An enchanting and wildly clever debut, Mara's The Darkening delivers on every promise. From its storm-tossed world, to its lyrical prose, to its propulsive, electrifying plot, readers will find themselves utterly ensnared by this book - it is a true masterclass in young adult fantasy
A thrilling, fast-paced adventure by an exciting new voice. Mara has crafted a brutal, richly-woven world balanced by the most lush and beautiful prose. The Darkening is a wild and thrilling ride, with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat and an ending that'll have you begging for the sequel
Sunya Mara's gripping debut is a delight: fast-paced, wildly creative and captivating. The world of The Darkening is wonderfully atmospheric - a ringed city ravaged by an endless cursed storm. It's the perfect backdrop for a brilliantly twisting plot that links the daughter of failed revolutionaries with a prince of the royal family they tried to overthrow. The Darkening is the best kind of read: a rollercoaster of adventure and romance.
A world that will ensnare you from the first page. The Darkening is at once a grand epic and an intimate adventure, following a brave band of heroes fighting their innermost curses
Okay, so picture the storm in Fortnite, only it's a YA Fantasy novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but was left wanting more detail about ikonomancy, the Great King and the world
Fresh and viciously clever, Mara's debut offers a world brimming with fury, characters you'd follow into any storm, and twists that'll keep you guessing to the very last page - where you'll promptly demand the sequel
The Darkening is a thrilling adventure that will draw readers in like the enchanted storm threatening Vesper's world