Monday, May 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Emerald Darkness (Beautiful Darkness #1) by Sarra Cannon

Emerald Darkness 

(Beautiful Darkness #1) 
Sarra Cannon
Published May 11th 2015 
By Author Self Pub 
ARC for Review 

Killing a priestess in the most evil organization of witches in the world has its consequences.

Harper Brighton is standing on the precipice of a great and terrible war. The Sapphire demon gates have fallen, but the four remaining priestesses of the Order of Shadows and their ruler--the mysterious High Priestess--continue to enslave demons from the Shadow World to steal their power.

Harper and her friends in the Demon Liberation Movement target the Emerald gates--led by a dangerous and far more cunning enemy than any they have ever faced. No one is safe. Destruction comes in the blink of an eye, and the entire human world finds itself frozen, locked in perpetual darkness.

Now, Harper must battle her darkest fears in order to save those she loves most. Will she lead them to victory or will everything they've fought for be lost forever?

Author's Note: This is a continuation of the war started in the Peachville High Demons series. You do not need to have read the first series to start here, but you can start the original series for free with the Beautiful Demons box set of books 1-3!

This is a continuing series, so beware of cliffhangers and the fact that everything will not be wrapped up by the end of book 1!

Deception Always Waits For the Perfect Moment
Gah!! Emerald Darkness is here it’s here it’s here and it’s BRILLIANT!! Harper!! Lea!! Jackson!! Aerden!! ZARA! I have missed this series soooo much Emerald Darkness will not disappoint. This is the first book of the Beautiful Darkness series but there is another series that takes place before the events in this! I’m like dying, dying, dying, dead! I need to know what happens next! Cannon delivers stunning new series of events with Emerald Darkness. Readers beware that ending was brutal and hopeful and overall pretty effing awesome!

I typically do my acrostic review using the title of the book, today I’m using the title of this exciting and new series!..

B-ound, Jackson knows he will never love another the way he loves Harper. It is time everyone else knows his hearts desires as well.
E-venings, Harper has made everyone aware of the many dangers threatening these moments of peace. Warnings unfortunately aren’t enough to keep Lea and Aerden from training past sun set.
A-lone, Lea knows she no longer has Jackson but the pain of losing her love haunts her still.
U-nbeknownst, Aerden’s love has been Lea’s driving force all these years the fact she doesn’t know that love was his is utterly heartbreaking.
T-rust, Jackson has been sheltering Harper but something awful is threatening Harper’s kingdom and soon everyone will know they are facing a powerful foe.
I-nspiration, Harper’s dreams are full of clues but something’s just outside of her grasp she cannot place what this means.
F-ear, revenge is surely on the horizon and soon an attack will set things in motion to eradicate the DLM once and for all. 

U-seless, of all the information Harper has accumulated not a stitch of it has helped the DLM’s efforts.
L-ost, Aerden was a prisoner for so long he has forgotten what it means to be free. His past threatens his every breath and he fears he will never find his way again. 

D-estruction, something valuable lies within Harpers kingdom but she doesn’t know what that is just yet.
A-ffliction, love has always been Harper’s greatest strength though the order views it as her greatest weakness they will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
R-emorse, the people Harper has come to love and depend on are gone she want to get them back safely but she can’t help blaming herself along the way.
K-ing, Lea is tired of treading lightly needing answers she will walk into the evidence of madness.
N-aive, Aerden knows Lea’s distress is in vain they both have to figure out a way to get back to those they hold so dear.
E-scape, amid the flames Harper realizes the truth behind recent events. The time has come to prove to herself who she truly is.
S-ecrets, knowing full well things could go completely wrong won’t stop Harper from carrying out her plans. The time has come for action and she will not go lightly.
S-acrifice, knowing death is eminent the purest of souls will fight till her last breath in order to save her loved ones. Calculating evil will have the upper hand but there is love and where there is love there is hope.

That ending makes me want to scream like a mad person! This read, as is typical of Cannons books will give you a case of the feels. Joy, despair, revenge, love, anger, frustration, and most importantly hope. I cannot get enough of these wonderful characters. Cannon knows how to deliver an addictive story. I was hooked from the very first book and it just keeps getting better and better. All of the characters from the first series are there. There are also some new not so new characters that are a part of her other series, a spinoff of these stories. To be honest I’m going to pick up the first of that series next! Cannon never fails to deliver I can’t get enough this author is definitely one of my favorites because I know whatever I pick up by her will be amazing!

My Rating
4.5 Dreams, Drawings, Blood, Dome, Hunters, Time Stop, Emerald, Cage, Diamonds, Hunted, Madness, Prison, Warning, Fire, Attack, Clues, Decision, Sword, Potions, Green Shards, Sacrifice, Cocoon, Unforgettable Love, Wrath Unhinged, Dangerously Deliciously Filled Stars!

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About the Author
An Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Author! 

Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college age characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem. Her bestselling Young Adult paranormal series, Peachville High Demons, has sold over 140,000 copies and been featured on Amazon's Top 100 eBooks for Children & Teens. The first book in the series, Beautiful Demons, will be adapted into a graphic novel by Sea Lion Books later this year, and a spin-off series will begin in 2014. She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in North Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.



  1. It is fantastic to see how much you enjoyed this book after reading the other books. I can see how passionate you are about it in your review! Even though the ending killed you, I hope you get the next one soon!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. Brilliant? High praise. I haven't read this series. I'm not normally a witches kinda reader but it does sound good. Thanks for the review.

  3. I love it when a book or series hits me so hard with the loves and feels. I see that its a spin-off so I'll have to check out the older series first. Nice review, Ria!


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