Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Darkness Surrendered by Stephanie Rowe - Review

Title: Darkness Surrendered
Author: Stephanie Rowe
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Length: 367 pages
Publisher: Independent
Release Date: May 9, 2012
Source: Purchased

Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived…except him. Now, that same evil is back, and Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him further back into the nightmare that once consumed him. Elijah's only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind, but her deadly past could be the final trigger for his descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul…and humanity.


I think this will be the last book in this series for me. It's just a bit too over the top for my tastes. The whole losing your mind because you find your insta-love mate (and I'm not anti-insta-love in paranormal romance) just too much. It fits the lore perfectly, it's just not my kind of lore.

The overall story arc is what has brought me back so far. The Calydons and their fight against evil, which includes those that have found their mate, have a fascinating culture and their search for Elijah was very intense. But there's no common sense. As Calydon after Calydon find their mate, it's the same thing over and over. We must kill the woman! Even though they now know that it isn't necessary. The illusions are quite confusing. I think maybe they were supposed to be, but there were several times I wasn't sure if things had really happened when I was supposed to.

Just not my cuppa.

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