Book Review: Eve of Darkness by: S.J. (Sylvia) Day


Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Tor Books

Publish Date: January 8, 2013

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can't forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She's been branded with the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons, Eve's former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor--and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

Now Eve has become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.


Review: Evangeline (Eve) Hollis is an interior designer, who is destined for much more. About ten years ago she had a one-night stand with one of the hottest and most dangerously alluring men she’d ever met. She’d tried to forget him over the years, but never quite could. Now she’s got her own career, her own place, and a great friendship with her elderly neighbor. Until she receives the Mark of Cain…then her life as she’s known it will be irrevocably altered. Marks are human sinners who are branded and drafted into the fight against Infernals. But what was Eve’s sin?

Now Cain (her one-night stand man) is back along with his just as alluring brother Abel to assist her through the changes of the Mark. Now Eve, who is an agnostic, is thrust into the world of angels, demons, and Marks. She has a lot to learn and a short time to do so, especially when she’s already caught the attention of some local Infernals…

Please note: This book contains graphic sexual situations.

I was quickly drawn into the new world in which Eve has found herself. The characters were well-developed and the world-building/mythology was very detailed. I especially enjoyed Eve and the many facets of her personality – from her relationships with her parents and her neighbor to her strength in the face of the previously unimaginable. The sex is beyond steamy, the action is intense, and the characters really crawl under your skin. This is the first in a series, so please be well-prepared for the cliff-hanger at the end! Thankfully all the books are out now, so you can jump right to the next one. Eve is definitely one Mark who is truly getting her education in a trial by fire. Especially when there are some new Infernals on the block and not everything is as it seems. I am super excited about how involved and captivating 'Eve of Darkness' is and anxious to see what the rest of this series will bring. Sizzling sex and urban fantasy…a compelling combination!

Marked series: Eve of Darkness (1), Eve of Destruction (2), Eve of Chaos (3), Eve of Warfare (3.25), Eve of Sin City (3.5)

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