Friday, August 26, 2011

Short Story Review: Dream Dark

When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning...

Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.

In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, readers witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.

I loved Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, so when I found out about a short story that sits between book two and three, I preordered it instantly. “Dream Dark” was short, but lots of fun. It’s the story of Link, or should I say Linkubus, after the events in Beautiful Darkness.

It was told through Ethan’s voice, and since he isn’t in it much, it was told much different than a regular first person story. Ethan told Link’s story, as Link told it to him. To be honest, I never really paid much attention to Link. I love Ethan. He’s one of my favorite males in all of YA. And because of him, Link was invisible. Poor Link. But in this story, Link is the main character. There’s no way for him to be invisible. And it made me really like him. Now I want to go back and re-read this series. I want Beautiful Chaos even more now.

Whether you’ve read this series or not, “Dream Dark” is a fun short story.


Midnyte Reader said...

I love Ethan too, but I also really like Link. I think he is a loyal and strong best friend.

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