Blog Tour with Review – An Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston

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An Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston
Published by: Evernight Teen
Publication date: October 31st 2014
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult

~ Synopsis ~

Leah’s always seen the shadow creatures. She thought she was immune to their evil—until now.

She’s walked into a massacre, stolen a BMW, and is running from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. Nineteen-year-old Leah’s life just went from mildly abnormal to totally crazy at lightning speed. But no one will believe that the shadow creatures are framing her for the murder, because she’s the only one that can see them. At least that’s what she thought.

When Leah stumbled across a group who share her ability, she discovers they have something she doesn’t: a way to fight back. When the group offers to teach her how to kill the shadow creatures, Leah jumps at the chance. But something is brewing with the creatures. They’re tracking down the hunters like there’s no tomorrow. Leah suspects that maybe there won’t be, and it’s up to her to make sure tomorrow comes. Because she’ll do anything to stop the shadows, including risking her life—and the life of the one she loves—to keep the world from being lost to darkness forever.

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~ Review by Jessica ~

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This book started off with a bang and I was immediately enthralled. I was in the mood for a little bit darker read, so this was perfect. Death, revenge, evil phantoms who feed off lechery and deceit? Perfect.
Lee was a great character. I liked that she was a good balance of weak and strong. She had moments of determination and courage, but she also had moments where she cried and said ‘you know what? This sucks.’ And I found that to be realistic. The girl just lost her entire family and is fighting evil- she deserves to have those moments. It also helped build her relationships with the others. Manual and his mother, Adam and his sister… she just met these people, but battling the shadows brought them together in a way that felt natural and believable. They leaned on each other and I loved all of them.
I especially liked the relationship between Lee and Adam. I liked that he kind of hated her at first. They developed a friendship slowly and it made it seem more real. Stronger.
The only complaint I have is that the writing could have been better at times. There were some great lines that I loved so much I highlighted them, and then there were some places where I had to reread sentences because they were a little confusing at first. Like they could have been worded better. Basically I just felt parts of it could have been stronger. So, while I still loved the story and the characters, it wasn’t quite a 5 star read. I would still recommend it though! I give this 4 books.
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~ Purchase Links ~

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~ About the Author ~

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Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

>She’s a Northern California girl. And now is braving the cold winters in Montana.
>When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
>She’s also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans.
>If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.

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