The Sweetest Dark

  • by Shana Abe
  • Narrated by Bianca Amato, Elizabeth Sastre, Rich Orlow
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems. England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny. Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly Great!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Accents! I love listening to books where the characters have any sort of accent; I have a really hard time imagining the accents myself. :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending. (Don't want to give anything away)

Any additional comments?

I really only bought this book because I'd received it's sequel from the publisher for reviewing purposes. (And I cannot read a second book before the first) I started the Sweetest Dark not knowing what it was about and I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

So many of the YA books out right now are so similar, (don't get me wrong, I still enjoy them!), but this one just pulled me right into the story. I felt like I was there with the characters, and that's what made it stand out to me. That feeling is what keeps me reading!

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- Tabitha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books