Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Token of Darkness by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

About Token of Darkness

Cooper Blake has everything going for him until he wakes from a car accident with his football career in ruins and a mysterious, attractive girl by his side. Cooper doesn't know how Samantha got there or why he can see her; all he knows is that she’s a ghost, and the shadows that surround her seem intent on destroying her.

No one from Cooper's old life would understand what he can barely grasp himself...but Delilah, the captain of the cheerleading squad, has secrets of her own, like her ability to see beyond the physical world, and her tangled history with Brent, a loner from a neighboring school who can hear strangers' most intimate thoughts.

Delilah and Brent know that Cooper is in more trouble than he realizes, and that Samantha may not be as innocent as she has led Cooper to believe. But the only way to figure out where Samantha came from will put them all in more danger than they ever dreamed possible.

Source: Goodreads


This book was okay but it wasn’t as strong as I had hoped.

I didn’t feel the same connection to the story and the characters as I did with all of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes other books.

I don’t know why but the story seemed kind of incoherent and I got presented with a lot of characters who felt shallow and needed more depth.

The one character I liked was Samantha she was refreshing and at the same time emotional.
She seemed like the kind of girl you want on your side.

Usually I go through Amelia’s books in a couple of hours and I often reread the book because it’s simply not enough for me to only read it once.
This book however took me days to get through and I don’t have the same need to reread it again.

I liked that she tried something new and got from vampires and shape shifters to ghosts.
It shows me that she takes some chances.

This story just didn’t work for me but I’m still very much looking forward to her next books, Amelia is one of my favourite authors and as a reader you always wish everything you read is fantastic, but sometimes you get disappointed and that’s what happened for me here.

I give Token of Darkness 2 out of 5.

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