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Thursday, March 4, 2010

THE DARKLING by Keoni Anderson

Author: Keoni Anderson
Source: Author Submission
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (December 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439264260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439264263

The Darkling by Keoni Anderson follows Henry, a San Bernadino, California, high school student who desperately wants to escape the slums and get admitted to a good college. But when he stumbles upon a mysterious key and note in a local park, all bets are off for a normal college life, when the found items lead Henry to Sofa Re and the dark secret hidden in the shelves of Re’s innocuous bookstore. A hidden world of alien conspiracies, creatures, hunted fugitives, and relentless persecutors unfold before Henry, who is pulled into an alien civil war whose seeds were planted on Earth millennium earlier, now coming to life in the form of a conflagration in which Henry is destined to play a key role, changing him, his world, and a galaxy forever. Written in nail-biting prose and filled with compelling characters, author Anderson has created a space epic worthy of the best in the science fiction genre. This is a must read for any sci-fi fan, or anyone who loves a great story well told.

I am not a big fan of Sci-Fi books.  When the author contacted me to review this book,  I thought it sounded great for my first book in this genre.  First of all, the cover is amazing!  It gives you the creepy and dark feel of what I think Sci-Fi books have.

When Henry finds a key in the park, he knows his quest for a normal life is not going to happen.  This had all the elements you would come to expect in this genre.  Aliens, conspiracy, bad guys and creatures of all sorts.  I dove right into it and even though some parts I found myself skipping over, I continued to read it.  The book had the definite Sci-Fi feel and plot to it.  

Even though this was a great book, I am still not sold on this genre.  If this is what I use my basis on though,  I would more than likely give it another go.  The author did a wonderful tale and had a wonderful plot!


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!



Blogger The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

That cover is pretty awesome! Sounds like an interesting read!

March 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Fiction Vixen said...

Love the cover on this one. I too am not on the sci-fi train. I might be willing to give this one a try though. Nice review.

March 4, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Terra said...

I really like the cover on this one. I had not heard of this book before. I -do- like science fiction and this has my curiosity piqued. Thanks for the review!

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March 5, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

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