When demons invade her dreams and tease of her death, Quinn, and Aaron, a boy with amnesia, must find a way to banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.
It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and teasing of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.
I read PRETTY DARK NOTHING in a few hours. It was quite entertaining, and while you did not find out the reason for the darkness until the ABSOLUTE end, it was still a thrilling ride. Right off the bat, I felt sorry for Quinn because I knew she had more to deal with than the normal teen. You end up rooting for Aaron, and at the end (its okay no spoiler alert), I was sad by what happened and a little confused. Can you say huge cliff hanger…I mean what happens now? And why did everything up to this point happen? Hopefully there will be a book two to clear up all of the questions.
I would recommend this book for a more advanced YA reader who is quite stable in their life. It is a dark story with more psychological feel than the normal romanticism that paranormal YA books are known for. You have your typical boy meets girl, boy loves girl, girl loves another boy who is involved with another girl drama along with the abandoned teen from her dad story (what happened to him anyways?). Then the demons…what are they doing, why do they whisper, what is their purpose? I am intrigued, so I truly hope there is a second book.
Heather L. Reid has always had a sense of wanderlust and a belief in the paranormal. She eats mayonnaise on her fries, loves video games, and getting lost in a good story. This native Texan now lives with her Scottish hubby in South Ayrshire, Scotland, where she spends her weekends wandering the moors in search of the ghost of William Wallace and exploring haunted castles.