Beyond Darkness: Shattered (House of Crimson and Clover #1.5) by Sarah Cradit (Reviewed by Julie – #NerdGirlJulie)

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Title: Beyond Darkness: Shattered (House of Crimson and Clover #1.5)

    Author: Sarah Cradit

    Published Date: February 6, 2014

    Genre:  Paranormal


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Anasofiya Deschanel fled to Maine to escape her mistakes. She learned quickly, and violently, you cannot run from what’s inside you.

Following a series of unfortunate events, Ana finds herself drowning in the consequences of actions which left her heart cruelly divided between the St. Andrews brothers. Jon’s embrace of darkness soon turns to dangerous cruelty, while Finn’s kind heart offers a promise of love she does not feel she deserves. Between all three of them lies a secret with the potential to change everything.

When the truth comes crashing down, Ana is forced to face the same demons she once ran from. As she learns more about who she is, and the situation she’s created, these realizations drive her to a desperate decision that will change everyone’s lives, forever.

paragraph divider 18***Julie, #NerdGirlJulie’s Review***

Wow! This is my favorite book in Sarah Cradit’s House of Crimson and Clover series yet.

The novella gives a lot of insight into Ana Deschanel as well as both St. Andrews brothers, Finn and Jon.

The writing is crisp. Sarah Cradit knows how to tell a story and keep her readers hooked. While reading, I can see Summer Island and it’s inhabitants. The author balances the relationship/feeling spectrum nicely. The novella delves deep into the characters–giving the reader much insight into their background and what makes them tick. The exploration of this triangle between the two brothers and Ana is intense and a bit dark at times.

I think I said, “Nooooooo!” to my e-reader at the ending. The book was a page turner and I couldn’t believe I had read through it so quickly. I was not ready for this book to end, and I cannot wait to learn more of Ana’s and Finn’s story. The ending/segue has me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait to get started on the next book in the series!

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