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The Darkness

(Bulwark Anthology #8)

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Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.

Bulwark, a quiet town... or is it? Four best friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can deal with that though, the four frie
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Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Brittney Leigh (first published March 15th 2019)
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Miranda Reads
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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After all, every town has its secrets.
Sophie, an aspiring high school reporter, has always known her town was a bit odd...but she's never had the proof until now.

High school students are missing and yet no one wants to look into where they went. Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands - after all:
This was a real story! A real mystery.
And soon the clues pile up left and right.

Chris, a longtime crush of Sophie's, is one of the first ones to open up about what
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Bookread2day
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Darkness by Brittney Leigh is the Eighth volume of the Bulwark Anthology. I have read in a total of three paperbacks within the Bulwark Anthology series and enjoyed them all. What I particularly liked about The Darkness is that it's set as Dear Diary, with each chapter being a different date of Dear Diary from September 15th up to October 31st. The story is about four friends, at Bulwark high school who are, Sophie, Scott, Chloe and Chris. Do you believe in spells? Look out! I think a spell ...more
Grady
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Local tribe protesting Bulwark High School being built on sacred Indian ground’

Brittney Leigh steps into the literary circle with a book that suggests she has true promise as an author. THE DARKNESS is the eighth volume in the Bulwark Anthology, an impressive collection of authors responding to the paranormal thriller BULWARK by the well-known and respected author Carole Roman.

While Brittney’s story is focused on the small town of Bulwark and its inhabitants and dark mysteries, the technique s
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Sherry Fundin
Bulwark is a small town, where everything revolves around football. I lived in Alabama for a while and they are some of the most avid fans I have every seen, so I can easily relate to this.

The Darkness by Brittney Leigh is written like a diary. from Sophie’s perspective.

Meeting Sophie, I feel, is going to be a real hoot. She did put a smile on my face early on, so I am eager to see what kind of trouble will seek her out.

And…it being Bulwark, I knew the trouble would be of a paranormal kind.

Secre
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Rabid Reader
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Darkness is an enjoyable story with traces of mystery, horror, fairytale, time travel and coming of age. I enjoyed the “dear diary” type of writing, it suited the character and reinforced the high school setting of the book. The author captured the drama of high school and melded it well with the supernatural aspects of the story. Her characters had realistic teen reactions and it was easy to like them. This is a stand-alone novella but it still melds well with other stories in the anthology ...more
Jamie Jack
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-2019, paranormal
This is my third book in the Bulwark anthology, and it is certainly different from the ones by Brit Lunden. This is actually a YA novella. We see Bulwark through the eyes of a teenager keeping a diary. Strange things are afoot at Bulwark’s high school, including a peculiar smell coming out of a locker. What's going on at the high school?

This book had me for the first 20%, as I thought, finally, I had found an author who could do diary format correctly. I'm always a bit disappointed when authors
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Robert Yokoyama
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like the structure of this book. It is presented as a collection of diary entries. It reflects the life of a teenage girl named Sophia. I liked reading about her feelings for boys because it sounded realistic, but I also love the fact that she loves to write. This character resonates with me because I also enjoy writing. The Darkness centers around the disappearance of a teenage boy and the mysterious things that happen in the fictional town of Bulwark in Georgia. Every character and every ele ...more
Beth
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-2019
This is book 8 in the Bulwark anthology. This is the story of Sophia writing diary entries about what is going on at high school. At first it seems innocent enough. She is writing about her friend, Chloe, and her crush, Chris. But then Chris and Chloe tell her about some weird stuff going on and they find out their school was built on an Indian burial ground. They team up with Chris' friend Scott and try to find a missing boy. I enjoyed it and I look forward to more in the anthology about Bulwar ...more
Suzanne
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
The Darkness features a star athlete, a reporter for the school newspaper, and their two best friends. The teens are pulled into a mystery that stretches back to the founding of the town. When football player Chris asks Sophia for help, she agrees because he is really cute and she is really curious. It seems that some of their classmates have been disappearing - and Chris hears the voice of one of them coming from inside his locker. With some research and a visit to Sophia's grandmother, they le ...more
Billie
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.

Bulwark, a quiet town... or is it? Four best friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can deal with that though, the four friends then stumble upon Bulwarks darkest secrets when a spell is cast on Bulwark High. Students have been disappearing and no o
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Claudia
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, I really like the structure of this one. 'Dear Diary', indeed :P The format is liberating, as allows the narrator to avoid trying to be anything but who she really is, all her feelings unfiltered and out on the open.

I really enjoyed the way the four friends interact, and how Sophie's rose-tinted vision of Chris changes as we advance into the story.

And the constant thread of missing children is also present here, and the teenagers are decided to find what's really going on.

A very enthralling
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Scarolet Ellis
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Darkness: A Bulwark Anthology (Book 8) by Brittney Leigh is an awesome story that I have read. This is book number eight in this awesome series that I hav really enjoyed reading. If you love reading mysteries, fantasy and small town romances than this story is definately for you.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oliver
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A refreshing read. The style reminds me of a Goosebumps book with more teenage situations in it.
Tina
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. One you will come back to again to read. One of my favorites. Can't wait to read more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lynn Hall
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Not to bad..yet not that hooking feeling you get when you just cant put the book down. Written in a diary form is kinda ehh to me. Not really a story per sey when it tells just what was or happened in that day. Smelly lockers, voices coming from lockers at school. Finding out and doing research of the town of Bulwark to see why so much is going on and not talked about. School kids in search of answers and their missing friend. Think could have been a bit more to the story then just ending at meo ...more
Barbara Ann
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the eighth book in the Bulwark anthology series. It is quite different from the rest because the plot centers around four best friends who are all seniors in Bulwark High School.

Fans of this series are familiar with the strange happenings in and around Bulwark. These four friends accidentally come up against some really strange happenings when a spell cast on the high school leads to the disappearance of many of its students. A curfew is in place; parents and students alike are at their
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Chelsea
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was slightly different from the other Bulwark Anthologies I’ve read, as it was written in diary form from the POV of a local high school student. I love books written in diary form, so that was a big plus. I also enjoyed the look at history the book provided, and the characters were realistic enough. I definitely felt the teenager vibe in the entries, which was great. They were dry at all. My only major issues with the story was that (A) it seemed a little rushed, and (B) there were a ...more
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Brittney Leigh is gracing the Bulwark anthology as a debut author. She is a proud graduate of SUNY Old Westbury College, with a bachelors degree in Media & Communications. Gifted in singing, acting, and dancing, she finds her voice reaches its highest ground in writing. She resides in Long Island where the darkness of New York City comes to sleep. ...more

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