The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken

December 25, 2019

The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken

Fear is not welcome here.


To touch a Dark One is death.
To talk to an immortal is suicide.
Yet, I've been marked by both.
A Vampire.
And the King of the immortals.
My life is no longer my own.
And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.
It was theirs.
It's always been theirs.


I'm gonna say it... I was extremely confused for a lot of this story. It was at once complex and simple. There were times where I felt I was being led somewhere and yet the thought or action wasn't completed. I was left dangling, hoping for just a little more. When I finally got a good idea of what it was I was actually reading, I was glad to be both entertained and intrigued. Even though I was confused, I enjoyed reading about the journey Genesis went through, her transition from obtuse female protagonist to understanding heroine. Ethan grabbed my attention from the start and watching his every move, his every word, his every thought was a freaking thrill. I only wish the chemistry between the two main characters ran a bit hotter than illustrated. I don't get why adult authors who write adult books for adults are so terrified of writing about a truly scorching connection between their characters. Give me heat!!

I've read quite a few books by RVD, but this one was far different from anything I've read before. I love when authors write in different genres. It gives me the chance to see how they speak in another voice, how adaptable they are to different scenery, how their writing can transcend me in a multitude of ways. In my humble opinion, with The Dark Ones, RVD tempted me just enough to see how the rest of this series measures up.

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About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and, adorable son. She loves to hear from readers!

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