The Grace In Darkness Book Review

March 18, 2014 / 0 comments

The Grace In Darkness Book ReviewThe Grace in Darkness by Melissa Andrea
Series: Darkness Trinity #3
Published by Self-Published on October 22nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: paperback
Source: Purchased
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Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?

When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you

Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.

To find the grace in darkness, you must
Dare to be BRAVE
Dare to be STRONG
Dare to be ALIVE

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Liezel’s Thoughts:

Ask me what was the last book that kept me awake all night… and I would say it was both the of the Darkness Duet Novels. Araya and Ryland’s story is just that painfully beautiful. Once I got started I couldn’t put them down. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this series and don’t know why it took me so long to finally read these since they’ve been out for months.

The Grace of Darkness picks off where The Edge of Darkness ends with Ryland struggling to make sense of the world without Araya in it.    He becomes exactly like the one person him and his sibling despise – their father, who he is currently working for. Ryland never wanted this job and you could tell that he is miserable but he doesn’t have a choice if wants to be with Araya again.

Araya on the other hand is trying to do the best she can without Ryland. She continues to push herself to become better just like Ryland had encouraged her to do so from the very beginning. While Ryland is failing miserably  moving on, Araya is starting to become more and more  fulfilled as she progresses in her dancing.

He was never expected to see her again for months but again  J.D. – his manipulative father,  dangles her right in front of him when least expected. Again, he can’t resist her and when they finally meet up again he is determined to keep her close no matter the consequences.

“…you’re too damn addicting, hummingbird. Everything about you…I’m always left wanting more. I want all of you, all the time, every day, and the more I’m with you, the stronger the craving gets.” – Ryland, The Edge of Darkness

Even with that time apart their love neither withered. If anything that distance brought them closer, made their relationship stronger but of course even with that sweetest reunion it doesn’t come easy after that. J.D. is bent on making their life a living hell. There aren’t any boundaries that J.D. is unwilling to cross to keep Ryland away from her.

This time around though Ryland has his siblings are on his side. Careless – trying to make up for the wrongs that she did in The Edge of Darkness and Sebastian just selflessly giving up his freedom for their happiness. This was the one thing that I found most shocking – Sebastian. He stood out in this book and I am honestly  relieved that Ms. Andrea is planning on writing his very own story.

That was the only thing about it holding me back from giving it a 5/5 stars. There were just some unresolved issues  concerning Sebastian, Careless and especially Makayla. Don’t get me wrong, the series doesn’t end with a cliffhanger per sè it just felt incomplete which I am sure the author intends to fix soon!

Otherwise I thought the story was perfect. It was quite unique in a sense that Ryland and Araya’s love had no limits.  It didn’t matter that Araya was blind or that Ryland had so much baggage. They dealt with the difficult situations together. Their connection was soul deep. The they way they expressed their love repeatedly was beyond magnificent.  Loved the series and can not wait to read more about these amazing characters.

The Verdict:






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About Melissa Andrea

Melissa started reading in high school when she found her mom’s romance book collection and has been hooked on books every since. She became a complete book-a-holic, starting her own collection and improving her reading skills. Most of the time she could finish a book walking around the store, while her mom shopped.

She wrote her first short story in high school for a competition in her writing class. It was a child’s book called ‘Arnold’ – it was about an ant who believed he could do anything. Oh by the way, she won!

She has written many stories since then, but this will be her first YA paranormal/fantasy and the first book she will have published.

She lived in Mesa, Arizona with her husband of six years, and her 3 beautiful daughters. They are her biggest fans and they inspire her everyday. She enjoys spending time with her family, weekend dates with her mom & taking vacations. Hawaii anyone??

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