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As for my review - Token of Darkness gets 5 Tiaras and while I was given a copy of the book from the publisher, it was so that I could give an accurate and honest opinion.
Token of Darkness
By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Publisher - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages - 208
Level - YA
My Thoughts -
I just recently had the absolute pleasure of reading 'Token of Darkness" and I highly recommend you do the same! Ameilia Atwater-Rhodes tells a story that's not only what one might call a page-turner, fun, and frightening, but above all else, unique. I couldn't wait to find out what happened with Cooper the once football star on the mend since he awoke in the hospital after being in a terrible car accident where he just escapes death. By his side, a beautiful girl -- Samatha; and right away you're thinking, his girlfriend, possibly a cheerleader. But, that's not the case. Even though Samantha does sit by his side and cheer him every step of the way. She tells him he can do anything. And when the pain gets to be too much, she reminds him that he's the kind of guy that doesn't give up. Always with him through every step of him getting better. Cooper fully believes that Samantha is a huge part of just why he's making his way back.
He wants Samantha to have her one wish too. Why shouldn't she have it? She's helped him, she's been by his side and done everything in her power to keep him alive and well. But, how do you save "a tired spirit" -- one that appeared by his side and hasn't left. The truth is, I don't think Cooper wants her to leave. There are several problems Cooper has to overcome to help his dear friend. Samantha knows there just HAS to be a way to get her back into a body, to live again, to be human; but how? There are so many questions left unanswered, important questions, like how she died, who she was before and oh no memory of anything. The only thing she knows more than her belief in Cooper is that she really wants a body and to live again.
Cooper runs into a whole group of interesting characters along the way. You know, the next leg of his journey, which would be the way to get Samantha a body. He begins his investigation in the occult section of the library and it's there he meets a group of people that know Brent may be in more danger than he realizes. A a non-stop ride from page one, "Token of Darkness" has it all.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes deserves high honors with "Token of Darkness". Other than my above review, I can only explain it in two words "Uniquely Addictive".
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