Review – In the Dark of Light by Bettina Melher @bettinamelher

Book & Author Details:

In the Dark of Light  (Light Keeper’s Trilogy #1) by Bettina Melher
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

dark-of-lightA dark secret, a chilling past, and a terrifying future.

When Victoria discovers a shocking secret at her grandmother’s funeral, everything she has ever known is suddenly thrown into question.

As she hunts for the truth about her family’s past, she finds herself caught in an ancient battle between the world of light and the world of shadows.

But it’s only when Liam, a new student at her school, falls into the clutches of evil itself, that Victoria realises just how dangerous her newfound knowledge really is.

Victoria must stop the evil forces before it’s too late.

 IN THE DARK OF LIGHT is a spellbinding young adult novel with magic, mystery, and a touch of romance. If you’re a fan of witchcraft, demons, and the world of the paranormal, then this book is for you.


You know, this isn’t bad.  It really isn’t.  There are elements of it that are … slightly too good to be true in the context of the story, and the way that the resolution plays out. But, overall, I enjoyed it. The swapping of the POV worked very well and heightened the tension, particularly since, as the reader, you knew precisely what was happening, even if Victoria and Liam didn’t.

Definitely a promising start to the series. I am interested to see how the plot and the characters develop.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.



purchase links

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About the author

I grew up in the outskirts of Vienna, Austria. I always loved to read and secretly wondered what life as a writer was like. It wasn’t until my late teens that I dreamed of writing a book myself and in 2012 I could no longer ignore that dream. Just over a year later my first novel was born.

Thinking the traditional publishing route was the only way to go, I spent weeks researching how to prepare my manuscript for submission to the big publishers. Then something wonderful happened – during my research I stumbled across the world of indie authors. I was excited about the fact that I could publish my novel all on my own. I learned everything I could find about indie publishing and prepared my first novel for the virtual bookshelves. Since then I have also published a collection of short stories and I’m currently finishing my YA urban fantasy trilogy.

I enjoy reading and writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. I love everything to do with aliens, demons, the paranormal and the unexplained, ancient mysteries, and pretty much anything else that’s strange or just out of the ordinary.

I live with my husband on the Gold Coast in Australia. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, going for long walks on the beach, or I’m busy untangling the many story ideas inside my head.

I hope to inspire and help others on their writing and publishing journey.

If you have any questions about my writing or publishing process, please feel free to send me an email.

author links

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