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Three teenagers.
One witch.
Twelve souls.

Harvey Anderson always knew the universe was against him, but there’s a lot of stuff he never expected to happen, like having a crush on the most popular girl at school, and then falling into a giant hole in the middle of nowhere with her. And if that wasn’t enough, somehow they managed to release a soul-sucking, ancient witch as we
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Published October 2017 by K.A. Last
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Louisa
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dark and magical journey

Beautiful written story that I read in one sitting. While it's a Young Adult book the darker themes make it geared to the older readers able to deal with death of friends and loved ones. Harvey is in year 11 and on school camp with his Best friends Jack and Toni. When he's paired with Toni, Greg and Lian for orienteering, little did they know things would go terribly wrong. After Harvey gets stuck in hole with Toni and Lian, they stubble across a book, box and pentagra
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Debbie Eyre
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love a good YA scary read then this is the book for you! It’s well written and got witches, magic and death. There’s action, drama, excitement and enough twists and turns to have you on the edge of your seat! Great scary story ready for Halloween.
Jackie
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the book, so appropriate for Halloween 🎃 Creepy at times, but great anyway and not to be missed by anyone. Received an ARC and definitely ready for more by this outstanding author.
Kaye
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ONE HEART STOPPING THRILL RIDE!!!
Don't walk, run! Last hit the jackpot with this action packed, hard hitting, pulse racing, heart pounding, ass kicking, adrenaline pumping, nailbiting, page flipping bombshell, hooks you from the start and reels you in for the duration. Anarchy, escapades and havoc run amuck, kicking this gem into a tailspin with a life-changing culmination. Locked and loaded this baby goes off without a hitch, rolling with the drama, intrigue, turmoil, danger, spiraling suspense
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Billie
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Three teenagers.
One witch.
Twelve souls.
Harvey Anderson always knew the universe was against him, but there’s a lot of stuff he never expected to happen, like having a crush on the most popular girl at school, and then falling into a giant hole in the middle of nowhere with her. And if that wasn’t enough, somehow they managed to release a soul-sucking, ancient witch as well. So yeah, there’s that. You’d think it’d be pretty hard to beat, but knowing Harvey’s luck, it’s about to get a whole lot wo
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Marjorie
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
For a kid who learned everything he know about witches from scary movies on TV, Harvey seems oblivious to the fact that he stumbled into a very similar story himself. Good thing his best friend Toni and his crush Lian are there to help him figure it out. This starts out as a campy YA novel, but quickly turns dark and creepy. By the time the kids figure out what it happening it is a race to stop the incredible evil they accidentally awoke. And even if they figure it out, do they have the power to ...more
bebe
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can definitely see this become a movie for even a Series. This book have so many Twist and turns that it was very very riveting. Reading this book reminded me a lot of when I was watching Buffy the vampire slayer and her gang. You had the jock then you have the popular girl then you had the which and then you have the unpopular boys. Together they all brought something special to defeating this which and also to breaking this crazy century year old curse. I love that when I read this book I re ...more
sherri jones-teachout
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A spirit wanting to be free, death, friendship tested, new friends made. On a High School field trip, Harvey, Lian, Toni, and Greg are paired up and they get lost in the woods, fall through a hole in the ground and end up in a large cavern. But while waiting to be rescued they find a box, a witche’s book, and a magical knife. And what they let lose will haunt them, kill friends and loved ones, and they will grow close. Because before that day Toni and Harvey were the nerds and Lian and Greg were ...more
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3.5 Stars rounded up.

Mayhem fraught with peril for these teenager who release a darkness they didn’t know existed.

Magic, learning and young love build while they fight to put back the evil that crawled out and is reeking havoc on their lives.

As a hardcore romance reviewer I love diving into a great YA read and enjoying the refreshing words and innocence. This is one of those reads. I loved Harvey with his awkward ways and naive mind.

I would have loved some more at the end and the emotions expe
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Shelly Hardy
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
K. A. Last makes her characters come to life, and makes you want to get to know more about them. To root for them and hurt for them. This is a story that brings the IT crowd and the nerds together to fight for their lives and the lives of their friends and loved ones against an ancient evil. An evil that they have to come together and banish or die trying.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marilyn Smith
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love scary stories then this one will be one that you’ll enjoy! It has a witch and spells and death. There are twists and turns and things happening that will,keep you read to see what will happen next! This would be a great storyline for a Halloween adventure! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
A great story spooky story. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and how the story twisted and turned. It reminded me of a horror movie that you watch on Halloween.
It flowed well and the characters were entertaining and enjoyable to read.
I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a ya spooky story.
I voluntarily reviewed an arc from the author.
Susan
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
What starts out as every bad horror decision people ever make when faced with adversity, turns into a hell of a story that's fast-paced as well as full of drama. This scary story will have you on the edge of your seats as you follow three teenagers as they struggle with life and death. ...more
Rose Brown
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chillingly Good!
Magical mayhem abounds in “The Lovely Dark” by K.A. Last. This chillingly creepy tale will have you looking over your shoulders every night.
I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily
Mary
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a school project gone horribly wrong! This book was so good it had me on the edge of my seat for most of it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oksana
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
A spooky, creepy, and scary fast paced book that will make you look at the calendar because it feels like it's Halloween after reading it. I'm looking forward to more books by this author.
*I've received a Advanced Review Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
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Deb
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining story that was enjoyable to read. The twists and turns, the darkness and intrigue, and the suspense and great characters made for a good story.
Erin
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good story with lots of adventure and twists and turns. Enjoyable characters written into this story
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Veronica Prowant
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a unique and wild ride. The MC is quirky and odd. The story starts off at a pace that let's you get to know all the important characters. The plot is smooth, and keeps the reader guessing. Well done! ...more
Vivienne Fraser
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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When I was a teenager I loved reading scary stories, but I lost that love a little as I grew older. The Lovely Dark by indie author K.A. Last may just have gotten me back in the groove!

Some time ago I reviewed K.A.Last's first book Fall for Me  as my first ever review of an indie author, and I had a lot of fun reading that book and trying a new genre. That she has written and published other books in the interim really show in her new book about three teens who fall down a hole while on school c
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Cassandra Page
I was lucky enough to nab an ARC (advanced reader copy) of The Lovely Dark, which is scheduled for release later this month -- just in time for Halloween. The release date is particularly appropriate, because this story is atmospheric and occasionally creepy as all get out. I was reading it in an empty house when the sun was going down, and brr!

The story starts with Harvey, his best friend Toni, and popular girl Lian as they get lost orienteering in the Aussie bush on school camp (who hasn't don
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K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with ...more

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