06 August 2012


{Review} Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen

Darkness Falls
By Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: 03/16/2012
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When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:Rule #1—Never go out after dark.Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bitten.But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply? The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires. No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure.

Darkness Falls was the first book I've read by Jessica Sorensen. Sadly, her story didn't seem to capture my attention. Usually, I know if I'll enjoy book once I read the first chapter. It did not call out to me though. I pushed through the chapters to see if I will like it because the blurb made me want to read it. 

The world Ms. Sorensen created is very intriguing. At the beginning, you are introduced to Kayla, who is a Bellator. She lives in the Colony and her world has a disease that made vampires. She got kicked out into the real world with no idea how she got there and every little move can mean death. 

While I enjoyed reading it, the book was okay. I kept waiting for something major and big to happen that would be really exciting. Maybe something like, MOMENT OF TRUTH.... But no, that didn't happen. At the end of the book, I was like, WHAT?! That was it??? Where was the big thing that was supposed to happen?

I went on to read the second book hoping that something would enlighten me. However, that did not happen. If there was a line graph to show the climax, it would just be little ups and downs. For a favorite, it would be slowly rising, then at the highest, it would come back down.

Darkness Falls and Darkness Breaks are overall okay books. I would recommend it to people who like vampire books.


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