Monday, January 7, 2013

The Sweetest Dark
by Shana Abe
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

My Thoughts:
Might be a little too girly for my liking. I'm getting that overly girly feel from this, something my cousin's might like. Just from the cover, I would guess the girl died or is dead or an angel of some sort (clouds representing heaven). Fallen angel, since she is lying on a rock next to a dark river. After reading the blurb, I am totally confused. I don't get historical romance from this, romance - yes. The woman on the cover doesn't look like she ever had a rough day in her life.

The clouds are pretty though... 

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