La Revenant’s Review of
“Alternate realities? Multiple universes potentially containing other Earths? People tracking and destroying alien-ghost-thingies that could somehow make holes between our worlds to climb through? What would be next? I wasn’t sure I wanted to know, but my curiosity overrode my fear as questions piled up.”
Basically the world is under attack from the dead (wraiths) of a parallel dimension. There is a machine, The Mortal Machine (ooh-wee-ooh), that is the center of a secret society, which is fighting to protect humanity from the wraiths that are attempting to take over the world thus destroying life, as humanity knows it.
Enter Addison Beckett, college student, plaid wearing, history enjoying girl who just happens to be able to see rifts in space and time. She has learned to ignore the rifts because, first and foremost she knows she is not crazy and seeing these rifts definitely rings the crazy bell and, secondly the rifts go away when she ignores them; it is just easier that way.
“Denial was a wonderful thing, like a rain slicker to keep the deluge of crazy from soaking too deep into my skin.”
Addison, Darkside Sun
Enter Asher Green, her professor who is quite irritating, overbearing, arrogant, and sexy as hell. I totally disliked him when I met him, but never mind that, he did have a few redeeming qualities (imagines a mute Asher, yup, that would do it).
“God, why did it seem like the hotter the guy, the bigger the douche?”
Asher is part of the secret society that works for/with(?) The Mortal Machine. He realizes Addison can see the rifts and proceeds to recruit her without giving her a choice in the matter. From there all sorts of fun stuff ensues. The end of the book was an ending I enjoyed, it made me smile 😀 *that is a warning to those of you who like things neatly tied up and happily ever after at the close of the book.