Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Dark Summer

Dark Summer

By: Lizzy Ford

Rating: 5/5 Stars

~~  "Sometimes the most broken are the ones in the most need of a second chance."

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A school for Witchlings...

The ultimate choice between Light and Dark...

Where the price of a your soul.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect her new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay, until her uncontrollable magic gets her thrown out again. In her mind, there’s no point in getting too friendly with anyone. That is, until she notices Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday.

When she learns that this special school has attracted others with magic in their blood, she is hopeful that this time around, things may be different. Besides, she can’t deny her interest in Decker, and when he rescues her one night from the dark forests of the Rocky Mountains, their connection is instant.

Yet a relationship with Decker may prove to be Summer’s downfall, forcing her to choose between
Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

One choice. One soul. One price.


This book can best be described by me as a drug.  I immediately became addicted.  I read it in one sitting, staying up well past my bedtime.  By the next afternoon, I had the other two books in the series.  This is not a book to read if you just want a quick fling with some witches.  You will easily become invested in the story and crave the remaining books.

Summer is an absolutely sweet girl, and I couldn't help but fall in love with her.  Her main priority is just staying out of the orphanage, and from the way her time there was described, I really can't blame her for that.  Her sweet nature truly shows when she spends her time to save a fawn from dying.  I have to admit though, I was a bit jealous of someone having a pet fawn, mostly after my husband said I couldn't. =P

Decker and Beck are an interesting duo.  They each really encapsulate their destinies as the Light and the Dark, although there were times that I really wanted to just go off on Beck (mostly after he called Summer a crazy bitch for something that his girlfriend was doing.)  When I first started reading this book, I really didn't feel that I would ever feel any relation to Decker, but wow!  I suppose in the end, the bad boy always does it for me.  One thing I found interesting, though, was that the majority of the romance books that I've read, the first male that the heroine meets, always seems to be the one that I root for, and eventually gets the girl.  I found it really interesting that Summer met Beck first, yet I still rooted for Decker.

Overall, this book is freakin' fantastic.  Anyone that reads paranormal should have this book!  You'll be hooked to this series in just the matter of a few chapters.

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