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Summary

A best friend. A forever love. A promise.

A betrayal. An ultimatum. A choice...

Carlie coped with moving from her home in Sydney, Australia to a small village in England to live with a stranger. She battled her way through the mists she thought would drown her, and emerged transformed. She was even starting to think she'd survive the death of her parents. But now an old diary, which promises to reveal the mystery of her mother, threatens to tear her world apart. How will the words she reads affect her? Will she wish the truth had died with her mum? And what is the connection to her own life hidden within the pages?

In the second book of the gripping Into the Mists Trilogy, a new relationship with her grandmother is opening Carlie's soul to the energy and power of the earth. A new friend is opening her mind to the magic and potential within her. And a new love is opening her heart to the sweetest enchantment of all. Yet betrayal hovers around her, and she will face an ultimatum, a sacrifice and a cruel choice that might just break her.

Will Carlie find the courage to go into the darkness of her own heart and seek the wisdom and strength she needs to survive, or will the tragedies and the pain of her life break her into a million little pieces?

©2016 Serene Conneeley (P)2017 Serene Conneeley

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"Serene Conneeley's magical and very intoxicating new novel Into the Dark has me under its spell - I relish every shiver Carlie's descent into darkness is giving me. Into the Mists was wonderful, but this is another level, a huge leap. I loved this book - it ended way too soon!" (Lucy Cavendish, author of Spellbound and White Magic)

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wow

what a truly fantastic young adult audiobook from the pen of Serene Conneeley and brilliantly narrated by Gabrielle Baker. I have to go straight on to the next book in the series xxxxxx

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Engaging but darker instalment than the first

It’s been two months since Carlie left Australia to live with her grandmother, following the death of her parents. After finding her mother’s Book of Shadows, Carlie was able to piece together her mother’s reasons for running away from home at seventeen. As a result, Carlie and her grandmother Rose, were able to emerge into a life of acceptance, forgiveness and healing. Carlie has settled into her new life with her grandmother and her friendship with her Rhiannon has become an additional source of strength. However, a journey into the mist fills the girls with a sense of foreboding when they meet Brianna, the lady in green and Brauna, the lady in blue respectively. “(Carlie) I am here to tell you that soon you will have a choice. An important choice. And when you make the decision, you will need to remember how important your friendship is, how much value it has to you and how good she has been for you. You will be tested. Your loyalties will be divided and it is within you to betray the people closest to you.” - Brianna “Rhiannon, I come here tonight to remind you of what lies within you. You will need strength for the coming battle. There are things you cannot see, things you cannot know, that will make you doubt the ones closest to you. Remember your faith in them, even when it’s no longer deserved. This will test you as much as them, believe me. And you will pass if you stay true to you.” Past and present collide spectacularly when Carlie is gifted her mother’s journal, which details her doomed relationship with Andre and coincides with Carlie falling in love with Rowan. Coupled with a fortune tellers warning and the fear that history will repeat itself as it did with her mother, will Carlie take a chance on love? And are Rowan’s motives true? With tragedy and heartbreak around the corner, Carlie will need all her strength and wisdom to overcome what lays ahead. Into the Dark is the second instalment of the Into the Mists trilogy that picks two months after the death of Carlie’s parents. Carlie is in a good place emotionally. She’s bonded with his grandmother, her friendship with Rhiannon is flourishing and she’s even found love with a local healer. Her new life comes under threat when Sandy posts her mother journal, which chronicles her turbulent relationship with Andre and ultimately explains her reasons for leaving England and seeking a new life under a different name in Australia. As Carlie unravels the secrets of her mother’s journal she begins to see similarities between Andre and Rowan and coupled with ominous warnings as well as an ultimatum, she makes a decision that leads to tragic consequences. I felt a myriad of emotions while reading this instalment. This is definitely a darker book than the first, with themes of domestic violence, mental illness and grief. I’m glad the mystery behind Violet’s disappearance was finally cleared up although reading about the life she endured at the hands of Andre was sombre reading. Due to the prologue, I confess that like Rhiannon, my suspicions about a certain character remained until the shocking end which totally caught me off guard. I can’t imagine how Carlie will recover from the events of this book and look forward to reading the third and final instalment. I received an advanced free audible copy of Into the Mists which was narrated by Gabrielle Baker. I was impressed by the way she was masterfully able to bring each character to life with their own unique voice, switching effortlessly between characters and accents.

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  • Rebecca
  • 30-06-17

An enchanting story told beautifully.

Be swept away by the melodic voice and magical story. Into the Dark leads you on an enchanting journey as Carlie experiences her first real love, the struggles of keeping balance in her life and the depths of fates cruelty. Again, you will gain knowledge of how to perform rutuals in your own life by following Carlie's direction is parts of the story. My favorite parts of this book were when Carlie was reading her mother's journal, what her mother experienced was written beautifully, her struggles and pain captivated both the MC and reader, a feat not easy to achieve. I Cannot wait to jump into book three.

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  • Crystal Majjik
  • 08-06-17

Serene paints a beautiful picture of the struggles and rewards through the teenage years

Into the Dark is the second instalment of the Into the Mists series. Carlie continues her journey of love and friendship, building relationships, learning to trust and growing into a relatable lovable character. Discovering about the past and dreaming of the future, there are so many twists and turns in this magical adventure, some touching moments and some heart wrenching ones too. The author and narrator both do a beautiful job of making this story come alive.

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  • Michele Thompson
  • 14-05-20

Good series

I really like this series...It is a good story. Carly has the worst luck , but the best family and friends..

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  • Stormer83
  • 11-05-20

So good

Even better then the last book I enjoyed this book very good story can't wait to read the rest of the series I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Laura
  • 15-04-20

Dark and intriguing.

The second installment of Into The Mists Trilogy begins about two months after the first book. For me just as the first book this one was very dark for me. Carlie has her mothers diary and it is filled with dark and sad stories. At least that’s how I felt. Other readers may feel different. In a way her mothers journal was in a peculiar way reflecting as to Carlie’s current love status as well. The book for me ended in a shocking revelation and I’m looking forward to reading the last book. The narrator, Gabrielle did a fabulous job portraying all the characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-20

Not my typical read, but well-written

This story is so much darker than I expected. It's definitely not the style I typically read, but I actually wanted to finish it to find out how everything turns out. It is really well-written and captivating despite being so different from my preferred genre. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-04-20

Loved!

Loved this story! Just like the first story, granddaughter and grandmother are happy! This time there's love in the air! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!