The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book “Promise Me Darkness”
“I’m darkness, Maddie. Stay away from men like me. You’ll only get hurt.”
At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn’t finished yet. It wanted more.
It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn’t live without.
It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.
Until he returns, I’ll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful…And so is the light calling him home.
I was so happy that I did not have to wait to read Promise Me Light after reading Promise Me Darkness. I was so engrossed in this story, I had to see what was next with Ryder and Madison is this apocalyptic/World War III dramatic romance.
In 7th grade I read Alas Babylon by Pat Frank and watched Red Dawn, having grown up in The Day After generation, my fascination with survivalist has always peaked my interest. So when I read Promise Me Darkness, I was taken in and could not put it down. Promise Me Light is the sequel and final installment in the romance of childhood friends Maddie and Ryder. Ryder has gone missing and Maddie is faced with the fact that she could have lost Ryder when she finally got a hold of him. As the war continues and supplies start to dwindle, life becomes tough for the whole family just to survive.
This book was a thrilling ride of ups and downs. It was an emotional ride for me too. I cried with sadness and joy in many places throughout the book. This book also spends some time going back and looking at Ryder and Maddie’s relationship through the years, which I really enjoyed.
Promise Me Light, like Promise Me Darkness, is well written and had me turning pages and wanting to read a little faster just to find out what was going to happen. I highly recommend this book and series to those who love an emotion filled ride.
Paige Weaver lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Her love for books became a love for writing at a young age. She wrote her first book as a teenager and continued writing throughout the years. Encouraged by her husband, she finally decided to self-publish. Her debut novel, Promise Me Darkness, was released in April 2013 and quickly became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Her second book, Promise Me Light, will be released in September 2013. She is currently working on other novels to be released in 2014.