Wednesday 15 February 2023

Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

 Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked kingdom of Blunder—she needs a monster. She calls him the Nightmare, an ancient, mercurial spirit trapped in her head. He protects her. He keeps her secrets.

But nothing comes for free, especially magic.

When Elspeth meets a mysterious highwayman on the forest road, her life takes a drastic turn. Thrust into a world of shadow and deception, she joins a dangerous quest to cure Blunder from the dark magic infecting it. And the highwayman? He just so happens to be the King’s nephew, Captain of the most dangerous men in Blunder…and guilty of high treason.

Together they must gather twelve Providence Cards—the keys to the cure. But as the stakes heighten and their undeniable attraction intensifies, Elspeth is forced to face her darkest sec
ret yet: the Nightmare is slowly taking over her mind. And she might not be able to stop him.

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📌 Disclaimer: I received an e-arc for review from the publisher

You know when you go into a book with no expectations and you end up really enjoying it? That's what happened to me with One Dark Window. It's a dark and atmospheric adult fantasy with YA crossover appeal. The perfect read for autumn/winter read, paired with your favourite hot beverage. I found Elspeth to be an interesting and layered main character, and the romance between her and Raven was perfectly paced and developed. The plot had me glued to my kindle from start to finish, there was never a dull moment. The ending has me both worried and eager to read the sequel to find out what happens next. 


1 comment:

  1. OOh nice! I have this one in my TBR pile! Glad to hear it was enjoyable! Nice review!