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Everdark (Dark Ink Chronicles #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  1,578 ratings  ·  179 reviews
When Savannah tattoo artists Riley Poe is ambushed by an undead enemy, she inherits some of the traits of her attackers-and a telepathic link with a rampaging vampire. Now, she's experiencing murder after murder through the victims' eyes. And her new powers will not be enough to stop the horror-or the unending slaughter...

Kindle Edition, 325 pages
Published (first published June 7th 2011)
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Michelle Relta
I just cant wait until these book come out. I read the first one in one day. From the very first page I fell in love with it
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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3.5 Stars

This is a difficult book to review and even rate. There are things that I loved about it, and things that were, well... boring!

This book picks up kinda where the last one left off. Riley was bitten by both Arcos brothers and she now has to deal with having strigoi tendencies. She is experiencing a sort of "detox" period andis taken by the Dupres to Da Island. She has some times of lucidity and times where she goes crazy and wants to take a bite
I am debating my shelf between a 3 or a 4 star <-

The second book of The Dark Ink Chronicles, “Everdark” by Elle Jasper continues the story of Riley a tatoo artists beeing attacked from both those Romania vampires Valerian and Victorian. The results of this attack if Rilley to have both in her DND the stigoi blood and the results for her and the people arround her are become deadly because not only She has a connection with one of the brother Victorian,causing problems with her relationship w
Pin-up Goblin
No spoilers. Here is just my annoyances with the book as a whole. I'm early twenties and I got so annoyed with the whole "bro", "dude" nonsense considering that they are supposed to be 200+ years old. They really didn't act like someone from the 18th century. Eli especially for me was annoying considering he was very insecure and immature all the time. Almost every time they were together he had to establish his dominance and say how much she is his. Plus, I know already that you find feisty gir ...more
I am an angry woman while reading this book!
And I am an angry woman writing this review!

I can't stand annoying, stubborn woman.
I can't stand lies.
I can't stand fickle-minded woman/man.

Riley Poe is the most frustrating woman I've ever read!

Yes, I know she kick-ass. She has a wicked angel-wing tattoo, dragon tatoos and etc.
I am constantly shaking my book whenever I read about her stubborness and etc.

In book 2, she has gotten her brother back and then she was changed.
Nikki Brandyberry
Everdark picks up again right after the ending of Afterlight. Riley has been bitten by not one but two vampires with the strongest bloodline ever known. She awakens at a detox camp where she has been for several weeks going through withdrawals like a drug addiction. Riley now has special abilities. She can run faster, jump from building tops, fight just as good as a vampire and will live for a very long time. Along with Eli and his family she now hunts rogue vampires. Her brother Seth also now h ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 2.5/3.0 <--still debating
*Genre* Paranormal Romance


Everdark is the second book in the Dark Ink Chronicles by Elle Jasper. The story follows Riley Poe a famous Savannah tattoo artist who now finds that she is recovering from being bitten by two vampires; Valerian and Victorian Arcos. Unlike her brother Seth who nearly became a newling vampire during the events of Afterlight, Riley has the venom of two strigoi vampires coursing throughout her body, changing her DNA, and giving
Before I write a review I like to mention what I liked about the book because if I didn't like something about it then I would never have finished it.

I like that it has a punk/goth atmosphere, the Hoodoo, the different mythos of vampires, that it takes place in Savannah, that she is raising her brother, that owns her own business, and can kick ass.

Now what I don't like is that I keep feeling like I'm reading a Punk/Goth Twilight but naughty. The over protective jealous boyfriend vampire, being a
REally looking forward to reading this one.
The second book of The Dark Ink Chronicles, “Everdark” by Elle Jasper continues the story of Riley, a badass tattoo artist. The story starts when Riley is recovering from her attack by Valerian and Victorian, two Romanian vampires. Now she has some weird powers because of their biting and she tries to continue her life even if she has a weird mind connection with Victorian, a situation that bothers a lot her boyfriend (and vampire) Eli. Of course, the danger is more real than ever for her and fo ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
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Tattooed tough chick Riley Poe is back for round two in EVERDARK and still reeling from a double vampire bite that has turned her into a ‘more than mortal girl’. The Dupré vampire family, including her new love Eli, are more than willing to help train her to use her new abilities to join the fight against the evil vampires. Be prepared for a lot of loving and a lot of fighting.

One of the highlights from the first book for me was the very dangerous attra
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I wanted to like this one but I couldn't. I was like wadding through mud and I had to make myself read...that's never a good sign.

Here are a few of my issues.
1.The plot flow in the beginning is slow...I mean really slow and rather redundant.
2.Riley is still making the same bad choices she made in the first book. The reader and the character knows she's not a bad-ass capable of taking care of herself, but the author keeps letting her act like she is.
3. The voices in her head from Victorian. He'
Urgh this book annoyed me a lot.(view spoiler) ...more
I did not enjoy this as much as the first, Afterlight. Things that might have been mildly annoying but do-able, become intensely annoying in this book.

Yeahs ::

* I'm having a hard time thinking of things I liked.

Nays ::

* Riley is constantly telling us that she is kick @ss. All the time. It's on every single page. Enough is enough. Because she has to constantly remind us of her kick @ssness, she comes off lame. Everything is described as kick @ss and sick. These descriptions are used so much that
Riley's entire life was turned upside down when her brother was almost changed into a vampire in the last book. In order to save him she almost lost her life and now has some vampiric tendencies that can be hard to control. She's different from any of the others who were taken as she was bitten by not just one, but two of them. She still has her Dupre lover, Eli, at her side, but when one of the brothers who bit her starts messing with her dreams and her mind things get a little strained. Meanwh ...more
Everdark- Book Two in the Dark Ink Chronicles Series
This is one of those series that you are going to either enjoy or feel is trite. I fall into the enjoy category, and feel that the unique properties of this story far outweigh the trope genre expectations that are fulfilled. It is, however, most definitely a gritty urban fantasy and paranormal romance; meaning lots of ass-kicking and lots of sex.
Picking up right where Afterlight, the first book in the series, left off—Everdark pulls us in as
Riley Poe, my favorite tattooed bad-ass and the love of Eli Dupre's, life is back. But now girlfriend has got "tendencies" thanks to Valerian and Victorian Arcos's near death attack on her. They are the sadistic vampire brothers that were raised from their entombment in Afterlight. This installment leaves Riley fighting for her life as well as her sanity all while keeping up with her hotter than hell vampire boyfriend. It seems that some of the newlings made by the Arcoses are killing everything ...more
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Afterlight, so I was beyond excited to get my hands this book. The chemistry between Riley and Eli in book one was scorching, and I was hoping that passion would spill over into this book. In a way I did get my wish, since Riley was bitten by strigoi her blood is not as addictive as it was before; therefore Eli could be more comfortable around her. However, I did not feel that spark like I did in book one. They are all over each other in the firs ...more
Alright. So I'm a little disappointed in Everdark. The story of Riley Poe and her gang of vamps became a little redundant. I was in denial about how redundant because I LOVED Afterlight and was so stoked about reading the sequel.

Aside from the introduction of Noah Miles, the characters are basically the same...except for Valerian who is somehow inhabiting someone elses body and Grim who is basically the Preacher-man of Charleston to a T.

Everything else, the same. Eli and Riley have a lot more
Eli and Riley...WOW...just WOW!!!
This booked just flowed, it was smooth, yet gripping, and it held me in it's grasp. I love the Dupre family, Noah and his gang of merry vamps and of course Preacher and his brethren.
I love Riley, she's smart, strong and sexy...her actions have a tendency to get her in to a hell of alot of trouble but when you have someone like Eli in your corner you get a little cocky cause you know he's got your back.
Do yourself a favor and read this awesome, compelling series.
So close and yet so far. This book had potential to be a very good read but it just doesn't make the grade. This is the second book by Elle Jasper and follows the story of Riley Poe from where it left off with Afterlight. Riley now has vampires tendencies after receiving the venom from two very old Romanian vampires. She starts to have strange dreams one of Victorian Arcos one of the vampires who bit her and one of a monster going round viciously killing young women. Riley and her gang of vampir ...more
This book is probably a 3.5/5 for me. I enjoyed it but not as much as the first one.

The beginning of the book seemed to drag out and I found myself getting bored with repetitive scenes they could have been cut out. The end half is where it picks up and I loved it.

Eli is struggling with his possessiveness, he doesn't want anyone else touching what is his. At times it got annoying but I still love him. A new character in this book I adored, Noah Miles who is another vampire from out of town who h
The first 50 pages of this book were so slow I had a hard time reading it. Yes the stuff within those 50 pages needed to happen I just think it could've been done much faster. I only stuck with the book because I liked Afterlight so much. The book picked up and ended up being good and something I actually wanted to read but then ended in a big cliffhanger which I hate. The book held my attention enough that I wanna know what happens next. I really like the characters in this series I just think ...more
Okay, okay, so I skimmed the book. So sue me. I wanted to get to the good *cough Victorian cough* bits. Mmm, so I have a soft spot for possessive stalkerish types in books. Anyways, it seemed like the entire story was in the first chapter and the last few chapters. I don't think I missed out on anything. SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

Riley has strong strigoi tendencies, Valerian is still alive and can talk in her brain like Victorian, Valerian kidnaps Nyx, Riley rescues Nyx, Victorian kidnaps Riley for her
Sadly, this follow-up effort to Afterlight fell way short of expectations. All of the elements for a great story were there (hence the two stars), but the author never executed. Instead, the reader is subjected to endless forays into Riley's "dreams" and inner musings (which were random and rather boring). Add in the introduction of a poorly-developed love triangle (Victorian? Really??) where poor Eli is relegated to becoming a one-dimensional bore. *yawn* I do believe this is the end of the lin ...more
SO BAD, SO BAD, OMFG ... This book is SO bad.

I gave it two stars because, well, it's not full of errors and at least attempts to be good. But it misses the mark by such a wide mark it's kind of amazing.

The protag's love interest is a possessive douche. The man-child has been alive for hundreds of years and LITERALLY says something along the lines of "I don't like to share my possessions" to her. We're expected to believe a being that is hundreds of years old still hasn't figured out that women a
Absolutely loved this book! Think it was better than the first. Talk about mother of all cliff hangers. WTH?? Now I have to wait a year to find out WTH is going on. I mean come on! I read the insert for the next book. Let me tell you wow.. Seriously. Dang I hate having to wait.. Love Riley Poe and Eli. Ahh Eli.. just saying. lol Yeah he's that good.
Cassandra Frederick
really wish I could say that this book was better than Afterlight, but it wasn’t. All of the things I disliked about the first book were in Everdark as well, only worse. For starters, I think this book totally ruined whatever spark Eli and Riley had in the first book. All I get from these two is sex, her thinking about how hot he is, and him being possessive of her. Now I don’t mind a little possessiveness in a man, but with Eli, it’s too much. And he (along with a couple of other characters), ...more
Jennie Bo Bennie
meh. I couldn't even finish it. it's just blah blah all in her head, same stuff over and over and very little character development.
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Elle Jasper spent her youth buried in the pages of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Stephen King. Growing up on the salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia, she was always fascinated by the city’s ancient cobblestones, eerie church spires and Gothic Revival architect—as well as the dark, not-so-publicized side of Savannah, both steeped in tumultuous history. After an education at Armstron ...more
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