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(Darkness #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  109 reviews
If your soul has been plunged into the dark depths of despair, how hard would you fight to claw your way back to the surface? Can the life you lost be restored, or is it destined to be forever phased out of existence? Fated to dissolve into a distant memory.

The Black Market—a ferocious, starving beast. An endless sinkhole of precious valuables; the playground for blood-th
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Published June 29th 2015
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Danielle Harris
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a ride!

I am loving this authors work! My heart was racing, but super glad babies was alright. I would recommend this series to all dark read lovers.
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

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The second installment in the series, author Cassia Brightmore goes in a more darker direction and doesn’t fail to bring things up the notch.

As I, like other reviewers, were asked not to share the plot as it could ensue spoilers, all I can say is that Evanesce brings in old and reoccurring demented themes and characters while also bringing up controversial twists and turns that will make you sit at the edge o
Tara OG
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 What the fuck just happened stars.

Cassia Brightmore knows how to twist a story that will leave you wanting more. The mystery and intrigue she weaves in will leave you saying… WTF? I went into this book thinking that it would pick up from where book 1 left us so I was a little surprised to be introduced to new characters. I was a little lost whether I was reading a separate book or a book that would be combined with one in book three. Don’t get me wrong I liked Gabe and Nora, but would have
Jerzie Bishop
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**5 Dark Stars**

-Evil is real, it feeds on fear; will decimate even the strongest of wills. When faced with a choice, will you succumb into submission or will you fight to survive; fight for the lives of those you love?-

Evanesce is the second book in the Darkness series by the talented Cassia Brightmore and it will blow your f*cking mind with one twist after another, after another, after another.... I don't know how many times I cursed Cassia while reading this amazing book. Evanesce is definite
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed, arc
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Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Evanesce by Cassia Brightmore

**5 freaking amazing stars**

Evanesce is book 2 in the Darkness series by Cassia Brightmore.

“Kidnapped, well yes I guess you could look at it that way, I suppose. I prefer to describe it as a new employment opportunity. You see, I’m your new boss...And you, my beautiful girl, have a job to perform for me.”

This book will consume you, enthral you and own you from start to finish. It gave me freaking chills, and I still couldn't put it down. I was glued to my kindle unt
Charlee Bennett
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where can I even start to write about the rollercoaster of a book I just had the amazing opportunity to read. Evanesce is the second book in the Darkness series written by the phenomenally talented author Cassia Brightmore. This book definitely lives up the to title of the series with the darkness touching the lives of everyone you meet. No one is safe, no matter how much you beg and plead with your kindle. Cassia proves yet again that once you enter her dark and twisty mind anything goes and le ...more
Nicole Wende
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The town of Norton Springs Texas finds itself hurtled head first into a world of terror, despair and horror when women and infants start going missing from their homes and their seemingly safe and sheltered cribs. The local law enforcement are at a loss with no suspects or evidence. Locked doors, security systems still armed and happy, loving parents sleeping peacefully near their beautiful babies until suddenly they are ripped screaming from their happy existence and thrown down into the pit of ...more
Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
**copy received from author via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review and new drink recipes from us girls at **

HOLY MOTHER OF MUTHA F-N CRAP STICKS..I think I need therapy and possibly a map to make sure I got what I just read...Ms. Brightmore can write a fucked up tale. More to come when I catch my breath and draw some damn diagrams
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"Depression was settling in and with it came it's twin sister despair. Hope had abandoned her."

This is a tale of two women, lives running parallel with so much in common without the other knowing. Brooke is torn away from everything she holds dear and fights to retain the essence of herself whilst languishing in the bowels of hell. Finding herself an employee of the self declared king of the black market the horrors of her new
Natasha Carrere
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-finished
Evanesce • Cassia Brightmore

How do you write a review when the ending leaves you shocked and mouth hanging open ... And wanting to think of ways to murder and torture one of the characters in the book ... I had to take a couple days after finishing Evanesce to get my mind back on track before I could do this.

For Cassia's 2nd book she did not disappoint! You are instantly pulled into the story and the way her dark mind works (but still question how someone that looks like an angel thinks like th
Tracy Supple
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMFG I'm so book hungover this book has left me at a loss for words it's that good. if you like a book that is intense gritty and dark then look no further than this outstanding book. It has some sensitive issues through out the book so be prepared. It also has some really hot scenes between the main characters Gabe and Nora. If you've read Malevolent then you have some idea of cassia style of writing and know that cassia is an extremely gifted and evil twisted genius. You will fall in love with ...more
K.L. Donn
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I should have read Malevolent first, ONLY because Cassia has a talent unlike no other!!! I’ve always been nervous about dark books, but Evanesce? Holy hell. I was riveted, I couldn’t stop, every time I tried my hands and eyes would inadvertently wander back to my kindle. It was harsh, brutal, sweet, and so damn horrifying!!
Your gripped in mystery and suspense from the start, Gabe and Nora are amazing characters and I loved them from the beginning. Their story is not for th
Georgia Anthony holland
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the first word you are dragged into the depths of hell. As you go from hell to heaven between the chapters you never fully regain composure. You are gasping for every breath as you follow the paths the characters take. You go from fear to happiness to Stockholm to the point where there's nothing happy left. Everything surrounding you is hell. Cassia makes you feel every emotion that the characters feel. You are not just there you are that character. What the character is going through you f ...more
Tammy Choate
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well, now that ending was wrong on so many levels I have no words other than when is the next one coming out???? I don't even know if it's going to be a continuation of these characters or new ones with a glimpse here and there. But damn Cassia Brightmore left me with my mouth open and yet at the same time I'm at odds with the fact how can Nora NOT KNOW????? Yet another twisted emotional book. I was hoping beyond anything that there was a HEA with Brooke on some level but the author dro
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am in awe of this book. I have no words to explain everything that Cassia made me feel. Brightmore is one of the few authors that have managed to make me FEEL. There were times in which I wanted to get inside the book and punch people. My heart is a mess, my brain is a mess. I am truly wrecked after having read this and that ending? Holy cow, I cannot wait for book 3 because this series just keeps getting better and better! I'm looking forward to reading more. Full review to come later. Right ...more
Abbey's Fully Booked
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Evanesce is Cassia's second book in her In The Darkness series, and it's just as messed up as her first. The twists and turns in this book just keep coming and before you go it, your knocked off your feet with an ending you did not see coming.

Cassia should be proud of how well she can pull dark & dirty and I am fully looking forward to the third installment in this series.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evanesce is book 2 in the Darkness Series, and let me tell you... It fits in the series, perfectly. I thought book 1 was pretty demented but it has nothing on book 2. I absolutely loved it!! I loved the darkness and I loved that good was still able to emerged from it. I am hooked on Cassia's writing and can't wait for the next book. ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

There are absolutely no words I can say at this moment. To say my heart is about to beat out of it's chest is an understatement.

I cannot believe how this ended and cannot say anything without spoiling it.

Ugh, you got me again. Not even sure what book three will bring.
That Chic Jamie
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keeps getting better.

I liked Malevolent, I LOVED Evanesce. I can't wait to see what the third book entails!

There are dark themes, situations and events in this book.
Kristie Amann
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was insane. Full of crazy twists that I didn't see coming. I loved this book and I can't wait for book 3, Denouement!!! ...more
Barb Johnson
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it about a deep dark topic. And that mad, but so need to know what happens!!!
LLEP  Book Blog
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Multiple Reviews Below

5 Stars

Oh the sweet torture delivered to us from the lovely Ms. Brightmore!
While I suffered through the twists and turns and roller coaster of emotions through this second installment of the Darkness series, I loved every minute of reading every page from Cassia’s wonderfully twisted mind.
I will warn you that there are parts of this book that are touchy subjects and some may find Evanesce hard to read. For me, I personally understand that this is fiction, things are not alw
Melissa Mendoza
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“Knowing where she was going, Brooke hung her head. Milo yanked her arms up behind her back and then the cold shackles locked into place. Dr. Daniels held up a needle, tapping on it with his forefinger. Feeling the prick in her upper arm, she closed her eyes in defeat and let the darkness take her.”

5 insane, crazy, what the heck did I just read stars. All I know is that this book is dark, like grab your blankets, grab your mom, just grab something
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 Dark Twisted Evil Stars!!!✯✯

What in the world did I just read??!! Cassia has one seriously dark and twisted mind I've seen in awhile!! When I first finished Malevolent I sat there with my jaw wide open. But, now with this..My heart was racing and I was screaming NOOOO !!!!! Cassia seriously likes making people yell at her dark and twisted ideas. Now that I'm complaining.

Norton Springs used to be quiet and uneventful. Until recently. Lately, women have been getting kidnapped and babi
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark
What the frack lol, the end was crazy and over the top! Its difficult to rate this one because its essentially two books:

1) A 2nd chance romance...Gabe and Nora were former lovers who were reunited at the start. Despite all of her grumbling, she gave up rather quickly and sexy time ensued. While there was nothing wrong with them, I never really cared about either one and wasn't invested in their story or HEA...2 stars for this element.

2) Dark thriller...Brook is a local woman who is kidnapped at
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Malevolent was my first dark read and I was shocked at the twists and turns it took. I had to keep going with Evanesce and I didn't think things could get darker or sinister but wow was I wrong some of the scenes were tough. I was hooked from chapter one..all I can say is you have a murder, kidnapping, and captivity this was all just in the first chapter holy cow.

Nora is now running her family ranch and trying to get over Gabe who left her h
HEChapter -Tina J
EVANESCE (the Darkness series, # 2)
by Cassia Brightmore
June 29, 2015
approx 222 pages
Dark Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Thriller


** Provided by author via promotion in Exchange for an Honest Review **

Judging a Book by it's Cover:
The cover is very dark in coloration as well as content, although it is rather murky, it sort of sets the mood to the story inside. The synopsis does a fairly good job at depicting the dark and disturbing world that Ms. Brightmore plunges her readers into.
Books Laid Bare
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by Malevolent and wasn’t shy about my adoration of a new author and her stunning entry to the market but with this Evanesce, I have to say that she has simply blown my mind!!
So what can I tell you about this without telling you too much, as there isn’t a hope in hell that I would want you to skip past this little corker – you simply have to pull on your big girl pants, find your inner ninja and buckle up for a trip to the dark side!!!
Because this will drag into its dark magnifi
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book ended and my mouth dropped open, I screamed NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!, then sat literally stunned for at least thirty minutes. This is a DARK erotic romance. It does NOT have a happy ending, but instead a hellish conclusion that comes at you like a punch to the gut that knocks the wind out of your lungs. It's truly horrible, how the story ends, but it's NOT a horrible book. Cassia Brightmore is proving herself more than adept at fucking with our minds, hearts and souls until we don't have any id ...more
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Cassia Brightmore is a Canadian dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she's not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author was truly a

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