{Effie Reviews} Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid

Posted June 25, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid

Pretty Dark Nothing

by Heather L. Reid
Series: Pretty Dark Nothing #1
Published on April 23rd, 2013
by Month 9 Books
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Horror
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent.

When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

1 Stars

So I’m not normally into bashing books but by the Planet this one was really, really, really not my cup of tea! This book is going on record as the very first book I’ve ever given a 1 star rating. And that actually makes me sad. Because as an author myself, I know how much work and dedication authors put in their books. But I really, really just could not connect with this book at all.

First off; Quinn, I don’t like her, at all. There is not one aspect of her that I like or that I could connect with. She spends the majority of the book pining after her ex-boyfriend (the bastard) that broke up with her, fending off Kerstin’s nastiness and being part of the high school drama, that we all know and hate (or love depends on who you ask) and then there the other part of the story, where we find that demons haunt her dreams, explaining the reason why she hasn’t slept in 23 days. I’m not even starting on Aaron because that would take all day, I will say this he became interesting the last 2-3 chapters. That’s all I have to say. The other supporting characters were pretty much what you’d expect from a high school drama.

Second; reading the blurb I had hoped the demons would play a larger part of the story and the story would be dark and (hopefully) gory, but imagine my surprise when the majority of the book is nothing more then a big old high school drama, filled with all kinds of clichés associated with it. It feels like the demons are more like a side story then the actual thing the entire story revolves around. It was disappointing to say the least.

And last the most annoying, frustrating thing about the entire book was that the last few chapters were actually good. I mean c’mon! The story would have been much, much better if we had actually know about all the things that happened those last few chapters and if they had been incorporated in the entire story.

Alright, I’m done ranting. And let me tell you I am not a happy woman having to write a review like this. I really don’t like writing these kinds of reviews, but I have to stay honest so I’ll grind my teeth and give the author my honest opinion of their book, even if I didn’t like it.


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