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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

This was an overall great book. It was great writing, and to top it off, it was free on my nook. Sam, the heroine, was kidnapped at a young age with her best friend, Elliot. Elliot, being the awesome person he is, sacrificed himself so the people would let Sam go. They ...
This was an overall great book. It was great writing, and to top it off, it was free on my nook. Sam, the heroine, was kidnapped at a young age with her best friend, Elliot. Elliot, being the awesome person he is, sacrificed himself so the people would let Sam go. They dumped her on the streets, Elliot waved to her one last time, and well, that was the last time anyone had seen Elliot. But Sam struggles on with her life, unable to escape the negative publicity and guilt of her best friend being kidnapped, and most likely, killed. Her Mother is always moving around, looking for work ever since the kidnapping, then the divorse. Sam goes into yet another school, and someone inevitably recognizes her, despite her short, dyed hair, worlds different from her real red hair. She manages to make 2 friends in this new school, one a nerd; Fraiser, and one whom happens to be one of the mosy popular girls in the school, whose name escapes me right now. Then this totally hot (tall dark and handsom) guy, Lee, shows up. Well, he mixes things up a bit. She has an uncontrollabble desire around him that she manages to keep to a minimum and not act upon. But, she notices something weird about him, and starts having suspisions about a mysterious black ford that seems to be following her around, and something DEFINATLY doesnt add up about Lee, or her Moms new boy friend. Hmmmmm... something fishy, wouldnt you say? Great book, even better since it was free, and nothing like the twilight series, trust me on that. Great for people who enjoy YA paranormal/supernatural fiction. I know I do ;) Cheerio! --- Tori H.

posted by Anonymous on June 20, 2013

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fan

I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fans of Stephanie Meyer." Not that Super Dark mimicked the Twilight series, but there were certain elements that rang a familiar Twilight-esque tone. This was a quick read, one that I enjoyed, for the mos...
I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fans of Stephanie Meyer." Not that Super Dark mimicked the Twilight series, but there were certain elements that rang a familiar Twilight-esque tone. This was a quick read, one that I enjoyed, for the most part. I would characterize this first book as more YA than Paranormal. The second book in this series will dive much deeper into the paranormal realm, from what I can tell. 




Tanith Morse is an intelligent writer, and her words flow in such a way that it possesses the reader to flip the pages at an alarming rate. It was interesting to read this story set in the UK, as it is outside of my comfort zone. What I mean by that is, the terms that are used to describe their roads, their habits, their clothing and such. At times the words demanded my full attention to envision the surroundings indubitably as I read. I do like a good challenge. I had to laugh when Lee took Sam to the Winchester for lunch. It certainly wasn't a pub, but it caused imagery of Shaun of the Dead to flood my mind. I can't help it, it's one of my favorite movies. 




As I'm sure you've read the synopsis, I won't bore you by rehashing that portion of the story. Sam Harper is living with the guilt that her best childhood friend was snatched up, and she was free to live her life. She is withdrawn from pretty much everyone around her. She isn't looking for friends, or a shoulder to cry on, she just wants people to leave her to her own devices. Sam and her mother have moved around a lot, and the thick of the story really begins with Sam in a new school. A super chipper girl by the name of Becky aggressively nudges her way into Sam's life, and a new friendship, of sorts, begins. Ping! Along with Becky came Frasier, who is undoubtedly my favorite character in this book. He is quirky, and quite nerdy, and he fancies all things sci-fi, and deeply believes in all the conspiracy theories and mysteries of the world. My kind of character, hands down. But once Lee enters the picture, everything heads sideways. I get a little excited, then let down, then thrilled again, then deflated, then, "Oh, wait, here it comes..." nope, not happening.








"He stomped out the room, leaving me wondering what on earth I’d done to deserve this kind of treatment. I just couldn’t figure him out. One minute, he was so sweet and nurturing — and the next, he couldn’t stand the sight of me. What was I doing wrong?"




--Tanith Morse, Super Dark 








The hot and cold exchange between Sam and Lee was a little frustrating, sometimes in a good way. It definitely kept my eyes moving quickly across the pages in the desperate hope that I would find what I had been seeking. In the end, and I mean THE END, it finally became clear why this emotional roller coaster was necessary, and I breathed a sigh of relief as I closed the book. But, of course, this being the first book in the series, that hook pierced through my unsuspecting skin just in time to make me say, "Damn, what happens next?" 




Overall I think this is a good start to the trilogy, and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next installment, as they are fully immersed into the paranormal aspect of this tale. 

posted by Toni-MyBookAddiction on April 28, 2013

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fan

    I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fans of Stephanie Meyer." Not that Super Dark mimicked the Twilight series, but there were certain elements that rang a familiar Twilight-esque tone. This was a quick read, one that I enjoyed, for the most part. I would characterize this first book as more YA than Paranormal. The second book in this series will dive much deeper into the paranormal realm, from what I can tell. 




    Tanith Morse is an intelligent writer, and her words flow in such a way that it possesses the reader to flip the pages at an alarming rate. It was interesting to read this story set in the UK, as it is outside of my comfort zone. What I mean by that is, the terms that are used to describe their roads, their habits, their clothing and such. At times the words demanded my full attention to envision the surroundings indubitably as I read. I do like a good challenge. I had to laugh when Lee took Sam to the Winchester for lunch. It certainly wasn't a pub, but it caused imagery of Shaun of the Dead to flood my mind. I can't help it, it's one of my favorite movies. 




    As I'm sure you've read the synopsis, I won't bore you by rehashing that portion of the story. Sam Harper is living with the guilt that her best childhood friend was snatched up, and she was free to live her life. She is withdrawn from pretty much everyone around her. She isn't looking for friends, or a shoulder to cry on, she just wants people to leave her to her own devices. Sam and her mother have moved around a lot, and the thick of the story really begins with Sam in a new school. A super chipper girl by the name of Becky aggressively nudges her way into Sam's life, and a new friendship, of sorts, begins. Ping! Along with Becky came Frasier, who is undoubtedly my favorite character in this book. He is quirky, and quite nerdy, and he fancies all things sci-fi, and deeply believes in all the conspiracy theories and mysteries of the world. My kind of character, hands down. But once Lee enters the picture, everything heads sideways. I get a little excited, then let down, then thrilled again, then deflated, then, "Oh, wait, here it comes..." nope, not happening.








    "He stomped out the room, leaving me wondering what on earth I’d done to deserve this kind of treatment. I just couldn’t figure him out. One minute, he was so sweet and nurturing — and the next, he couldn’t stand the sight of me. What was I doing wrong?"




    --Tanith Morse, Super Dark 








    The hot and cold exchange between Sam and Lee was a little frustrating, sometimes in a good way. It definitely kept my eyes moving quickly across the pages in the desperate hope that I would find what I had been seeking. In the end, and I mean THE END, it finally became clear why this emotional roller coaster was necessary, and I breathed a sigh of relief as I closed the book. But, of course, this being the first book in the series, that hook pierced through my unsuspecting skin just in time to make me say, "Damn, what happens next?" 




    Overall I think this is a good start to the trilogy, and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next installment, as they are fully immersed into the paranormal aspect of this tale. 

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Interesting concept

    Waiting to see where the author is going with this in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    The first book of the Super Dark series was quite good.  I read

    The first book of the Super Dark series was quite good.  I read a lot of paranormal fiction both for adults and young adults/teen. The first book in the series was good enough that I wanted to buy the second book so when I was through I went ahead  and purchased it along with the third book at the same time.  I rarely do this because I figure I might not like the second book in the series.  Boy did I sure live to regret those purchases.  The character of Sam started out fine but throughout the series she turned into a reprehensible character that even though she professed to love Elliot she just kept leading other boys on and causing all sorts of problems.  She was hateful and mean to him at times and whiny at others.  Elliot on the other hand was controlling, angry, and obsessive.  It was the worst relationship ever.  Not a good romance at all.  The paranormal was interesting and the idea of the Gresvalts new.  Overall the first book was ok but I would never recommend the last two.

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