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Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels, Bk 1)
Darkness Unbound - Dark Angels, Bk 1
Author: Keri Arthur
Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers, supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife. — Reapers escort souls -- not snatch ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440245728
ISBN-10: 0440245729
Publication Date: 9/27/2011
Pages: 364
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4 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
If you loved the Riley Jenson/Guardian series, you will absolutely love this. We first met Risa in the Guardian series and she's all grown up now with drama of her own. It really felt like we were just continuing the Guardian series with a new generation of characters. Riley and Quinn, along with most of the Guardian characters make appearances and we get to learn what has happened to them in the interim. Keri Arthur really can tell a story, I was hooked from page one. It has lots of action, a twisted paranormal puzzle to solve, and even a love interest for Risa. I loved every page of it. I don't want to give any spoilers away, so I will keep this short, but I want to tell everyone that if you loved Riley Jenson, you will love Risa. I was crushed when the Guardian series ended so I have waited a long time for this series to start, and it does not disappoint. I can't wait for the next book, I have already pre-ordered it and will be stalking the mailbox on delivery date.



If you haven't read the Guardian series, I would start there so you know who the characters are and how we all came to this point. It's an action packed thrill ride with lots of "hot" sexy action to accompany it.

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I was so uncertain about the new series because I loved Riley. This was great.

Risa was like a younger version of Riley, not as bad but a bit naughtier if you can believe it. Her "team" was awesome as well with Tao (son of Kellan), Stane (Kellan's nephew), and Ilianna (witch). There are a lot of parallel's to Riley's series in a way: Ilianna's lesbain relationship somewhat like Rhoan and Liander, Lucian as Quinn, etc.. but it was still worth the read.

It was a great read and I couldn't put it down. Arthur's writing has also improved so much. Can't wait to read the next book.

Just a note. I know my library marketed this book as a romance but it's not at all. It really belongs in the fantasy genre.
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Meh. I read all the Riley Jensen books, and the middle of that series became very boring to this reader. Unfortunately, Darkness Unbound starts off not unlike the middle of the RJ series, a little dull, repetitive, and not much going on that makes you care about any of the characters. Even characters we already know (Riley, Rhoan) didn't seem like themselves and the little glimpses we have of them wasn't enough to make up for the lackluster story. Too many characters, too many twists, too many subplots, you need a graph to keep track of it all.

Some pretty steamy, emotionless sex - even multiple partner sex (if that stuff bothers you, don't read Keri Arthur). A couple of guys in the wings for Risa, Arthur hasn't really established the root-for pairing in Risa's life. I wish Arthur could have made me care more about any character in the book, even the heroine. There was too much going on, too much exposition and introduction of new characters to create any emotional depth for the main characters.

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