Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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O…kay. I’d like to stick to my usual nice and organizational system to review A Light in the Dark by author Becky Doughty, but I’m not going to be able to do that. The novel had me sobbing so hard toward the end of it that a bunch of my previous notes on the book don’t seem like they matter much now.
Tish and Sebastian’s story drew me in and entertained me at various levels, particularly as an artist and as a romantic. But then, beyond the characters’ initial family and friendship threads, beyond the romance and humor, and even beyond the art, the journey got real to me on a whole different plane, venturing to a place both excruciating and exquisite to convey the significance of darkness and light.
I’d recommend this novel to fans of new adult fiction who wouldn’t mind getting more than just an angsty romance out of a romantic read. It’s passionate and compassionate, and though its ultimate richness varies in flavor from the first novel in the Fallout series, it’s a rich story all the same.
Note for my blog readers: this novel is a clean read but does contain some innuendo and content for mature minds.
Here’s my review of the next book in the series, A Long Way Home.