Friday, July 31, 2015

DARK CHILD by Adina West

Title:  DARK CHILD, Omnibus Edition
Author:  Adina West
Publisher:  Pan Macmillan / Momentum
Category:  Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Received from:  Momentum Press via
Completed: 07.01.13


Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them ...

Lately things have been getting weird for pathology technician Kat Chanter. She’s been craving raw meat, and having dreams so realistic they’re scary. When she accepts a job offer from the prestigious Hema Castus Research Institute, she hopes she’ll have the chance to discover what’s wrong with her, but instead, her move to New York thrusts her headlong into a treacherous hidden world, where the wrong move could be fatal . . .

Tarot, witchcraft and astrology all take on a frightening resonance in Dark Child's richly imagined alternative reality where vampiric beings live among us, hidden by magic. Dark romance tangles with paranormal fantasy and page-turning suspense in this enthralling tale of ‘dark child’ Kat Chanter, half-human and half-vampire, who has woken an ancient prophecy and must face a formidable destiny.

Dark Child was originally released in serial form. You can read part one for free by searching for Dark Child: Episode 1 on your preferred retailer site or on


This first novel from Ms. Adina West was first released in five parts.  This may explain some loss in fluidity.  For example, she mentions the man of her dreams.  He is a man of "dark-haired perfection and eyes like a stormy ocean," to whom she compares all suitors.  When she meets the men of the unalil, there is that missing spark of recognition or mention that none of these men meet the description.  Other than that distracting me, the story was very well organized and a fun read.  

Vampires, weres, and psychics abound in this story of a supernatural reality.  But what is Kat?  She thinks she's human, but there have always been signs she may be something more…

I hope there will be a second book!

Editing:  A

From Adina West:
  • Dark Child (first released as five Novellas)

originally posted 07.01.13 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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