Lauren

Darkness is a book which intrigues readers from the moment they open the page and then frustrates them when they finish, knowing that more is to come the reader is left wanting exactly that. The style of the writer is different and unique, the way the story is told keeps readers on their toes, I can't remember the last time I wanted to turn the pages of a book so badly.

The novel is told from the perspective of several different characters, and the reader basically gets to see into the mind of each of the main characters. They get to better understand the motives and feelings each individual character has. The way Eveland wrote made readers see these characters, all of them, as real people, each of them with thoughts and feelings and motives of their own. The dramatic irony created by this alone kept my heart racing and my palms sweating.

The only downside to Eveland's amazing novel was the fact that it was too good and I kept forgetting to scan the bar codes before each chapter. The interactive part of the novel was exceptional and something I hope to see more of in the future. The artwork and/or music that she fit with each chapter helped to set the mood, or to picture the scene more vibrantly, not that the novel itself was lacking in detail. My favorite part was when she paired up music to the chapters. When the drama from the novel was enough to bring a tear to my eye, the music pushed me over the edge.