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Forbidden Darkness (The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #1)

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Being a sixteen year old Monster Hunter sucks.

That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her bi
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Published March 1st 2017 (first published January 9th 2015)
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Shirley Cuypers
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Forbidden Darkness is the first book in the Forbidden Darkness Chronicles by Alec Jonh Belle.

I got the opportunity to beta read Forbidden Darkness and I loved it!

Our protagonist is Heather. A few days before her sixteenth birthday strange things happens. At school she got dizzy and someone's been visiting her dreams. Nothing makes sense to Heather until she almost got killed in her dream. Her best friend Kristen and her mom had been hiding secrets for Heather (view spoiler)
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Veronica
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heather Hawkins finds out she is a Monster Hunter and will become nearly invincible on her 16th birthday (with the help of a handsome trainer to boot).
I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I like YA fiction but I can be picky sometimes. It is a fast read but is enthralling and I was left wanting more after the book was done. Thank goodness it was book one so I can look forward to reading more in this series.
Tina
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Forbidden Darkness is the first book in the young adult series The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles by Alec John Belle. What a great beginning! I started reading it and by the third chapter I was obsessed with finishing it. I had so many questions and couldn't put it down. Many of my questions were answered, and just when I thought I knew where the story was going, he threw in some major twists that had me freaking out. I love when an author can catch me off guard and make the story more exciting t ...more
Kimberly Vanderbloom
This book was fantastic!! I'm glad to know there are 7 more in this series because I am not done with these characters yet. I mean a book about Monster Hunters how cool is that. The story flowed very nicely. It gripped me by the prologue. Heather was a great character to have as the point of view. She goes through many things but gets stronger in each page turn. I also got the sense of a Scooby Gang forming for all on the Buffy fans out there. I would recommend this to anyone who likes young adu ...more
Alec John
Jul 29, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Well, seeing as I'm the author, I may be a little biased...
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This book was very good. It was written very well and it was quick to grab my attention. While I'm no Monster Hunter, I feel like I can relate to Heather in many ways. She was adopted and so was I. She felt lied to and hurt when she found out that her friend knew of this and never told her, which is what happened in my situation as well. So I guess the book was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. Which is always a good thing. It means the story speaks to you and makes you feel.

Heather i
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Guylaine Vachon
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book its well writing and easy to read, I can't help but love the characters. I like to see how Heather grow as a Monster hunter and see the friendship between Heather, Kristen, Philip and Hayden. And how can you not like bad boy Kadin. I love the actions and the plots its a fast pace and when you think you can relax there is something else coming to you, it's keep me sitting on the edge of my sit. Left me we so many questions that I hope will be answered. I can't have enough of Hayd ...more
Scott Colbert
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alec John Belle, author of Before I Break returns with the paranormal, young adult novel Forbidden Darkness. I was able to beta read this brisk upcoming book, and still impressed by Belle's abilities to create believable, likable characters.

Forbidden Darkness tells the story of 15 year old Heather who, after some frightening dreams, learns she will soon be a monster hunter. Filled with drama, suspense, romance and action, Forbidden Darkness is a great start to a series I'm very much looking forw
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Sheilah
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the author being only 17, I was not sure what to expect from this when I cracked it open the other night. But after having read The Duff, which was written by a 19 year old, I’m starting to ignore age.

I’m glad I did.

While it is a quick read (only taking an evening to complete), I have to say I was completely engaged with it the entire night. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale of Heather Hawkins Monster Hunter. Anything that can include monsters and romance and I usually will be likely to pick it
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Tonja Drecker
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is written by a teenager, and I don't think anyone could have hit the mark better than him. The characters are great, fitting to their age in every way possible. They're sympathetic, true to life, and simply right for this story and the intended audience. But it was the plot that really drew me in.

There are monsters. There's romance. And there's a ton of action, tension and danger. But even when one pushes all of this aside (not that one would want to because these things alone are fun
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Mindy
I love paranormal books and finding new mythos to explore is great. In this story there are Monsters, with a capital M, and monster hunters....and maybe something else. This story introduces us to Heather the next monster hunter, but she is just a normal kid, right? Well that seems to be the question of the day.

In this story Heather finds out that her mom and her best friend have been keeping secrets and she is really angry. However that’s not all that happens. You seriously have to read it fo
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Samantha Hanson
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book blew me away. It is so well written and the story is very captivating. I am excited to read more from Alec John Belle. This book does have a cliffhanger, which has me anticipating book 2. You should definitely put him on your one click list! #teamphilip :)
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Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, bullying, mental illness, among other teenage ...more
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