Review: Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann

Posted May 2, 2012 by Francesca in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Review: Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann
Born to Darkness
by Suzanne Brockmann

3 Stars


Released: March 20, 2012
Series: Fighting Destiny #1
Published by Ballantine Books
Pages: 513



It seems like I’ve been hearing about this author since forever, but I’ve been intimidated to start her Troubleshooters series because it’s already so many books in.  So when I saw this brand new series by her I was very excited to give this a try.  Now I just have mixed feelings and I don’t think they are about the author herself but they have more to do with the structure of this book.  Let me explain.

The plot and world building are very interesting!  I was immediately intrigued by the fact that there are humans with advanced abilities that they have trained and developed but the basis of being able to do that is the fact that they were “Greater Than”.  They are born with a capability to fully use their potential and by training they can have a higher integration and access more of their powers.  I loved this whole concept.

Of course we have the military type organization of greater than humans that try to get rid of the undesirable elements.  Now they have the task of rescuing a group of girls (one in particular) who have been kidnapped and are being drained of their powers.  Everything from mind-reading, shared pleasure, dream-walking, mind control, emotion projection, and more!

Here’s where my complain comes in.  I can’t tell you if there was a hero and heroine in this story.  The point of view jumped around between so many people I might’ve gotten whiplash from the changes and I wasn’t really truly able to connect with any of them.  Did I like them?  Yes! All the characters are likeable and as I was starting to care about their story I felt the fact that we actually dealt with THREE couples and we got into all 6 people’s heads really messed up my enjoyment.  If I had to pick a favorite I would go with Stephen Diaz and Elliot!  Yes, there is an m/m couple and yes they were my favorite!

I am still excited to see what’s next in this world and looking forward to the next installment.

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About Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, has won 2 RITA awards, numerous RT Reviewers’ Choice, and RWA’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three years running. She has written over 50 books, and is widely recognized as a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today). Suzanne and her daughter, Melanie Brockmann, have been creative partners, on and off, for many years. Their first project was an impromptu musical duet, when then-six-month-old Melanie surprised and delighted Suz by matching her pitch and singing back to her. Suzanne splits her time between Florida and Massachusetts while Mel lives in Sarasota, Florida. NIGHT SKY is Mel’s debut and Suzanne’s 55th book. Visit Suzanne at

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