Title: The Dark War
"As the darkness rises, magic is their only defense if it doesn t end the world."
"The Dark War," Book 1
Witch. Hunter. Traitor. Kali Richards s solitary life s work is to hunt the evildoers of her own kind and bring them to justice. She s poised to catch her latest bounty when she realizes her quarry is a witch-vampire hybrid with a taste for blood Kali s blood.
She s lost quite a lot of it when Wyatt, the ex who still owns the pieces of her shattered heart, comes to her rescue. Eight years apart hasn t cooled her anger over their breakup. Neither has it cooled the desire still steaming between them.
As Wyatt heals her wounds, he brings disturbing news: Kali s mother has awakened from a years-long coma with a prophecy on her lips. A Dark War is coming that will pit supernatural against human. Kali is the key to stopping it.
Except Kali isn t what you d call adept at spellcasting. Like it or not, she needs a lot of help. From Wyatt, and from the organization that she turned her back on once before the Witch Hunter s Union. Even with an army at her back, she s in for one hell of a ride
"Warning: May contain a stubborn little kick-ass witch, a wickedly sexy ex-boyfriend and a whole lot of hybrid trouble."
Author: Angela Addams
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf Slayer, Mayhem
Series: The Dark War #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Author
Published: May 17, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
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Holy crow! What did I just read?! The Dark War by Angela Addams was simply a-maz-ing!!! All my happy buttons got pushed with this book and honestly, I didn’t expect it to happen. I’m not normally into witches but the blurb was interesting enough that I thought I’d give it a twirl. Sooooo glad I did!
A quick rundown – Kali is a witch. She’s not a great spellcaster but her tracking abilities are off the hook. After the death of her sisters and a bad break-up, she leaves home, her family and everything she knows. It’s been eight years and now she has a new life as a hunter…of witches. That pretty much makes her a traitor to her kind. However, she does only hunt bad witches. Her current bounty is to find the killer of a young witch. As Kali soon discovers, the killer is not a normal witch but a hybrid witch-vampire and battling her may be more than she can handle. During a brutal attack Kali is rescued by none other the man who broke her heart. There are still heat between them but she still angry and hurt by his betrayal. Before she can send Wyatt packing, she finds out her mom has awaken from her coma and has voiced a new prophecy. A Dark War is coming and it will be a battle between humans and the supernatural…and the only one who can stop them is Kali. Expect quite a lot of exciting stuff to happen in this non-stop edge of your seat story but before I give any of it away, I’m going to stop right here.
I really liked Kali. She’s spunky, sassy and a tad (maybe more than a tad) bit stubborn. Learning her back-story made me want to hug her except I’m afraid she’d kick my ass. Wyatt = strong, tough and yummy. Okay that said someone please punch him! Together they are volatile and combustible. That means when things are hot between them – Oh Baby! When they fight on the same side – booty-kicking action! Nevertheless, keep in mind he broke her heart and she left home for a reason. Hit him, hit him NOW! As hot and cold as things are between them, I found myself unable to stop cheering them on to be together. And then Wyatt goes and opens his big mouth again…
There are quite a few great characters in this series (Sam and Clive) and some that are just plain scary (Ivana) that keep everything fast paced and interesting. A few are worth a individual mention. Drake…hmmm… I’m not 100% convinced he’s a good guy. He has these moments of me him. Then something comes out of his mouth and I find myself telling Kali run far away from the creepy guy! I have quite a few opinions of where I think things may go and the all revolve around him. Billy, oh please don’t let this be the last time we see him (Pun intended!). He’s so bad ass and a lovable guy at the same time. The Curtises, I’m going to put a pin on that right there. Lastly is Rick who is a prepper. I took that to be coo-coo bananas conspiracy theory thinker. But now, I’m not so sure. Hmmm.
I’m trying real hard to not second guess where author Angela Addams is going to take this series. She’s left a bunch of clues like little bread crumbs of possibilities and my brain is spinning a mile a minute trying to decide which way the story is going to go. At this point, my struggle is going to have to sit on the back burner because I’ve stalked her page and see no sign of the next book. *Heavy sigh* Whenever it comes out I will be all over it. For now, I’m giving The Dark War two big thumbs up and my stamp of recommendation.