Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer

“Into the darkness, we bring light.”

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dark Light of DayTitleDark Light of Day
AuthorJill Archer
SeriesNoon Onyx, Book 01
Publish Date: September 25, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Artist: David Palumbo
Source: Bewitching Book Tours

Publisher’s DescriptionArmageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: The world and magic system Archer has created is fascinating. Most people would expect the Angels to win; but, in Archer’s post-Armageddon world, it is the Demons who won. While this may hold no appeal to some people, I found it a bold move. The ending was explosive! I devoured the last 70 pages of the book!

Dislikes: While the world is a unique creation, the beginning of the book is a huge info dump. Instead of gradually introducing readers to the races of people and the history of the world, readers get all that information in a few pages. I also had a problem with Noon herself. Though she is twenty-one, I often felt that she acted like a child. She goes back and forth between being timid and being a strong independent woman for most of the book. It isn’t until the last few chapters that she accepts who she is.

badge3v4Despite the information dump and the wishy-washy main character I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will read the next book in the series. I give this three stars.

If you like this book…

…you might try The Demon Plagues (Plague Wars, #5) by David VanDyke, Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades, #1) by Steve Bein, or Dark Angel: A Gothic Fairy Tale by T.J. Bennett.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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I love books! I also write in my spare time but due to a crazy life and millions of ideas, I have yet to finish something :/

Posted on October 24, 2016, in 3-Okay, Female, Luna Lovebooks, Review, Urban Fantasy and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nervous Nell Justice

    The cover art is awesome. That alone would draw me in.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The cover is pretty sweet! It’s good! Just a lot of information all at once!

    Liked by 1 person

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