Friday, December 29, 2017

Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted ~ My Thoughts


Scythe of Darkness

Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted
Series: Scythe of Darkness, #1
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services

For Mia Hieskety, surviving high school meant focusing on exams and avoiding stupid parties. After breaking up with the only boyfriend she ever had, dating was off the agenda. That is, until Thanatos came along.

Inexplicably drawn to Thanatos, she's determined to find out who he is and why he insists on wearing gloves to school. Something is off about him. And it's as if she can feel him when he's near.

Without warning, she's thrust into a sinister world and discovers a truth that she never expected. When a supernatural connection puts Mia's life at risk, she doesn't know who to trust—especially Thanatos. But what if she's in love with him?

Bold, irresistible, and beautifully written, Scythe of Darkness explores a star-crossed destiny in a whole new way. Don't miss this hot YA urban fantasy!


My thoughts about Scythe of Darkness ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First lines—"The compulsion to find him made me slightly crazy. My knees shook, vibrating my full-size bed; my headboard tapped the wall like Morse code. Restlessness overtook my feet. I wished my parents would leave already."

To be honest, I have to say that this is not my usual genre but I read the short story prequel Touch of Darkness (Scythe of Darkness 0.5) and I was intrigued. I had to have more! I love it when an author takes me down a different genre path and then I end up loving it.  

Mia is drawn to Thanatos at the same time as being totally bewildered by him. She is confused by her attraction to Thanatos as much as she is frustrated by his presence and his past. I was just as confused as she was, which spurred me to keep reading.

And then, what an ending! I want more! This is book #1 and I am excited to see what comes next!

 The enticing prequel is available for FREE! 
Check it out, I know you'll want more.

Touch of Darkness
(Scythe of Darkness 0.5)

Read my thoughts here


About the author

Dawn Husted is the author of Scythe of Darkness, a YA urban fantasy novel. She graduated with a BS from Texas A&M University. When not writing, she’s either camping or dreaming about camping. She’s a member of SCBWI, and lives in southern Texas with her husband and two kids.

Her romanticism of the supernatural is well-crafted in Scythe of Darkness. This gripping YA weaves fate and destiny in a new unsuspecting way. Find out more at

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1 comment:

  1. I like the summary, but the excerpt sounds a little cheesy as if the author uses too many benign details -- full sized bed?


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