Running in the Dark by Inger Iversen
(Running in the Dark #1)
Publication date: February 8th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
He is known only as Trace—because he leaves no trace of his victims behind.
A deadly Russian slayer, Trace’s life has always revolved around death. Death, and preventing humankind from learning about the legendary creatures of the night. But now his position as a Watcher has become a prison, and dealing death for the Vampire Nation isn’t as prestigious as he once believed it to be.
College dropout Bessina Darrow has witnessed things she isn’t permitted to see, a simple case of wrong place at the wrong time putting her life in danger. When Bessina becomes his new mark, Trace is prepared to eliminate her—until he discovers a way out for them both.
Protecting Bessina means defying the leaders of the Nation, an act that has them both running for their lives. The more Trace fights to disappear from danger, the more he unravels the secrets crafting his world—secrets he must unveil in order to finally save a life, instead of destroy it. Okay , I can do that.
I was given this book for a review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with the book
Running in the Dark by Inger Iversen starts out with Bessina trying to get to her aunts house when she witnesses something that no human has ever got to witness and live. When vampires decide that the end of their lives are near they sacrifice themselves to the sun. When she sees their burning bodies, Trace knows what must happen, She must die. Being a watcher, someone who makes sure that humans don't see anything they shouldn't in the vampire world, Trace knows that the sooner she dies the better. When they meet sparks fly, and he knows he must protect her all costs. With Trace and Bessina both now wanted they must run. Will they ever get to stop running for their lives? What underlying enemies lurk in the most normal of places? Can love really conquer all?
To be brutally honest, the synopsis is the best part of the book. It has the plot and potential to become an excellent read, but the way it was written it couldn't hold my interest. The most action packed scenes were just boring in the literature. As a writer, you need to keep your audience captivated and wanting more, not wanting the book to end already. I couldn't picture the characters in the book, just a general description, and very well couldn't connect with them on any level. I felt it was a huge let down. Others may be head over heals in love with it, but as for me, I wasn't impressed at all.
Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.