Ever have a book (or series) that has all the components that you love but you just can’t get into it? That’s the case with Darkness Everlasting in Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series. In particular, Darcy is being hunted by were-society and the head of the vampires, Styx, must find her before they do, and find out why they want her so badly. This sounds crazy interesting and exciting, but for the life of me, I just couldn’t get into it and couldn’t finish the book.
Darcy Smith always sensed she was different from everyone else–if only she knew how different. Possessing a secret strong enough to end an entire race of demons, Darcy unwittingly becomes a pawn in an epic battle between the vampires and the weres as she discovers a new world filled with ecstasy–and dark passions. . .
One Desires Her Love. . .
Consumed with lust for Darcy, Styx–the Anasso of vampires–will do everything in his power to keep her out of the lair of Salvatore Giuliani, the deadly leader of the weres. But protecting the woman he loves could cost Styx the ultimate price. . .
The Other. . .Her Life.
Salvatore Giuliani knows time is running out for the weres. Pushed to the brink of extinction, he will stop at nothing to make Darcy his ultimate conquest and queen–for she alone holds the key to his survival. But which of these men can Darcy truly trust? For all it takes is one bite to plunge her into a lifetime of servitude–or a lifetime of pleasure…
Darkness Everlasting is the third book in Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series, so I pretty much knew what I was getting myself into, but it didn’t make reading Darkness Everlasting any easier. I get caught up on the demon part, which I know is a giggle because aren’t vampires demons in a way and aren’t I a proclaimed vampire loving girl? It doesn’t make much sense, I’m sure, but it’s so hard for me to read this series, that I have to force myself to keep going. A book doesn’t deserve that. An author doesn’t deserve that. I can only handle so much and this series is way past my limit.
I gave Darkness Everlasting a try. I got to page 33 I think before I threw in the towel. I just couldn’t go on. The reason involved two separate scenes. The first one was when Styx is telling Darcy that he’s a vampire, she calls him crazy and laughs until he proves it by cutting himself. Darcy was amazed at his gift, even inspected his skin in awe and wonder. Then seconds later, she shows him she has the same ability. She thought he was crazy when he said he was a vampire, she was shocked he could heal quickly, yet she can do that too and knows she’s not totally human? That doesn’t add up to me, but I kept reading anyway.
The next scene that bothered me, the one that actually made me put the book down, was when Styx and Darcy start making out. This girl wakes up in a strange place and she’s told she’s been kidnapped by a vampire because some bad guy is hunting her down. She’s scared and angry. Then within just a few short hours of her being kidnapped, she’s making out with the guy who kidnapped her? I don’t believe that. I can see someone falling for their captor, there is a syndrome for that, but within just a couple of hours? That to me is way too quick for her fear and anger to turn off and lust to turn on. Attraction or not, this guy kidnapped her. I would have liked a more realistic time frame for her to see she was in no danger with Styx.
I’ve heard people absolutely love this series, which is great, I’m just not one of them. As always I hate not liking a book, but what can you do? Don’t let my lack of interest for this book/series stop you from giving it a try. You may enjoy it and wonder what is wrong with me, LOL.
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