A Latent Dark by Martin Kee


Hey, I have a Book Blog! Long story short, my computer died and I only just now saved up enough to buy a new one. But, new reviews are forthcoming! Until then, here is an older review I wrote a couple of months ago for the book A Latent Dark by Martin Kee! I bought it as part of a Storybundle. There have been a LOT of these popping up after the success of the Humble Bundle and other videogame bundles (although Humble Bundle has a book bundle now too!). Basically, you pay a flat amount and get a whole bunch of awesome books (e-books) together in a bundle.

In fact the I just bought this amazing bundle of books in the new Humble Bundle for Subterranean Press.  It is full of awesome books, and I am always in favor of more books! [Edit: I forgot to mention that a lot of the proceeds for these bundles go to awesome charities! Win/Win!]

I really liked this book. It was a very quick read, but maybe I should have taken longer to read more carefully.

The story follows Skyla a 12 year old girl who is much different than others. She can read other peoples shadows, see their “sins”. After her mother is killed by an insane church official, Skyla goes on the run searching for her aunt.

I really like the world this book sets up, and the plot was pretty good too. However, I felt like the end of the book was quite rushed. Everything happened very quickly with some crazy coincidences to get all the characters into one place and then out of danger. I felt that Skyla turned into a bit of a superhero with no build up.

My issues with the end could have definitely been caused but my reading it too fast, so I might have to do a slower re-read but it just seemed way too convenient of an ending.

Despite my issues with the plot, i think I would still recommend this book to others. It has great world building, and intriguing characters.


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