Thursday, 20 March 2014

Review: Darkside Sun (Mortal Machine #1) by Jocelyn Adams

20806102Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she's normal, but she's far from it. Since she was six years old, she's seen the world around her unrvaleling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it's all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that's what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insisit that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the lving in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these "wraiths", she just might be the key to saving the world. 
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that's all she wants to do. 
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day's work.
Normal was overrated, anyway. 

- Goodreads -

Right from the start we were pulled into the craziness that is Addison’s life. The world crumbles down around her and she truly believes she’s crazy since she’s the only one who can see it happening. And then she has an encounter with her professor Asher Green and everything gets even weirder than before. Addison doesn’t know what to believe anymore is she, and Asher, crazy or is their truly a parallel world with creatures in it who try to take over the human world?

The paranormal aspects were very well done and they had me hooked. The whole Mortal Machine was intriguing with its many rules and strange aspect. The author did a great job of giving up pieces of information throughout the book. That way I could discover all the mysteries of this world right along with Addison. And there were a lot of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, I can promise you that much.

Addison was easy to like. She was fun, sometimes sarcastic, a bit shy and she knew exactly what she wanted. And she would do anything to achieve that and to protect the people she cares about, especially her dad. She might look like a rabbit at first, but she’s a fox with very sharp little teeth when backed into a corner. And she doesn’t let go easily when she gets a hold of you. She really grew a lot throughout the book, she became more confident even though all she ever knew turned out to be false. And I can’t wait to see where she goes next.
Asher on the other hand is completely different than Addison. He was arrogant, harsh, irritating… he was a real douch. And he got on my nerves a lot. But as the story progressed we got to see some glimpses of him that were completely different. And we got to know his background story, after that I could understand why he was so harsh at times. And when I was half through the book I actually liked him. He has a good side too, true it doesn’t come out often but it was there and I loved to see how he tried to be a better person for some people. Asher turned out to be a really interesting character and I can’t wait to see how he will develop further.

I might have had my doubts when starting this book but after a couple of chapters it blew me away.  Definitely a great, clean, sci-fi paranormal new adult book. I can’t wait till the next book comes out. 

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an hones review*

Title: Darkside Sun 
Author: Jocelyn Adams
Series: Mortal Machine
Genre: paranormal, science-fiction, NA
Publisher: Embrance
Publication date: March 10th 2014
Pages: 381 (ebook) 


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