Title: Dark Spirits
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Genre: YA, paranormal, romance
Published: February 2013
Length: 321 pages
Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.
Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.
Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?
Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.
Time for book two! If you didn’t see my review of Beyond the Eyes, you can find it posted yesterday. Today’s review might have some spoilers for book one, so if you want to avoid them just skip down to my last paragraph to see my final thoughts!
Dark Spirits picks up right where Beyond the Eyes left off, and keep the action moving. There isn’t any rest for these characters, as all new adversaries are thrown at them. Paige is learning how to be an immortal, and is actually quite good at it! And this is, again, my one complaint: even though Paige is more than capable of protecting herself, Nathan is still quite aggressive and overprotective towards her. And then when a love triangle is introduced, he wigs out a bit. Even though Paige makes her choice quite clear (and hooray for that!), Nathan still can’t get over it and is really suspicious of everything.
I think my favorite part was how Tree and Carrie were involved even more in this book. Even though they’re human, they’re loyalty and steadfastness was really great. They were genuinely good friends to Paige, and I’d want them watching my back for sure.
Despite my complaints as far as the romance aspect of the book goes, I really enjoyed the main plot. The immortals and demons were intriguing, and I liked seeing all the world building expand even more. And all of the left over questions are a perfect set up for book three!
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.
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