Dwellers of Darkness
by Stacey Marie Brown
Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.
Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.
One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.
As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.
Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems
My Review: So this paranormal NA is amazing! Stacey’s writing is beautifully addicting!
Ember is now back on Earth, but that isn’t going to undo anything that happens in the Otherworld. However say you went in for a day and when you return a few years has past. Ember may be older but that doesn’t really mean much to her. She is part Demon and Fey, now that’s something I don’t think I’ve read in a NA book yet.
But all these changes aren’t so bad, after all she has one sexy guy she has her eyes on, and I mean sexy! So hey, Eli is there and they could go have a cute lunch date, that is if Ember can take her mind off the fact that her friends and family are still being held in the Otherworld.
Oh and there is a love triangle with Torin. I mean you guys may love it or not, but since the spark is still there with Eli, I’m going to side with him.
Ember will of course go through anything that is thrown her way in order to save those people she cares for. Just like any book I love, the ending was like BOOM! Like really?! Then I see the next book comes out in Fall. So uh what does Stacey expected me to do until then?! Uh the book seriously has one of the best endings ever and yet I’m more impatient about waiting for the next book, then I usually am for other books.
I give this book 5 stars, and will slowly wait for the next book to land in my hands.