Book Review: An Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston

Published June 11, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
An Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston
Published by: Evernight Teen
Publication date: October 31st 2014
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Summery:

Leah’s always seen the shadow creatures. She thought she was immune to their evil—until now.

She’s walked into a massacre, stolen a BMW, and is running from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. Nineteen-year-old Leah’s life just went from mildly abnormal to totally crazy at lightning speed. But no one will believe that the shadow creatures are framing her for the murder, because she’s the only one that can see them. At least that’s what she thought.

When Leah stumbled across a group who share her ability, she discovers they have something she doesn’t: a way to fight back. When the group offers to teach her how to kill the shadow creatures, Leah jumps at the chance. But something is brewing with the creatures. They’re tracking down the hunters like there’s no tomorrow. Leah suspects that maybe there won’t be, and it’s up to her to make sure tomorrow comes. Because she’ll do anything to stop the shadows, including risking her  life—and the life of the one she loves—to keep the world from being lost to darkness forever.

My Thoughts:

Lately I have been reading a lot of romance books or vampire books and reading Absence of Light was a get getting away from those books.

Ms. Houston did a great job engaging me from the very first page, she started the story off right in the mist of action and I love that. It also had me want to know more of what was going on. It was also interesting reading a book that was unlike any other stories I have read before. I have never read a story that involved shadows nor do i know any that exist already.

All in all this was quite uninteresting read and can not wait to read more by Ms. Houston!




Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

She’s a Northern California girl. And now is braving the cold winters in Montana.
When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
She’s also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans.
If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.

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