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Super Dark

(Super Dark #1)

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3.37  ·  Rating details ·  835 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Who or what is Lee Weaver? That is the question in this gripping paranormal romance that reviewers and readers describe as "amazing", "super great" and "impossible to put down."

Haunted by her friend's long-ago disappearance, 17-year-old Sam Harper finds her world unraveling when an alluring stranger reveals a horrifying secret. A captivating tale filled with romance, suspe
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Published April 13th 2013 by Smashwords (first published January 14th 2013)
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Super Dark (Super Dark #1) by Tanith Morse is a book I picked up thinking it might be a comedy judging the cover of the book. Well, it is not. I liked it despite it not being a comedy. It was an odd book, not in a bad way, just unique. I liked that. No, there were not vampires but.... It was good and creepy in a weird way. It is a good read but it was cliff hanger, ugh. I would have given it 4 stars but cliff hangers really rub me raw so I am giving it 3.
Allison
Jun 13, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebies
Awful.

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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
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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
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Karen Barber
A freebie, and I really wasn’t sure what to make of this.
The story begins with our narrator at seven. While out trick-or-treating with her best friend, Elliot, they are kidnapped. Sam is released.
10 years on Sam is getting on with her life. There’s no sign of Elliot and everyone is convinced he’s dead.
The book is pretty slow initially. Sam is caught up in the excitement of meeting new boy Lee. There’s a definite attraction, but he’s hiding something and Sam doesn’t like not knowing what’s happe
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Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
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
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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
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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
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Kate
Sep 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, age-ya, paranormal
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
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
Going into this book I had no idea what it was about. The blerp didn’t give much away except that there were things that went bump in the night, monsters, and some relation to a disappearance a long time ago.. Maybe? Meh

Either way I picked it up and I was pleasantly surprised. The monsters where not what I excepted, at all! Refreshing to say the least.

There were things i didn’t like as well but they were not so bad to overshadow the good. Mostly little things like some specific reactions &
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Greenmanxy
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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Shraddha
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay. The only part I truly loved was when Sam told us the story of what happened ten years ago. I adored little Elliot. Only when he was little, mind you. Such a lovely baby! Oh, and I loved Frasier. Such a good guy. It had a good build up, I suppose. It was creepy, which is good. But overall, it was okay.
Crystal 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.
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.
Randi
Jun 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you liked Twilight, or any supernatural book, prepare to be disappointed.

Every character is boring and one-dimensional. There's zero character development and everyone is basically the same character repackaged. But this isn't limited to just the characters. The storyline, while creative, doesn't pack a punch. Halfway through and I was still reading about her daily life.

Sam especially didn't connect with me. Yes, she's been through an ordeal that would effect anyone to that degree but she w
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Gloria
I really enjoyed this one!
It was witty, very interesting and there were some... plot twists. I mean. I expected plot twists, but I never expected how they would turn out. So I probably should add that this book is surprising too! I don't know if I'll be able to read the next one, but I really want to!
Toni
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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
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Marsha
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Super Dark" Iowa one of those books that has so much potential but fails because of poor execution. 7 year-old Samantha or Sam was abducted on Halloween night along with her bff, Eliot by two gruesome creatures. Of course Sam is hysterical and Eliot is 3 years old and a brave soul who will do anything to protect her. So, he strikes a bargain with the creatures telling them if the release her he will go willingly with them and not make a fuss. Oddly enough they agree and set Sam free.

Fast forwar
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Tana
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Heather Alexander
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Laura Thomas
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kasey
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tanja Brewer
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Jennifer Bouchillon
I've read 107 of 208 nook pages. It's so bad, I can't finish it. I really tried.

The main character is insipid and inconsistent. She's going to punch the next person who asks her about her abduction, but she'll ''play along'' when she believes one-dimensional love-interest, Lee, doesn't know about it and subsequently tells him all about it. But, she insists, she ''doesn't want to talk about it''.

The story tells us that love interest, Lee, is gorgeous and just the best thing ever. However, I foun
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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
Toni
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, ya, paranormal
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
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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
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Rebecca
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good story

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, vampire, werewolves or what the he was hiding but wow I sure didn't expect what he is! I found the story really interesting and very exciting in some parts. The writing was good, the story fast paced and like I said I love to be surprised and boy was I! I plan to read book 2 soon
Yea it's a young persons book which I didn't really know when I started it but it hit home in a lot of ways. I remember what it was like ten be a teen and not
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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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