Friday, February 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Five Out of the Dark by Holli Anderson

Five – Out of the Dark by Holli Anderson
(Five #1)
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: August 20th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Five teenagers who’ve recently discovered they have magical powers and are living in the Seattle underground feel it’s their responsibility to protect unsuspecting humans from otherworldly foes. Things are going well until Johnathan, their unofficial leader and the boy sixteen year old Paige is in love with, is bitten by a changeling – the venomous saliva causing him to metamorphose into a ravening beast with each full moon. Paige vows that, no matter the cost, she will find a way to cure Johnathan of the evil that has embedded itself in his soul.

Johnathan’s monthly transformation and daily personality roller coaster isn’t the only problem they have to deal with. The Five are also gearing up to face their toughest and most dangerous enemy yet—a powerful and ruthless Warlock who will go to any means, including high school, to build his Dark Army.


My Review: ★★★☆

I enjoyed this book well enough. I wasn't overwhelmed with excitement, but it easily kept me reading to the end. I liked all of the characters, but wish that I could have felt more for them. I felt like I didn't know them very well, even by the end of the book.

The characters are trying to make their way in the world on their own, for various reasons, and trying to figure out their powers. They take it upon themselves to battle evil and try to make the world a little better. The magic was fun to read about. I enjoyed reading about the characters learning to control their powers. The young love between two of the characters was sweet to read about. 

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a middle grade or YA paranormal story. The book is good for many ages. There was nothing in the book that I would hesitate to let my ten year old daughter read, while it was mature enough that my eighteen year old son would enjoy it as well. 


Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.

Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.

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