Review: Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga

em quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2017 |

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Ariel Chylde is haunted by horrible dreams, and on her eighteenth birthday sheds her skin as the nightmares emerge to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.
But before Ariel can save her small town from the terror of her dreams, she must first save herself from the sinister secret of her subconscious.
A secret guarded by unspeakable evil.

About the author:

R.Queen is an accomplished comic book creator, poet, fine artist, and writer.
In this, his first novel, Queen brings a visual power and a lyrical sensibility to one girl’s struggle with loss, identity, and nightmares beyond imagination. Shining a light into the darkest depths of the heart to illuminate the courage of the human spirit. A courage found only by facing the fears which dwell hungry and ancient within us all.


*Received this books from the publisher and choose to review it honestly*

‘’Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness’’
First time diving into the horror genre! I wasn’t even aware that I was doing it I must say! The synopsis (and the cover!) had me from the moments my eyes fell on them!
It quite easily to fall into this world, it’s quite similar to ours and so is Ariel, a girl hunted by nightmares since the moment her mother killed herself. She’s someone who thinks differently, she doesn’t laugh at other misery, she doesn’t like technology, so people make fun of her.
‘’Ever close your eyes and wonder why, all that lives is born to die?’’
We follow mainly the story of Ariel even though sometimes change to other characters’ points of view like Perry and Jack.
This story is a tale about loss, struggle, mind-illness and coming of age. Is a beautifully written tale of one’s struggle to find the light in a path carved to be very dark.
Now to the things I think the author should try to improve, even though his writing is fluid and not hard to follow, he gets kind of confusing. I think he wants so much to transmit how confused Ariel is feeling that he ends up confusing the reader. I found myself quite a few time, confused about what happening. Also, the fighting/turning/racing scenes, they are really well-done in the sense it could happen, there’s nothing impossible there, but, I just didn’t feel them. They just kind of happened and I got carry through it, more like a watcher than a participant.
‘’Some people just stand out, they’re not a whisper, they’re a shout.’’
That’s something to be improved, you never feel like those characters, in fact, you feel very little towards them. The romance, the despair, the rage, it’s supposed to make you feel something and it just…doesn’t.
Those things aside, the story is so good, so well planned and written that just sucks you in and you need to read ‘cause you need to find out what’s going to happen!
‘’Rage, rage against the dying light, I will not go gentle into that good night’’
I will recommend this book to anyone who is not afraid of being swallowed whole by the darkness.

Rating: 3.5/5 

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