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Dark Tempest

(Red Winter Trilogy #2)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  3,229 ratings  ·  349 reviews
Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.

At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published January 6th 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Do you love pain?

Don't you just love the sweet smell of suffering?

Don't you love the salty taste of human tears??


Well dial 1-800-READ-THE-FUCKING-RED-WINTER-TRILOGY today for the best way to suffer and die!!!

I'm 150% sure that shooting a bullet through my heart, or fucking executing me on the guillotine would be less painful than this fucking !!!! BOOK !!!!! Like, I know for a
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I again want to remind people to NOT listen to the audiobook, otherwise you will miss out on things like this:

Why don't all fantasy books have illustrations like this?! Note to publishers: this reader wants to see more of them!

I liked this book even more than the previous one - one of those second book miracles. The previous book was about Emi coming to terms with her destined future. This book is quite a bit different - the stakes are higher, there is a lot more action, a lot more romance, and
Tweebs♥️ (hiatus)
"I don’t know how I’ll feel about anything when my memories return.” His arms tightened around her. “But I know I fear losing you more than anything that might befall me.”

Shoot me. Just shoot me. End my agony.

If you asked me to describe Hell then I'd say picking quotes from this book.

I loved everything

My brains hurts and you may entirely lay the blame on Annette Marie . She has done it again. She has finally found the key to destroying my sanity. She ripped it into tiny little pieces by her
Reread 2020: Shiro remains the superior boyfriend.

This book made me realize that all I want in life now is to fall in love with a yokai fox boy.
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
4.5 / 5 Fangs

Honestly, how does Annette Marie do it? She continues to write fascinating and addictive novels that never disappoint.

The first 30% of this book was on the slower side, and I had a hard time fully getting back into this story. I was worried that this book wasn't going to be as enjoyable as the first book. Thankfully, after the 30% mark, the book's pace really picked up. After that, I couldn't stop reading the book. There was a ton of action that took my breath away and kept me on
Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
So much magic. So much adventure. Lush and immersive fantasy world. Shiro and Emi were once again amazing. As well as Yumei. I don't think anyone not expected a certain revelation to happen, so that wasn't exactly surprising, but everything was still so very well done. I'm interested to find out how it all ends!

P.S. I'm very torn on the rating of this series - the first two books. If we could just have half stars, this way I'm torn between high 4 or 5 stars. Right now I'm leaving it off at
Lonna | FLYLēF
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
MY FIRST READ of this year has set an incredibly high bar! Annette Marie, Amazon’s best-selling YA fantasy author, has risen the stakes with Dark Tempest, the sequel to the Red Winter Trilogy. I was left breathless by its high-octane action, mesmeric and sweeping Japanese culture, and exquisitely slow-burn romance.

The richly descriptive prose is a sensual feast of word-building that expands beyond the first book to include new kamis and yokais inhabiting in frightening and fantastical realms,
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Dark Tempest was certainly dark, in some ways brutal, action packed and very fast paced book. I flew through it in just two days and while reading it I was thinking of giving it four stars for sure but now that I've finished it, I think there are somethings that were not really great and that left me feeling kind of angry with this book.


World Building The book is set in modern day Japan and the japanese mythology on the spot. We get to know more about this universe, the yokais and
hiya lovelies. you can read this review on blog by clicking HERE! also, get on these books!
I love this book. I love this series. The characters, the plot, the action, the romance, and the mythology--it's all amazing. Dark Tempest is an amazing sequel to Red Winter.

Following the events of Red Winter, Emi, Shiro, and Yumei are at a loss. Emi has less than five weeks to complete her task of finding the other kunitsukami--the four leaders of the yokai. Not to mention, Shiro still has his onenju
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
I am so enamoured with this series right now!

The second installment of the series started where the first book left off. And I was glad with that because of the smooth transition and avoid some confusion which may have happened if the author deigned to do it differently.

Again, this book made me delve in the magical realm of Japanese mythology. I am so captivated with all that is happening in this book that I almost didn't put it down. And if I didn't have to work and do my essential activities
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aneta Bak
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark Tempest was addicting, beautiful and has the most unique characters. I honestly can't begin to tell you how amazed I am with this book.

Amaterasu has given Emi a mission. Find and free the kunitsukami so they can destroy Izanami before she destroys Earth. Emi, Shiro and Yumei are ready to get started on their mission, but without any leads they don't know where to begin. Emi ends up going back to the shrine to talk to her elders to tell them about her mission and see if they know anything.
Beatrice in Bookland
"I don't know how I'll feel about anything once my memories return." His arms tightened around her. "But I know I fear losing you more than anything that might befall me."

5 stars

Shiro basically this whole book:

Now go read
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No words ATM, RTC

*picks up Immortal Fire *
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

This book. Holy shit.
Annette Marie just slayed me.
Honestly, this one was even better than the first if you can believe it!

So the first book ended with Emi, Shiro, and Yumei together with intentions to save the missing kunitsukami (I'm pretty sure that's spelled correctly). The second book starts at basically the same place, in Tsuchi, with Emi thinking really hard on where to go from discovering a psycho goddess is throwing off the balance
Cheryl La Pa
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, mythology
Wow! Ms Marie has blown me away with another phenomenal read! Dark Tempest is the second book in Red Winter trilogy and should be read after the first book, Red Winter.

I loved this book just as much as the first, if not more. I love, love, love the characters, as well as the incredible world building, the gripping plot and Ms Marie’s writing is perfection!

With the help of Shiro and Yumei, Emi must find the four leaders of the yokai before she ascends and also fulfil her vow to Shiro to remove
nuin giliath
I am so conflicted right now. Since starting this series, I have *needed* to be immersed with these characters in this world every hour of every day, but I just realized that I have only ONE book remaining before it's all over.

Dark Tempest picked up right where Red Winter left off. Even though I adored the first novel, I did have a hard time getting invested in this second installment at first. But once I made it to the 15% mark, I was completely hooked. And what an emotional roller coaster
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Mini Review (because I just want to get to the next one !)
4,5 « starcrossed lovers and best buddy read » stars

In a tiny nutshell for once (I promise lots of details in the last review)

Reading this series is like watching anime. It is addictive, packed to the brim with action, fights against evil and populated with great characters.

Shiro is your mischievous character. He reminds me of Jace Wayland. Arrogant, sarcastic and living to cause trouble. The kitsune in all his glory!

Emi has
Minni Mouse
Ahh, that was so terrific! Dark Tempest has everything that Red Winter had in terms of vibrant Japanese mythology, exciting action sequences, fantastic illustrations throughout the book, slow-burn romance, and shameless flirts.

In Dark Tempest, more is revealed (thank goodness!). We meet a smattering of more secondary characters, more kami and yokai, and more moments that made my heart hurt. This series has sold me on exploring more Japanese mythology because it's such a beautiful and sweeping
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ku-books
Book 2 in the trilogy, sees Emi set on a quest by the Goddess Amaterasu to locate and free the earthly Gods before humankind is brought to its knees.

This book was like the first slow to start, but the good thing was that the world building is well done (even though at times sentences did become quite long). Also, the action and battles in those were well written and quite brutal, but again I didn’t find myself ensnared by the story and characters – things did not remain potently in my mind when
Yael Shalom
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't stop reading .
Loved every word , every chapter , every scene in this book .
Jessaca Willis
I usually take notes when I read books so I can remember all the good and bad things about them when I write my reviews, but I got so caught-up in reading Dark Tempest that I forgot to take notes!! Oops...

So, what do you need to know about Dark Tempest?
1.) Shiro is the new love of my life,
2.) Followed by Yumei.
3.) Kodama (tree sprites) know how to have a good time.

No but really, when are we getting a spin-off solely about Shiro?

It didn’t dawn on me until this book, but you know what I loved
Tara ☽
Review to come!
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
09/12/2018: Read again for the second time!

I am so glad that I decided to read this series again! These characters are just what I needed right now. There is a certain comfort in rereading books that you love.

Reading this again only solidifies my awe of Annette Marie's genius. I praise her for her creativity and how she crafts her stories using it. I love the cultural and mythological elements of this story and how they are woven with fantasy to create something truly unique. Annette Marie is
Bright Star
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2017
"I don't know how I'll feel about anything once my memories return." His arms tightened around her. "But I know I fear losing you more than anything that might befall me."

Please, someone explains to me WHY this series is not as famous as it shoul be!
If Red Winter was incredible, Dark Tempest was spectacular! We have action, character development, slow-burn romance, more action, more romance (SHIRO ).
Seriously guys, it's one of the most beautiful and original series I've ever read! You MUST
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
This won't be a long review, partially because better reviewers than me have already said everything there is to say, and partially because I think no review can truly do justice to the wonder that is this series.

All I want to say is that Annette Marie has some incredible talent hiding inside her. I finished 300,000 words of this series in three days and I still wanted more, more, more. The action was described spectacularly, the characters have me by the heart, and the premise is brilliant.
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Dark Owl Fantasy for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Emi is a kamigakari, the human host of an immortal goddess called Amaterasu. Shiro and Yumei are the yokai allies assisting her in an urgent mission: to find the missing Kunitsukami, the four leaders of the yokai: Inari of the Fire, Susano of the Storm, Sarutahiko of the Mountain, and his wife, Uzume of the Wood. In each stage of her journey she sees a little more of her Shiro slipping

I loved EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. This book absolutely consumed me and I could not put it down until I was completely finished at OMG o'clock in the morning. Seriously. It is EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE and absolutely not being able to put down a book? That hasn't happened to me in a very long time. I just HAD to read it all in one sitting.

As with the first book, this book is an absolute piece of art and contains ten more incredible illustrations.

Emi, our kamigakari (the mortal host for a Kami
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars



Emi + Shiro = SWOON

I don't know how it's even possible but this book was a thousand times better than Red Winter (that's saying a lot since I AM SO FREAKIN' IN LOVE with that book)!
There. Would that be enough to convince you to start this trilogy asap if you still haven't? Because I'm telling you this book is AMAZING.

I don't know how Annette Marie does it but she has yet to write a book that I wouldn't love. And I just have a feeling that that's gonna be
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she intends to

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Red Winter Trilogy (3 books)
  • Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1)
  • Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy, #3)
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“Only because the poison didn’t affect me the same way—”
“Does that matter? We couldn’t do it. You did. We saw what you looked like when you got out. How many times did you fall in order to batter your knees like that? But you kept going.”
“That makes me stubborn, not strong,” she mumbled.
“Strength comes in many forms...”
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