Audiobook review of Darkness Watching

Posted January 5, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 8 Comments

Audiobook review of Darkness Watching

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Darkness Watching (Darkworld, #1) by Emma L. Adams
Length: 9 hours
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Published by Curiosity Quills Press Pages: 196
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Lucy Rayner
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Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she's losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.
Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere - little knowing that it isn't coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.
All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life - but demons never give up, and their focus on Ash has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she's looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.
In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be...


What I thought of this book.

This was my first book by Emma L. Addams and I thought it was pretty interesting. Not sure why but I like strange school settings.

Ash wanted to go to Oxford but instead gets into Blackstone. It’s here that she finds out she is not as odd as she thought. She sees and hears demons and it seems there are others that can too but most of them are registered as sorcerers with the Venantium. There is a small group at the school that is unregistered and they are trying to help Ash, but Ash soon realizes that she is very different from them.

I liked Ash, she starts out with no clue why she can see demons and tries to hide what she can do, but then finds out she is far different that just a normal sorcerer. She learns a lot about who she is and why the demons want her in this first book. I am curious to see what is going to happen next now that she knows more about herself and the darkworld.

If you like YA and paranormal books you might give this one a try! 🙂

The Narrator:

This was my first book with narrator Lucy Rayner and she wasn’t to bad but her male voices were a little odd at times. Overall, I enjoyed her narration.

Audio rating: 3.5

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8 responses to “Audiobook review of Darkness Watching

  1. I think I would have to wait a bit and see what you think of the next book before I decide. I’m really picky about YA, especially in a school setting. I’m really glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. I like the premise about this and the strange school settings are always so much fun. This sounds like a good read but one of those series where the 2nd book is so much better because the 1st is so much setup. I’m wanting to read more paranormal and this sounds fun if not perfect so I’ll definitely have to look for it.

  3. So when I saw this come up in my Feedly I thought it sounded vaguely familiar and as I read your review I was sure that I’d read this one… or tried to. It was one of my first DNFs! I never reviewed it – it was before I was doing DNF reports and I forget why I couldn’t finish it (why I’m glad I do DNF reports now!). I remember it because it was for a blog tour and I felt awful having to email saying I didn’t like it and felt really weird doing a spotlight post instead. What did you think of the narrator? I wonder if they were so good they might have gotten me into the book better. It also could have been my frame of mind at the time- it was during Grad School (or the dark years lol).

    Great review! Happy Friday 🙂

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