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Dark Reflections

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Being possessed by a vampire sucks!

Alana Jones’s world has been completely turned upside-down after being bitten by a vampire’s reflection in a cursed mirror. Now she’s forced to stay in an abandoned Victorian inn on an isolated island off the west coast of Florida, where Alana lives a double life: one as herself and one as a vicious murderer. Over the past year, she has s
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published April 15th 2019
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Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Remember your place, Alana. This is no longer your body or your life. They’re both ours to share. However, I’m the more powerful one. The one with the control. Therefore, I will do as I please, and you—you should feel lucky I let you live at all.”

Whew! This was a wild ride. I really enjoyed this dark, intense story. I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it, but it definitely did not disappoint.

Alana is possessed by a vampire named Charissa who inhabits her body at night leaving a wake of
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
Alana is possessed by a vampire. Yep it was a new one for me too as most possession stories focus on spirits but I liked this take. The vampire, Charissa isn't exactly stable and is desperate to be free and doesn't care who she hurts *ahem* drinks and kills at night. Alana wakes up and is left to deal with the horrors and consequences of Charissa's actions.

Alana is feels a huge amount of guilt for Charissa's actions and struggles with what to do. When she wakes to find Charis
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can we please appreciate a good story-telling!!! I truly appreciate the author’s work, she literally delivered a great story about a vampire curse.

Alana is just an ordinary girl planning out what her future will be like, but she didn’t expect it to change right after she bought an ancient mirror from an estate sale, that happens to be haunted by an old vampire who were trapped in it. She tried to be normal—as normal as she can—but she knew better that the vampire who possessed her is far more st
Nerd Girl Vixen
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I saw the synopsis of this book and saw vampire. Done! I’m ready to read this book! Dark Reflections is about a young woman that had the misfortune of being possessed by vampire. The way in which she was possessed was interesting. The whole story was interesting. The author mixed folklore and history into the story. I thought it was a nice touch. The beginning was a bit slow. I felt some parts could have been left out but it doesn’t negatively impact the story. You follow Alana. Through all her ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very different vampire story

Kelsey Ketch had me hooked for beginning to end. Alana's life takes a turn for the worst when she doesn't heed a stranger's warning about an old mirror. She find herself cursed by the spirit of a vampire and doing things that make her stomach turn. Then the newest captive blood donor Cole begins to give her a reason to have hope again. Will they find a way to break the curse or will she end up killing Cole
A very unique take on vampires. One I greatly enjoyed. With just the right hint of Jekyll and Hyde that make things difficult for her victims/co-prisoners to understand her. I liked the bit of romance that was in this. It wasn't too far over the top. Although the attraction was a bit too strong early on. The one thing I couldn't really relate to was why non of the donors with her never question her about the personality difference. Or why she tries to pretend to be her accursed freeloader (you'l ...more
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Alana Jones buys an old mirror, when she gets it home she finds that the mirror is cursed. A vampire was trapped inside the mirror once upon a time. After bringing the mirror home she looks upon her reflection and sees the vampire and is bitten by the vampire and now she is possessed by the vampire in the mirror.

At night the vampire comes out to play and the next morning Alana wakes up covered in blood with no memory of the night before. Now Alana’s life is cursed. All she thinks about is all th
Jessica Belmont
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Kelsey Ketch, where has your writing been all of my life?!?!

Sheesh. I went into this expecting a vampire novel…and that is what I got, but I also got this incredibly weaved together story that blew my mind. Dark Reflections is unlike any vampire story I’ve read. There is this really interesting aspect of a curse, and a possession rather than a typical hottie vampire bites lonely girl scenario. I loved it. Watching Alana and Cole struggle to figure out how to handle this was really intense an
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
On her 18th birthday Alana decides to buy a mirror without suspecting that this would be the cause of her nightmares and her misfortunes in the future.a vampire, Charissa, lives in that mirror, who bites her and thus manages to gain control of her body. For a year Alana is locked up on an island while Charissa kidnaps and kills young men, leaving Alana cleaning up after her mess and feeling terribly guilty for her part in all of this. But Alana doesn’t know how to escape from this curse. One day ...more
Brandy Mulder
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book has an unusual twist to it. Alana's body is possessed by a vampire every night and she has no control and no memory of what happens. She is allowed one day off the island every so often to get food and supplies, and she has to pawn things off and try and sell her art for money. Her guilt over what the vampire has been doing is eating her up and she sees the ghosts of the "donors" that have been killed at the island when the vampire tires of them. When she wakes up to find Cole trapped ...more
Iona Caldwell
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I actually never read paranormal romance but this one definitely kept my interest for most of the book. I will confess to not finishing it BUT it was only because it is not my kind of story. However, I loved the unique take on the Vampire aspect and gladly recommend it to pnr readers of any kind.

It is a lovely, well-written novel with an interesting story. There are parts that dragged a bit and left me asking "why do we need to know every victim's backstory" but all in all, a definite recommenda
Linda Romer
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I really liked Dark Reflections. This New Adult dark fantasy is a thrilling tale of a young woman named Alana who becomes possessed by a Vampire. I liked the setting on a secluded Island in Florida in an Old Victorian Inn. The story is interesting and the murders gruesome. I liked the twist at the end. The characters were great. I'm looking forward to reading more from this Author.

I give Dark Reflections 4 stars for its thrilling read.
I would recommend this book to New Adult/Dark Fantasy/Psychol
Sophi Frost
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The simple act of buying a Civil War era mirror throws the main character into a nightmarish existence.
This novel moves away from the conventional conceptions of Vampirism and takes it to a whole new level. The novel puts the main character, Alana in an impossible situation. She needs to deal with her own survival on an undiscovered island and take on the responsibility for another's despicable actions. There is little hope of being found much less saved.

The novel is fast paced and exciting. I
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Looking for a dark, different kind of vampire story? 

When a girl buys a haunted mirror, she is thrown into a curse that begins to possess her. There is an essence of horror in this book that I absolutely loved reading! 

But she isn't physically bitten as most vampire stories tend to adapt, instead, it's her reflection that takes the hit. And from there we are thrown into a growing darkness. 

Perfect for your Fall TBR, this book deserves every inch of the 4 out of 5 stars. I felt just as possessed
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I first picked up this book, I knew it could go either way. It could be amazingly awesome, or just totally hit the mark. In actuality, this book was phenomenal! I wrote more in my blog right after reading it. ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book, it was dark and twisted and I really enjoyed it! Loved dealing with Alana's struggles with the actions her vampire controller was doing, because they were pretty horrible! Really great read!
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the story. It captured me from the beginning and kept me reading. I like how much thought and research Kelsey puts into her stories.
Kelsey Ketch
Dec 31, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dark Reflections was an emotional roller coaster to write. The concept started as a “what if” question on a road trip toward Pinehurst, North Carolina. “What if someone could be possessed by a vampire?” A difficult question when most legends describe vampires as soulless creatures. But combining that question with the history and practices of both Conjure and American Voodoo, the novel blossomed into an exciting psychological thriller.

There were other aspects I pulled into the novel as well. For
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Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

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