Devilishly handsome and full of dark secrets, Archer s devil may care attitude came at a price and unfortunately for him, the devil may care after all When he meets Hannah, a runaway whose art is than it seems, he s determined to keep her and her drama at arm s length But their souls are tied together with bonds that won t be ignored and it s going to take all his sDevilishly handsome and full of dark secrets, Archer s devil may care attitude came at a price and unfortunately for him, the devil may care after all When he meets Hannah, a runaway whose art is than it seems, he s determined to keep her and her drama at arm s length But their souls are tied together with bonds that won t be ignored and it s going to take all his skill to keep her safe from the demon horde that follows her every move A gripping urban fantasy readers are calling a cross between Cassandra Clare s Immortal Instruments and Frank Peretti s This Present Darkness, it will keep you up at night and begging for .
It's a titillating start to a new series. It has all the elements of a good story - interesting characters with secrets and impressive skills, a knowledgeable mentor, and dark twists of fate. Recommended for fantasy and romance lovers.
This was an interesting beginning to a YA series, set in current times featuring teens and young adults with supernatural powers. I did find some of the plot lines a little confusing; I assume, since the world-building is in the first book, the rest of the series reads a little smoother.I felt like the two main characters were forced together by the author. A relationship between them would have worked better if it was not billed as "destiny" or some-such (this was one of the confusing plot line [...]
When I first saw the book, my first impression of A Familiar Darkness was a paranormal story set in the 19th century. I certainly did not expect the story to be set in the modern times and that Archer was a part of the circus troupe. That added a little more mystery to his already mysterious and cool demeanour. Archer may seem like a lone wolf at first but as the story goes on, I got to know more about him and his past and I find it easy to understand why he acts this way. After getting to know [...]
Many of us have stumbled across pockets of darkness in our lives—places we didn’t want to be, people we didn’t want to meet, things we wish we hadn’t seen or done. But what if you couldn’t leave that darkness behind? What if it was actively pursuing you, for reasons you didn’t understand?That’s what happens to Hannah, the main character in Heather Sutherlin’s new book, A Familiar Darkness. In this debut novel of an all new series, the forces of darkness must contend with a small [...]
"A Familiar Darkness" is a clean paranormal with elements of romance that's surprisingly well written, with interesting characters and a different enough story line that kept my interest throughout the book. Hannah, a struggling artist in an unfamiliar town, is haunted by strange visions that she depicts in her paintings. Young Archer, a magician with the ability to banish demons, meets Hannah at a show and becomes her reluctant protector, with the help of his Indian friend. The story was well d [...]
This is a dark paranormal about demons in the present day and those who fight them. I empathized with Hannah the artist but my favorite was Mo. Archer was interesting and well-done but I didn't really like him as a "hero." Perhaps there is more opportunity for empathy with him as the series continues. When the suspense is present, it sucks the reader into the story and won't let go, making one's heartbeat quicken, but toward the end a scene of exposition dissipates the tension at a point where i [...]
In this first book of the Soul Ties series, readers meet complex, brooding, enigmatic, yet playfully sexy Archer. His character contrasts well with the light-hearted innocence of Hannah. Through a series of dark, suspenseful moments, readers will watch these two characters bond, together realizing their fates will be forever intertwined.I'm already eagerly waiting for the next installment. These characters have a lot to learn about the forces of good and evil, so I look forward to seeing their e [...]
I downloaded A Familiar Darkness as a free book from . This story was odd on many levels, and there were holes in the world-building that left me wondering what was going on-- but, this author also has an unusual way of telling an interesting story and holding the reader's suspense. As a freebie, this was definitely worth reading. I think other readers may enjoy the story also.
While there were some grammatical issues and a couple places where continuity seemed to be an issue, the story was interesting, and the characters compelling. Sutherlin found a nice balance of giving enough information to keep from being completely frustrating, while still holding back from giving it all at once. I'll definitely be adding the rest of this series to my wish list.
An intriguing read we all have found ourselves fighting the darkness that we encounter.nding help to fight those demons is the light needed by the characters in this book.enjoyable read!
After the first few pages I didn't have any interest in continuing to read this book. They writing wasn't engaging. The plot felt forced, and the characters and there interactions were stilted.