Review: The Dark by Rebecca Ethington

Posted March 21, 2014 by Lillian in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: The Dark by Rebecca EthingtonThe Dark by Rebecca Ethington
Series: Through Glass #1
Published by Imdalind Press on December 12, 2013
Length: 322 pages
Reviewing eBook from Amazon
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I just wanted to graduate high school. Fighting monsters to save the world was not part of my five-year plan.

I had it all figured out. Graduate high school and head to college. It was just icing that my college of choice also happened to be where my life long crush and the boy next door, Cohen, was already attending. I had already been accepted.
Everything was working out perfectly.

The only problem was that my ‘perfect’ didn’t involve a freakin’ invasion. So, when everything went dark and monsters, literal monsters, fell from the sky, I had no idea what to do.

Hey, I’m not your perfect dystopian heroine. Hell, I’m not even your everyday human.

It took some time, and a bit of work, but now instead of graduating and following Cohen to college I am now hunting massive winged demon... things.

Worse yet, any chance of a happily ever after goes to pot when my demon hunting turns into boyfriend rescuing, and I have to risk it all and go into the Dark.
Boys.

One minute everything is on track, and the next… well, it’s the end of the world.

My name is Lex, and I guess I hunt monsters now.
Perfect.

OMG! What an amazing read!!!!! Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington is a story about a young girl who after the world goes black becomes the only surviving member of her family. Trapped in her house by herself, her only companion is a spider and the boy who she loves is just through the glass.

Okay, first off this story hooked its teeth into me and did not let go! I have thought nonstop about this book since I read it thinking about “what ifs”. I loved the main character Lex. She stole my heart. At 17, she’s close to graduation, oldest of her family and only girl. She’s free-spirited and a little shy when it comes to boys. Her best friend is Cohen, the boy who grew up next door, is two years older and already home from college. She loves him, wants more, but what if he doesn’t? Spoiler Alert He does!!!! After sharing a first kiss, he goes back to his house to get ready for their first date and then disaster strikes, leaving them both stranded in their respective houses, glass separating them! Tore my heart out!!! Her desperation knowing that they are trapped and unable to leave, she’s completely alone. I would go crazy! I have to respect this character for having her breakdowns but also keeping herself sane.

The world-building is phenomenal! I loved the blackness and how it and the creatures are described. It was very dark and gritty and I felt like I could feel the dust and mold the overall nastiness of the situation. I felt like I was living it with Lex. I could feel her terror and her despair! The author really drew me in!

Ugh!!! And the ending!!! So not expecting it. In fact, I had to read part 3 twice in order to understand exactly what had happened to not just Lex but Cohen and those that lived outside in the blackness. Great read!!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes dystopian novels, urban fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Plus it’s a clean read, something I love and respect this author for! Can’t wait for the next one! (This author loves cliff-hangers so consider yourself warned!)

About Rebecca Ethington

Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as “Interesting and Intense” by USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog.

From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca’s imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.

Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.

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