Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Monday, January 17, 2011

Early Review: A Brush Of Darkness by Allison Pang

A Brush of Darkness
A Brush of Darkness
by Allison Pang








Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 25th 2011 by Pocket
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance


















My rating:  



Synopsis:

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.



My Thoughts:
What a refreshing read!


"A Brush of Darkness" is now on my top list.


When I received this in the mail, I was stoked. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Although I wasn't sure what the expect from it, I knew it sounded interesting. Soon in, I realized I would be hooked, and now I'm left begging for more!


It took me a few chapters to get relaxed and clued in to the history with the world Pang has written. Once I got use to it, everything started to unravel I couldn't get enough.


Abby Sinclair is a unique character. She was a bit mysterious for the first few chapters, with a a lack of background besides knowing she was roped into a relationship as a touchstone, and treated badly by a male, but once I felt I got even a bit use to her as a character, I loved her. She is a touchstone for Moria(who is fey...and who happens ot be more than just a regular faery.) I got a kick out of the enchanted iPod and that she listens to Tom Jones on it. She'd be someone I'd love to hang out with for sure.


As for secondary characters, The unicorn was a hoot! He reminded me of Jenks from the Hallows a bunch. He really perked up the read as well.


Brystion is a hunk. He's mysterious, handsome, and has a sense of humor. He's a male herione along the lines of Barrons, V`Lane or Curran. I'm left wanting more, more, more! We had much Brystion time, which I loved, but I find I'm really wanting more of Moria's brother time! I can't wait to see what happens with him and Abby.


As for the storyline, I honeslty loved it. You'll feel love, hate, terror and betryal. You'll get action, suspense, horror and romance. The Dream skeme is fresh and interesting. I love that there's many supernatural beings. Too many to even name..


This Urban Fantasy is one for the collection. A great read, recommeded to all Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers!





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