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Review: Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur

Nov 9, 2011

Book 2
A Dark Angels Novel

The sexy, thrilling adventures continue in bestselling author Keri Arthur’s new
 Dark Angels series, starring half-werewolf/half-Aedh Risa Jones.

Risa will go to any lengths to avenge her mother’s murder—even if it means making a pact with the most evil vampire she’s ever met. Lethal and powerful, Madeline Hunter is leader of the vampire council, and will put her resources behind finding the killer—for a price.
The venerable vampire requires the assistance of Risa’s psychic powers. Quid pro quo.

Someone—or something—is targeting the elders of the local council, cursing the immortal vampires to rapidly age, sink into madness, and die. Risa must track down the vengeful being responsible. But Risa’s father, a rogue Aedh priest, also enlists her in a dangerous mission.
And not even the great Madeline Hunter may be able to protect her from the shadowy forces that desire nothing less than Risa’s destruction.

I gave this book a 5

Amazing! Intriguing! Action Packed! Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur is nonstop action and mystery! In Book 2 the plot thickens and Risa finds herself deeper and deeper into the unknown and unwanted. While she is still in the throes of grieving for her mother, she is thrust into a race to save the world. Risa will do everything in her power to protect those she loves, even if it means dying. Madeline Hunter has a come calling, and no less handing out ultimatums. Risa either cooperates or she faces death. While she is forced to find a killer for the Directorate, "Daddy Dearest" turns up and is turning out to be one sick puppy. He will stop at nothing until she does his bidding, even if it means killing Tao and Iliana, her best friends. Risa will not face the unknown alone, she has Azriel, aka badass reaper, at her side. Azriel is all kinds of yummy, he is aloft, serious, but he's always there when Risa needs him.  I, personally, am on Team Azriel, I want him and Risa to hook up more than I want chocolate chip cookies! Although I'm all for my boy Azriel, Lucian has Risa's number, and it doesn't seem she's about to say good bye anytime soon. Lucian just happens to be her Aedh lover, and he has offered to help Risa in her search. Arthur describes Lucian in the sexiest way, drawing a gorgeous picture of him, but I have my doubts about him. As things start to heat up, so does the knowledge that all is not what it seems. There are secrets around every corner, not to mention trouble. Darkness Rising is a wonderful sequel to Darkness Unbound! Everyone on board has a unique kick ass power that takes this book into the unknown. Keri allows us delightful glimpses of Riley Jensen and the gang from her prior works. Over all, Darkness Rising is an urban fantasy pleaser. The best part is that our little Risa 1.0 becomes an enhanced Risa 2.0, but you'll just have to buy the book to find out more! I'm super excited about the Dark Angel series.

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Darkness Rising (Dark Angels, Book 2)

Publisher: Dell

Source Code: R

1 comment

  1. Great review! I literally just posted my review of this book as well! Totally loved it too! Feel the same about both Lucien and Azriel!


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