Wednesday, January 4, 2017

#Review: LIGHT IN MY DARK by Jean Gilbert and William Dresden

  3.5 out of 5 stars
Harper Deveraux is tired of being stuck in the small town of Glen Eden and longs for adventure. One of the best things about being stuck there though is her best friend Jack, that is, until a new boy Knes moves to town. Harper is instantly attracted to him and she's clueless of Jack's true feelings for her. As Knes pulls Harper away from her world and into Non, the only one standing in the way is Jack. Without a second thought, Jack dives through the wall in order to save the love of his life.

I applaud the authors on a well-written book. The descriptions of the world of Non brought the strange world alive and the constant struggle between Light vs Dark, and Good vs Evil kept my interest. I have a few slight criticisms of the book and that's why it's rated only 3.5 instead of a solid 4 rating. The first one is the length. I thought some of the descriptions went on far too long and I found myself skipping a lot of paragraphs because of this. I also thought Harper was a bit immature. It could be that I don't usually read too many YA books, but aside from these slight issues, the book will certainly become a favorite of YA readers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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William Dresden is an author and award-winning screenwriting. He spent several years as a script doctor and pursued the dream of writing hollywood blockbusters. Now he mostly writes fiction and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. William currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
Jean Gilbert is an award winning speculative fiction writer from New Zealand. She is a Core member of SpecFicNZ, and is also the coordinator for SpecFicNZ Central. Jean's novels include the Vault Agency Series: Shifters, Ardus, and The Vault. You can find her short stories Blonde Obsession in Baby Teeth: Bite Size Tales of Terror, and Pride in the Contact Light Anthology.
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