Welcome to the Darkness by L.M. Justus
Series: Darkness Trilogy, #1
Publication date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
A typical teenager, seventeen-year-old Reed Hennessy doesn’t realize how lucky he is to lead a normal life until he loses everything, including his humanity. The attacker who slaughters his family and destroys their home turns out to be a vampire, a creature Reed had considered a myth.
Now a vampire himself, but with the unique ability to walk in sunlight, Reed struggles in the dark underworld he didn’t even know existed. His only two allies in his fight to stay alive are his reluctant mentor, Nathaniel, a vampire with over two hundred years’ worth of emotional baggage, and Sarah, a rookie cop with a secret ability of her own.
Together, Reed and his companions face a harrowing, cross-country journey before stumbling into a plot which could mean the end of everything for humans and vampires alike.
5 of 5 Welcome To The Darkness
Welcome To The Darkness is a phenomenal read by L.M. Justus. Anyone who knows me knows I love me some vampire stories. I loved this one because it was so much more than a vampire story. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night to your family being slaughtered? Then the attacker turns on you and when you come to you realize you are no longer the same person but someone and something different. Well welcome to Reed Hennessy's world. Reed has everything one day and the next he has nothing not even his humanity is left.
Reed has become a vampire but he has a special ability that no one seems to understand and that is that he can still walk in the day when the other vampires can't. Reed struggles with being a vampire and the dark and seedy underworld that he know belongs to. Then he finds a mentor a vampire mentor who is over 200 years old Nathaniel to help him over navigate through this craziness of his new life. Reed also has Sarah who is a police officer and she has a secret of her own.
Reed is going to have to find his way in a new world with new people around him and new issues to deal with. How is Reed ever going to get over this? Will he be able to survive in a world where he is no longer human but a monster? This is a must read book if you love vampires! This is action packed and chuck full of surprises and with every page turning you get something new.
Lisa Justus' path to becoming an author took a circuitous route through the University of Waterloo where she earned a Bachelor of Mathematics, followed by jobs in quality assurance and technical writing at a high-tech company. With a keen interest in creative fiction, she wrote her first fantasy novel as part of NaNoWriMo as well as an early chapter book for her kids when they were younger. Her YA paranormal fantasy novel Welcome to the Darkness is the first book in the Darkness Trilogy.
These days Lisa is busy writing her fourth novel, reading, finishing her basement, doing volunteer work, and trying to stay in shape by running somewhat regularly. She, her husband, and their three children live in Ottawa, Ontario.
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