Monday, March 10, 2014

Darkside Sun by Jocelyn Adams - Review

I absolutely loved this book. I can't thank enough the publisher for sending me a copy.
Darkside Sun (Mortal Machine, #1)

Title: Darkside Sun
Author: Jocelyn Adams
Series: The Mortal Machine #1
Release Date: March 10th 2014 
Format:
Ebook
Publisher: Embrace - Entangled Publishing

Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.

Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do. 

Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.

Normal was overrated, anyway.
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MY REVIEW 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Darkside Sun presents us a world where other realities exist and a secret society fights a threat from another dimension. Addison is introduced to The Mortal Machine to discover that she has a special role and the easy task of saving the world. With a lot of action, a bit of romance and more bruises than a normal person could handle, we see Addison embracing her destiny and her role in this society.

Fast and easy to follow the story is refreshing. Despite it might seem difficult to follow the world is explained step by step allowing the reader and the character to comprehend a complex and intriguing structure to support the story. The author creates a solid, believable and fantastic plot without overwhelm us with information. The Shift and how they move in it was one of those things that could have gone wrong but it didn’t.

Addison is one of those characters you learn to love. She is self-critic, strong, loyal and honest. Her humanity is really authentic and it’s amazing to see her worry and devotion to those she loves and for what she thinks is right. However, she also has flaws and moments of weakness, which makes her more real. Whenever her hormones get in the way, she is the first to point the irony of the situation. And then we have Asher, the sexy, mysterious professor. The supposed to be guide and mentor has a strong temper and acts like he has no decent bone in his body. They fight a mutual attraction for most of the book mainly because this rule of no touching. There are fireworks every time they have a close encounter and they share an intense relationship. He is cruel at her for moments and she does her best trying to stay sane in this love-hate situation.

Another great character is Sophia, who is a sweet, shy but really brave woman, a great rock for Addison and a loyal companion. Also we have Marcus, Kat and others, each one with a defined role in the story.

The story mixes a lot of different cultures and their mythology creating a unique setting. The author describes perfectly the clothing, the architecture of places and the accents. All of this creates a complete and richer world.

I have to mention the way feelings are portrayed because is so easy to get immerse in the moment and feel what they are feeling. There are heart breaking moments and also others that angry me because of someone behavior. When a story touches you that way it means it’s a good one.

Overall, Darkside Sun is a paranormal NA story with an original premise, an excellent writing style, a fast and constant rhythm, great characters and a lot of adrenaline. Just so you know, I can’t wait to read book two.

3 comments:

  1. Great interview, ladies.

    Tweeted and honked my head off. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  2. Sounds like an exciting read! I like when there is lot of adrenaline running on ;)
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

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  3. Hey, Ruty!

    Wow, Darkside Sun does sound different and stands out from other NA romances! And I can only imagine how tense those scenes are when they get close to kissing or touching yet they have to fight the urge. I'll have to give this one a try! Awesome review as always!

    Mia @ The Muses Circle

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