ARC Review: Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett

Posted May 27, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett
Banishing the Dark
by Jenn Bennett

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 27, 2014
Series: Arcadia Bell #4
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 284
Format: eARC
 

 

BANISHING THE DARK is a thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the Arcadia Bell series. ~ Under the Covers

In the fourth instalment of the Arcadia Bell series, readers are thrust back into the magical world that Jenn Bennett has created. Starting off right where the last book ended, things are a little slow to start as Cady tries to get back onto her feet. Lon is absolutely freaking amazing in this one. I just love how sweet he is and enjoyed the internal battle he waged as he tried to do what he thought was right.

Though this series is primarily Urban Fantasy, there are touches of romances for fans who enjoy some lovey-dovey stuff in between their action. While not that saturated in romance as some other series such as Night Huntress and Kate Daniels, it does allow for some development in the relationship department. I’m sure everyone will be thrilled about the advances that are made in this book if you are a long-time lover of this series.

Bennett adds in several pages from Jupe’s POV and I found that I actually really enjoyed this choice. Jupe is such a fun character to read. As a younger character, I felt that Bennett really captured a young mind well without really downplaying any of his intelligence or watering down her words. While you can tell the difference between Cady’s POV and Jupe’s right away, I liked that the differences in ages as displayed but it wasn’t too drastic a jump either.

Jupe adds a great familial element to the series. As you know, Cady and Lon are facing their greatest enemy, Cady’s murderous mother so it’s nice to see the loving side come out a little more. I feel like it balances out the story a little bit better.

As the concluding book in the series, I still get the sense that it’s not completely over for Bennett. I’m wondering if her author mind had something else planned up her sleeve in terms of a spin off, but as of right now, I’m pretty confident that readers will love where this series ends. BANISHING THE DARK is a thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the Arcadia Bell series.

 

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About Jenn Bennett

JENN BENNETT writes the Roaring Twenties historical paranormal romance series for Berkley Sensation and the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two bad pugs. Visit her at www.jennbennett.net.

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O M G I cannot wait to read this!….I have been dying since that last ending!!!!…..ty annie

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Oooooh! I have a feeling you’re gonna love this one 🙂

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Love the look of this series…Thanks for the review and series intro Annie

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I hope you enjoy!

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I actually just got books 1-4 to read. I cant wait to start this series! Thanks! 🙂

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This sounds good@! Do you have to read them in order?

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I am so happy it didn’t disappoint. I love this series and have been eager and sad for the final book.
Cady and Lon are one of my favorite couples, the fact that their was no angst or triangles was perfect. I really hop Jenn does a spin-off series with Jupe.

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I am so sad it’s over, but it was an awesome series! XD