After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.
Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.
Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.
REVIEW: DARK SPIRITS
Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.
Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.
Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?
Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.
Dark Spirits picks up a few months after the end of Behind the Eyes, the first book in the series. In this book Paige has come to terms with her new change in status – I don’t want to give it away in case you haven’t read the first book yet – and has learned to somewhat control her powers.
Things start going bad for Paige pretty quickly though, and she not only has to deal with her new insecurities with Nathan (which he totally started), the Dark One’s fixation with her and her role in using Solomon’s ring, but also the return of Brayden.
Now, I have to admit – I like Brayden. I actually might like him more than Nathan, so I loved the fact that he was in this book. Paige is having the same trouble – she has committed to Nathan and she’s loyal, but Brayden tugs at her heart. They’ve been friends for a long time, they dated for years, and it’s just not that easy to give that up. Especially when Nathan wants to protect her and Brayden is eager to urge her forward and grow inter her new self.
I enjoyed Paige’s love triangle – and that’s not typically something I like!
On top of this personal stuff, Paige also has to worry about keeping her human friends, Carrie and Tree, safe from the dark spirits, and Carrie, whom I love, is also trying to come to terms with the residual effects of her possession in the last book by the Dark One. And on top of all that…dun dun dun…some people are not what they seem! An intriguing mystery is coming, I can feel it!
I enjoyed the second book – Paige has found her stride – she’s not going to sit back and play helpless princess, and there is a lot of action in this book. The pace was fast and the character arcs were well defined and perfectly set up the next book. All in all, Dark Spirits is a combination of thrill-ride demonic ghost story and a dash of romance with a kick-butt heroine who will definitely be a force to reckon with in the next book!