Multi-volume author, April E. Faulkner introduces us to her first novel in the Nature’s Fury series, “Darkness Falls”:
As Nature tires of human destruction, two sisters must face a changing environment that stands between them and survival. When Quinn and Riley set out on a family vacation with their parents, the trip ends before it begins. Mother Nature interferes with their plans, setting off a sequence of events that thrusts the teens into a hostile landscape. Stranded, with limited supplies, struggling to figure out who they can trust along the way, they must determine how to survive Nature’s evolving fury.
This is a really good story. The author really knows how to spin a tale. Writing in First Person point of view is something I really like. As long as the author avoids head-hopping, I hate head-hopping, everything gets so confused. This author does a very good job of maintaining the POV, nice and clean.
Faulkner also balances the story so well with action and dialogue. The dialogue is so funny at times, I found myself laughing quite a bit.
The characters are very believable, all of the major players are developed very well, they are real individuals, not cardboard cutouts.
The scene-setting and action help the story to move along at a good pace, the flow is smooth and varies from scene to scene. Just like it should.
“Darkness Falls” is quite well written and gets a score of 4.9 stars. The score would have been higher if not for a few spelling errors. These errors are fixed, so your reading pleasure will be the smoother.
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Tags: Dystopian, fiction, coming of age, science fiction, YA, climate, catastrophe, family, relationship
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