Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Review: The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark #2) by Shana Abe

The Deepest Night
(The Sweetest Dark #2)

Shana Abe

Published August 13th 2013 
by Bantam 
ARC for review 

A rich portrait of post-Victorian England, The Deepest Night seamlessly blends thrilling romance with riveting history and adventure—perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Lauren Kate. 

It’s 1915, and sixteen-year-old Lora Jones is finishing up her first year as a charity student at Iverson, a prestigious, gothic boarding school on England’s southern coast. While she’s always felt different from everyone around her, now she finally knows why: She is a drákon, a rare, enchanted being with astonishing magical abilities. 

As war hits Britain’s shores, and Lora reels from an unimaginable loss, she finds that her powers come with grave and dangerous responsibilities. At the request of Armand Louis, the darkly mysterious boy whose father owns Iverson, Lora will spend her summer at his lavish estate. To help the war effort—and to keep Lora by his side—Armand turns his home into a military hospital, where Lora will serve as a nurse. For Armand is inescapably drawn to her—bound to her by heart-deep secrets and a supernatural connection that runs thicker than blood. 

Yet while Lora tries to sort out her own feelings toward Armand, fate offers an unexpected surprise. Lora discovers there is another drákon, a prisoner of war being held in Germany. And that only she, with her newly honed Gifts, will be able to rescue him. 

With Armand, Lora will cross enemy lines on an incredible mission—one that could bond her to Armand forever, or irrevocably tear them apart. 

Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and filled with daring adventure and magic, The Deepest Night is a mesmerizing novel of the enduring pull of destiny, and the eternal strength of love. 

The Way I See It


The Deepest Night, was one I was afraid to read. Why you ask? Well, The Sweetest Dark (first in this series) WAS AHHHHHMAYZING!!! It was a beautiful, awe-inspiring story that pulled and Pulled and PULLED on my heart strings until my heart was ripped out of my chest


So, I just KNEW, as I knew Ms. Abe was going to have another go at it(My Heart). I was scared.


This is the mantra I repeated in my head… 

Be strong Ria don’t cry, be strong, DONT cry

Well that ended as a total FAIL! Tears Tears Tears, and more tears. All of them where soo necessary! Every.Single.Tear. If you haven’t read The Sweetest Dark... You are missing out on something extraordinary! Like NO Joke...

T-actical, Armand will see to it that Lora remains close.
H-eadmistress, angry towards Lora she seeks to have her removed in a more permanent manner.
E-nchanting, stones sing their melody. Lora has no choice to to play their song.

D-estiny, a desperate father will fight for his son. Confronting the beast that the stars speak of will be A____ only chance of survival.
E-scape, plans are set in motion... Practices and Lessons. A brave pair will fight for the freedom of an innocent.
E-thereal, Lora attracts the attention of any that come near her. She may be delicate but she much stronger than she appears.
P-ersuade, a beautiful girl throws herself at Armand but no amount of beauty can measure up to Lora.
E-arned, she knows he loves her. Now she is trying to figure out a way to deserve that love.
S-tranger, she may know the Drakon or it may have all been an illusion.
T-urned, his first turning may be his last Lora will do something surprising.

N-ight, is their cover Lora and Mandy will brave the skies for their kin.
I-gnite, Armand’s anger and frustration will fuel his power showing those around him that they should be afraid.
G-arner, precious cargo. Lora will have everything together to end this nightmare.
H-eavens, his love will never subside and for now Jesse wants his dragon heart to know love.
T-ime, measured and limited for now, a bargain that was made will go unpaid but for how long?

This is by far one of my FAVORITE series... I can't wait for more! The way it ended was so moving and so intense at the same time! I have so many questions that I can't wait to be answered. I am highly highly anticipating the next! Eeeeep!

My Fav’s

Lora (Eleanor)
TALK about a ROUGH life!! This poor girl has no memory of her early childhood. She has had to fight to get through her days. The worst is behind her, or so Jesse tells her. Losing him still pains her (and me) daily. She is honest and unapologetic I love this about her!

My Rating

4.5 Tranquility, Pine Cone, Wrecked Auto, Rose, Bloody Nose, Hunters Cabin, Sacrifice, Battle Lines, Jesse, Fire Breather, Kiss Eternal Love Filled Stars! GET THESE BOOKS! If you so much as even like paranormal you will LOVE these!!

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  1. I loved this book! Lora is an amazing girl and my heart broke for her countless times! And Mandy :D Great review Ria!

  2. Oh wow, I love the passion and your review! I had The Sweetest Dark for review, but never got around to reading it. I guess I need to change that! Awesome review!

  3. I can't wait for book 3! This series is amazing! I cried buckets too! You've got to read this series! (Notice the many exclamation points. :P)


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