Friday, August 16, 2013

Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather Reid (Review)



Summary:
It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

My thoughts:
First, how gorgeous is this cover? I love it. From the moment I saw it, I knew I had to read this book. In fact, at BEA I pushed my way through the crowd to get to Heather's signing, and not a moment too soon. She was out of books in three minutes flat. No lie. Gone. And now I know why.

Quinn is tormented by demons. She can't sleep, and they are ruining just about every aspect of her life. She's hung up on her ex-boyfriend Jeff, who I wanted to hit so badly. You'll easily see why if you read the book. Then there's Aaron. I loved him. He's so head over heels for Quinn, but their relationship is complicated in so many ways. I can't give details without being spoilery, but I didn't see the ending coming at all! And I loved that. Quinn resists the demons as much as she can, but when they threaten her friends and family, she can't help but give in, even for a little while. But demons don't play fair, and they are out to get Quinn.

Honestly, I'm not sure where book two will go. The ending sort of shocked me, but I'm eager to see where Reid takes us next.

Just for fun:
Quinn sees and hears demons, but she's afraid if she tells anyone and seeks help that they'll just think she's crazy. What would you do if you were in her shoes?

38 comments:

  1. Oh, I have a copy of this that I won. I will have to look into reading it. I do love the cover!

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    1. This is one of my favorite covers. Love it.

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  2. If I were in her shoes, everyone would know, cuz I'd mostly like pee my pants and start screaming everytime I saw one, lol!

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  3. If I was the only one who saw them, I would check myself in to a hospital 'cuz I'd think I was losing it. Great review, Kelly! :-)

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    1. Yeah, it could definitely make you think you were crazy.

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  4. Sounds like a good book in which you hate to come to the last page and anxiously await for the next one to be published.

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  5. Yes, this cover is gorgeous. I've loved it since it came out. Definitely need to get to this one soon.

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  6. Wow - if I saw demons, I don't know what I'd do. A good, stiff drink sounds like it would be in order though.

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  7. I remember seeing this cover- it is fabulous. Glad to hear the book was so good. If I heard demons I don't know what I would do... check myself into a hospital? Hmmm- let's hope it never happens. :)
    ~Jess

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  8. That cover is awesome, so deliciously Goth. It reminds me of wandering through the woods in late October. Love reading about your BEA experience of trying to snag a copy :-) Glad you got to read it!

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    1. I love wandering through the woods in October. Faith, sometimes I think we share a brain. We think a lot alike. :)

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  9. Beautiful cover. What would I do if I "heard demons"?? I'd run to the nearest shrink!

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  10. That cover is amazing, one of the greatest covers I've seen.

    I don't know what I would do. I guess I would think I'm crazy. And maybe write a book that's full of scary creatures, lol.

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  11. Awesome cover! I don't know what I'd do if I started hearing demons. I'd probably be that person that tries ignoring them. Wouldn't tell anyone. ;)

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    1. I think I'd have to tell someone, even if it's just my dog. ;)

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  12. Lovely cover.
    Mmm. If I heard demons I would think I was going crazy. Perhaps I'd turn to a friend I could trust to believe me and ask her/his advice.

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  13. Good review, Kelly!

    It doesn't sound like light reading... and that's a really evocative cover.

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    1. Thanks.

      This cover is seriously awesome.

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  14. Great Review, Kelly! Thanks for posting. :) I've seen this book around, and since I love dark-ish books, I'll be checking this one out. Looks deliciously dark . :D Oh gosh,,if I heard demons, I can't even put myself in her shoes. That's some scary stuff. I'd probably just lock myself someplace...

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    1. It definitely is some scary stuff hearing demons. lol

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  15. This sounds so good. And I agree that it's a gorgeous cover.

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  16. Hey, speaking of covers -- your upcoming releases look freakin' awesome! And as far as demons go, I see them all the time. Best to avoid eye contact.

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    1. Aw, thank you. I'm blessed with amazing cover designers. :) Can't take any credit.

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  17. Great review and yes, this cover is eye-catching! I love your covers too. I've been experimenting with covers recently.

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  18. This books sounds like a must-read. Such an enticing review, Kelly! I love her cover and as Nas mentioned, your covers are awesome too. If I were in Quinn's shoes, I'd tell my mom about the demons. Because to be honest, she would be the only person who would believe me!

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    1. Thanks, Gina.

      Mom's are the best. They always have our backs. :)

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