Saturday, 26 October 2013

ARC Review : Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty Dark Nothing #1) By Heather L. Reid


Summary : 

It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent.
 When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. 
Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good.
 That is, unless the demons kill them first.

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Review :

*Received Through NetGalley For Honest Review*

I personally think the the conept of Pretty Dark Nothing was really different. I mean of course I've read books involving Shadows previously but not the way it was executed in this one. 
The moment I started reading this book the story really drew me in. Although Quinn being the main character she was portrayed as being story. She gives in to what feels familiar and easy, which I personally did not like. The characters I loved would be Aaron and Quinn's best friend for sure.
Onto the story, Quinn here has a really unique problem. 
She can hear & somewhat see demons.
They whisper in her ears and mock her when she's alone. And she daren't go to sleep, at all. 
Aaron sees everything but hangs back away from the crowd. Everyone in school knows that Quinn is still hung up on her ex-boyfriend. The one who started dating another popular girl straight after. The school seem to worship Jeff, and Aaron can't stand him. Especially the way Jeff treats Quinn. But Aaron knows Quinn is vulnerable and after a few happenings where Aaron happened to be at the right place at the right time, he really believes at last that he'll have a chance with Quinn.
Overall, In my honest opinion the secondary characters helped this book immensely, one can only tolerate a certain amount of selfish behavior. Quinn did eventually redeem herself but at what cost?  Pick this one up & find out!
Rating : 3/5Stars