In the Dark by Jen Colly
Soren and Faith must find a way to survive the evil and darkness.
Faith’s spur of the moment vacation, meant to free her and boost her spirits, has left her lost on the streets of Paris. And apparently, Paris is populated with something more than just humans. Vampires, suave, seductive and oh so sexy, and one such warrior vampire has set his sights on her.
When Soren hears Faith’s terrified screams, he rushes in and saves her life without considering the consequences. Two problems: one, she’s a human and clearly aware of his vampire qualities, and two, the men who attacked her were not men at all, but demons. Their target, his beloved underground city of Balinese. He can never let Faith go home again, but can she learn to love his people...love him?
Review by Amanda Matthews
This book was captivating from the first page. Dark and thrilling, the world of The Dark will pull you in. Faith is an insecure, unhappy woman looking for a home, friends and love. Soren, the dark Guardian, alone and withdrawn is just what she is seeking. Their first meeting shakes the foundation of both their worlds. Soren can’t resist Faiths blood or her body. Faith desperately wants to be part of Soren’s Dark world, but is unsure of her place.
The book is a page turner. However, the transitions between chapters are a bit abrupt and choppy. The Dark has a lot of potential. It is a riveting read but would benefit from a more in depth characterization. The underground city of Balinese seems to be a haven for vampires. I would have loved a more in depth description of this dark world that Colly Jen painstakingly created.
As for the demons, well I got goose bumps just hearing about these dark creatures. Demons that can look like a normal person (or vampire)? Seriously scary. Very easy to visualize the demon following you up a dark alleyway. Glowing red eyes appearing in the dark. Demons that infiltrate both human and vampire society, walking among families, its terrifying.
All in all a great read. I would have liked more depth and more characterization. We get a brief taste of The Dark. More in depth description of the city of Balinese would benefit the readers. We get a sense of all the characters but it’s hard to really feel them. It is a riveting tale of love, community and the need to belong.