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Review – Forbidden Darkness by Alec John Belle

Review – Forbidden Darkness by Alec John BelleForbidden Darkness by Alec John Belle
on January, 9th 2015
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 172
Source: YA Bound Book Tours

Being a sixteen year old Monster Hunter sucks.
That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her birthday, she will undergo a change that will make her stronger, more powerful, and nearly invincible to Monsters. Along with having a hot new trainer named Philip, she believes that this will be a new beginning for herself.
Unfortunately, Monsters aren’t the only thing Heather needs to worry about. With someone stalking her dreams, she realizes there may be more than just Monsters in the world, and that Kadin will do anything to stop her from helping the Monster Hunters. Even if that means unleashing an entity that was locked away by his people thousands of years ago.
In this all-new paranormal young adult series, romances will be formed, evil becomes unleashed, and everyone Heather loves will soon be at risk. Because in a world where Monsters walk the earth, anything is possible.

Heather Hawkins is looking forward to her sixteenth birthday. That is until she finds out from her closest friends and family that she will be turning into a monster hunter. She finds out some other things about her life and starts to wonder if she can trust these people at all. She decides that she can and while she awaits for the change she is being haunted by Kadin. Kadin is not your typical monster. They don’t know what he is. They do know that he doesn’t want Heather to become a monster hunter.

In ” an Oyster Shell – A fairly interesting paranormal that lacks depth and complexity.

The Pearls- The concept of being a monster hunter is an interesting one. They know little about being monster hunters. I found this interesting that the perspective of the council was one dimensional. With Kadin showing up it shows there is a lot more that they don’t know. It’s interesting that the author keeps its characters in the dark adding more mystery for the reader.

There were several mysteries in the story. Like where did Heather come from? Who is Kadin? What is Kadin? All of these questions made for a page-turning read.

The action was nicely paced. It was intense at times but there were some cool down moments. This made so the reader didn’t fell overwhelmed.

The Sand –  The story overall lacked depth and complexity for me. I wasn’t too impressed with the main character. She often went into little tantrums about things. She was dramatic for my taste.

3 Pearls!

3 Stars

About Alec John Belle

Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, bullying, mental illness, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal. Despite writing such topics, he is a very cheerful person who enjoys looking for the best in life, while trying to help others do the same.

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