The Dark World (Dark World #1)
by Cara Lynn Shultz
Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.
Paige is the school outcast. She doesn't have any friends and everyone talks about her. They think she is strange because she talks to herself. The truth is she isn't talking to herself but the ghost of Dottie. She can see ghost and talk to them. If that wasn't strange enough when she is in detention she is attacked by a demon. Logan a new boy helps her and reveals he is a demon slayer. She is soon right n the middle of learning to fight demons and about what is out there in this world and The Dark World. The Dark World s the alternate world similar tour that is home of demons and all things that go bum in the night. She as to watch what she does or she could be sucked into the Dark World forever.
I really enjoyed reading this as the author does a great job creating and introducing you to the Dark World and the characters. Right away you see Paige is different but she doesn't let that get to her. She has the ability to talk to ghost and while she could hide it. She doesn't People call her crazy and she just blows it off. She does have to hide Dottie from her family as they worry about her all the time. She could walk away from the danger that shows up but she doesn't she faces it and learns to fight for good. Logan is a mystery for a while. He can be sweet, protective and he tries his best to help Paige. He does have a secret that was a little bit of a surprise to me but it makes his character so much better for it. There is the young romance in this book but it isn't instant love and Paige and Logan are great together. if you like action in your books than this would be perfect for you. It moves at a good pace and even when there isn't fighting going on there is still something being revealed about the story. No filling in as some author do. This book is a great YA paranormal book.
4 out of 5 Stars