May 30, 2014

Review--Darkness Falls by Erin Kellison

Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness.

Fans of paranormal romance and bad boys, get ready for a dark, sexy plunge into fantasy and desire. The Reveler Series is set in a contemporary world in which people can indulge in Rêve, or shared dreaming—a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the world. Imagine being able to fall asleep at night, only to wake in a dream world, one in which you are lucid and in control—where you can be anything you want to be and do anything you like. But you must be careful…dreaming can be as dangerous as it is seductive.

I received this ebook for review from the publishers via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

I adore Erin Kellison's Shadow and Shadow Kissed series, so this new series she wrote definitely piqued my curiosity. Darkness Falls is definitely a different kind of read, there are no paranormal creatures running about, but there's still an element of magic, of other, of some pretty weird stuff. So it definitely had a lot of appeal going for it from the beginning.

It's a contemporary/future-ish setting, where the very rich can pay to experience the Reve, which is a sort of dream world place where you can be anyone you want to be, do anything you want to do. You live your dreams. Jordan and her sister Maisie go to one of these very expensive parties, and it's not at all what Jordan had been expecting. Feeling an obligation to protect her younger sister from all things, as she had since their mother passed away, she wanted to go to keep her safe. But the Reve is a complicated place to behold.

I'll admit, there are some things that still kind of confuse me with this one, and it's mostly the groups of people. There's Rook, he's a Chimera which is basically a police force (of sorts) for the world of Reve. He makes sure people aren't sneaking in or you know, doing things they shouldn't be. And for some reason, Jordan is special and has Chimera potentiality and she gets "recruited" to be one, Rook takes her under his wing.

Then there's some bad people, I don't think they had much of a name. Basically we got bad guys vs good guys and the bad guys, naturally, want Jordan too. Since this is the first in a series and they're novellas on top of it, I gather that we just can't know everything just yet. Other than those few complications that I had with the "groups" of characters and their purposes, Darkness Falls was a rather enjoyable read! I love new series and new world-building, new characters...just all the newness!

Naturally, there was definite romance between Jordan and Rook. It treads the lines of insta-love. Sure, the moment they see one another it's not love, but lust, but you can bet before the novella ends, it's love. I kind of have a love-hate relationship with insta-love. Here, it didn't bother me so much, but I guess I just hope to see more relationship developing between Rook and Jordan as the series moves along. That is if Erin returns to characters. I have the second novella to read as well and it will star Maisie, Jordan's younger sister and a "coworker" of Rook's! Should be fun!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

*As of 5/30/14 it's currently a FREE download on Amazon!


  1. I haven't heard of this author or their books but this definitely looks interesting. I'll have to check it out :) Nice review!

  2. I've heard of these books but haven't read them yet. Great review! I'll have to try them out :)

    Rachel @A Perfection Called Books

  3. Well the whole dream world sounds fascinating. Definitely sounds like you could get into some trouble in there, and I've seen the idea of dreams in books and film turn out really well. This one sounds great :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.


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