Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Rise From Darkness by Ciara Knight

Title: Rise From Darkness
Series: Battle For Souls #1
Author: Ciara Knight
Publication: September 29th, 2014
Pages: 250
Rating: 5/5 Stars


After witnessing the death of her mother, Gabby Moore suffers with psychotic delusions. When fallen angel Alexander Lohr reveals she’s been marked by a demon, she must make the ultimate choice or lose her mind. She can fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the underworld, or save the man she loves from both.


Rise From Darkness is a riveting story about good versus evil.  Who doesn't love that concept?  That alone, made me want to read this book.  Then when I found out that it was about angels, I couldn't get my hands on it quick enough.  Ciara Knight even takes this book in a whole new direction adding a twist to angel lore.  I loved Ciara's writing style with this book.  It was told in third person, but it is split between Gabby's voice and Alexander's voice.

Gabby has been suffering in so many different ways since her mother died.  Living with an alcoholic father who pays no attention to her, Gabby has always felt alone.  They never stay in a place long and being home schooled, she has never had anyone there for her.  Believing that she suffers from delusions is another fight she faces alone. I adored Gabby as a character.  Everything she faces is something many people have faced making her easy to relate to.  She is stubborn and always putting others over herself and that is what I loved about her.  She never gave up.  Alexander came in the picture saving her from a demon attack yet that seemed to make it worse.  Now Gabby has a target on her and has been marked by Forras.  Ugh I didn't like him at all.  He got what he deserved at the end.  Anyway, Alexander and Sammy, his sister, become her protectors and watch her like a hawk.  Alexander is a brooding, sexy fallen angel.  He is so protective over Gabby that he constantly puts himself in danger.  I loved watching him try out dating since he has never been on a date.  Sammy was one of my favorite characters in this story.  I love her relationship with Boon.They had to keep their relationship a secret from Alexander, because he didn't want his sister dating a demon.  But is Boon really a demon?

Rise from Darkness was an enthralling story full of love, mystery, suspense and action.  This story was a real page turner.  I honestly could not put the book down.  Each chapter left me wanting more and more to the point I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. There were a few twists in this book that completely shocked me!!!  I can't wait to see where Ciara takes it from there!!! Gabby and Alex were a fun couple to read about.  I can't wait to see what happens next with.  This is a book that I will definitely reread!!!  I highly recommend it!!!

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