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Dark Tempest

(Red Winter Trilogy #2)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  4,637 ratings  ·  478 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 hi
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 fac
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
"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 he
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.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 th
Lucie V.
This series absolutely deserves to be more popular. This book is spectacular.

Dark Tempest picks up right when Red Winter ends. Emi has a quest to fulfill, given to her by Amaterasu, and she goes on an adventure with Shiro and Yumei. This book has a good balance of sweet romance (that does not take too much place in the story) and action scenes that keep you at the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down until I reached the end.

Emi finally learns how to believe in her worth and fight back in
Maggie ☘
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 4.75
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 k
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, an
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 b
nuin giliath
3rd reading: Like its predecessor, I noticed that this also started off a bit slow. However, it definitely made up for its initial lull with plenty of excitement later.

The relationships between the three leads really shone here as they bonded and learned to work as a team. I also loved the quieter moments they spent together in between their battles. It was just beautiful. 💖

Red Winter may have introduced readers to the concept of kami/yokai living amongst humans in our world, but Dark Tempest o
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 o
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. W
Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
I'm only about 10% in through book 1 and already have twitchy fingers for bk 2. ...more
rose ★
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
help! i’ve fallen (in love) and i can’t get up!

this was just... really really good.

i don’t have too much to say, just that emi’s (hey autocorrect? no i am not in fact trying to to say emu’s) character development/ growth was so satisfying to watch, and i’m really eager to see what comes next for her. she’s come a long way, but has farther still to go!! the same goes for her and shiro’s relationship- i’m scared.

and also, ummm... no spoilers but how did i not see that coming???!!! that was
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 🔥 🔥🔥*
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first one was good but this one was awesome!

I'm seriously loving Emi so much! She's so much more badass than in the first book.

The moment with the Kodamas (it's their name, right?) forcing Emi to teach them how to ski was hilarious xD

I can't wait to read this end of this story!
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
08/09/2020: Reread!
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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
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

Dark Tempest was a lush and vivid story and in this second installment, the ante was upped even more! There was adventure, it was action packed and there were so many impossible hurdles in their way. Yet there were moments that made me laugh, smile and melt into a puddle. This book had it all! Here are some of my favorite reasons why you should pick up this series.....

✮ An intricate story line that held me in it's clutches:
“Does it get easier when you live a long time?”
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 h
Tana 🌻 Cozyreadings

3,5 stars

Buddy read with the amazing BoMo.

I'm very torn about this one. On the one hand I'm very interested in the plot, and I live for the Yokai and their banter and battles. However, Emi is the most annoying main characters I have had to read from since Bella Swan. I dislike all the decisions that she makes, that always in some way or the other seem to work out for her. She makes the reading experience very frustrating, but luckily for her Shiro and Yumei (and other Yokai menti
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 h
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 sweepi
Lia Carstairs

All I have to say is...........

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 .
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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 include th

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