Paige finally realizes what she can do. I understood how lonely she was and that having a power like seeing dead spirits can label one as a “freak.” I felt so bad for her but she’s not one to pine around about her lackluster social life. She has her best friend Dottie and that’s all she needs.

World building questions were revealed but there was one glaring question that wasn’t. How come she is a Traveler? Why did she suddenly have these powers that no one else has? I’m sure there are others like her. In comes the love interest, Logan who is a demon slayer. Someone who knows what he’s doing and ends up teaching her how to fight.

Lots of ooey-gooey romance scenes and not a whole lot of action. If paranormal romances are your thing, pick this one up, if it’s not, then it’s okay to pass.

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Maybe he was merely a legitimately nice person, no judgmental and kind. I’d read about those mythical figures in books, although I sure as hell hadn’t met any. I’d figured they’d gone extinct with the dodo bird.




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