Away from the Dark

Away from the Dark

by Aleatha Romig

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ISBN-13: 9781503938724
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: Light Series , #2
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 580,698
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Away from the Dark 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
Aleatha Romig has a way of grabbing her readers by the throat and not letting go until we are literally and figuratively gasping for air. Away From the Dark pushed me to the point that, many times, I had to put the book down and walk away just to catch my breath. Away From the Dark is the chilling conclusion to Aleatha Romig’s The Light Series. I 'm so afraid to say anything that risk spoiling the plot, and I fear even the slightest hint may do that. I want readers to “suffer” as much as I did while turning page after page. Suffice to say that you will NOT be disappointed. Oh, you’ll be terrified, and you’ll be shocked, and you’ll even be outraged, but disappointed? Nope. Jacob is away from the Northern Light on an errand for Father Gabriel, and Sara is missing. That’s where Into the Light ends and that’s exactly where Away From the Dark begins. There are questions, and holes in Sara's memory, and missing information for both of them. But rest assured, the author carefully and craftily leads her characters (and her readers) on a journey where all will be revealed. Or will it? One other thing you’ll be? Definitely left asking even more questions. I cannot say enough about This book. This series. This author.
Bouscher99 More than 1 year ago
Away from the Dark picks up right where Into the Light left off so you must read them in order. This sequel was quite a ride! It was very emotional and just as Into the Light, it was so gripping that I was constantly on edge and didn’t want to put it down! There were parts that just about ripped my heart out, parts that had me scared and worried that they wouldn’t succeed and parts that I couldn’t help but cheer for! The love Jacob and Sara have for each other is so real you can feel it as you read. They go through some really difficult times in this part of the story and I felt as though I was actually a part of their story and involved in their struggles. The author had no problems pulling me in and making me fully invested right from the start! As Jacob and Sara work to take down Father Gabriel and his cult, we’re taken through lots of twists and turns but I thought everything was laid out perfectly. It flowed so well and read so easily! Away from the Dark wraps up this story perfectly yet we did get some hints at the end that there could be more coming. I don’t think the author could make this duet any better if she tried but a shorter novella to wrap up the few things that were left hanging would be awesome. Nothing major…just enough to whet your appetite and keep you thinking!
christokes More than 1 year ago
My mind is reeling from this book. I knew it was going to be a fast-paced story of heart pounding danger and what happens is what I expected but there is SO much more. I will start by saying my review will be vague and full of praise for this story. There are so many incredible things about Away from the Dark that I want to rave about but I cannot. This story twists and turns into the darkness and I refuse to spoil it for anyone. Just know that the details matter and the story is so good. I love Romig’s writing and approach to the story. She does a glorious job of hooking her readers from the first moment. There are a LOT of things to cover and explore in this book, especially after the earth-shattering ending of Into the Light. The beauty of this romantic suspense is that the reader has an expectation of the ending but not of the in between. I had a way I wanted it all to go and Romig blew that out of the water. Each chapter is in a different POV, giving the story more depth and a greater scope of what is happening in the world created. This book is well developed and believable in such a way that it is slightly terrifying, making you wonder if there is something sinister happening around you. A web of lies, power, lust, and darkness fuels this book. Romig blends it all together and gives it a tinge of hope and love. The love story between Jacob and Sarah was beautiful and broken on many levels, but it gives the reader something to hold onto till the end. The twists I did not see coming added more horror and shock to what I was reading, adding layers to the deceit. All that to say, everything about this book is perfect. That ending left a few loose ends and I hope that they are explored in future stories. Into the Light and Away from the Dark are some of my absolute favorite reads of 2016. These two books weave a story that is sure to stay with you for weeks and months after the last word is read.
lisaher More than 1 year ago
What a crazy cult these Light people are, I mean they are brainwashed and delusional. Aleatha has good way of writing about evil crazed baddies and Father Gabriel is seriously evil, twisted and sick. I've seriously never read a book that's made me feel weird, I was already hating the idea of cults but this made shiver with the madness of it all,Who in their right mind would voluntary join a cult like the Light? This is a highly organised religious cult designed to make money and the powerful more powerful. Sara and Jacob are merely playing the game to survive and hopefully escape the evil Clutches of Father Gabriel. Can the two survive and find true love "away from The Light and away from the dark". Be prepared to be blow away, by the clever work of Mrs Romig,mind blowing writing. This conclusion was a brilliant, twisted,mind bending read that you are left questioning who to trust. I've just been Aleath'd again.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
I think this author is trying to kill me slowly. No one can keep me on the edge like she does. You can never take for granted the direction the storyline will go in her novels. I devoured Into the Light and have been dying for Away from the Dark since the moment I finished ITL. AFTD dives straight into the thick of the struggle. The reader knows things that the characters do not, and even so, you still don't know the solutions. You're just waiting for the rug to be pulled out, for the explosion to happen. I grew to love Sara and Jacob. Their strength and bravery are admirable. Their relationship is made to weather a storm, but they confront wave after wave. So many times I held my breath hoping they would get through a situation or make the right decision. When they came to a crossroads, I flailed about with uncertainty. It's great writing when an author can make a person worry more for characters in a story than real life. This author has a gift for it. I recommend this book (series actually because book one has to be read first) to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers and mysteries. I also suggest having a strong drink handy and maybe one of those squishy stress balls for the really intense scenes.
Sometime More than 1 year ago
Away From the Dark by Aleatha Romig is a must read- it is the second book of the Into the Light Duet. It will take you into the world of lies and deceit- truth and forgiveness. Away From the Dark is gripping and fascinating pulling you into the world of The Light -the good, the bad and all the emotions in between. Aleatha Romig is a mastermind at sprinkling clues throughout the story allowing each piece will fall in place – but not before she is ready to reveal them. Each piece of the puzzle is important and needed to make the story whole- creating a beautiful story that will make your heart beat a little faster. The characters are well developed and layered- each layer is peeled back slowly. The characters fight an internal battle as the past and present crash together – trust is hard to find when everything you know is a lie. Away From the Dark will leave you lost in thought- a book hangover and begging for more. It was an amazing read. Readers will fall in love with the hero and heroine- feeling their love, courage and heart break. Aleatha Romig is a talented author- one of few who takes you on a ride that you will never forget.
JWurtz1 More than 1 year ago
I waited on pins and needles for this book and once again Aleatha Romig did not disappoint! Away From the Dark is the exciting, nail-biting, must-read conclusion to Into the Light. This duet MUST be read in order and, in my opinion, MUST NOT be missed! Absolutely flawless in her writing, the author manages to keep the reader glued to the pages from start to finish. I can honestly say I LOVED everything about this story! I can't say much, as I do not want to accidentally include any spoilers, but I will say that Away From the Dark was everything I hoped it would be and more. The characters are so well-developed, their dialogue and banter is so real, it's as if everything is truly unfolding before your eyes. And the emotional journey is a wild one; you will laugh, you will cry, you will scream in anger and frustration and above all you will be on the edge of your seat from the suspense that keeps building throughout the story. In typical Aleatha Romig fashion, there are so many twists and turns leading up to the ultimate conclusion. Just when you think you've got it all figured out...BAM! You've been Aleatha'd once again! The fact that this is a duet makes me both happy and sad; on the one hand, I love that the story wrapped up and questions were answered, but on the other, I'd love to see what the future holds, not only for the main characters but for some of the others as well. There is an epilogue that some might consider to be somewhat unresolved. Perhaps we will get lucky and we will have the pleasure of running into these characters again sometime...
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
WOW! Now that was an ending! I thought I knew how this was going to go but dang was I wrong. Even as I type this review I can't come up with proper words and how do you write a review that is SPOILER FREE?!?!?! So I'm going to give you some of the emotions that I felt while reading this - Anger (a whole bunch directed at certain people), Understanding (I saw another side to a certain person that made me like him just a little bit), Pain, Frustration, Pure Happiness, Love, Betrayal, Curiosity, and finally Longing (at the end). Basically Aleatha Romig has taken me on another ride. One that I would gladly jump on time and time again. @@You must read Into The Light before this book.@@
Manda_Beth More than 1 year ago
Holy Moly!! What an incredible ride! Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig was the second book in The Light series. Let me tell you, Into the Light has stuck with me from the time I read it until now and I wouldn't have wanted it to be wrapped up in a better way. Aleatha is a genius when it comes to suspense and this book was no exception to that. The crazy ups and downs had my emotions through the roof, you want to talk about angst? I felt it throughout this book. Well throughout this series. Jacob and Sara are a team in more ways then them being husband and wife but when that gets threatened neither of them are willing to give up. That's all I can say without spoilers because it is amazing and I want you all to know what happens. This is a continuation of the first book in the series so it is recommended to read Into the Light first. AMAZING WORK again Aleatha! Have you been Aleatha'd?
MistMandy More than 1 year ago
You often hear the phrase "this kept me on the edge of my seat", but when I tell you that this book kept me on the edge of my seat, it's not a passing phrase, it's a literal statement. Aleatha Romig creates stories that surprise, fascinate, and enthrall. Every book I've ever read of her's has captivated me from the very first pages. I love her words and descriptions that make me feel like I'm a part of the story I'm reading. This author's writing is a true pleasure to read. Away from the Dark is the exciting conclusion to Into the Light. This book is full of unpredictable answers that I desperately longed for while reading the first book in this duet. The way this author's mind works to create such complex storylines and twists that hold the surprise until the big reveal is exhilarating. I got caught up in the world of The Light. Even though this is the end of the story for Sister Sara and Brother Jacob, I'm hoping we will get more from this entrancing world. I need to find out what is going to happen within the Shadows. Aleatha Romig has impressed me once again. I can't wait to read what she comes up with next!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
Suspense, thrills and heart pounding anticipation is what's packed into this conclusion of The Light duet. As is the norm with Ms. Romig's works there are twists and turns at almost every corner. I can't wait for everybody to read it because I want their reactions to the Epilogue and what it could mean!!! Just when you think you've got answers and closure Ms. Romig has more surprises for us.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Sara Adams woke up with the man holding her hand who says he is her husband, Jacob. He also tells her they are members of the religious group called The Light, led by Father Gabriel. Her duty, she is told, is to be obedient and subservient to her husband at all times. Sara doesn't remember anything before waking. It's now been 9 months since that day and Sara has been a dutiful and submissive wife .. until now. Her memories are starting to return. When she finally realizes who she really is and what has happened to her, she is beyond irate. Just who is her husband ... she now knows she has never been married. What's worse is she might be pregnant with this man's child. How many other women in the cult have also been brainwashed? Who can she trust? Her husband has terrible secrets of his own. And what part does her 'real' boyfriend, Dylan, play in all this? The more she remembers, the closer to death she gets. The Light will do anything and everything to never be extinguished. I highly recommend that INTO THE DARK be read first. While AWAY FROM THE DARK is okay as a read-alone, there is so much missing that I found vital to the entire story telling. The book is very well written with characters who resonate as people we may see every day and never know exactly who or what they are. That's a scary thought ... and the author did a terrific job bringing out the scare. Sara is a strong woman, who winds up with conflicting feelings of who she is. Is she still the person she used to be .. or has she changed to fit her 'now' life. Jacob is also conflicted .. with his love for Sara and what he must do to protect her. Starting off a little slowly, the tension builds as her memories return and then it becomes a fast-paced run to the end .. to see who lives and who dies. My thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer / Netgalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
shabbyarora More than 1 year ago
A fantastic culmination to the complex webbed story of The Light Cult comes to end in this fabulous sequel. It's so refreshing that she focuses more on a solid foundation of story and not mindless sex every two pages and clichéd tatted, alpha bikers or billionaires. The Plot is solid concrete on which stands the story of varied characters. Father Gabriel being the Omniscient Godlike mythical , invincible Cult Leader, who has nefarious businesses and dangerous fetishes. I'm so surprised that in this day and age people are brainwashed to believe so strongly in The Cult. It's like lost sheep are herded to a pen and they achieve their " sense of belonging" , so they immediately submit to authority to justify their existence. Strange ! But true. Jacob and Sarah are pawns, so are Elijah, Abraham and Raquel and Mindy. They are just brainwashed rooks and pawns , moved around robotically by Father Gabriel on his chessboard of Power, Money and Religion I can't wait for you all to read this amazing story. Truly I'm Aleatha'd once again ! (