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Until Darkness Comes

(Redemption #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  31 reviews
A guardian angel… A forbidden love… Eternal consequences…

Olivia Norton was born with a gift—a gift heaven has sworn to protect, and hell is bound to destroy. Her perfect world is turned upside-down when two handsome strangers, Max and Liam, step into her life. Olivia soon discovers that her ‘Mr. Perfect’ is actually a perfect nightmare.

The rules of engagement have changed
Paperback, 394 pages
Published April 2nd 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing (first published March 20th 2012)
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Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It took me a little bit to get into it, but had me hooked eventually! now i just wanna keep reading the next one! I love the chemistry between the two couples and my heart is just breaking for their unfulfilled love!
Jordan Erika
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won
I honestly loved this book! The writing was excellent, the plot was insanely interesting, and the characters were well defined.

Everything happens really fast in a way because there is one thing happening right after the next, which is a slight problem at the end because by the time you get to the actual climax of the book, it's not quite as exciting since the whole book has been extremely exciting. However, in a way it can feel slow because all of this stuff is happening over a really short per
Mikayla Morris
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I am absolutely in love with this book. It's fantastically writen, the characters are well developed, and by the end, all I wanted to do was read more. Melynda had me actually emotionally invested into Until Darkness Comes. At times I would legitimately be angry at people in the book. I ended up crying at work during one part.
I've read a lot of the whole paranormal kinda vampire and angel stuff, and this has quite honestly been my favorite one by far. The only thing I can see poss
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This book really took me by surprise! I was hooked from the beginning and it held my interest the entire time. I fell in love with Liam and Balen and I can't wait to continue on and see where things lead! I really enjoy the kinds of books where it seems impossible for the couple to be together and you're wondering how it will ever happen. At this point, I still have NO idea how this can happen for them but I'm enjoying the struggle! Great start to a series! ...more
This book had so much potential that was wasted on useless characters. The story was meant to be about Olivia and her ability to see angels and the fallen. Instead at 50% it bored me to tears with Ashley - her bff who had zero character building and introduction was thrown into the plot and her irrelevant love life to the centre stage. Hardly anything happened, the characters were bleak and boring and the plot was watered down in favour of a stupid love triangle.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This has been a phenomenal reading experience. I loved this book from the first page - and when it comes to Paranormal stories I usually tend to be really picky. The characters are so vivid, it's almost as if they were standing right by my side!
I absolutely can't wait for the next one to come.
This is a completely new take on angels. It seems like "angels" are a topic that has been used so many times already that everything I read just sounds the same. But Melynda Price is different - her story
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I was drawn right into this story from the beginning, and each turn of the page drew me in deeper.

Melynda Price's attention to detail and ability to paint such vivid pictures with her words is what brought this story to life - from descriptions of places and people, to the depths of emotions, to the realistic reactions by the characters. There wasn't a point in this story where I didn't feel something for each character - love, hate, disappointment, sorrow, hope, etc.

A well-written debut novel a
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Redemption Series, I original thought this was a stand alone book. How glad was I to find it's the beginning to more to come.

I loved the characters in this book, they are well defined and you can't help but want more of them. The story is interesting and flows very well. I was never sitting bored.

At the end of the book we get a little look of the next book, It starts three years later. I read this and just couldn't believe I have to wait. PLEASE get the next book o
Laura Breck
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A really incredible book. Olivia is a high school senior who falls in with a devil - literally! Max is a fallen angel intent on turning her to the dark side because of her unique gift. Liam is a very manly angel who risks everything to save her. Their love is forbidden but inevitable, and the story ends on a bittersweet note. The next book in the series, though, brings them back together and I can't wait to read it! This is a book for older teen girls all the way through great-grandmothers. You' ...more
Angeles Pedroza
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that in the beginning of the book I was bit put off because I didn't know it was a YA book and I couldn't help thinking "Oh, boy here we go again with the teenage drama," and it also reminded me of another YA book with angels. Boy was I wrong, as I kept on reading I couldn't help falling in love with Olivia and Liam. I thought the plot was amazing and the ending was great not what I expected. Looking forward to more of this authors work I absolutely loved her work. ...more
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It not only has romance, it has a compelling good vs. evil story line. The writer has a gift for drawing the readers into her characters. I found myself thinking about them long after I'd finished the book. Kudos to Melynda Price for an excellent story. Keep them coming! ...more
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
On to the next one... NOW!! This was so well written and I really love the characters!
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this! Couldn't put it down even though I haven't really read much paranormal romance. This books has made me think differently about the genre and I will be reading more! ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the beginning. Melynda Price did a great job with the characters I loved them, all well part from one. Liam and Balen you got to love them both.
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing. Can't wait to read the next book! ...more
Nekeisha Ryce
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!! Loved every tortures minute of it... I hope Liam and Olivia get there HEA!!!!
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
look's and sounds stunning can't wait to read it!!!!
I wouldn't mind winning it either LOL!!
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a tear jerking ending! I have to read the next one, because things can't be left like this! Wonderful story! Great characters, great plot... Just WOW! ...more
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Connie Kline
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is wonderful. Angels good/bad. Olivia never knew what hit her. This book will keep you glued to your seat until the last page.
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
...... OH MY GOD!! I completely loved this book!!! This deserves more than five stars! Mark it as a to-read! You won't regret it!! ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
one of my favorite Angel vs. demon books ever read.
Jenny Summer
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Jodi Davis
Review originally posted at my blog

Olivia is one of the few people on Earth gifted with the Sight, the ability to see angels and demons. The Underworld is determined to kill her, as she is a threat to their kind, and they send Max to do the job. Luckily for her, she has her own guardian angel Liam to protect her. But Max will not give up so easily, and he will take down everything she loves to get to her.

This novel was really hard for me to rate, and as such this review may contain light spoiler

I only finished until the end of Chapter 16, then I had to throw in the towel. This book gave me migraines.

The powers that be are in a tug of war for this slip of a girl, two guys, good vs evil yadda yadda. The characters and execution are lacking. Both guys are positively douche canoes and its hard to like the girl. Yes, shes 18 but can she be more self centered and shallow?

Anyways, I definitely wont be continuing with the series even tho I got the whole bunch. Tsk.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I originally discovered this book through a giveaway on Goodreads. Though I didn't win that contest, I'm glad that I went back and purchased the book. I really enjoyed it, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. ...more
Aug 26, 2012 marked it as tbr-first-reads
Shelves: first-reads
*** I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads ***
** The Giveaway was Listed By Melynda (the author) **
* I received my copy on Wed, Sep 05 2012 *


I will follow with a full review after reading.
Sarah Louise
Mar 03, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: free, kindle
Currently free on amazon
Connie Kline
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderful. Angels good/bad. Olivia never knew what hit her. This book will keep you glued to your seat until the last page.
WOW! This definitely goes in my top 5. At first, I thought it would be too long for me, but now I wish it was longer! I don't know if I can wait until Insurgent comes out. ...more
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Melynda Price is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her Against the Cage series has finaled in many awards such as the RONE, USA Today BBA, Golden Quill, National Readers’ Choice, and New England Readers’ Choice, and won the 2017 Write Touch award.

What Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the gre

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