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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Darkness Splintered (A Dark Angels Novel Book 6) by Keri Arthur

Risa has angered several powerful people, and she’s starting to feel the pressure from all sides. She also finds herself under the scrutiny of the vampire council, some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But they offer her a bloody bargain: Take on the lethal head of the council and others will support her.

As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realizes that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys—and get rid of Hunter—before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose....

While I recommend the Dark Angel series as a whole, I wouldn't say that Darkness Splintered is my favorite installment and if you're new to the series, you should really start with number one. 

As a long time Keri Arthur fan it kills me to say this but I really do not care for this series. I have read all of her other series but this just does not have the same impact. I found myself having trouble following along with all the details. It also feels as if she has made Risa into the ultimate victim. I also found myself rereading parts of the book so that I could keep the details straight. This is definitely a series that should be read in order. The main missing key storyline keeps building with each book and the relationship between Risa and Azriel is more powerful to have followed them from the beginning.

Being a fan of Keri Arthur makes it hard for me to rate Darkness Splintered, though, since I love her and love the books she writes, but this book didn't live up to what I've come to expect. I'll still be on board for the next book, and maybe in the meantime, I'll reread the series and make a cheat sheet of who's who, just in case.

Even with that said, I still love the way she writes and I will still keep picking her books up as long as Ms. Arthur keeps writing them, which I hope is a long, long time.

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