Review: A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard

Posted November 5, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan DennardA Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Published by Harper Collins on July 23rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Horror, SciFi
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Source: Library
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With her brother dead and her mother insane, Eleanor Fitt is alone. Even the Spirit-Hunters—Joseph, Jie, and the handsome Daniel—have fled to Paris. So when Eleanor hears the vicious barking of hounds and sees haunting yellow eyes, she fears that the Dead, and the necromancer Marcus, are after her.
To escape, Eleanor boards a steamer bound for France. There she meets Oliver, a young man who claims to have known her brother. But Oliver harbors a dangerous secret involving necromancy and black magic that entices Eleanor beyond words. If she can resist him, she'll be fine. But when she arrives in Paris, she finds that the Dead have taken over, and there's a whole new evil lurking. And she is forced to make a deadly decision that will go against everything the Spirit-Hunters stand for.
In Paris, there's a price for this darkness strange and lovely, and it may have Eleanor paying with her life.

Hi there. So. If you think zombies weren’t scary enough, please do add in demons. And hellhounds. And compulsion bitches. HAHA. Okay, I shall stop there. But really, this book was way more intense than Something Strange and Deadly.

In this book, we will see Eleanor’s battle between light and darkness, and to be honest, there were some parts that made me hate her. BUT there were also some parts that made me hate Joseph and Daniel. Because in this book, you get to see everyone’s bad side (other than Daniel’s. I mean, we saw his in the first book, remember?) which is pretty scary HAHA. I was honestly scared shitless throughout this whole book, because the storyline suddenly seemed unpredictable. Like, what else could happen? And I have to admit that when I first read the blurb, I had this flash of annoyance at Oliver’s name, because I totally thought that there would be a love triangle. But wow, I actually like Oliver.

In fact, Oliver is the one character that I immensely enjoyed reading about in this book (not that I don’t love the other characters). He was charming, and sarcastic and oh my God, I would love a best friend like him HAHA.

The zombie parts were quite UGH gruesome! It went from people turning into Dead, to someone murdering people to turn them into Dead. Oh, les Morts HEHE. That’s what they’re called in Paris. AND PARIS. I definitely love that Susan Dennard manage to capture the essence of Paris, such that when I read it, I know for a fact that it’s taking part in Paris, and not London, or somewhere else. It’s like, there’s Deads running all over the place, but it’s still PARIS. HAHA.

But man, I am really looking forward to the next book!

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