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The Darkness Within

(The Monster Within #2)

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After dying of cancer at seventeen and being brought back to life by an evil witch who turned her into a monster, Samantha Thompson thinks she's finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she's part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that S ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
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Medeia Sharif
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this exciting continuation of THE MONSTER WITHIN, a teenage coven is dealing with the highs and lows of their magic. There’s Samantha, who was resurrected from the dead after losing a battle with cancer. Ethan is her loving boyfriend, but he has dark magic swirling in him that was absorbed into his body after they battled an evil witch. Dylan may or may not be in love with Samantha. There’s also Shannon, who’s boy-crazy and seemingly shallow, but has good intentions.

Ethan’s dark magic might o
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Jennifer
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another home run from Hashway. I've loved every single book from her so far and I'm a big fan! I won this book from a Facebook giveaway but I'm going to buy it when it comes out for the bookshelf collection. I recommend her books to everyone, and I can't decide which series of hers I love more. I love these characters so much and want to be part of the coven, if only to join the sarcastic banter. I want to live in this world. I believe the story arc has been wrapped up, but if anything EVER chan ...more
Keren Hughes
This book - if you'll pardon the pun - was magical. It was as though a spell had been cast over me, compelling me not to finish reading until I had absorbed every last word. I was totally enthralled from the first word to the last. There are several reasons I loved this book; the characters. They were ordinary people, living ordinary lives, except for one extraordinary secret - they were bound by magic. Samantha, the main character, is your typical teenage girl, in love with Ethan and can't get ...more
Beverly McClure
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There are good witches. There are bad witches. Do they have a choice whether to be good or bad? Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes life takes a detour from what one plans. In THE DARKNESS WITHIN, the sequel to Author Kelly Hashway’s THE MONSTER WITHIN, Ethan Anderson is now a witch, along with his girlfriend, Samantha Thompson. Their lives as witches are looking good for Sam and Ethan. Then something goes terribly wrong and dark magic consumes Ethan, threatening Sam, his friends, and their future.

To a
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Kelsey Ketch
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Darkness Within is a wonderful conclusion to The Monster Within. Though Ethan is not my favorite male character of the series (he just seems too perfect to me), I enjoyed the struggle for control over his dark magic. And I liked that Sam had learned to be a bit more leery of trusting the wrong people. Though, at times, I felt she was going a little overboard protecting Ethan, I understood her concerns after what happened in the first novel.

Also, there were some links between Sam and Mirabell
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Kristina
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I just finished reading The Darkness Within by Kelly Hashway. It is the second book in The Monster Within series. Samantha Thompson is now going by Samantha “Sam” Smith. She is living with her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson. After dying of cancer Ethan had the evil Nora bring Sam back to life. Her parents do not know that she is alive and Ethan could not live without her (I am not sure where his parents think he is or if he ran away), so they have changed their last names and changed towns. They are ...more
Shelley
**I received this book for free from (Spencer Hill Press) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* YA, Paranormal, Romance
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

The Darkness Within, the sequel to The Monster Within, picks up about a month after the first installment. 17-year old Sam Thompson died from the effects of cancer and was brought back to life by her boyfriend Ethan Anderson. In doing so, Sam became
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Rick Starkey
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing


It’s one thing to start a new life and fit in at a new school, but starting a new life fresh from the grave has its own array of problems. Especially if your new life is that of a witch.

Kelly Hashway not only gave life to Samantha Thompson, but gave her a second life when she climbed from her grave in The Monster Within. In The Darkness Within, Kelly takes us through another tale of surprises, twists, and turns as only Kelly can take us.

For Sam and Ethan, starting a new job, a new school, and a
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Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative f ...more

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