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For fans of Stephenie Meyer comes a chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page.

Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, grotesque creatures snatched her best friend Elliot and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot’s whereabouts remains...more
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published January 14th 2013 by Little Willow
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Amelia
3.5 stars

I wasn't expecting much from Super Dark. It was free, the cover somewhat cheesily featured a pentagram, it was advertised as for fans of Twilight... I'd be lying if I said I had high hopes. But you know what? I was wrong. Super Dark was well written, with rounded, believable characters with authentic voices - something depressingly rare in YA - and an interesting story line. Not to mention, no insta-love, no Mary Sues, no too-stupid-to-live characters, no teenagers who talk like they're...more
Allison
Awful.

**************Spoilers Ahead*********************

I will admit when you FINALLY learn the secret behind the abduction and what happened to Elliot, that storyline was interesting. The way how the story unfolded was not.

Sam maybe the most awful thing in this story. She's just so boring. And I'm not promoting violence but the whole time I was reading, I was wishing something would take her out. For a girl who was kidnapped once, you'd think she'd be smarter. For instance, she knows a dark ti...more
Lily (Lily Pond Reads)
Thought I have to say. I am not a Stephenie Meyer fan, but I still really enjoyed did this!

I needed something different and this was it for me.

Bad memories follow Sam Harper and that night ten years ago on Halloween when grotesque creatures kidnapped her and her best friend Elliot. Somehow Sam managed to escape with her life, after her best friend pleaded for the Gruesome two to let her go if he went willingly with them. After a decade of police investigation and no signs of Elliot, his status...more
Momma
*Spoiler Alert*

I gave fair warning, now I'm just going to tell it like it is. I felt that Super Dark was well written, plenty of mystery and intrigue. Childhood best friends Sam & Elliot were kidnapped one Halloween evening by two scary creatures. When Elliot promises to do anything if they let Sam go, she is released while he is taken and never heard from again. Sam has quite a bit of guilt dealing with not only losing her best friend but feeling responsible for his kidnapping. She moves a...more
Mikaela Douglas
*sigh*
Look, I really liked the idea of this trilogy but it was so bland.
I mean the idea was magnificent with the creatures and the hidden village, but to me Sam was a very unlikable character, I found her very basic ( oh I love him! Oh wait he's changed don't come near me or touch me) perhaps I'm missing something but I liked her in the beginning but as the trilogy continued I really disliked her I mean the whole "kill your father or we're done" business as well as the "well you're unattractive...more
Greenmanxy
I'm giving the trilogy only two stars because of the second and third books. Otherwise I would have probably given it four stars.

I came across the first book purely by chance, as it happened to be the first book that caught my eye when I connected my newly purchased Kobo Glo to see how downloading books and uploading them to the device worked.

As i started to read a few pages, more interested in how the reading experience was on the e-reader (as I've never had one before) then the actual story, i...more
Carrie
This book started off strong and had a lot of creativity but the ideas it promotes are really awful. I read a lot of young adult books, as high school English teacher and I see many issues faced in those books. The difference between the majority of those books and this book is that self-mutilation, domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol are seen as things to be overcome whereas this book seems to use them as a reasonable way to deal with hardships in life. Oh, my boyfriend is jealous, but it is...more
Crystal-wendell Hughes
Interesting read if your into the idea of romance with a vampire or werewolf! Heroine is a little emotionally weak for my preference but there is room to grow. It was interesting enough to get me to purchase the second book for $3.99.
Iliana Veltcheva
For what it is (a young adult novel "for fans of Stephanie Meyer" - somehow I completely missed that last bit or I would have steered well clear), Super Dark is all right. Ms Morse's writing is smoother and less mundane than Meyer's, her dialog - similarly trivial, but to a more tolerable degree. The book does not take a few hundred pages to start - another pleasant surprise.

I did skim, giggle or violently roll my eyes whenever the physically PERFECT love interest with catwalk model looks made...more
Stephanie
Eh, very predictable. I kind of figured out who Lee and who Sams moms boyfriend were in the very beginning. Lee was king of an asshole, I didn't really like the way he acted. I really liked Frasier though, he was funny.
Amy Daws
I read this trilogy in 3 days! I couldn't put it down!!! I actually stayed up til 4am finishing it!! Boy was that along day at work. :) This was a great series. As a big Twilight fan, I thought it came staggeringly close to satisfying my Edward/Bella withdrawal. Loved this book and can totally see why it was free online because I promptly read it, was hooked and bought the next 2 asap!!! I found it difficult to put down because I kept wanting to know what was going to happen! Or what the big sec...more
Julie Baswell
This was a book that I could not put down. It seemed to have been written for YA readers, but I enjoyed it as well. Of course I pretty much knew how it was going to pan out. There were some times that I felt the author was just trying to add content, and then other times, it would skip from beginning of a week to the weekend. I understand that nothing worth mentioning happened in between, but this is teenager drama. You wonder how Sam, the main character, got away without explaining herself more...more
Jenny
I managed to finish the book, though I have to be honest and admit that I 'managed' that by skimming large chunks of it at a time.

The narrator/main character is probably the weakest part of the book. She's a terrible friend and not very interesting herself, which actually made me find a degree of fondness for the side characters. Becky and co. were more interesting to me, but we don't get to really know them in this book (and can't imagine they'll stick around in the sequels, because no one need...more
Tana
Super Dark (Super Dark #1) by Tanith Morse

This is the first time I’ve read anything written by Tanith Morse, here writing style is excellent, the plot and character were well written and I found I couldn’t put this novel down.

We first meet Samantha and Elliot on Halloween night as young children out trick or treating and they are kidnapped. Elliot begs the kidnappers to let Samantha go and he will be good and do what they say, and of course Samantha is let go. For Samantha this incident has le...more
Emily
Seven year old Samantha “Sam” Harper was having the best night of her life on Halloween with her best friend Elliot, that is until they were both kidnapped and Samantha was set free while Elliot disappeared without a trace. Ten years later, Sam is still troubled with the past, she has not allowed herself to get close to anyone and isn’t sure that she wants to. All that is about to change though when a tenacious girl decides she wants Sam as a friend and a mysterious man named Lee Weaver enters h...more
Laura Thomas
First, I would like to thank Tanith Morse. She gifted me her book for my honest review.

Who or what is Lee Weaver? That is a question I couldn’t wait to have answered.

When you find out, you’ll be surprised!

When Sam Harper was only seven years old, strange beings abducted her and her best friend Elliott. Elliott convinced the kidnappers to let her go and that is the last time she sees him.

Now, ten years later, Sam is still dealing with her feelings of guilt and shame.

She’s hoping to just blend in...more
Tanja Brewer
First thing first this South London raised woman can write a book! Tanith Morse has left me waiting and wanting more more more! Super Dark is her first YA novel....so far but I am here to say that I CANNOT WAIT for Super Dark two.
Super Dark is a story about a 17yr old Sam who was abducted when she was 7yrs old along with her best friend Elliot. Elliot begs their captors to relese her and he wont fight them. Without much haste the two captors drop Sam in the middle of no where and that was the ve...more
Samantha Martin
Super Dark is a mysterious love story that keeps the reader guessing up unit the end. Sam has been traumatized when she and her friend were kidnapped when they were children. The fact that Sam convinced them to let her go, still was heavily on her mind. The guilt and the shame that she did not try to save her friend turns Sam into a loner that avoids everyone. I really love the fact that Becky and Frasier are relentless in becoming friends with Sam. They really help to break her out of the self-...more
Toni (My Book Addiction)
This review also posted at My Book Addiction.


I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fans of Stephanie Meyer." Not that Super Dark mimicked the Twilight series, but there were certain elements that rang a familiar Twilight-esque tone. This was a quick read, one that I enjoyed, for the most part. I would characterize this first book as more YA than Paranormal. The second book in this series will dive much deeper into the paranormal realm, from what I can tell.

Tanith Morse is an i...more
Toni
And let the drum rolls begin!

This book was awesome. Hook. Line. Sinker! I loved it! It was amazing and wonderful and clever. The characters were well developed and the author didn't give anything away until just the right moment - she had me on the edge of my seat until the end.

I'm going to be downloading the next novel in this series as soon as this review is done.

We start off on Sam remembering her past, and that horrible day that she lost her best friend, Elliot.

I was literally crying. My h...more
Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Samantha and her best friend Elliot were kidnapped as children. Elliot begged the kidnappers to let her go and he would do whatever they said. They let her go and she has lived with the guilt ever since. Followed by the story wherever she goes, she tries to avoid getting too close to anyone. After starting a new school, she meets Becky and Frasier, they know her story and become her friends. While with Becky, they meet a guy named Lee, who Sa...more
Genea
Not what I expected at all. Had to wait till the very end to find out what was really going on in the supernatural aspect of the story. Most of the book came across as a more contemporary read. Didn't mind that at all since I enjoy reading contemporary novels.

I liked Sam, her inner monologue sounds honest. Her views of the people around didn't sound sugar coated or fake. She tells it or them as she saw them. I can understand her angst came from her experience of being kidnapped and growing up w...more
Kasey
I actually really enjoyed this book which was a surprise because I only picked it up because I wanted a quick read. I loved Sam she was so refreshing, not only was she quick-witted but she was tough and had been through so much and it still didn't get her down. I'm not sure why Sam seemed so refreshing as that seems to be the take on a lot of characters these days but I really enjoyed her tough but vulnerable attitude. I felt bad for her in the beginning especially because everyone around her kn...more
Kate
Ten years ago, Sam escaped being kidnapped along with her friend Elliott, all because Elliott begged the kidnappers to let her go. Elliott was never found. Now Sam is starting at a new school and the first new friend she makes, Becky, only seems to be interested in her because of her dark past. One day, while working on a school project, Becky approaches a hot guy in the library. Lee is enigmatic and though popular Becky is hurling herself at him, he seems more interested in Sam. After an incide...more
Mayme
A Confusing Waste

This book was extremely confusing and the plot was very bland and monotone. I was practically forcing myself to continue reading until the end. I constantly skipped whole pages at a time just trying to find any good things about the book. The storyline felt like it was missing some giant holes and I couldn't piece together what was actually happening. Suddenly in the end it seems like everything just starts happening at once and the author was rushed to end it. Not my kind of r...more
Misty Rios
I came across this book while I was searching for something to quickly read for free. It sounded decent so I thought I'd give it a try. I noticed that it was the authors first YA novel so to be honest I wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I surprised!
The book is very well written and the author is very skilled with descriptive language. She really knows how to paint a picture! On top of that, the storyline was so interesting that every time I sat down I just had to read another chapter (if I could...more
Alison
I finished the whole trilogy because I just HAD to know how it ended. Otherwise...seriously, what's with all these super possessive, domineering, aggressive men in YA books these days? The male lead in this book was a blend of Twilight's Edward and Fifty Shade's Christian. Also, how many tomboy, aggressive female leads am I going to have to read about? It's getting a little old. I didn't hate this book. It was mildly entertaining with an imaginative story line. But I'm glad I got it for free.
Emmaleigh Skawienski
Ok first thing major cliff hanger. That made me mad. Second thing I really do not like Lee. He is terrible and I never liked him to begin with. Third thing Becky is a spoiled little 17 or whatever age that gets everything she wants like hmm i don't a ride to a club from her father. I bet my parents would never let me go to a club at 17. I don't know why but that just bugged me a little.

The story line in this book was really good I actually enjoyed staying up till 3am reading it. Although in my...more
Nadine
Well.... I have to say I really liked this book. Very unexpected and imaginative story. Had me on the edge of my seat saying.... What happened to Elliot and why, why, why??? Yes, there is a cliffhanger at the end and I can't wait to see what happens in the next two book. A story worth reading. Happy Reading :)
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Tanith Morse grew up in Wandsworth, south London. From a young age she developed a great love of horror films and gothic romances. Her favorite director is Tim Burton and her favorite authors include Charlotte Bronte, Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins. When she isn’t writing, Tanith enjoys directing short films for the festival circuit and looking after her cat, Mambo. An avid tea drinker, Tanit...more
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