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It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness is unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the states as a young boy, but it's difficult to stand by a country that can't even take responsibility for their own actions. Phoenix Blue just wants a night of mindless sex...is that too much to ask? Always a black sheep, she shocks everyone as she finds the strength inside herself to protect the ones she cares about, and fight to see another day. They were strangers when the virus took over, but tragedy will bring them together in ways they never thought possible as they descend into the darkness.

©2014 Krista Pakseresht (P)2017 Krista Pakseresht

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Overall fun and enjoyable start to the series.

I was kindly given a copy of the audio book of Kira Adams Into The Darkness for an honest review.

3.5 Stars

This is the first part of the Darkness Falls series and was a good introduction to the world. I actually didn't realise this was YA to start with and from switching from a fairly lengthy tome of a Stephen King novel it did somewhat feel a little jarring but that said this quick read managed to pack a punch even at times I wanted parts of the characters fleshed put a little more but I'm guessing in later parts they will be.

The first person writing style and tone made it impossible not to compare this to some of Mira Grants books but for a younger audience. This isn't a criticism but I hope will give people clues about the atmospherics and to some extent the setup.

Some of the twists really took me by surprise whilst one of the major ones I had guessed early on. At times I felt like the book might be falling into certain tropes but was glad to see that it swerved these and helped keep things exciting.

With the book moving along at such speed it sometimes feels like the urgency of certain scenes possibly isn't conveyed as well as it needs to be and at times I wished we could have just had a little more dialogue or scene setting but overall this was an enjoyable read and a good introduction to the series which left on a solid cliffhanger.

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  • Claire
  • 13-09-17

What happens next?

The overall story is interesting and book 2 is going on my 'to read' list, but I thought more information could have been useful at times. There are lots of unanswered questions for me and while I'm sure more will be revealed in future books, I feel like this book could have been a five star book if there weren't so many holes.

The story is well planned, with interesting and likeable characters, I'm looking forward to reading book two.

Nice delivery and good character voices, I enjoyed listening to the narration.

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  • Leticia Crow
  • 20-11-19

love it!

a great zombie apocalypse book! I love the characters and the descriptions. cant wait to hear the next part! definitely recommend it!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-10-18

Not my normal book

I was thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down it drew me in from the moment I started listening and kept me engaged till the end. I loved every minute of this book which to be honest is not my normal read. I also enjoyed the performance as well. I definetely recommend this book.

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  • Lori
  • 26-09-17

Good start to a series

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Good start to series. I really enjoyed this story. It pulled me and held my complete attention from start to finish. I was so into the story before I knew it over 4 hours had flown by and it was over. My only complaint.... I wish it had been longer. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

It does end in a cliffhanger so be prepared.

While there is really nothing unusual or new about this story that's not a bad thing. It's a good solid story that is interesting, entertaining and has a really good cast of likable characters. There is enough going on to keep the story moving, building the suspense with plenty of surprises and twists. Being a zombie survival story of coarse there is plenty of action as well.

Note: the main character Phoenix was molested as a child. While it does not go into details if this is a trigger for some they may want to skip this story. Not quite sure we needed the extra about the Uncle. I understand it lent towards developing her trust issues but I could have done without it.

Lori Faiella did a great job with the narration. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices. Both male and female. Just a slight change in tone is enough to distinguish between male and female characters. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Hopefully she will narrating the rest of the series. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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  • Joe
  • 02-09-17

Zombie Apoc Story with a Little Romance

Kira Adams has created a fun little world where the US government in hopes of settling that nasty little middle east problem makes a bug in the lab that gets us the Zombie Apocalypse. It speeds around the world pretty fast. The main character is Phoenix Blue. I young woman with a streak of rebellion in her, her younger sister Rian we met along the way. Ike, Cullen, Jerrika, Degenerates, and the remains of the Government. It is found out that Phoenix is immune to the bite of Zombies. There is plenty of betrayals, fighting, and mistrust along with Cliffhanger ending as this is the first book in the series. I enjoyed it. The story was fun and the drama between the characters made for interesting times between zombies attacks.

This is the first performance I have heard from Ms. Faiella but I greatly enjoyed her work on this project. She does a great job with a diverse cast of characters.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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  • Rogue
  • 29-08-17

An entertainaing Zombie novel for Young Adults

The story is fresh in it's young Heroine approach. Miss Phoenix is a disaster waiting to happen and a zombie apocalypse is a really good place for her to let her hair down. The story is full of young adult angst, romance and lust along with the struggle to stay alive. Its a fun and entertaining story.


The narrator has a very pleasant voice and did a good job with pace, tone and timing. It made the novel easy to listen to as well as kept all the characters easy to follow.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • April Hudson
  • 28-08-17

just okay

I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

the narrator kind of killed this book for me. I felt that the performance was awkward and really detracted from the story. This story had potential but it wasn't quite there for me

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  • willee
  • 27-08-17

Fair Zombie Book

This may not be the most exciting listen of apocalyptic zombie novel for adults but feel it would really be liked for teens and younger adults. Does have fairly good character development with Cullen, Phoenix and few others with fast paced action and typical zombies. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you.

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  • Jason
  • 24-08-17

Dark Zombie thriller

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This was a thrilling book. The story was tight and the characters were likable. The narration was excellent.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a quick read/listen in the ZomPoc genre.

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  • Yuliya
  • 01-06-19

Zombie military apocalypse!

I loved this story and can't wait to get the second one! the narration was a little difficult because the main character sounded a bit like a robot but somehow it grows on you and the story more than makes up for it!