From Darkness

From Darkness

Sixteen-year-old Ari Wyndham has a secret. Her best friend, Alex, drowned at Stonehaven beach when she was nine, and nobody knows that Ari still blames herself for Alex?s death. When Ari is bitten by a tiger snake, a summoner is sent from the underworld to collect her. The summoner is Alex, who has spent the past seven years escorting souls to the underworld. They recognise Sixteen-year-old Ari Wyndham has a secret. Her best friend, Alex, drowned at Stonehaven beach when she was nine, an...

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Title:From Darkness
Author:Kate Hazel Hall
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1945053984
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:268 pages pages

From Darkness Reviews

  • Bmquiram
    Oct 09, 2020
    This easy to read story had my interst until well past the first 100 pages. I am not a fan of homosexual literature. It is against my beliefs but that doesn't mean it isn't part of reality. This book helps readers understand the insure of them selves emotions teens feel when ...
  • charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
    Jan 06, 2021
    Rep: wlw mc & li ...
  • Jenna
    Aug 13, 2020
    I had high hopes for this book--it's not every day you get modern sapphic Greek mythology books, which combine all of my favorite things together. From Darkness follows the life of Ari years after the tragic death of her best friend, Alex. Ari blames herself for Alex's death ...
  • Michelle Eastwood
    Dec 06, 2020
    Brilliant! ...
  • Evan
    Oct 27, 2020
    What a wonderful story - it takes you on a journey and I can't ask more than that. Ari is a 16 year old in a small Australian town. She has a baby sister on the way, a loving family, and a crushing amount of guilt. Her best friend drowned when they were young and she feels she ...
  • Chloe
    Oct 21, 2020
    3.5 stars (but I round down rather than up in my reviews) Thanks to NetGalley and Interlude Press for an ARC. Expected release: 3rd November 2020. In this debut novel, a young girl named Arielle is still struggling with the death of her best friend, who drowned in the ocean seve...
  • Caitlin
    Aug 27, 2020
    ?From Darkness? Thank you to Netgalley, Kate Hazel Hall and interlude press for an arc copy in exchange for an honest review. ? This story follows Ari, a 16 year old girl who lives in a small coastal town in Australia. When Ari was young, she and her best friend Alex were i...
  • Leah
    Sep 22, 2020
    An interesting take on the Underworld. While I liked the story, very well written, I didn't find it particularly compelling. Having said that, I think it is more my age. I do feel like the characters were human and captured in such a way to make them real and relatable. I would re...
  • Julia Ember
    Jul 27, 2020
    A really sweet sapphic portal fantasy tale about a girl living in the Australian countryside who must save her first love from the Greek underworld and fix the rift between the worlds! ...
  • Patrick Munnelly
    Oct 31, 2020
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  • Mer Mendoza (Merlyn’s Book Hoard)
    Sep 02, 2020
    From Darkness This fall has really been the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to excellent LGBTQIA+ new releases! Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to greatly enjoy Each of Us a Desert, by Mark Oshiro, The Bone Shard Daughter, by Andrea Stewart, The Dragon of...
  • Meg
    Dec 05, 2020
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  • Janna
    Jul 25, 2020
    plot: sixtenteen-year-old ari lost her best friend in the sea, when she was younger. the time she almost loses her life as well, however, she meets her once again. her life is saved, but that action unravels a whole new mystery: dark magic gets unleashed in ari's town and together...
  • Cindy Stein
    Dec 04, 2020
    The book opens on the anniversary of the drowning death of Ari's best friend Alex, a tragedy that occurred when Alex was 11 and Ari 9. Now Ari is 16 and still guilty about the death. When Ari walks barefoot outside and is bitten by a poisonous sake, a Summoner from the underworld ...
  • Jim Curtin
    Feb 09, 2021
    I enjoyed this one! The tie ins with Greek mythology were interesting, and made me want to read more on some of the characters that I didn't remember. I do think that the book wrapped up a bit too quickly after the climax, which felt off since a lot of the book was a slow build wi...
  • Brittney our.bookish.reads
    Dec 23, 2020
    This has taken a few days to write a review because of how astounding it is and I honestly had me at a loss for words. I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to read this phenomenal book, which is Kate's debut novel! What I liked about From Darkness: ? Fast-paced. ?...
  • Meredith
    Dec 27, 2020
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  • Aibhilin
    Jan 23, 2021
    From Darkness by Kate Hazel Hall tries its best to create a twisted tale of guilt, love, and greek myths set in Australia. What it instead does is waste a weekend of reading time, and make me genuinely mad at the protagonist. Most of my problems from this book arise from Ari's gen...
  • Juan Luis Villegas
    Aug 16, 2020
    Uno de los mejores viajes al inframundo ???? Ari y Alex son mejores amigas, de esas que son inseparables que se podran considerar ms que eso un amor casi de hermandad pero distinto. Un da Ari le pide a Alex que naden en el ocano cuando eran apenas un...
  • Lea
    Oct 16, 2020
    From Darkness is a wonderful novel that brings together all the elements I love; romance, magic, adventure, and there's some mythology thrown in too! The romance is a bit quick, BUT if you figure Ari has loved Alex for years, it makes it more believable. A good part of the novel t...
  • Emily
    Nov 12, 2020
    ?Seven years ago, two children tried to swim nearly a mile through rough seas to reach the shore. Only one child made it.? What an incredible debut novel, oh my goodness! There was sapphic goodness, Greek mythology, and all set on the Australian coast. This is definitely a new f...
  • Wayne Cook
    Jan 29, 2020
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  • Nicole
    Jul 17, 2020
    In From Darkness, Ari is struggling to move past the tragedy she experienced watching her best friend drown when she was young. She finds herself bit by a tiger snake, starting her possible descent into the underworld accompanied by her summoner. When things start to go sideways and a ...
  • Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)
    Nov 01, 2020
    You can read a longer review of this book over at my blog Do you want a sapphic portal fantasy that'll make you google pictures of sinkholes and recoil in horror? Here it is! This delightful debut novel has made me so excited to see what else Kate Hazel Hall will create. ...
  • Razthee Yakini
    Dec 24, 2020
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  • Moana
    Jan 27, 2021
    I absolutely loved this book, I couldn?t put it down. ...
  • Lyn Lea
    Feb 01, 2021
    Immersive descriptions of beautiful and terrifying landscapes. Two endearing, sometimes volatile, main characters with strong connections to place deal with adversity in ways that are oftentimes unpredictable and always interesting. A backdrop of care and love, amongst the fear and dan...
  • Mimi
    Feb 03, 2021
    There is not much bad stuff I want to say about this book, it was adventurous, smart cleverly written and had great diversity! I really liked the Australian setting for the first parts of the book as it was refreshing to not see another urban fantasy set in New York! ( don?t get me w...
  • Taylahwoolf
    Feb 10, 2021
    I'm a huge fan of sapphic romance which is also paranormal/supernatural and From Darkness did not disappoint! This is definitely one of my top ten picks for 2020, but I'm still cathcing up on my TBR from last year lol. This book is different to lots of other greek mythology i...
  • Theanticharles007
    Mar 04, 2020
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