Emerald Darkness by Sarra Cannon Guest Review by Emily Cyr!

I’ve got something a tiny bit different for you today. Emily Cyr, author of The Lightning Prophecy series and Push and Pull of the Vampire Favors series, read and loved a book that she was dying to tell people about!


I figured if she loves it this much, maybe some of you guys will also! So here’s her review and if you click on any of the reddish colored links, that link will take you to either the author’s Amazon page or directly to the book’s Amazon page where you can purchase your own copy of the books! (The Lightning Prophecy was recently picked up by a publisher and is currently unavailable but will be re-released later this month. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when it’s available again!)


Emerald Darkness

By: Sarra Cannon
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Fantasy
Pages: 236
Series: Beautiful Darkness #1
Publisher: Dead River Books
Published on: May 11, 2015
Emerald Darkness by Sarra Cannon Guest Review by Emily Cyr!

Killing a priestess in the most evil organization of witches in the world has its consequences.

Harper Brighton is standing on the precipice of a great and terrible war. The Sapphire demon gates have fallen, but the four remaining priestesses of the Order of Shadows and their ruler--the mysterious High Priestess--continue to enslave demons from the Shadow World to steal their power.

Harper and her friends in the Demon Liberation Movement target the Emerald gates--led by a dangerous and far more cunning enemy than any they have ever faced. No one is safe. Destruction comes in the blink of an eye, and the entire human world finds itself frozen, locked in perpetual darkness.

Now, Harper must battle her darkest fears in order to save those she loves most. Will she lead them to victory or will everything they've fought for be lost forever?

Author's Note: This is a continuation of the war started in the Peachville High Demons series. You do not need to have read the first series to start here, but you can start the original series for free with the Beautiful Demons box set of books 1-3!

This is a continuing series, so beware of cliffhangers and the fact that everything will not be wrapped up by the end of book 1!


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Review by Emily Cyr


Going into this book I had only read Sarra Cannon’s Sacrifice Me serial, which, by the way, was superb. Emerald Darkness followed a group of friends from Cannon’s YA series, Her Peachville Demons series. There is a question I want to answer right off the bat, Can this be read without Peachville? Yes, but now that I have finished reading Emerald Darkness I want to go back and read the other series. Although, this can be read without the other books I highly recommend reading the Peachville series first. The book is told in first person from the point of view of four character, Harper, Lea, Jackson, and Aerden.


I would say the first twenty percent of the book explains the world and how we got to where we are. Sarra did a wonderful job of making this part of the book flow and keeping readers engaged. Often times I find myself going, “Ugh back story.” But, in this case I found the writing so engaging that it was an easy read. This book was so full of non-stop action I found myself holding a breath and not letting it out until the book was over. For me the real star of the book was Lea. I fell in love with her from moment one. She was in so much pain at the start that you wanted it to ebb for her. There was a moment when you thought that her heart would heal but it was left unanswered. The story of Jackson and Harper did not disappoint in the slightest. They have such a tender love it’s almost picturesque to watch.


Overall, the book was beautifully written. Sarra built a world and we are all just visiting. The book not only ends on one cliff-hanger but two! Though I will be in agony waiting for book two I still utterly loved this read. Five stars for sure.


5 fangs


About Sarra Cannon

Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college aged characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.
Her best selling Young Adult paranormal series, Peachville High Demons, has sold over 200,000 copies, and has spawned an entire world of different series, including Sacrifice Me and the new continuation series starting with Emerald Darkness.
She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in South Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.

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