This book was my introduction to this Author and I have to say, she far surpassed my expectations!
I won this book in a giveaway during one of the FB events that a friend invited me too. I'll admit, the cover kind of threw me a bit. Sometimes even I fall prey to judging a book by it's cover and while it's a beautiful picture, it's not normally something that would catch my attention when it comes to books I like, but the description of the book did. Which was why I was looking forward to giving it a shot and boy am I glad I did!
We are introduced to Alex, a seemingly normal girl who had lost both of her parents in a short amount of time, and after losing her father, she returns home to be with her brother Thomas. It's not long after her father's death that Thomas basically throws her into a completely different world, that they have managed to keep from her for her entire life, and everything is turned upside down. Now Alex must learn to cope with all of it and help to keep those she loves alive, all while trying to stay alive herself.
For all those who love book about vampires and Fae, Dusk is the start of a great series! One of the best I have actually read. It kept me on the edge of my seat and made it very hard to put the book down! I immediately fell in love with the characters and sometimes felt like I was right in the fight with them.
Some minor complaints I have would be the editing. There were a few mistakes punctuation wise (which I completely understand as I, myself, write fanfiction on occasion and I know how you can get so deep into the story that your fingers move without you knowing about it) and some of the sentences could have been combined to make it flow a little easier.
But that did not interfere with the story nor did it affect my reading in the slightest. The story just naturally flowed and I can't wait to get into the second book of this series! Melanie P. Smith has definitely become one of my favorite authors!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!