Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Darksider

Darksider by Erin Kellison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book (again) picks up where we were left at the end of Book #2. I don't recommend starting from the middle, because you miss all the wonderful world building (and it really is wonderful)! Here we get to watch a romance develop from a slightly different angle. We still get our favorite characters checking in, but this primarily centers around Harlen and Sera.

Sera is a chef who is working on opening her second restaurant. She was involved in some preliminary shared dreaming exercises before the fad took off and has had no desire to go any further. Harlen was her boyfriend at the time and he ended up choosing a different path. Eventually their choices led to their break-up, which appears to have left them both missing a part of themselves. Sera is finally forced to reconnect with Harlen after she is pulled into some sort of waking dream. The two explode like fireworks in a really great story of growth and understanding.

Harlen's character was a little vague up until this point. I am happy to say that he didn't disappoint as a main character, and this book appears to be very critical to events down the road. This couple had an easier time getting together because of their history, but they still had a lot of romance thrown in. This "dream team" (ha) that we're putting together to fight the system is really great to watch. I especially like Maisie's overprotective nature towards Steve. I will keep powering through these books until I'm all caught up!

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