Mini Book Review: Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty Dark Nothing #1) by Heather L Reid

Posted August 12, 2013 by Melissa in Book Review | 13 Comments

Title: Pretty Dark Nothing
Series: Pretty Dark Nothing #1
Author: Heather L Reid
Pages: 321
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
ISBN: 978-0985327811
Publication Date: April 23rd 2013
Available Formats: Paperback, E-Book
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon  | B&N | The Book Depository
Source: Publisher via NetGalley


It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

My Thoughts

Pretty Dark Nothing had me intrigued from the synopsis. I love paranormal romance and could not wait to dig into this one…sadly, although enjoyable, I didn’t feel that it lived up to its full potential. The writing style, though a bit simplistic was smooth. And the premise was sucked me right in. I had trouble liking the character of Quinn though. I understand that she was under a tremendous amount of pressure…not to mention that lack of sleep will make anyone crazy…but I still feel that she was too whiny and too caught up in the drama of High School love affairs rather than focussing on her real problems. The semi love triangle aggravated me to no end and I felt that it distracted from the best part of the book, when her paranoia and hallucinations and all of that should have been at the forefront. That said…I never once considered putting this one down as I still managed to be invested and interested until the end.

Was It Worth My Time?

3.5 Timepieces

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13 responses to “Mini Book Review: Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty Dark Nothing #1) by Heather L Reid

    • Melissa

      I definitely preferred Domino Falls…I doubt I’ll read the next book in the Pretty Dark Nothing series.

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