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Darkened (Avery Tywella #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  242 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
It was life as usual for half-Demon Avery Tywella when she chases a Demon convicted of murder into a local club. As an agent of the Human’s Rights task force it is her duty to execute any Other proven to harm or cause harm to Humans. But her actions in Halo attract the attention of Jared Damascus, the lead singer of local rock band sensation, Darkened. And, a night of ...more
Kindle Edition, 166 pages
Published November 25th 2013
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Heather Fortman
Jul 01, 2014 Heather Fortman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Holy WOW!!!!!!

Usually when I see something is about Angels and Demons I get all ramped up to read something that while may be unique still follows the same premise. I was in for one heck of a shock this time! It was NOTHING like I expected it to be; in fact it was MUCH better! Right up there with some of my favorite authors! This one will definitely be added to my “Must read over and over again” file! And I have GOT to get my lil hands on the other two in this trilogy!!!

It’s a great mix of good
Christine M
Sep 20, 2014 Christine M rated it it was amazing
Thanks for a great read !!!

Darkened kept me in suspense to see what would happen next ...I look forward to book two ...the characters are great.
lesley dawn wallace
Oct 15, 2014 lesley dawn wallace rated it it was amazing

darkened is a great read with a lot of freckyness in it but a great paranormal read just loved it
DNF Boring, unoriginal. A cop who doesn't ask many questions and is too stupid to live.

Writing 2.5
editing 3
characters 2
creativity 1
Jul 08, 2014 Ruby rated it it was amazing
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Again I am amazed at the beautiful work of S.L. Gavyn! This story follows Avery Tywella, who is half demon and half white witch. She is employed for the Human Rights task force. She is a kick butt woman who does what she wants and says whatever comes to mind! But lately things have been even more bizarre. Dead humans have been showing up with no clue as to who killed them other than the fact that an Other did it. And Avery plans of finding out who did it and put a stop to them! But with only a
Leslie Clifford
Jul 01, 2014 Leslie Clifford rated it really liked it
This story was such a good surprise to me. I loved how strong a character Avery Tywella was. She had a job as a member of the Human Rights Task Force to find and execute demons. Don’t you love fantasy stories? What application can you fill out for that job? Anyway, she is just doing her job and kills a demon in front of lead singer, Jared Damascus of the group Darkened. That was enough to grab his attention. I like this romance between the two. It was part of the story but didn’t override the ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Melanie rated it it was amazing
The dialogue is among the best I have ever read. Avery Tywella is witty sarcastic humorous and aware of her faults which makes her such a great character to hang out with. So what that she is the daughter of a white witch who died in childbirth, and that her rapist father was a demon. She gets on with her life tracking down "Others" - the non human criminals, sending demons back to Hell and having fun in between. Her friends are amusing and have properly developed characters. It will be ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing
Quite happy with it! I'm surprised it's free actually. The writing is well done and the characters are all kinds and the ones we get to know are really interesting. I can't wait to find out what Avery is/ who her father is. The dialogue is witty and funny. One sex scene that probably could have gone into detail but that was still good. I do wonder about that vampire... I bet he has an interesting story.
Mostly though, the author did a good job of being coy about her characters; I want to read mor
Aug 02, 2014 D rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a good beginning to a series about demons, fallen angels and assorted paranormal called Others. It does have an ending except for the ongoing romance between Avery and Jared.

At times, Avery comes across as immature, but not so much it can't be overlooked.

I enjoyed the first book because it was free. However, I would consider the book NA and with so many book series available, I would not go so far as to buy more.
Apr 09, 2015 Kimchi rated it did not like it
Confusing and a bit childish

I'm all for strong female characters but this is insane. It was a whole lot of tit for tat and I'm just not into that. I found myself skipping pages just to get over the stupid stuff.
May 27, 2015 Heather rated it liked it

Well, I have brooded over this , but honestly by the end I had more questions than answers. I was very well written though. If you don't mind cliffhangers (which I hate) you will like this book.
Mar 27, 2015 Rose rated it liked it
Good plot, needs editor

The author gives us good characters, descriptions, and plot. The book suffers from the need for a good grammarian and speller.
Michele bookloverforever
I really didn't think I'd like this story but I really enjoyed the main character a lot. Will read the next in this series just to see how outrageous this woman can get.
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S.L. Gavyn lives in Mobile, Alabama with her husband, three children, and two black labs. She tries to write fantasy novels that are funny, interesting and adventurous with just the right amount of romance worked in. You can find her writing about her books and various other things at or like her on Facebook at or you can follow her on Twitter at ...more
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