Drowning In The Dark (The Veil Series, #4)

Drowning In The Dark (The Veil Series, #4)

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by Pippa DaCosta

“I wasn’t demon enough to defeat my brother before. Things have changed.”

As the veil begins to fall and the demons bleed through onto the streets of Boston, Muse knows the battle is lost before it’s even begun.

To make matters worse, Adam and the Institute have captured Akil at a time when the city has never needed him


“I wasn’t demon enough to defeat my brother before. Things have changed.”

As the veil begins to fall and the demons bleed through onto the streets of Boston, Muse knows the battle is lost before it’s even begun.

To make matters worse, Adam and the Institute have captured Akil at a time when the city has never needed him more. Muse believes Akil’s incarceration is a ruse, because if he truly is at the mercy of the Institute, she must choose which side she’ll fight for. Human or demon?

The princes are coming. Muse’s immortal half-brother, Valenti, leads the charge. The Institute is not ready, the people of Boston are not prepared, but one man is. Stefan knows what it will take to beat back the netherworld. Will his demon allow him the freedom to right his wrongs?

Muse’s loyalty will be tested. To save those she loves, she must give up that which she cherishes most. Her humanity.

The Mother of Destruction is about to go nuclear.

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal RomanceSub-Genre: Demons.Due to adult themes and scenarios this book is recommended for +18's.

The Veil Series Reading List

Wings of Hope (Prequel novella)

Beyond The Veil (#1)

Devil May Care (#2)

Darkest Before Dawn (#3)

Drowning In The Dark (#4)


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Pippa DaCosta
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Drowning In The Dark (The Veil Series, #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
nookbookreaderTJ More than 1 year ago
WOW did they hire some of you to write this stuff? People write a real review from real people not hired help. There is no way real readers people who buy the books wrote these. And if they were real they would talk about the long drawn out fights that just go on. Or how she talks inside her head too much. Or how you have to reread half the book you just read when starting a new one. The books are good but please be real with the reviews.
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LanieA More than 1 year ago
Every time I read a book from the Veil series I'm always blown away. I can never fathom how DaCosta can constantly out do herself and surprise me over, and over, and over again. This book is not only action packed, but it's one your gonna invest your emotions in as well. It's hard to find a book like this that puts you through the emotional ringer with the character your reading about. I promise you this isn't one of those series that you read and forget about, it definitely sticks with you. Now onto the review! So, quick recap of Darkest Before Dawn, basically Muse was on her own trying to protect the lil halfblood girl Dawn which may not have ended so well. Muse was also drowning in her soullock with her previous master, she was starting to unravel but refused to take help from Akil. Akil and Stefan had made it back from beyond the Veil, both changed in polar ways. One of the big baddie guys was killed and the blame was laid at Muses feet. All that is important to keep in mind while reading Drowning In The Dark because nearly every event from that book is still in play in this one.  In Drowning In The Dark, Muse is essentially being eaten alive from the inside out by her soullock. She's becoming mad and slowly slipping away with every page. She knows it, she fears it, but is she willing to trade one foreign monster inside her for another? Muse has really developed into this person who respects life and cherishes people which is a far cry from who she use to be. Even though she's just a halfblood she see's herself as human now. She's found worth in herself. She's fighting to save the people she loves, all the people of Boston and a few demons she just couldn't live without. She's the Mother of Destruction so step off.  Akil and Stefan play a huge part in this book. One falls while another rises.  Akil has been warped by Muse and his experiences in the human world. He can no longer claim to be the evil man he once was. He's starting to feel which kinda makes him sexier. Yes, the evil guy with a heart is just sexy and you know it. Akil is going to have to decide whether he will stand with the other princes and lay waste to the world, or be the man that Muse deserves. However, can a demon in sheeps clothing truly feel anything other than hate, greed and lust?  Stefan has stepped it up in this book, he's still evil, but fighting to reclaim his soul. Unlike Muse, Stefan was raised by the Institute, where his existence was essentially a means to an end. He was trained to hunt and kill demons without much thought. The world was suppose to be black and white, and his demon was suppose to be buried deep inside. Now that the demon is out Stefan doesn't want to lock him back up, he's fully surrendered himself to it. Stefan has become a bad@ss monster that scares the panties off other demons. The good thing is though he's finally decided what he wants Muse for. Might not be so good for her though... I'm not going to give anything more away about this book, if youve read the previous books and the synopsis you have an idea of whats to come. At least that's what you think. Haha.  I loved this book. It's just...amazing? I'm not sure I can put into words my feelings on this book and how awesome it really is. I think though it really has surpassed all other works done by DaCosta. I'm amped up and ready to read the final book in this series after Drowning In The Dark. The ending of this book has me going crazy with curiosity. I'd recommend this book to any adult without a second thought. If you don't read Urban Fantasy, well you better start. Afraid of demons? Get over it. This book is a must read.  I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Belladonna_luvs2read More than 1 year ago
The veil is falling and the Princes are poised for battle in the fourth installment of the Veil Series, Drowning in the Dark. Akil, Stefan, Ryder, and the Institute are all playing to their own agenda and Muse, afraid to call upon her demon for fear she will lose her humanity, has to make some tough choices about who she can trust. I love Akil. No, really. I LOVE Akil. The prologue from Akil's POV... *SWOON* Exhibit A: “She hasn't the faintest idea how she kills me with the way she walks, how she tips her head, licks her lips, touches her hair. How she looks at me; eyes narrowed, hand on hip, so adamant in her belief she knows who--what I am. I need to take her; hard and fast. Rip the degenerate bastard from her soul, and seed myself inside her. Own her for eternity. Longer.” ~ Akil Exhibit B: “Together we could burn the world. I’d burn it for her; just to free the fire.” ~ Akil Every single character in this book had a revelatory moment. My emotions were all over the place. Cheering one minute, mouth gaped in shock the next. I even cried. (Let the record show that this is the first Urban Fantasy that has EVER made me cry. And a full on ugly cry, too) Drowning in the Dark is a heart-pounding, pulse racing, non-stop thrill ride. When it comes to this series I should know by now to expect the unexpected, but once again Pippa DaCosta has blown me away. A word of warning, though. This book ends in one heck of a cliffhanger. Thankfully the fifth and final book in the series, Ties That Bind, will be out at the end of April. An e-copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Mollien More than 1 year ago
I was privileged to be chosen to receive an ARC of the 4th installment of The Veil Series, Drowning In The Dark. Each book just gets better and better. Ms DaCosta puts so much into her books. She gives descriptions that you can imagine seeing on the big screen. Drowning In The Dark has so much going on. Some old characters return, new ones appear, and some characters are not who they seem. Muse struggles to maintain her humanity as Damien's soul lock gets stronger. Her friendship with Ryder is becoming more strained and Akil has been captured by the Institute. This book is so exciting. I read it non-stop until almost the end, then I had to pace myself because I knew that when it was over, I would have to wait to find out what happens to these characters that Ms DaCosta has brought to life.