Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay

The Better Part of DarknessFrom Goodreads:
Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they've become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens.

Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It's her job to see that the continued integration of our new "friends" goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there's nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won't do to set things right.
This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. FINALLY I got the book! YaY! Good thing too since I'm going to do the blog tour for the next book in this series, "The Darkest Edge of Dawn" on Sept. 2. This book was also exactly what I wanted in a UF book. It was gritty, kick-ass, dark, and fun with a little almost sexy action. There is also a good measure of emotions throughout this book which is perfect to get into and care about the main character, Charlie. The one way this book is unusual is that Charlie is a mom. And as most of us kick-ass women know (even those like me who have no kids) you don't get in between a mom and her kid(s). A threatened mother is the most dangerous being on the planet and several almost impossibly powerful bad guys find out. What is also great about this book is that you find a good group of unusual characters that will carry over to the next book. One I can't wait to start. Good thing it's here on my tbr!

As for this book, I give it 4 stars. It's a great UF series to start especially when the next one is just about to be published! Can't wait to review that one!
The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, Book 2)

In case you want to see that great cover I thought I'd give you a sneak peek!


  1. That cover is indeed KICK ASS! :)
    Great review! I like kick ass books and this one sounds just like that.

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  4. This is what got me - "they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines." That's certainly something I've never read in a synopsis. Makes the heroine sound really fierce.


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