Title: Darkness Matters
Author: Jay McLean
Released: June 26, 2017
It’s the same old story, really.
Good versus evil.
Heroes versus villains.
Light versus dark.
For two years, college freshman Noah Morgan lived his life somewhere in the middle, fighting darkness and light, always searching for answers to a single question:
Why, Noah, why?
The same three words keep him up at night, struggling for air while gripping a plastic cylinder containing white pills to match the white label with his name printed in ink as deep and dark as his memories—memories that turned him into a recluse.
Luckily for him, that’s not how the girl next door sees him.
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Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.
** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. **
Sometimes there’s no reason… if that’s one thing I totally get in Darkness Matters is that everything matters, the good, the bad, … just everything.
Once again, Jay McLean provides a story full of angst, darkness with tortured characters who for their young age went through a lot, and I have to say she excelled in it.
I read it, totally captivated by the story, reading bits of fractured and tortured souls, wanting to know where it would lead me. I have to say that the turmoil of emotions drove me crazy. Throughout the story, living through the characters’ pain and sorrow, I couldn’t stop to have all these questions in my head, and mostly a feeling of unfinished story. I’m just confused and conflicted.
After all the emotional torture, I wouldn’t even imagine that ending, leaving me with more questions. I didn’t want a happy ending with chocolate and flowers but I really think that Andromeda and Noah deserved an amazing ending, more developed, something that would have let them shine so bright in the dark… I’ve found these stars. But too late. They deserved so much more to me.
It was just like an opening, leaving me hanging on. A little sad and disappointed.
There were too many revelations at one time, too rushed, too brutal. Too many questions. One thing for sure is that the author can definitely write emotional stories that goes straight to the heart, about tortured souls and made them so interesting and beautiful, but damn I felt like something was missing.