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I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

The Dark World (Dark World #1) by Cara Lynn Schultz

The Dark World - Cara Lynn Shultz

The Dark World and I started out as the best of friends. At the beginning, I really liked Paige. I felt for her, as she tried to figure out how to deal with her lot in life. Being able to see ghosts, and not being able to explain it to anyone else? That's unbearable enough. Add in a high school setting, with all it's requisite evil popular crowd and overprotective parents? Well, let's just say I liked Paige's fire. It helped that her specter friend Dottie was equally as snarky and fun.


Then the demon world came into play, and I was so intrigued. I'll admit that I wanted a little bit more build up to the lore of this other world, but the action scenes featuring demons were enough to keep me involved. I desperately wanted to find out how Paige factored into all of this. Why she was so important.


Alas, this is the point that Logan came into the picture. Now, I have nothing against him as a character. There's nothing wrong with Logan. He's sweet, tough, if a little bit of a cookie cutter hero. What drove me crazy was that Paige's whole entire character shifted when he came into the picture. Logan made Paige different. There was insta-love. There was way too much internal dialogue. Drama. Too much drama. What happened to the Paige I fell for earlier? 


Things went slowly downhill from there. I lost interest in the story line, and started skimming. My one happiness here was that there was never a love triangle. Plus, towards the end, Paige did start to come back into her own. It's possible that the next book she'll be even stronger. But I'm not sure if I'll be continuing on. So, three stars it is.