Darkness by Erin Eveland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For Catherine nothing comes easy, from the moment she was born she was different. As a small child she saw shadow creatures despite all the efforts of her grandmother. When her grandmother dies Catherine is forced to live with the person who wanted her the least her mother. Her mother is an alcoholic that only takes her in for the check that welfare provides, so at Sixteen she is basically on her own except for Nathan her best friend whom she secretly loves. Nathan having finished highschool now works as a cook at a local bar. While working Nathan meets a man in black named Artos. Artos offers Nathan the one thing he always wanted the ability to provide so he can rescue Catherine from the horrible life she lives. Only unbeknownst to Nathan, Artos has always had intentions to make Catherine his.
This battle of Catherine is not so much a good versus evil as typically you would suspect but rather a bad versus worse situation. Catherine is a character that doesn't whine, she accepts her fate only is kept in the dark to a lot of what is going on throughout the entire book. I liked her as a character she felt extremely realistic to the mentality she would probably have under the circumstances she was in. She isn't optimistic but she isn't a debbie downer either, she has some faith that it has to get better because at more points in the book than not her world is at rock bottom.
Overall I kinda enjoyed this book, it took me a quite a deal longer than most books to get through as it was something I felt perfectly comfortable sitting down and coming back later. So I was not all consumed by it. There was no real high or low point in the book it was a constant stream of information so by the end there was no real ah moment. It just sort of ended. I expect there will be further stories about Catherine as it wasn't her end, but I am not sure I am invested enough to keep going.
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