Book Review

DARKNESS UNBOUND
by Keri Arthur

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

RT Rating

Arthur excels at creating one fantastic paranormal after another. She hits the mark again with her new Dark Angels series, which focuses on kick-butt character Risa Jones. Risa’s challenges to save the world are exciting, gripping and out-and-out enjoyable. Even when something is stealing the souls of children, Darkness Unbound entertains.

Risa can see the reapers. Now one is following her — a good-looking one at that. When he explains that he’s following her because he’s looking for her father, she gets a good laugh. Her father would never contact her. He never has. When a plot is uncovered that would control the gates of heaven and hell, causing the ultimate end of civilization it seems her father is at the center of it all. Now everyone, demon, angel and other alike are following her — and some want her dead. To save her life, the lives of her friends and humanity, Risa must find the person who is stealing souls and seeking to close the gates forever. (DELL, Oct., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Annette Elton

Publisher: DELL

Published: October 2011

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Darkness Unbound

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 2:51pm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:

Keri Arthur has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time and the Riley Jenson series has been one of my favorites.
With 9 books in that series that held me captive, you can imagine how excited I was to hear that Keri was writing a spin-off series featuring the incredible daughter of Dia Jones. What I didn't expect when starting Darkness Unbound was that it would quickly jump to the forefront of `my favorite books ever' list.

I was asked the other day what I look for in a good Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance book. My answer, "intrigue". Well, Darkness Unbound gave me that times 100, and so, SO much more!

This series is going to be incredible, if the first installment is anything to go by. It literally had it all... Heart pumping action, massive amounts of intrigue, toe curling romance, a captivating plot, and the ending had you wishing that the next book was sitting inches away so you could start it immediately.
The characters were amazing as well. Strong, capable, female leads, uber sexy alpha males, and enough magick to keep even the pickiest of readers happy; there were shifters, witches, angels (the Aedh), reapers, demons, vampires, clairvoyants and more.

LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Darkness Unbound 5 Skulls, and sincerely wishes there were more to give!

We HIGHLY recommend it for, well... EVERYONE! Keri Arthur fans will adore it, but more than that, it had everything you want in a perfectly written Urban Fantasy, and just enough hot and steamy sex and romance to keep Paranormal Romance lovers happy as well.

While it definitely isn't necessary to read the Riley Jenson, Guardian series first in order to understand and appreciate the Dark Angels series, in my personal opinion it would help. The supporting characters and historical references (from a book standpoint) will mean SO much more to you as a reader if you've lived their lives with them first, and grew up with Risa, so to speak, before jumping into her incredible life at age 28, where Darkness Unbound picks up.

BIG kudos for Keri and the Dark Angels series! November cannot get here fast enough to get Darkness Unleashed into my hot little hands...