Book Review | Dark Incidence by A.G. Liam [+ GIVEAWAY]

Dark Incidence by A.G. Liam
Published: March 18th, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Pages: 310
Format: eBook
Source: From the author

Synopsis: Dani is determined to change. Trodden down by her abusive stepdad, neglectful mother, and nonexistent social life, Dani decides to leave it all behind—she flees into the night and finds herself in a dark, and strangely wondrous, new world, a world unknown to most humans.

However, destiny is an unpredictable force. Through a peculiar turn of events, she unknowingly gets entangled in a brutal war waging between two factions of vampires.

The Ruemisuds are a technologically advanced, elite vampire society that wants absolute control. They will stop at nothing to get it, including experimenting on unsuspecting humans and decimating the Rhowels, a clandestine, rebel clan of vampires. But the Rhowels possess a key to survival that the Ruemisuds desperately want, which they will protect until the bitter end.

Dani’s riveting journey has just begun in this beautiful tale of love, hate, betrayal, and, above all, survival. The war is escalating quickly and Dani is determined to survive. Who will help her? Who will win the war? [x]

Review: I really enjoyed the beginning then it honestly had me cringing the rest of the way through. I wanted to complete the novel because I know how hard authors work on books. I didn’t know where the book was heading in the beginning but I was intrigued on where it would take me. I was honestly thinking aliens for a bit. Turns out it was vampires. It was about two vampire “races”, dealt with the politics of the civilizations, and how one strives for control. This all takes place on our “Earth”.

What I liked:

  • The premise of the story in the beginning really had me excited for this story
  • I would’ve liked more explanation of the two vampire races and why everything is bad between them
  • Alternating POVs between Dani and her brother Paul

What I didn’t like:

  • The use of the word bro every sentence within male dialogue
  • Dani and Matt… Seriously highly unrealistic and terrible to read. They talk for the first time then all of a sudden have sex out of nowhere.
  • I almost DNF’d this book because the dialogue was just so cringe-y. I know some teenagers do talk that way but I couldn’t do it.
  • There really wasn’t an explanation as to why the vampires were there in the first place
  • It was too fast paced. It flew through so many things that having extra detail would’ve been nice

Note: If you are younger, there is gory descriptions within this novel.

Rating: 2.5/5 stars!

A.G. grew up in a gloomy and quaint suburb near London, England, and now lives in sunny southern California with her husband and her son. She has been an avid horror and paranormal fan since she can remember, reading Goosebumps when she was a child, to watching Twilight Zone as a teenager with her grandpa.

She earned her B.A. in psychology, but decided to follow her passion of storytelling instead. Dark Incidence is her first full length novel, a unique vampire science fiction told through the eyes of two siblings. A.G. also has directed numerous shorts and written children’s books.

Her favorite pastime is watching paranormal and horror movies, painting landscapes and seascapes, and reading fiction novels. She can never turn down an invite to eat something home cooked [x].

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