Feb 12, 2016

Review--Darkness Falls by Keri Arthur

New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur brings her Dark Angels series to a breathtaking conclusion as half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones treads a knife’s edge between the salvation of the human race and its total annihilation.

The search for the last key to the gates of hell has begun, and half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is in more danger than ever—and one misstep could prove ruinous. It's only a matter of time before Madeleine Hunter, the dangerous head of the vampire council, begins her hunt for complete domination. And for Risa, that comes with an alarming ultimatum: hand over the last key to Hunter or, one by one, her loved ones will die.

Now, it’s a race against time for Risa to save those she loves, and to stop Hunter's apocalyptic plan to open the very gates of hell.

After many, many moons, I’ve finally read Keri Arthur’s Darkness Falls, the final book in the Dark Angels series! I’m making headway into finishing up finished series! And it feels oh so good! But of course, when starting this one I was consumed with a bit of confusion and naturally, forgetfulness! That’s what happens with me apparently! But I was soon able to just get into the story at hand, even if a few faces were unfamiliar to me.

Risa and Azriel must find the final key to the last gate that basically protects the world from going to hell in a hand-basket. The first two were already used unfortunately, but the third key is what sets off total Armageddon! Risa is determined to stop that from happening, though it doesn’t help that her boss, Madeline Hunter, the one who is making her find this final key, is the vampire that wants to set us off on this hellish course.

So not only does Risa need to find said key, but she needs to keep her boss from learning about when she does find it. Add to that, there’s still an elusive sorceress to find who has been making life rather unpleasant for Risa. The sorceress always seems to be one step ahead of Risa. And adding to the pile, she learns that someone very close to her, is betraying her.

So many secrets, so many bad guys to find and kill, what’s a girl to do? Risa somehow manages to keep her cool—while pregnant—and do the impossible. And she also kicks some major ass while doing it too!

Needless to say, this was one rather fast paced read! While the search for the final key comes with a deadly timeline for Risa, everything takes place with 24 hours or so. A little more given the events before said time limit is given. So we have a lot of ground to cover and yet, only a day goes by! Risa is one determined and driven woman. Though with Azriel at her side, she’s able to conquer many things she wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

I truly love Risa and Azriel together! With my limited memory due to an overload of reads in my head, I can’t quite remember when these two finally became a couple. But I must say I love them together! From the beginning, I’ve enjoyed these two and their dynamics. Even if Risa was with other guys, she finally saw reason and chose Azriel. Or however they ended up together officially! Again, terribly memory for these things! But I love Azriel! He’s not completely onto all things human, but he’s rather close! Being a reaper, there’s always something he doesn’t fully understand to the human extent, but I love him anyway! He’s sweet and caring and very protective of Risa and his unborn child!

The ending to this one couldn’t be more perfect! We get a crazy awesome action packed scene and then the momentous epilogue! Even better, we yet again (I believe) get moments with Riley and Quinn! And some of Rhoan too! I loved that these three made an appearance again, for this truly seems like the end of this world. Especially since Keri’s two current series are not of Riley and Risa’s world. The Dark Angels series closes on a high note and I couldn’t be happier with the way it got there either! It’s truly been yet another amazing Urban Fantasy series by Keri Arthur! I will forever look forward to her amazing books! If you haven’t already read Keri’s books, you truly should! She has so many wonderful additions to choose from! You’re bound to find something to love and enjoy and then basically want more of, so you read everything she’s written!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars



  1. I haven't red this author's books yet, but your review makes me want to read them. I'm happy to read that you found the series to end on a high note and that the author ended it in a more than satisfying way.

  2. Great review! I haven't read this series yet, but it looks really great. Good to know that the series ends well. :D :D


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