Dark Secrets (Dark Heritage #1)

Dark Secrets (Dark Heritage #1)

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by Samantha Hoffman
     
 

Veronica Parker wishes that she could be like every normal sixteen year old, but normal is the one thing she can never be. Aside from the herd of cats that follow Ronnie everywhere she goes, she can also see and communicate with the ghosts of the dead, which would be hard enough without her foster family thinking she was crazy. When a strange man that may be

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Overview

Veronica Parker wishes that she could be like every normal sixteen year old, but normal is the one thing she can never be. Aside from the herd of cats that follow Ronnie everywhere she goes, she can also see and communicate with the ghosts of the dead, which would be hard enough without her foster family thinking she was crazy. When a strange man that may be stalking Ronnie tells her that she is a necromancer, and part of a secret society of supernatural beings, she thinks he's as crazy as she is...but deep down, she knows he's telling the truth. When she is abducted in the middle of the night and brought before the Council, they tell her that a necromancer is trying to raise an army of the undead, and they think she's the one responsible! But the Council is about to find out how wrong they are...and it may be too late to stop the real monster. Ages 14+

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044955172
Publisher:
Samantha Hoffman
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
Dark Heritage , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
105,690
File size:
248 KB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Samantha Hoffman is a twenty-one year old author who has always had a passion for both reading and writing. She writes in her spare time (she has quite a bit of that), and when she isn’t writing her own books, she’s reading the books of others. She currently has ten ebooks available through Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. Her favorite genre to write is paranormal romance, but she also likes to dabble in fantasy and horror. She loves werewolves, vampires, zombies, and anything supernatural. Her favorite author is Tamora Pierce, but she also loves Darren Shan and J.K. Rowling.

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Dark Secrets (Dark Heritage #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
NookaholicAC More than 1 year ago
This is my first book from this author, and my first book about necromancers. It was a free book, and I was completly enthralled with it. It includes, fairies, vampires, werewolves, etc. You really need to read this book if this genre is your thing. 477 pages, and hard to put down. I am definitely hoping for a sequal, in the meantime, I will try some of Ms. Hoffman's other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It had everything: necromancers, werewolves, fairies, witches, demons, and ghosts. There was a bit of romance, but it wasn't a boring case of insta-love; it was developed over time, and the couple didn't actually get together at the end. I love it when books don't wrap up the love problems and let it spill over into the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything.. Suspense, a little humor, and a tragic love story. I finished this book in one night.. Couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is wrong with people these days? This book is not copying Kelley Armstrong's series. There is no giant corporation run by supernatural beings. There is no genetic experimentation to revive extinct species. This book has a handful of supernatural types that have been used by probably thousands of authors over the years--that's it. Just because this book has a necromancer as the main character doesn't mean it's copying someone else's work. This book is amazing and it is nothing like Kelley Armstrong's books. Seriously, stop comparing every book to something else that has been published just because the very base of the book is similar. Her books do not all have the same story line, jeez. They're all really different from each other. Her vampires have different rules and weaknesses, her bad guys are all different, and her love interests are not all jerks. If you didn't actually read her books, don't review them. Zombie Island is NOT like the Walking Dead just because it has zombies in it. Daray Hall is NOT like Twilight just because it features vampires. The Arena Wars is NOT like the Hunger Games just because there's a scene where two characters have to fight to survive. Signed, a dedicated fan who actually read these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting, even though it was pretty standard for a paranormal young adult book. The main character was a little boring, but she was relatable enough that she drew me in. Her entire life was turned upside down when she finds out she’s a necromancer-though she doesn’t deny it, since she’s seen ghosts all her life and knew something was wrong with her-and she doesn’t just wake up the next morning well adjusted. She’s scared of her powers and has trouble controlling them. While training, she meets a fairy, a vampire, a half-demon, and a werewolf. I liked the werewolf love interest because he wasn’t the typical abusive boyfriend many young adult books are promoting today. He was a jerk, and he was rude, and he slept around, and the main character hated him for that. There is absolutely NO INSTA-LOVE in this book, and it was one of my favorite things about this book. That and the heartbreak and the action. I can’t wait to read the next book when it’s published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel in love with the depth of the characters and would recommend this book to everyone. It had all the makings of a good story, including suspense, action, paranormal activiy and action. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emphisis on "fan" im a big fan of her work!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the fact that the main girl can fight she accepts the fact she isn't entirely normal. Obviously after learning that there is more to her power than she believes she then wants to go back to being semi-normal. That got annoying, and the fact that she cried a lot. Still, the book was fun to read, it was an easy read and it was free, I recommend this book to everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this was the best book ever. Im only 14 but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Now Im gonna read the second book and wait for the third:)
ReaderGirl94 More than 1 year ago
My friends and I have read all of this author’s books, and they thought this one was boring compared to the others, but I have to disagree. There wasn’t as much action, but there was plenty of drama, romance, and internal angst. I liked the main character and her friends, and I liked the powers they all had. I loved the kidnapping, the rescue, and final battle, and I loved how much emotional pain the main character suffered. I found this book to be very well-written and believable.
midnitesun28 More than 1 year ago
This was my first read about necromancers.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading what comes next!  I flew this book in aout 6 hours. I could not put it down!
EnchantedReader20 More than 1 year ago
This book was good. It wasn’t anything super special, but I liked the characters, and I liked their powers. There wasn’t a ton of action in this one, but it was still well-written and I felt like I was there. This book focused more on drama. The relationship between the two main characters develops from a hateful one to one that might be love, and I like that they weren’t resolved by the end of the first book. One thing I’ve noticed about this author is she isn’t scared of causing her main characters pain. They’re always betrayed, or seriously injured, or even killed in some cases, and I think their mental, emotional, and physically suffering makes them more relatable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and I cannot wait to read the next one It had a great plot with detailed characters and a good background story I really want to read some of Samantha Hoffman's other series like The Arena Wars and Daray Hall, for I really believe that they also have great stories Great job on this book Could you make your other books free, so some of us can buy them. Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Samatha hoffman is one of the greatest writer known to writer kind she truly is look for her book zombie island for anyone who loves samatha hoffman i loved this book when i first seen it i was ify so i read it and it was amazing this book is for the people who like supernatural things READ IT you wont be disapointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a pretty good book alot of arm crossin cryin an insicuritie issues but still a pretty good book love the battles an the dramatic truth Ronnie finds out bout her parents an power also love the characters all of em, well except the stupid nasty shedevils an rude snarky ppl in book (btw not really shedevils but a mean nymph tho there r demons an half demons in book)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and samantha hoffman is my fav author :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This.was a really good.book i would recomend it to people.who like paranormal books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book that wont leave u bored (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, it's worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But there's constant spelling errors and just little misspells that could've easily been edited out. The book is 194 pages long and a good storyline but it's typical. Luckily I haven't read something like this in a few weeks, it certainly isn't boring but there's several cliches that I don't plan on spoiling. I reccomend her books like The Arena Wars but there's still countless cliches and it seems to be based on the trend in books and it also depends on the audience that she's targeting. Her books seem to be targeted at teens at about 15 or 16 to young adults. I hope this was helpful.-mermaid
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spelling errors and miplaced words are distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story stirs all kinds of good feelings; it has magic,love and superaturals!