Review ~ The Darkness Within Us by Tricia Levenseller

Posted July 5, 2024 by Melissa in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ The Darkness Within Us by Tricia LevensellerThe Darkness Within Us by Tricia Levenseller
Narrator: Caitlin Davies
Published by Macmillan Audio on July 9, 2024
Genres: Fantasy Romance
4 Stars
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Chrysantha Stathos has won.

By hiding her intelligence and ambition behind the mask of a beautiful air-headed girl, she has gathered important secrets, earned her father’s constant care, and become a wealthy duchess—all by age nineteen. Now, she is only one elderly, dying duke away from having all the freedom, money, and safety she’s ever wanted.

Or so she thought.

Turns out her little sister somehow snatched the true victory away from her: Alessandra is wedding the Shadow King, the most powerful man in the world. Meanwhile, after the death of Chrysantha’s no-good, lecherous husband, a man claiming to be the duke’s estranged grandson turns up to inherit everything that should be hers.

Chrysantha is enraged. There is no way that she’s going to let some man take everything from her. Never mind that he’s extremely handsome and secretive and alluring with mysterious powers… No, Chrysantha wants Eryx Demos dead, and in the end, a Stathos girl always gets what she wants.

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The Darkness Within Us is book 2 in The Shadows Between Us series. While the first book’s leading characters were Alessandra and the Shadow King, this book revolves around Alessandra’s older sister, Chrysantha. This is such an entertaining read, you will not want to put it down. Also, I have to mention that the cover lover in me adores this book cover and sprayed edges. It is such a gorgeous book, the publisher did an amazing job. I am eagerly awaiting my hardback copy to come in.

Chrysantha Stathos has finally gotten what she has always wanted, her freedom. Her elderly and sickly husband is dead, and she is now the dowager, the lady of the house. Everything was going splendidly until a man shows up claiming to be the duke’s grandson and that everything belongs to him now. Chrysantha will not go down without a fight, she has earned this and she will stop at nothing to get it. Sparks are flying, and I could not get enough of it.

This book turned Chrysantha’s character around and showed us why she is the way she is. She gets good character growth and tries to make up for past wrongs. I loved the tension between them, it did feel a bit like enemies to lovers, which I am a huge fan of. All in all, I’d recommend this to lovers of fantasy romance.