Sophie Harkness is Immune. She’s in the small portion of the population who carry a genetic mutation that repels vampires from being able to feed off of her. Hitler won the war and won because he released a deadly virus that infected millions turning them into monsters. The Immunes were able to overthrow the quickly growing vampire population and were offered the opportunity to live on an island in solitude. Sophie’s life is becoming ripped u...more
The synopsis made me want to eat this book as quickly as possible. I'm glad I took my time. I loved it! Would recommend to any one who likes paranormal ya type stories.
*I won this copy in a goodreads giveaway*
Thank you Switch Press for providing me this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Did you ever catch yourself thinking "What if?"?
This is the mother of all What ifs!
Haven is just what it sounds, a haven for the Immunes, the humans that remained human, after Hitler released a virus that either killed or transformed most of humanity during WWII.
We meet Sophie a seventeen year old Immune, with an interesting relationship with an unlikely person. After Sophie's best friend is murdered, she begins ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
Although not indicated by any source (Goodreads, Amazon, or the author's web page which is filled with awesomeness!), Becoming Darkness IS the first installment in author Lindsay Brambles' alternate universe series where Hitler actually won World War II. Hitler's ...more
Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune--a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. A virus that wiped out most of humanity and turned two-hundred million people into vamps. But after her best friend is brutally murdered and several attempts are made on her own life, Sophie becomes ...more
Haven is the name of the small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean that is the last refuge of humanity. It is the only part of the planet not under the control of Hitler and his Nazis. At least officially Haven is a sovereign nation though the conten ...more
Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles was not at all what I was expecting. I have read many vampire novels, and this one was perhaps the most unique and the most exhilarating one I ha ...more
The world-building is ...more
This book completely surprised me!
I was not sure if this was something that i would like or not when i saw it on here, but i thought why not try and see if i can get a copy maybe i will really like this book, since honestly that i how i found most of my favorite books.
And this book fits into that as well.
I gone into this book not really knowing what to expect from a book that is set in a world where ...more
Lindsay Francis Brambles' writing is evocative, interesting, and her protagonist brings a lot to the table. But this pales in comparison to the excellent world-building, tig ...more
This story is unique although the plot was a little slow at times, it never failed to intrigue me. I feel that this story would've been slightly better if there was less romance and more action which picked up toward the end of the book.
Never have I ever read a book in which Hitler won World War II and succeeded in taking over the world.
Until now. I admit I'm a little fond of this one because of the whole alternative history thing going on right there, but I'm a little disturbed here, Lindsay Francis Brambles. You're as bad as Agatha Christie and came very close to killing ev ...more
The moment I heard the premise of this novel i knew it was going t be something special. Vampire Nazis!? What!? Yes Please! This was the book i never knew I wanted. I mean come on, it mixes my two favorite genres. In this novel, the allies never won the war, instead a virus was released that either killed someone or turned them into a vampire, or vamp as the book calls them. Not only did it turn Hitler into ...more
First, I have to admit that this seemed rather daunting when I first started reading it because was so long but the story certainly held up the entire way.
Bravo to the author for a Philip K. Dick kind of sci fi story where the Nazis won World War II, but they won it by releasing a virus called Gommorah that either killed, turned people into vampires or for the last few, they are naturally immune. Now ...more
I have a confession about this book.. I committed a sin, and totally thought I wouldn't like this one before I read it. I mean, Nazi vampires? Seriously? Needless to say, that came back to bite me in the ass, and I ended up loving it. Like, sobbing and flailing into the wee hours of the morning kind of love. My soul was entirely destroyed, and I REALLY need the next book in the series immediately.
Becoming Darkness is an alternate history novel tha ...more
After grade three, Lindsay’s formal education was largely through the Ontario Ministry of Education correspondence course. He has spent most of his post-academic life in a variety ...more