Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review: Darkside Sun by Jocelyn Adams

Darkside Sun (Mortal Machine #1)
Author:  Jocelyn Adams
Publisher:  Entangled Embrace
Publication Date:  March 10, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley

From Goodreads:
Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does. 
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world. 
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do. 
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.
Normal was overrated, anyway.

I absolutely loved this book, it has all the feels.  A unique and interesting premise with wraiths from parallel dimensions coming into our world and taking over humans and a secret society tasked with stopping them.  Addison suddenly finds herself thrust into the middle of this and training with a very dysfunctional group of people.

Addison is a great character, her voice is fresh and funny, I found myself laughing quite a bit.  And Asher...he's gorgeous (of course) and acts like a complete jerk for quite awhile, but the more I found out about him, his past, etc, the more I fell in love (I do have to point out that it was unrealistic for him to be a believable college professor if he only looked twenty). I adored their relationship, it was the best part of the book.  There's great chemistry between them and I became so emotionally invested.  And that ending...gah!  I was pretty much screaming noooooo!  Just heart wrenching and it just makes me want to read the next one right now.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Jennifer Armentrout.  It definitely reminded me of her books (great characters, humor, amazing sexual tension).  She is one of my favorite authors so that is about the highest compliment I can give.  Just read it!

Posted by:  Pam


  1. Hmmm this sounds interesting. Although I'm not going to lie, the whole professor-student thing kind of puts me off a bit. I'm just so not into that. But if he's hot...maybe I could make an exception. ;) Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's paranormal, so even though he's a professor, he's not really a professor (I can't say more without spoiling it). So don't let that put you off. ~Pam

  2. Wow, this one does sound really interesting! And I love me some JLA so I'll definitely be picking this one up :) Great review!

    1. Yeah, the whole time I was reading it it really reminded me of a JLA book. So if you like her books, you should like this one. ~Pam

  3. SO I have a lot of new adults books competing for the rare chance I read from this genre so I can't say for sure I will read this anytime soon, but I am glad you liked it so much! And I still need to read JLA *sigh*.

    1. Definitely read JLA! And this is so different from the usual NA (I don't even know if they're marketing it that way) you should definitely give it a try if you're tired of the damaged characters healing each other storyline. :) ~Pam