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Into the Darkness

(Darkness Falls #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  88 reviews
It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness is unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the states as a young boy, but it’s di
Published (first published November 13th 2014)
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Sarah Elizabeth
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This was an okay zombie story, but I have to admit to losing interest.

Phoenix was an okay character, and I felt quite sorry for what she went through with her family turning into zombies, but as the story went along I just lost interest.

The storyline did have some twists, and people seemed to keep coming back from the dead and switching sides etc. but I just got bored. By the end of the book I was just happy to have reached the end.
6 out of 10
Rebecca McNutt
Into the Darkness is another generic zombie dystopian style story from the weird trends and fads of the 21st century. I would never read this one again if I could avoid it.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters in this were okay, and I did feel sorry for some of them as they had to go through some really tough things, but I didn't love any of them.

This started out okay, but I lost interest unfortunately. There was a few things that happened that was quite surprising, and bought my interest back a little bit, but I couldn't fully get interested in the story again.

Overall, Okay read, but couldn't hold my interest well unfortunately.
1-Click Addict Support Group
In your face storytelling…

This was… unexpected. I’m not sure what I thought this was going to be - maybe a romance with a bit of apocalyptic mayhem or a virus epidemic that would be deadly but containable. What I got was a mind-blowing leap into an end-of-the-world pandemic, with a hint of love and romance. Oh – and it was terrific!

At the core of the story are a few key players. Phoenix Blue is a young woman caught up in the chaos like everyone else. The thing is, though, she is not like everyon
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoy a good zombie story, and that is exactly what Adams gives you with Into the Darkness. It’s fast paced, action packed, and has you on the edge of your seat the entire time! It also has just enough subtly sweet moments to have you clamoring for more, that is until a biter comes in to wreck the day!

I liked the characters a lot in this story. It was a good mix of people with their own personalities and quirks. They each brought something special to the story and I want to see more of
Ash ♡
This was freaking amazing!!!

I read this book in one sitting and absolutely refused to put it down despite the fact that my iPad was on 1% and I still had a chapter to go. Luckily for me, I made it and I couldn't be more agitated. I am not agitated at how the book ended, I am agitated THAT the book ended. Seriously Kira, one of the biggest cliffhangers ever!

This book was like a 5th Wave meets The Maze Runner meets The Walking Dead. The characters were all so different but so detailed. I absolutel
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't have high hopes for this book- it's a post-apocalyptic zombie novel, and those novels have been done to death. How good could they be, really? The answer to that question is great! I loved this book- Phoenix was my favorite character by far, even if she was a little whiney, and the interactions between the characters together with the suspense of surviving a zombie apocalypse made this book an engaging read. I am looking forward to reading more of her books
Cindy Mathis
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is my first zombie book and my first introduction to Kira Adams? I totally loved this book! I can't wait to read the next one. I love the characters and the plot twists and turns. Some were predictable, some were not. As I was reading, I could see it all playing out on the big screen. Very excited to see how it all plays out
Jodie Scott
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Into the darkness
So this is a zombie book and is the first book so there are more to follow although I am unsure of how many there are going to be. This is the first zombie book I’ve ever read and I have to say I was pretty impressed. This story has a real feel of the walking dead crossed with I am legend and it works a lot better that I thought it would. It has military background to it and let’s face it who doesn’t love a guy in uniform. The story flows with continued drama and is completely a
Kristen Cansler
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r, blog-review
Holy Batman, ZOMBIES! I've loved all of Kira Adams' book, but whenever she told me about this book I was over the moon excited. Zombies and I go way back. It's just my thing, y'all. And let me tell you, Kira doesn't disappoint with Into the Darkness! She's able to put a whole lot of awesome into this book!

At first, I was torn about Phoenix. She definitely has an attitude. But she's real. I cannot imagine going through what she experiences without having some sort of mood disruption. There are
Corrine Pickering
*** Reviewed for HashtagMinxes Love Books ***

Into the Darkness (Darkness Falls 1) Kira Adams 4.5 Stars

Whoa ! what the hell did I just read ! I started this book having absolutely no idea what I was about to read. Whilst I love a great dystopian novel, post-apocalyptic is a fairly new genre to me and this story was really really good, this is only my 2nd zombie book and much to my surprise it had me on the edge of my seat throughout. I was completely transported into the story and it captured my
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy from the author for an honest review**

This was very different from all the books I have read by Kira and I still enjoyed reading it!,This book had me hooked from the very beginning. It was full of action, adventure, emotions, loss, and even some romance. I fell in love with Phoenix and Cullen and I am rooting for them! Learning about how these characters each deal with loss, the virus outbreak, and their relationships was so interesting and thrilling. I cannot believe the end
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
I'm a big zombie fan! So when I seen this book come across my recommended books on Amazon I was all there! After the first chapter I was hooked! Kira made me gag, cry, scream and begging for more!! I instantly fell in love with Ike and Cullen then later on Phoenix! The way Kira writes her characters they feel like you are a part of them. I could easily put myself in Phoenix's shoes and imagine I was her. That's how real they felt to me! There's gore, romance, sadness and betrayal! Kira Adams don ...more
Kira Adams
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I love zombies--what else can I say? ;-)
Trashed Panda Brew Co
I was kindly given a copy of the audio book of Kira Adams Into The Darkness for an honest review.

3.5 Stars

This is the first part of the Darkness Falls series and was a good introduction to the world. I actually didn't realise this was YA to start with and from switching from a fairly lengthy tome of a Stephen King novel it did somewhat feel a little jarring but that said this quick read managed to pack a punch even at times I wanted parts of the characters fleshed put a little more but I'm guess
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The overall story is interesting and book 2 is going on my 'to read' list, but I thought more information could have been useful at times. There are lots of unanswered questions for me and while I'm sure more will be revealed in future books, I feel like this book could have been a five star book if there weren't so many holes.

The story is well planned, with interesting and likeable characters, I'm looking forward to reading book two.

Nice delivery and good character voices, I enjoyed listening t
Amie's Book Reviews
INTO THE DARKNESS - Darkness Falls - Book One

By: Kira Adams

Genre: Horror

Length: 185 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Review:

Colonel Ike Glass is married and has a seven year old daughter. It is them that he is thinking of on the day the government calls him into a secret meeting in a Nevada bunker to inform him of their plan to end the war in the Gaza strip by releasing a engineered ebola-like virus known
Tasha Williams
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

I was kindly provided with an ARC by the author and I have given it 4 stars.

A story about zombies is an instant winner in my eyes!!

I thought it would a run of the mill Zombie book but I was wrong. Think The walking Dead meets Z Nation.

Into the Darkness has a good plot with a few interesting ideas, the opening to the book really hooks you in and draws you right into the action. It's less about the biters and more about six people's fight for survival in
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars
Good start to series. I really enjoyed this story. It pulled me and held my complete attention from start to finish. I was so into the story before I knew it over 4 hours had flown by and it was over. My only complaint.... I wish it had been longer. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

It does end in a cliffhanger so be prepared.

While there is really nothing unusual or new about this story that's not a bad thing. It's a good solid story that is interesting, entertaining and has
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

Oh boy, where should I start.....

This is an easy read and I was devouring it, however there was just too many issues in this for me. Starting with the pacing, it moves way too fast to even know how much time has gone by between scenes or chapters. The way it was written, one minute the virus breaks out and then the next paragraph one of the main characters escapes in a car and is already worrying that it might have
Rhiannon St. Clair
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received an e-book ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

I was a bit … apprehensive, shall we say, when I signed up to read and review Kira’s newest book. It’s the first book of this kind that I’ve read, and even though I love zombie shows (coughcoughTHEWALKINGDEADcoughcough), I didn’t know how I’d like reading about them. As it turns out, I got sucked right into the story. I literally didn’t want to stop reading, and I’d count down the hours until I’d have enough time to del
Lauren (My Expanding Bookshelf)
I really enjoyed Into The Darkness. Right from the very first page you are thrust into the action. It's a fairly fast paced book with a lot happening in the 185 pages and even a few twists along the way. It wasn't bored at all whilst reading. The story is told mainly through Phoenix, however there are also chapters where the narration shifts to Ike or Cullen. This means that you really get a better insight into each of the characters. They are also all fairly likeable.

Phoenix (I keep wanting to
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1

Kira is a new to me author. This story centers around a zombie apocalypse. I love that. I'm a huge The Walking Dead fan, so I totally enjoyed it. I hope book 2 brings the romance. Looking forward to it! If TWD is your jam then give this book a go!
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Here is one of the times that I really wish we could give half stars. I rated it 4 starts but it was really a 3.5. It was a pretty fast paced, decent read, but I've read quite a few books on the zombie apocalypse. With all the zombie movies, shows & books out I'm looking for more of the how it happened, & the character growth. Kira did a pretty good job on the how it happened & the breakdown of the American society. ...more
Amanda Holbrook
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The version I received is an updated version which will be available on Amazon on March 26th, 2015.

The story line and the characters held a lot of potential for me. I would have liked to see more from / more development of Ike and especially Cullen - I found them both very interesting characters. The main character of Phoenix was developed quite well and I'm anxious to see how she continues to grow. The pace of this book was good; I
Dana Busenbark
What would you do if you found yourself in a top secret government facility, looking at a group of people that make the assembled folks look like they are in the N? What would you do if the person that is talking to you starts talking about an invisible, top secret weapon of mass destruction? What do those words mean to you? The weapon of mass destruction that the General talks about was not at all what I expected to read about. What happens when that WMD starts biting back? What happens when a ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nooooo.... need more....

In the past I've had a bad experience with zombie books so I tend to stay clear of them, but... I'm really glad I gave Into The Darkness a chance. Why? Because it is a really good book and I have loved each and every page.

So it's fair to say that even though I received this as an e-ARC I was still a little skeptical as to what it would be like. I was sucked in and hooked all the way through. I seriously had trouble putting my kindle/phone down and walking away from it.

C Joy
3.5 stars

I got this free on Amazon for a limited time and I would like to thank the author for making that possible. So here's my honest review...

It was fast paced and a page turner. Even though this is another zombie/apocalyptic story, we have characters from different walks of life who banded together to survive.

Initially there's Ike from the US government, then Phonix, a random rebellious girl who later finds out she's adopted, Rian, Phoenix's sister, and other characters we meet along the
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now, I'm not one for Zombies. I enjoy The Walking Dead, and that's about it for me. The occasional zombie movie, and I'm set. When I first started reading Into the Darkness by Krista Adams, I could not set this book down. This is seriously one of the best books (and honestly the only book) in this genre that I have read. Krista set the bar high for the zombie genre.

We start off with Glass and Cullen in a hard position as being part of the US Military, and understanding what is about to happen t
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Characters: Phoenix was a kick-butt heroine. She wasn't weak, and she was willing to fight for the people she had taken in with her. She goes through a lot that could bring someone down and want them to give up, but she never reacted that way. I loved Cullen, he's got some issues and all (thank goodness he's not perfect), but there's just something about him that makes it hard not to like him. My heart breaks for him at certain times because it's not hard to see that a part of him is already bro ...more
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Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass serie

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Darkness Falls (3 books)
  • Emerging from Darkness (Darkness Falls #2)
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