Thursday, April 30, 2015
Book Review: This Darkness Light by Michaelbrent Collings
Author: Michaelbrent Collings
Enjoyment Rating: ***
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: violence and gore, swearing
John should be dead. He's been shot through the heart, then nearly assassinated again while recuperating in the hospital, when the killer left a trail of bodies in his wake. The only survivors are John and Serafina, who escape on a cross-country journey to outrun death. But gradually they realize that John is anything but normal, and death seems to be following them.
This Darkness Light is faced-paced and interesting. Collings knows how to move the action forward, and includes lots of minor characters and different voices in a way that allows readers to retain a sense of momentum in the novel. You know how a Dan Brown novel is almost impossible to put down, even when the reader recognizes that the story is totally implausible? This Darkness Light has a bit of the same quality. It reminded me quite a lot of Justin Cronin's The Passage, with many narrators and some characters who seem immune to worldwide apocalypse. The book is quite gory, but also pretty entertaining.