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Darkest Day

(The 19th Year #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Mac Thornes time as a Changeling is coming to an end.

It may have taken eighteen years, but Mac did finally manage to do what the Council wanted: she chose a teacher and renounced the in-between.

Theres just one last step. She must say goodbye to her human. Forever.

After being challenged in every way possible, Mac leaves what she thought would be the easiest task for the
Published January 6th 2014 by J. Taylor Publishing (first published December 16th 2013)
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Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Emi Gayles final installment of The 19th Year Trilogy is awesome!

One way or another, Macs dilemma is finally solved. Of course, all the loose ends get tied up and our questions are all answered. Its like a mystery/ romance/ thriller all wrapped into one- it's got everything, even a HEA ending. As a bonus, this one has a lot of underlying moral lessons for the young adults out there. As a parent, I really appreciate that. Hearing the same message from your favorite author that mom has been
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
You want to know this series? Go listen to this song and watch the video:

So, did you watch it and listen to the words? Have you read the first two books in this series? If so, then you must understand why I just had to make this song my theme for this book!

I want to thank the author, Emi Gayle, for sending me a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. For trusting that I would tell her exactly what I thought of this book. I was super excited
Maghon Thomas
I love trilogies but I hate them! I love that there more than one book filled with people and worlds I love. And I hate when they end. This series is definitely one of my major favorites!! I yelled and smiled and cheered and cried a lot and yelled and then cried and then smiled a whole lot! Ive never had a series ending quite so perfect! This is absolutely the best book ever! I mean how could anyone not love it? Its so well done. Im sad to see them go :/ but boy was this one so damn satisfying! ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
It is so hard saying goodbye to trilogies and series you have come to love and care about. To never see the characters again, those pesky people who have crept into your heart over the course of the books and have become like friends. You don't want to say goodbye yet you can' help but once again become immersed in their story as you read on, dying to know how it all ends.

Do they get their happily ever after that you are hoping for or are things left open ended and frustrating beyond belief?
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mac must choose between the human boy she loves and her place on a supernatural Council in Darkest Day by Emi Gayle.

The third and last installment of the 19th Year Trilogy put this reader through the emotional wringer. I didnt know what Mac would choose to do until about 89% of the book when it dawned on me how this might work out. To keep out spoilers, certain events broke my heart. I love how strong and honest Mac is, even when people might not want to hear her honesty. Winn is smart and keeps
Tracey (Life and Literature)
My entire nineteen years had all come down to one moment. One, single, solitary moment.

When I received my review copy of Darkest Day I was bouncing with excitement!!! I have loved this series and these characters so much. I have taken the journey with them through all their ups and downs. I have cried with them, laughed with them and loved with them. But then something pulled me up. Once I started reading it I knew I wouldn't be able to put it down, and then it would be all over. I didn't
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third and final installment in The 19th Year Trilogy, and one that I have been looking forward to for a while. It is a series that has been so good, with characters that were just great and such a good storyline as well. Im sad to see it end, but wow it was was a good ending. Being the third book makes a little harder to not give away too many things but I will do my best. Mac has not had it easy at all, event after event has tested her, and as the time approaches for her to make a ...more
Cassie C
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing end to an amazing series! Full review to come...

Update 1/14/14:

The final installment in The 19th Year series delivers in every way imaginable. Mac is finally forced to make her choice, which means giving up Winn. And with everything against them, it's hard to imagine a happy ending to the story. Well let me tell you, Ms. Gayle takes us readers on an emotional roller-coaster throughout this novel. There are so many heartbreaking moments, especially the death of a character that has become
Danielle Smiley
So I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to read this book; I've loved the series from the first chapter of book one and I was totally, completely, twitching-in-my-seat DYING to know how this impossible situation was going to play out. You know that Mac doesn't play by the rules and she keeps jarring the expectations of the establishment (everyone wants to be THAT cool), but how in the world was she going to make it all work out?!?! Well, I spent two days, pretty sleep deprived, ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Darkest Day is the last book in the Nineteenth Year Trilogy. Emi Gayle moves us towards the moment when Mac Thorne a changeling must choose her permanent supernatural form and takes her place on the Council. I was worried about how I was going to get my HEA or if there would even be one. Ms. Gayle wrapped this trilogy up and left me with a smile. Mini review: twists, turns and trials, and a side of romance made this exciting ending.

Mac is quickly approaching her birthday and the time of
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe it's over! I loved all of these books, and especially Mac and Winn. LOVED.
Mac has to be my top M.C at the moment. She was written so well, and I enjoyed her personality. Add Winn into the mix and I'm in love.
J.A. Belfield
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review to come. :D
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Emi Gayle's Darkest Days wraps up The 19th Year trilogy with Changeling MacKenzie (Mac) Thorne facing the reality of her 19th birthday and her predestined choice hanging in the balance for both humans and supernaturals. Will Mac choose human so that she can remain with Winn, or will she choose to take the place of one of the current 12 council members and therefore lose Winn forever?

If you haven't read After Dark or Day After yet, I would
Laney McMann
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great ending to an awesome trilogy.

Review to come.
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

Since the first book I have been waiting for the last book so I could finally find out what Mac was going to choose. I really enjoyed this series so far and while I think I enjoyed Darkest Day the least of the 3, it was a good ending to the series too.

The Darkest Day is a bit darker than the earlier books, more bad things happen and things get serious soon with Mac choose being so close. The beginning was interesting, then it got a bit slow and then
Finally, FINALLY!! I finally have been able to read this book without having to buy a Nook or Kindle. It was great to revisit great, fun characters in a realistic world that made myth, legend, and magical beings come alive.

This is the third and final book in the Nineteenth Year series and boy, it did not disappoint. This book picked up right where the second book ended. It was nothing but a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. There are times where readers will grin, cheer, cry, get
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
It was fun to check back in with Mac and Winn as they face the challenges that come with entering the paranormal world.

This is the third book in the series. In order to understand the events happening in the book, they do need to be read in order.

Mac is in the last months before her nineteenth birthday. She must make a decision and choose a form that she will carry for the rest of her immortal life. She is a changeling. She will need to give up her boyfriend, and the other human people she has
Kaisa Mettille
this is a good ending to a great series and it gives you a lot of twists and turns.
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is one of my favourite series!
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Woo Hoo! I figured it all out by book 2. Hee Hee.

OK I'll stop patting myself on the back now.

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Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's

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The 19th Year (3 books)
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