I received a copy of REALM OF DARKNESS by C. F. Dunn from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth installment in the Secret of the Journal series.
It is a mixture of romance and fantasy, with Christian elements, all tied up with the perfect amount of creepiness. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It had all the mixings – likable characters, believable events, vivid setting, and catchy dialogue. It is an intelligent read that makes you think. I have gotten to enjoy the earlier installments, and I liked how some secrets are revealed in here, but you are kept wanting more! It is great that the sequels live up to the first book, unlike some series.
This book, in a nutshell, involves Emma preparing to marry Matthew. Emma strives to protect Matthew’s secret while someone from her past tries to sabotage them. I don’t want to give too much away. If you’ve read the other books, you won’t want to miss this one. If you haven’t read the other books, this one is still a treat, but I do feel they work better read in order.
REALM OF DARKNESS comes with my seal of approval and my recommendation.