Review of After Dark by Emi Gayle

If you find it hard to choose between vampires and fairies, but also like dragons, witches, sirens, ghosts, goblins, and every other imagined supernatural being then After Dark is the novel for you.

After DarkI must mention that I beta read this novel, and, lucky me, I’ve already read the other two in the series. So I can say without a doubt that After Dark sets up the story world and trilogy stakes with efficiency.

Eighteen-year-old Mac Thorne is a changeling who, after dark, can turn into any supernatural creature with just an intake of breath. Sounds like fun, huh? Well there’s a catch. She has until her nineteenth birthday to choose which form she’ll be for the rest of her life.

Mac is a super-sassy teen with bags of attitude. She won’t take crap from anyone, especially the council of supernaturals who each have a vested interest in her final choice. Enter Winn Thomas, the geeky human, who might just possess the knowledge Mac needs to make her difficult decision.

Apart from the array of weird and wacky characters, my favourite part of this novel is the partnership between Mac and Winn.

Lucas Till as Winn Thomas

Lucas Till as Winn Thomas

I adore geeks. I grew up in a family of them, hung out with a group of them throughout school (yes, I’m a geek myself), so Winn Thomas is my kind of leading man. It helps that he’s cute and kind-hearted, and strong in all the ways Mac isn’t. Their relationship sizzles, and there’s a very sexy encounter that’s sure to generate discussion. :-)

Twists and turns galore, kung-fu fighting, a flamboyant-dressing demon, and loads of laugh out loud moments. Nuff said. :-)

After Dark by Emi Gayle is due to be released by J. Taylor Publishing on 31st October 2012.

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14 Responses to Review of After Dark by Emi Gayle

  1. Sounds like a great trilogy, and I wish you unbounded success with your writing. YA is such a challenge, but if you capture your reader young, she will become a reader for life.

  2. AWE!! Wow! I’m sitting here blushing!! :) :) Thank you!

  3. I would love to read this as I’m a YA nutcase writer and reader. Good luck with this trilogy! October can’t come soon enough.

  4. Great review. I’m going to see Lucas Till as Wynn forever now! :0

  5. Best of luck with the trilogy, Emi! Sounds like you’d give Ms. Stephanie Meyers a run! Cheers1

  6. Em

    The book sounds like a blast. Can’t wait to read it. :-)

  7. I’m so thrilled to find other YA Horror and Dark Fantasy writers! There aren’t enough of us out there. Wishing Emi great success with her trilogy and thanks to Amaleen for the exciting review. :-)

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