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Rainbow in the Dark

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Like a Rainbow in the Dark is the story of Marcus Midnight. Marcus is the lead singer and guitarist of a metal band called Guillotine, which has had six hit albums in twelve years, but now Marcus is burned out and bitterly lonely. Gay and kept in the closet by his paranoid record label, Marcus leaves the States and heads to Germany, hoping to relax, write some music, and f ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published August 13th 2011 by Silver Publishing (first published August 10th 2011)
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I struggled to 50 percent (a little into Chapter 8) before giving up and marking this as did not finish. It made my brain hurt and my eyes bleed and I am surprised I made it as far as I did. I want to add it to my “I can’t believe they charge $8.99 for this, it didn’t even appear to have an editor” mostly I was just bored with this.

Great Cover but that’s all I liked.

I couldn’t get past the writing on this one. It seemed to mix past and present in the most confusing way possible. I would reread
Aug 14, 2011 Cotilla rated it liked it
Although the cover is very cute, the author shouldn't have written this book with anthropomorphic characters. Unlike Kyell Gold, Amy Meister does not include fully the anthropomorphic aspect in the story. We aren't told which animal are most of the characters, and the animals don't seem to represent character traits. Several times I found myself imagining the characters as human and then the animal references, like Estella talking of her wings, jarred me out of the story for a moment. Despite al ...more
Oct 21, 2016 piranha rated it it was ok
This needed a much better editor than it had.

First of all, what was the point of making the characters anthropomorphic? I could deduce no rhyme or reason for that; they seemed to be picked at random (and not every character's animal was even mentioned), and there were absolutely no consequences of them not being human, they acted exactly like humans would. Which, aside from being completely unlikely because animals have different social structures, is frankly not even possible -- you try speakin
Jess Candela
Sep 28, 2011 Jess Candela rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2011
I loved Marcus and Bard, and the relationship between the two. I felt like I was in Dresden with them, and like Marcus, I didn't want to leave. The conflicts and resolutions were all well-done, too.

That said, there were a few things that bothered me. What does it mean when someone's "face defaulted"? This is a phrase that was used several times, and I could sort of figure it out in context, but I struggled with it each time. Also, you could make a drinking game with this book and the use of the
Aug 20, 2011 Meggie rated it did not like it
Good God, was this book boring -__-. I mean really at first it was interesting, because I wanted to know where will Marcus go to find himself, again. But then this odyssey began. At the start it was okay, new city, new people, everything was fresh and pulling enough. Marcus began to explore the city and other bands.
And as soon Marcus met this new band "Wire and Lace." the plot deteriorate hugely. Who really cares for this band and their path in music world, NO ONE... bad choice and it was borin
Jun 19, 2012 Isha rated it liked it
I'm having mixed feelings about the book. On one hand, it’s a good story. On the other, it’s rather long. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. I hoped that the Marcus’ return to the US would start the main obstacle that needs to be overcome for the happy ending to occur. Sure there was an obstacle and a villain, but the whole exchange was as exciting as watching the pain dry.

The book showed potential, so I hope the author will develop in future works.
Lexi Ander
Feb 16, 2012 Lexi Ander rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-own-2br
The music writing and practicing with the band were spot on. I felt like I was spending time with my brothers. This is my first book where the characters weren't human and didn't shift. The descriptions were fun and interesting but there were times when I forgot they weren't human. I couldn't quite imagine the kissing. It was fun and uncomplicated by drama.
Kristy Maitz
Aug 26, 2011 Kristy Maitz rated it really liked it
Story plot is interesting but story is to wide and to long. A lot happens and as I reader I lost "touch" with main couple Bard and Marcus.
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Aug 14, 2011 Elisa Rolle rated it it was amazing
2011 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
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