Review: Down Comes the Night
Title: Down Comes the Night
Author: Allison Saft
Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness.
Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.
The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved-in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths.
With sinister forces at work, Wren and Hal realize they’ll have to join together if they have any hope of saving their kingdoms. But as Wren circles closer to the nefarious truth behind Hal’s illness, they realize they have no escape from the monsters within the mansion. All they have is each other, and a startling desire that could be their downfall.
My Review: This one was a surprise for me. I had forgotten the synopsis when I picked it up and so I went in blind. I enjoyed it right away though. I loved Wren right off the bad and felt that she was very well done. I loved the magic system and found the mix of science and magic to be very very well done. The writing and story telling were also very well done. The only thing I didn't enjoy were the overly romantic parts, which honestly took away a little bit from the overall story for me. Otherwise it was a great read and I am excited to read more from this author.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*