Feb 20, 2011

Review--A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang


Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her. 

I had heard many positive things about Allison Pang's debut A Brush of Darkness, so I decided to give it a try and it was as expected. Which was quite good!

There's definitely quite a bit of snark in here, which is probably due to Allison being a member of the League for Reluctant Adults! Her sidekick, a horny unicorn named Phineas has a tendency to lounge around in her underwear drawer. He's definitely not what Abby expected from a unicorn!

But Abby's got quite a conundrum on her hands when her boss goes missing along with a slew of other supes, including an incubus' sister. Which is what leads Brystion to Abby's door.

Abby reluctantly agrees to help Brystion out and find his sister since her boss and others are in the same boat, and they all might possibly have a link that ties their disappearances together.

This was a well paced book filled with quite a few surprises. The humor was very good, nice and snarky! And there was some romance, a little more than what I was used to, but it was still intertwined nicely so that it didn't feel forced or anything.

The ending kind of leaves you wondering rather than hanging, there are still a few things left unsolved at the end, but not too much that was directly linked to the case.

Overall a good read for a debut! 4/5 stars! 

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I loved this book.
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