Book Review: Eve of Darkness by Sylvia Day

Eve of Darkness
A Marked Novel #1
Author: Sylvia Day (S. J. Day)
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Released: January 8th 2013 (reprint - Tor Books)
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You

Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons, Eve’s former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor—and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

Now Eve has become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history... 
Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.

For those of you that are fans of Sylvia Day as much as I am, I want to mention that The Marked Series is being separated by her pseudonym S.J. Day because these books are unlike her other romance books. Although Eve of Darkness isn’t exactly romance it is very adult! So I don’t think fans will be disappointed at all – it’s just different than Bared To You.

Even though Eve of Darkness isn’t like her normal books, I enjoyed it very much. The book begins when Eve, who has become part of a group called Marked, fights a demon in a bathroom and almost gets herself killed. Then we go back six weeks and find out that she has been marked by Cain & Abel (yes that Cain & Abel) and goes though a sort of “change” and becomes strong and powerful – able to fight demons. Ultimately, they both have marked her, Abel then Cain.

If you remember the Cain & Abel story you know they are brothers and that they don’t like each other very much. Years before, Eve has an amazing night with Cain. She’s young and she loves him and he forces himself to leave her for her protection. Now that Cain is back and has forced himself into Eve’s life she is forced to sort out her feelings for him. Eve is quite literally put in the middle of them, forcing both of them to protect her and in their own way love her. Eve is funny and determined and she will not let the men in her life, however they feel about her, get in the way of what she is now supposed to do. They find themselves in a lot of action and fights - all before Eve’s training. She will depend on these men to keep her safe and learn from them.

With archangels, angels, heaven, hell, all sorts of demons; not to mention Cain & Abel – Eve has her work cut out for her. As Sylvia Day does so very well with her series books, Eve of Darkness ends leaving closure and much anticipation for the next book,Eve of Destruction. I can’t wait!

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