Friday, July 13, 2012

Darkness Descends: Children Of the Psi Book 2 By Kathleen Harsch Book Review

Darkness Descends: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller (Children of the Psi, #2)Darkness Descends: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller by Kathleen Harsch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date May 28, 2012 by CreateSpace

Warning…. You will be up so late reading this book. I could not put it down. I found myself hiding from the family to leave me alone already, and let me read!!  It’s even better than the first book, which I really, really liked. Cassie has grown and matured a lot in this one, and Will has much more to say, in fact, he takes over the reins on this one for the majority of the book. Which I LOVE By the way! I just love Will, he is a nice strong, and interesting character. We also get to find out about some more children of the psi. Some that have been around since the beginning of the first book, and a few new few new ones. I love how Will and Cassie seem to strengthen each other’s abilities, and that their abilities are growing too.

This book starts right were Dreaming Dangerously leaves off, at dream #12 that Cassie has, and the man that is dream stalking her.

I love that Ashley Wilder has a bigger role to play. Will finds out why she wears gloves all the time for instance. She has some secrets of her own.
Here is a quote from a mystery man, it’s from his point of view, and calls himself Phoenix:

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At first, he didn’t recognize them. He’s only seen Will from a distance, when he was with his grandfather in the shed the other night. He imagined the couple to be more ordinary, to avoid bringing attention to themselves. Instead, the two looked like they’d just walked out of Teen Beat magazine. She was all blonde hair and long legs, wearing some lacy blouse and skirt combo with boots, and he’s jeans and an Abercrombie t-shirt. A short bleached-blonde man arrived with them as well as Will’s grandfather, who carried himself, shoulders back, eyes darting around the room, always aware, always on guard, instinctively knowing where to find the exits.

Love this part, when they are getting some explanations for why they have these abilities.
Will’s POV, talking to Phoenix/Adam)

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“Your father programmed a protein that’s in our DNA?” Yamil asks. “Get outta here! How could he do that?”
“Nanotechnology,” I tell her (Will)
“Nano Whato?” Yamil asks. “Speak English!”
“It’s technology that’s super small. Atomic sized,” I explain.
Love the Nano Whato, lol, cracked me up. (Yamil is another psi child they find out about)
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“They’re doing that thing again,” Yamil says to Ashley.
“Yeah, where they stare at each other and mind-talk, so we can’t hear it.”

Love these guys; we get some cute funny parts like that from time to time, and some more danger and thrills in this book.
I love how this cover has a transparent photo of I am guessing Will, and the first book a transparent photo of Cassie. At first I did not see that in these covers, but finally noticed it.

So we have:

A tattoo guy mind stalking Cassie and controlling her body remotely.

He wants them to do something for him, which involves a kidnapping, which last time I check is illegal, and Cassie is having vision/dreams that are putting her inside a young girl.

Another mind-stalker which she calls a Dark presence.

Will does not trust this tattoo guy.

Will finds out he has more family that he never knew he had, and wishes they were not his family.

Will does something that will have you freaking out at the end. Big cliffhanger!

I can’t wait until the next book is out. I will be getting it right away.
A must read, anyone who likes a little paranormal with sci-fi will love this book.

Summary From Goodreads:

Will Rossi made two promises to his girlfriend, Cassie, to keep her secret and to keep her safe. But after discovering other psychic teens, he is determined to learn their origin, and when a dark presence threatens Cassie, he must decide to give up his quest or risk losing her.

Dreaming Dangerously: Children Of the Psi Book 1 review


  1. I think I might try Dreaming Dangerously. I've always found the idea of mind reading intriguing.

    1. Thank you for commenting. I hope you do try it out. If you do, let me know what you think at Michelle also posted about Dreaming Dangerously a day or so ago. She's done an excellent job here!
      Kathie Harsch

  2. Thanks for the review! I just downloaded Book 1! Have a great weekend! :D

    1. Thanks Liesel for buying Book 1! I hope you enjoy it!

    2. Glad you did, as you need to read book one, as it a build up to the amazing book two. I loved how the characters really grew over the 2 books, and more and more action comes into play. I can only imagine how great book 3 will be.

  3. Love the image of healing hands on the book trailer. Thanks for spotlighting.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Thanks Brandileigh,
      I love that option from You Tube because I got to pick which pic to use, and I loved this one. I hope you give the books a try.
      Kathie Harsch

  4. Thank you so much Michelle, for reading my books and giving such thorough reviews of them and including all of the information including book trailers, etc. You are awesome!!! I have to tell you that I'm having my first ever book signing tomorrow at Booksamillion in my home town. I am so psyched for it, and your review just makes me even more psyched!
    Kathie Harsch

    1. Thanks for the compliment, it was easy to do a good review as the books were so amazing. I am glad it has you looking forward to your signing. If I was in your home town, i would come to it, nothing better than getting a book signed by the author! I really look forward to book 3. I can't wait! Have fun at your signing. :)