The Dark Light
Publisher: Simon Pulses
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Challenges: 2012 Debut Author Challenge, 2012 YA/MG Fantasy Challenge
Rating: 5 stars
Mia is torn between two guys—and two worlds—in this epic, romantic fantasy.Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she’s concerned, that’s about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town.
That is, until Sol arrives. Mia’s not one to fall for just any guy, but she can’t get Sol—or the brilliant tattoo on his back—out of her mind.
Then Mia’s brother goes missing, and Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing. But getting closer to Sol means reevaluating everything Mia once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh is one of those all around awesome type of books. I loved every page – it was enticing, lovely, and completely fresh and new.
Sara Walsh‘s world was fascinating. I was utterly captivated and loved finding out all the pieces of the puzzle alongside Mia. The Dark Light of a wonderful blend of fantasies and I loved it.
The plot was SO GOOD! I loved that there was romance, but it was more downplayed. It was an aspect of the story but it wasn’t completely front and center. I could never guess what was going to happen next.
The characters were wonderful. I loved Willie – she absolutely cracked me up. Mia was such a fantastic main character – she was very real and so easy to relate to. I loved Sol and how mysterious he was. Delane was a complete hoot.
I simply cannot wait to see more from Sara Walsh in the future! The Dark Light was an absolute winner for me – I am already counting down until I get another book from her! Sara Walsh is a rising star in YA and I cannot see wait to see where she goes next.