Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: In the Dying Light by Angela Carling

Title: In the Dying Light
Author: Angela Carling
Series: Book Two of the Secret Keeper Series
Published: March 25, 2016
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy

My Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:
Winter Merrill couldn’t imagine the lonely existence she would inherit when she took on an ancient curse to save her family. Now, kept from her long-time boyfriend, Winter is left completely alone to fight the dark secrets she bares. At her breaking point, a stranger enters her life that knows how exactly how she feels and more importantly, how to eliminate the curse. Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter or will it prove to be her demise?











I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Secret Keeper, and was eager to jump right back into this imaginative world that the author created, one where magic runs wild and curses are very much a real part of it, a very dangerous part of it.

Once again I really liked Winter. Not only have the stakes grown higher and more dangerous, but Winter has grown as well. Not only as a character and heroine of the story but with all that transpired in the first book and again, Liam, is an amazing friend to her and one that I'm so glad she has. 

We get to meet some new people in this one too. Someone with very close ties to Winter and as much as I shouldn't have, it was hard not to like him. Briggs had some redeeming qualities to him and a side to him that made him lovable in his own way and it was easy to get caught up in his past and secrets every bit as much as it was to get caught up in the world of secret keepers. 

This was such a strong sequel. Well written and extremely engaging. I had a lot of fun with it and read it in a matter of a couple of hours. I was hooked from the first page and didn't put it down until I was done. 

It will be so interesting to see where book three takes Winter and Liam and to see how much more the author's writing evolves and grows right along with the characters. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. it's fun to see you were that taken by the story, the ideas and all!

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  2. Hooray for it being a strong sequel!

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  3. This is the first time I hear about this series, Ali. Sounds interesting, but I’ll wait for the last book. So many times I was disappointed by finale that nowadays I pick up only released series.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed both books. Wonder how book three will fare?

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    1. I don't know, hopefully just as well.

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  5. I'm glad to hear book 2 was great sequel and book 3 lives up to your expectations. Happy reading!

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  6. Love it when a sequel ends up being as strong as the first book in the series. No middle book syndrome to be found! I'll have to check these books out, thanks Ali:)

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    1. I really do as well Jenny. Happy Friday!

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  7. I love that there is character growth. Winter sounds interesting. The cover is gorgeous!

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  8. That's great that it was a strong sequel! I love those because so many times that is unfortunately not the case.

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    1. So very true Erin. I'm glad this ended up so good.

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  9. Thanks for sharing. I don't know this series, I don't think. haha That's great you really liked the second book though, especially since so many 2nd books are usually a bit slower.

    -lauren

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  10. Great review Kindlemom, thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie and happy weekend!

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  11. I don't remember hearing about this series, I'll have to look up the first book!

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  12. Love when a sequel is really strong and doesn't fall into the sophomore slump that often happens. Great review!

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    1. Oh I like that saying Grace, I'll have to remember it. ;) Happy Friday!

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  13. I haven't read The Secret Keeper, but I will check that out first because this sequel sounds amazing! :)

    Quite a Novel Idea

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  14. Winter sounds like a heroine that I would really enjoy. So glad you are enjoying this series!

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  15. I don't know about this series at all, but I'm glad it continues to entertain you. I hope the next one will be even better!

    Happy weekend, Ali. :)

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  16. Oh I think you had me when you said that this one was so strong. I so need to locate that first book and dive in!

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  17. Glad you enjoyed this sequel!

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  18. Oh, magci! Oh, curses! I'll gonna look this series up on Goodreads :D Also, I love this written part: ''this imaginative world that the author created, one where magic runs wild and curses are very much a real part of it, a very dangerous part of it.''

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  19. I'm glad that book two lived up to your expectations. I hope you enjoy the last book just as much. I do like that cover.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  20. I don´t want read your review because I want read the first book. Thank you for your cute post!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  21. Yay for the sequel being so good :D That's always nice to see :)

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  22. I have so much respect for well written sequels, I think they are especially difficult to craft. The Secret Keeper is new to me, but I'm curious as always :) Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Ali! Wishing you all the very best xoxo

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  23. I like the cover but I can't remember the first book at all. Probably I have seen it a hundred times :) Happy you enjoyed the read :)

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    1. It's funny how that happens sometimes. ;)

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