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For fans of Stephenie Meyer comes a chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page.Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, grotesque creatures snatched her best friend Elliot and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot’s whereabouts remainsFor fans of Stephenie Meyer comes a chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page.Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, grotesque creatures snatched her best friend Elliot and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot’s whereabouts remains a mystery. Traumatized by her ordeal, Sam finds it hard to make friends. She is mistrustful of authority and changed schools more times than she cares to remember. To her, the world is cruel and unforgiving. Then she meets the enigmatic Lee Weaver. With his gorgeous face and magnetic presence, he turns heads wherever he goes. Sam has never wanted anyone as much as she wants Lee, but there are things about the alluring stranger that don’t add up, leading Sam to ask unsettling questions about her past. Soon she discovers the boy of her dreams is keeping a terrible secret: one that threatens to destroy everything Sam holds dear . . .Super Dark is a seductive love story that will keep you guessing right until the final page ......

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Super Dark Reviews

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-04-08 03:55

    Super Dark (Super Dark #1) by Tanith Morse is a book I picked up thinking it might be a comedy judging the cover of the book. Well, it is not. I liked it despite it not being a comedy. It was an odd book, not in a bad way, just unique. I liked that. No, there were not vampires but.... It was good and creepy in a weird way. It is a good read but it was cliff hanger, ugh. I would have given it 4 stars but cliff hangers really rub me raw so I am giving it 3.

  • Allison
    2019-04-03 23:55

    Awful. **************Spoilers Ahead*********************I will admit when you FINALLY learn the secret behind the abduction and what happened to Elliot, that storyline was interesting. The way how the story unfolded was not. Sam maybe the most awful thing in this story. She's just so boring. And I'm not promoting violence but the whole time I was reading, I was wishing something would take her out. For a girl who was kidnapped once, you'd think she'd be smarter. For instance, she knows a dark tinted car has been following her (there was even a car chase scene!) and she thinks its a great idea to just walk over and knock on the window by herself when no other people are around. And Lee! There are all these warning signs that Lee is lying to her. That he's not who he says he is. That she hardly knows him. That he's a tool. But she's willing to over look it and go off by herself to his apartment and not tell anyone her whereabouts (and she lets him know that no one knows where she is!) to let him draw her. Honestly, she needs an Law & Order:SVU marathon to knock some sense into her. Overall on the Book: Meh. However, I'm glad it was just a kindle freebie and I didn't waste any money. Just my time. :/

  • Amelia
    2019-04-18 22:55

    3.5 starsI wasn't expecting much from Super Dark. It was free, the cover somewhat cheesily featured a pentagram, it was advertised as for fans of Twilight... I'd be lying if I said I had high hopes. But you know what? I was wrong. Super Dark was well written, with rounded, believable characters with authentic voices - something depressingly rare in YA - and an interesting story line. Not to mention, no insta-love, no Mary Sues, no too-stupid-to-live characters, no teenagers who talk like they're forty-five, no slut-shaming... There were only two flaws that I noticed. Firstly, the main plot twist was obvious to me just from reading the synopsis. You'd think this would be a major deal breaker but actually the story was interesting enough and enough questions were left unanswered that it was still a real page turner. The other issue is something small, and more puzzling than anything else. I noticed certain Americanisms within the text. Apartment, sidewalk and soda are the only words that come to mind, although there were a few others, including Sam's mother suggesting she get some pepper spray. (Pepper spray is illegal in the UK). This is hardly a major flaw, merely something I am confused by as Tanith Morse is apparently a Londoner. If anyone reads this and has any insight, do let me know as I am quite perplexed!All things told, Super Dark is rather enjoyable, especially if you can snag it for free. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the next one.

  • Karen Barber
    2019-04-01 21:57

    A freebie, and I really wasn’t sure what to make of this.The story begins with our narrator at seven. While out trick-or-treating with her best friend, Elliot, they are kidnapped. Sam is released.10 years on Sam is getting on with her life. There’s no sign of Elliot and everyone is convinced he’s dead. The book is pretty slow initially. Sam is caught up in the excitement of meeting new boy Lee. There’s a definite attraction, but he’s hiding something and Sam doesn’t like not knowing what’s happening.As the book progresses we put a couple of things together. It goes pretty much where we’re expecting , but then there’s some crazy weird stuff that comes out of the blue. I found this just odd, but it does lighten up what is basically a neither here-nor-there read.

  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    2019-04-10 02:47

    Thought I have to say. I am not a Stephenie Meyer fan, but I still really enjoyed did this! I needed something different and this was it for me.Bad memories follow Sam Harper and that night ten years ago on Halloween when grotesque creatures kidnapped her and her best friend Elliot. Somehow Sam managed to escape with her life, after her best friend pleaded for the Gruesome two to let her go if he went willingly with them. After a decade of police investigation and no signs of Elliot, his status remains a mystery.Sam's parents are now divorced, and she lives with her mom who does her best to provide for the two of them. Unfortunately Sam also moves around a lot, and has a hard time due to her past making friends or trusting authoritative figures.I must say I kind of liked Sam. Her past haunts her so she has a really hard time letting people in and feels that people will recognize that girl from the news, the girl who survived while her best friend was still missing. She is kind of hard headed and sometimes set in her own ways. The relationship with her mother made me happy at first, cause for once her mother looked like an active adult in a YA novel. Of course later in the book things get weird and her mothers attitude seems to sway a little.Anyway, Sam meets this mysteries art student Lee Weaver and she is instantly drawn to him. But not like insta-love lure, more of a thing were she just wants him to notice her. Lust. Unfortunately for Sam, her new friend Becky is like seriously obsessed with him (to the point where it just got downright annoying). Lee of course has his eye on one person and that happens to be Sam. As alluring and gorgeous as the boy is, there are stuff in his life that don't add up and make Sam question Lee Weaver and what he is hiding.Great book, it had everything I wanted. A good love story, paranormal, and mystery! I have to say, by 50% I kind of knew a little of what was going on but the ending was different and surprising for me. I liked Frasier, one of Sam's friends - he had a great personality, very unique and different. Becky I could have went without, she seemed a little ditzy and a little too obsessed over a guy she only saw twice and had no way of contacting when he kept blowing her off. And Lee, I really liked Lee even thought he made me want to throttle him at times when he treated Sam a bit bad. I couldn't help but feel drawn to her and wanted to hear his story.Well crafted! Kept he hooked until the very end.. No seriously.. I finished this book in one day, I wanted to know what happened. The book ended on a small cliff-hanger and left me wanting more. I believe the series is finished, so hopefully I can look into getting the next book as well!

  • Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
    2019-03-28 03:02

    Going into this book I had no idea what it was about. The blerp didn’t give much away except that there were things that went bump in the night, monsters, and some relation to a disappearance a long time ago.. Maybe? MehEither way I picked it up and I was pleasantly surprised. The monsters where not what I excepted, at all! Refreshing to say the least. There were things i didn’t like as well but they were not so bad to overshadow the good. Mostly little things like some specific reactions & behaviours. What i liked: - That it takes place in London: Yes, there are indeed other places besides the US. I know it’s really hard to write about places you haven’t even visited, let alone lived in, but come on. - The MC, Samantha a.k.a Sam is relatable: She is level headed in this first instalment and i found myself really liking her attitude at regular intervals. Sarcastic and she knew when to speak, not always but hey, no one is perfect. I don’t know about you but i find it amazing to have any character, let alone the MC, say what she means, when she wants to or be sarcastic more than a couple of times. - The pace: It could seem slow to most and it did for me too for the first 2 chapter. But by the end of it you come to appreciate it immensely. It builds the world and the situations quite well and you never feel rushed, not in this one. Chapters are looong though, really looong, but not a big deal. - NO INSTA-LOVE: Yes you read that right! No insta-love. It did have some inta-lust but i didn’t mind it that much since it’s actually part of actual life. - Side Characters: Frasier. He is amazing. ‘Nuff said.I didn’t like the love interest in this book. His behaviour is unacceptable at best and we don’t even know anything about him, i mean nada! Even though we do learn quite a few about him in a plot twist near the end of the book (about 70-75% in) it still didn’t do it for me. His behaviour is justified yes but for me something is still iffy. Over all this book was a pleasant surprise and a nice change of pace for me. It was a fun read and even though it seemed slow it passed really quickly. Let’s just hope it keeps up this refreshing attitude.

  • Momma
    2019-04-04 05:37

    *Spoiler Alert* I gave fair warning, now I'm just going to tell it like it is. I felt that Super Dark was well written, plenty of mystery and intrigue. Childhood best friends Sam & Elliot were kidnapped one Halloween evening by two scary creatures. When Elliot promises to do anything if they let Sam go, she is released while he is taken and never heard from again. Sam has quite a bit of guilt dealing with not only losing her best friend but feeling responsible for his kidnapping. She moves around a lot and struggles with depression and being a loner. She doesn't like the attention everyone gives when they figure out who she is and want to question her about the kidnapping. Finally she meets Becky & Fraiser who become her best friends. Friends who know her secret but respect that she can't talk about it and treat her like a normal person. Enter- Lee. While, to me, it was completely obvious that Lee was really Elliot in disguise, it was still interesting waiting to see why he hid his identity and how Sam would react when she finally figured it out. So many other twists and turns and we haven't even gotten to the paranormal stuff yet! I will warn you that Super Dark ends with a cliff-hanger, so be prepared to want to buy the next in the series immediately!Overall- Super Dark was a well written engrossing story. Once you start it, you'll want to keep reading thru every twist and turn to find out what will happen next! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

  • Mikaela Douglas
    2019-03-30 01:36

    *sigh* Look, I really liked the idea of this trilogy but it was so bland.I mean the idea was magnificent with the creatures and the hidden village, but to me Sam was a very unlikable character, I found her very basic ( oh I love him! Oh wait he's changed don't come near me or touch me) perhaps I'm missing something but I liked her in the beginning but as the trilogy continued I really disliked her I mean the whole "kill your father or we're done" business as well as the "well you're unattractive at the moment and Faine looks alright, why don't I just drool over him in front of you" made me just bored of her and her selfishness. On the upside the idea of the novels was great, I enjoyed the little surprises ( Elliot being a slutty man beast) but it definitely could've been written better!!

  • Kate
    2019-04-22 01:41

    Ten years ago, Sam escaped being kidnapped along with her friend Elliott, all because Elliott begged the kidnappers to let her go. Elliott was never found. Now Sam is starting at a new school and the first new friend she makes, Becky, only seems to be interested in her because of her dark past. One day, while working on a school project, Becky approaches a hot guy in the library. Lee is enigmatic and though popular Becky is hurling herself at him, he seems more interested in Sam. After an incident at a party, Frasier becomes convinced that there is something otherworldly about Lee. Sam was an interesting narrator, both because of her past and because she didn't seem to have much self-esteem although nothing ever proved otherwise - she works out a lot, and so has a great body, and the popular girl accepts her into the fold. Obviously she isn't hideous. She is so convinced that Lee could never like her because Becky is really interested in him. However, I felt like she was just a bit of a loner and blamed herself for her best friend's disappearance, so it didn't bother me too much.I loved Frasier. I wanted Sam to be with Frasier, especially with how shady Lee started getting toward the end. As for Lee... I was on board with him through most of the book. I knew there was something off, and I had predicted who he really was. However, I don't think anyone out there could have predicted WHAT he was. Please, if you did, tell me what drugs you are taking. I was expecting a vampire - everything about this cover and title screams vampire. I would also have accepted werewolf, dark faerie, shapeshifter... Hell, he could have been revealed to be a merman and I probably wouldn't have minded. You don't have a totally hot guy who can heal people and has every girl lusting after him and then he turns into (view spoiler)[A GOAT (hide spoiler)]. Luckily this big reveal happened at the very end (like last 20 pages), so I was able to enjoy most of the book until then. I just can't... I can't even... (view spoiler)[A goat? A carnivorous goat? With green fur? (hide spoiler)]. I can't. I had to re-read the passage just to be clear that I wasn't imagining this ridiculousness.So, props for using a creature I've never heard of (I'm not sure it's based on any legendary or mythological creature, could be all the author's imagination). The author writes well, the pacing was good throughout the story and kept me reading, the characters felt real and kept me interested. Just - that ending. Sorry, I don't think I can read more in the series.

  • Greenmanxy
    2019-03-29 00:43

    I'm giving the trilogy only two stars because of the second and third books. Otherwise I would have probably given it four stars.I came across the first book purely by chance, as it happened to be the first book that caught my eye when I connected my newly purchased Kobo Glo to see how downloading books and uploading them to the device worked.As i started to read a few pages, more interested in how the reading experience was on the e-reader (as I've never had one before) then the actual story, it soon struck me that "Hey, I'm actually into this book!". As a reference, I usually read fantasy, historical fiction and some horror. (view spoiler)[At first, I really liked Sam as the protagonist. She seemed like a shy but tough girl who I hoped would burst out of her shell when the stakes were raised too high and "save the moment". Alas, I was dissapointed at her character development...Turns out, she isn't this shy, good-hearted girl who would spring to action when pushed too far. Instead she became this self-centered whiner, who expected every problem to be solved for her. As someone else commented in their review, she first kinda loves Lee but when he turns she's all disgusted and he has to solve the problem cause she cannot possibly offer to be turned. What was so wrong with being a Gresvelt? They seemed civilized enough and the "You must stay in Stoneheath forever" that came with being a Gresvelt seemed kinda loose anyway. I just didn't see the dilemma and so the plot that followed seemed kinda forced.The biggest thing about book two and three was that they were kinda boring. Nothing really happened. In book three, there were actually parts that were copy-pasted from book one which I found somewhat insulting. Yes, they're returning to Stoneheath using the same road but that doesn't mean the enviromental descriptions can't vary...copy-pasting just makes it seemed rushed, like the author wasn't really in the story anymore. (hide spoiler)]Finally, I didn't find it believable that a 17 year old girl is THAT horny. I mean, really? I'm not saying that she should've been thinking of horseback riding and poems but it was just too much lusting.

  • Shraddha
    2019-04-22 01:01

    It was okay. The only part I truly loved was when Sam told us the story of what happened ten years ago. I adored little Elliot. Only when he was little, mind you. Such a lovely baby! Oh, and I loved Frasier. Such a good guy. It had a good build up, I suppose. It was creepy, which is good. But overall, it was okay.

  • Crystal-wendell Hughes
    2019-04-18 04:56

    Interesting read if your into the idea of romance with a vampire or werewolf! Heroine is a little emotionally weak for my preference but there is room to grow. It was interesting enough to get me to purchase the second book for $3.99.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-07 21:48

    Eh, very predictable. I kind of figured out who Lee and who Sams moms boyfriend were in the very beginning. Lee was king of an asshole, I didn't really like the way he acted. I really liked Frasier though, he was funny.

  • Debbie I Heart YA Books
    2019-04-02 22:00

    Super Dark is FREE at Amazon!!!

  • Randi
    2019-03-24 21:47

    If you liked Twilight, or any supernatural book, prepare to be disappointed. Every character is boring and one-dimensional. There's zero character development and everyone is basically the same character repackaged. But this isn't limited to just the characters. The storyline, while creative, doesn't pack a punch. Halfway through and I was still reading about her daily life. Sam especially didn't connect with me. Yes, she's been through an ordeal that would effect anyone to that degree but she was oddly violent, very trusting (despite continuously mentioning trust doesn't come easily), and dumb. Every action contradicted the author's writing.(Spoilers from this point on!)After just demanding to know everything, Sam rebuffs Elliot with this wonderful quote:“I don’t want to hear it! Nothing you say can justify putting my mum’s life at risk. I’ll never forgive you for that.” My voice rose an octave. “Why did you have to come back, anyway? Why couldn’t you let me live in blissful ignorance? I’ll never get over this. Never! My life’s ruined. Why couldn’t you just leave me be?” And the "sexual tension" was awful. Is this guy really so hot you can't think for yourself? Let me leave these quotes here: “You tempted me with those lips. I couldn’t control myself anymore.” -Elliot.“I don’t understand.” -Sam.“This is what happens whenever I get aroused. I transform. I hate not being able to control it.” -Elliot."I cried, I screamed, I swore. I threw up in the toilet, dizzy from a yearning that could never be fulfilled. I wanted his touch so badly, I couldn’t keep anything in my stomach." -Sam.I mean, have you ever thrown up from desire? Nothing makes any logical sense. I understand there's a ton of reviews that loved this book and I honestly can't explain why that is but please reconsider reading this or you'll experience the same disappointment I went through.

  • Gloria
    2019-04-19 05:36

    I really enjoyed this one!It was witty, very interesting and there were some... plot twists. I mean. I expected plot twists, but I never expected how they would turn out. So I probably should add that this book is surprising too! I don't know if I'll be able to read the next one, but I really want to!

  • Toni
    2019-04-05 02:57

    This review also posted at My Book Addiction.I can understand why the synopsis starts out with, "For fans of Stephanie Meyer." Not that Super Dark mimicked the Twilight series, but there were certain elements that rang a familiar Twilight-esque tone. This was a quick read, one that I enjoyed, for the most part. I would characterize this first book as more YA than Paranormal. The second book in this series will dive much deeper into the paranormal realm, from what I can tell. Tanith Morse is an intelligent writer, and her words flow in such a way that it possesses the reader to flip the pages at an alarming rate. It was interesting to read this story set in the UK, as it is outside of my comfort zone. What I mean by that is, the terms that are used to describe their roads, their habits, their clothing and such. At times the words demanded my full attention to envision the surroundings indubitably as I read. I do like a good challenge. I had to laugh when Lee took Sam to the Winchester for lunch. It certainly wasn't a pub, but it caused imagery of Shaun of the Dead to flood my mind. I can't help it, it's one of my favorite movies. As I'm sure you've read the synopsis, I won't bore you by rehashing that portion of the story. Sam Harper is living with the guilt that her best childhood friend was snatched up, and she was free to live her life. She is withdrawn from pretty much everyone around her. She isn't looking for friends, or a shoulder to cry on, she just wants people to leave her to her own devices. Sam and her mother have moved around a lot, and the thick of the story really begins with Sam in a new school. A super chipper girl by the name of Becky aggressively nudges her way into Sam's life, and a new friendship, of sorts, begins. Ping! Along with Becky came Frasier, who is undoubtedly my favorite character in this book. He is quirky, and quite nerdy, and he fancies all things sci-fi, and deeply believes in all the conspiracy theories and mysteries of the world. My kind of character, hands down. But once Lee enters the picture, everything heads sideways. I get a little excited, then let down, then thrilled again, then deflated, then, "Oh, wait, here it comes..." nope, not happening."He stomped out the room, leaving me wondering what on earth I’d done to deserve this kind of treatment. I just couldn’t figure him out. One minute, he was so sweet and nurturing — and the next, he couldn’t stand the sight of me. What was I doing wrong?"--Tanith Morse, Super Dark The hot and cold exchange between Sam and Lee was a little frustrating, sometimes in a good way. It definitely kept my eyes moving quickly across the pages in the desperate hope that I would find what I had been seeking. In the end, and I mean THE END, it finally became clear why this emotional roller coaster was necessary, and I breathed a sigh of relief as I closed the book. But, of course, this being the first book in the series, that hook pierced through my unsuspecting skin just in time to make me say, "Damn, what happens next?" Overall I think this is a good start to the trilogy, and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next installment, as they are fully immersed into the paranormal aspect of this tale.

  • Marsha
    2019-04-15 02:04

    "Super Dark" Iowa one of those books that has so much potential but fails because of poor execution. 7 year-old Samantha or Sam was abducted on Halloween night along with her bff, Eliot by two gruesome creatures. Of course Sam is hysterical and Eliot is 3 years old and a brave soul who will do anything to protect her. So, he strikes a bargain with the creatures telling them if the release her he will go willingly with them and not make a fuss. Oddly enough they agree and set Sam free.Fast forward ten years, several moves later and divorced parents and what you have is a very jaded, paranoid seventeen year old girl whose only solace comes from exercising one to two hours a day. As Sam tries to distance herself from the students at her new school, St. Mary's Academy, she is approached by a student named, Becky who has figured out who she is. Yet, they become friends and soon Sam has a group she comfortably hangs out with including a geeky misfit named, Frazier.While hanging out one day, Becky spies a good looking artist, Lee, who she entices to come over and meet her friends. It is clear that she has him in her sights as her new boyfriend. Yet, Becky has the oddest sensation about him. Although Becky has made snaring Lee her new goal, he has other ideas that include getting closer to Sam. Additionally, after an odd exchange between Frazier and Lee, Frazier's eyesight, acne and appearance miraculously improve.One thing is clear, all is not what it seems an neither is Lee. This story had such a uniquely unusual plot but fell victim to limited action scenes, almost comical names for creatures and alternative worlds and less than stellar characterizations. Quite honestly, the main character of Sam was by far my overall least favorite characters. She was whiny, self absorbed, unsympathetic and just not very nice. Sure, you could try to make a case that she is the way she is due to the abduction that tainted her world so many years prior; yet, Lee has had it far worse and I liked him just fine.I hate to say it but as much as I wanted to like this read, I just didn't! Clearly, I won't be going on with the series. Read it and decide for yourself..

  • Tana
    2019-04-15 03:40

    Super Dark (Super Dark #1) by Tanith Morse This is the first time I’ve read anything written by Tanith Morse, here writing style is excellent, the plot and character were well written and I found I couldn’t put this novel down. We first meet Samantha and Elliot on Halloween night as young children out trick or treating and they are kidnapped. Elliot begs the kidnappers to let Samantha go and he will be good and do what they say, and of course Samantha is let go. For Samantha this incident has left her with a lifetime of guilt. Now years later Elliot has still never been found and Samantha struggles to move on.Starting a new school Sam meets a few new friends and for the first time in a very long time Sam thinks maybe she should try to accept their friendship. Sam knows everyone knows who she is as her kidnapping case was very public. This publicity has led her to be a very closed off and second guess most people as they usually want something from her, but Sam takes a chance with Becky and Frasier. Out one night Sam and Becky meet a young man Lee and Becky falls for him immediately, of course Sam being a bit more reserved doesn’t say much but she feels an instant attraction to Lee. Lee is what one would call mysterious and of course both girls are drawn to this. Sam quietly and secretly tries to figure him out and of course this leads to trouble. There is something about Lee that makes Sam wonder who he is and why is he so secretive and moody.I was quite shocked when I started reading Super Dark, as I wondered why I hadn’t heard of this series, it’s a bit of paranormal, mystery and full of deep dark secrets. The story pulls you in and you can’t stop reading as you need to know what is going on. I love a good mystery.I have rated Super Dark a 4 star rating and cannot wait to read the next book in this series, Tanith Morse has written a great first novel and this series is one I intend to read to see what happens to Sam, Lee and their friends.

  • Heather Alexander
    2019-03-23 05:42

    I was given this book in return for an honest review. Samantha and her best friend Elliot were kidnapped as children. Elliot begged the kidnappers to let her go and he would do whatever they said. They let her go and she has lived with the guilt ever since. Followed by the story wherever she goes, she tries to avoid getting too close to anyone. After starting a new school, she meets Becky and Frasier, they know her story and become her friends. While with Becky, they meet a guy named Lee, who Sam is instantly attracted to. The more she gets to know Lee though, the stranger things become. At a party, Frasier is injured, he swears that Lee healed him, there is also a black car that seems to be showing up a lot, and Lee acts so strange sometimes. She writes it off as her imagination. Sam still visits Elliot's parents, against her mother's wishes, feeling so guilty that he sacrificed himself for her. They are still looking for him and will never give up. Added to her everyday stresses, her mother is now dating a nice guy named Greg. Although Sam likes him, she feels like it's a betrayal of sorts, because of her father. As the story goes along, Sam delves more and more into Lee's life, trying to pry information out of him. When the end comes, Sam will wish she hadn't. Between Lee, Elliot, Greg, and her friends, things are about to get much worse than she ever imagined. Once you know something, you can't un-know it. What she finds out about Lee, Elliot and everything else will change her life forever and possible change the lives of those around her. If she survives it. "You don't know what it's like to be so weak, so lonely, so dead inside that every day you pray for the end to come swiftly." This book was cool, more a mystery than paranormal, it does have paranormal in it, but not a focal point until the end. I loved discovering the secrets and reading as Sam figured it all out. It was a very interesting book and had a brand new supernatural creature in it, at least new to me. Major cliff-hanger ending. Will be waiting impatiently for the next book.

  • Laura Thomas
    2019-03-23 03:56

    First, I would like to thank Tanith Morse. She gifted me her book for my honest review.Who or what is Lee Weaver? That is a question I couldn’t wait to have answered.When you find out, you’ll be surprised!When Sam Harper was only seven years old, strange beings abducted her and her best friend Elliott. Elliott convinced the kidnappers to let her go and that is the last time she sees him.Now, ten years later, Sam is still dealing with her feelings of guilt and shame.She’s hoping to just blend in at her new school, be invisible.Then Becky and Frasier enter her life, pushing past her barriers and becoming her friends, not because of the sensational news story that was her life back when, but because they really like her.Along comes the sexy Lee Weaver, looking better than any guy has a right to. Her attraction to him is immediate and very powerful, which makes Sam even more drawn to him.Who, or what, is the mysterious Lee Weaver, and why does he fill her every thought.This is where it really gets going.Weird things start happening when Lee is around. Frasier swears Lee healed his broken leg and a mysterious black car seems to be following Rose.As Rose learns more about Lee, she’ll wish she never found out. Her life and that of her friends are in jeopardy. She’ll wish she never opened Pandora’s Box. Curiosity kills the cat, don’t ya know?Super Dark is a perfect title for this story. The paranormal aspects are revealed late in the tale and you are kept in the dark about the mysterious Lee, teasing you to read faster and find out what he is or isn’t.I sped through Super Dark and got much more than I expected. I’m already starting Super Dark Two.

  • Kasey
    2019-04-03 23:39

    I actually really enjoyed this book which was a surprise because I only picked it up because I wanted a quick read. I loved Sam she was so refreshing, not only was she quick-witted but she was tough and had been through so much and it still didn't get her down. I'm not sure why Sam seemed so refreshing as that seems to be the take on a lot of characters these days but I really enjoyed her tough but vulnerable attitude. I felt bad for her in the beginning especially because everyone around her knew what happened and it's really the kind of thing you'd like to keep to yourself if possible. (view spoiler)[I had a feeling from the moment Lee showed up that he was Elliot. I mean it was just too coincidental that Sam starts a new school and then he shows up. (hide spoiler)] What I particularly enjoyed about this book was that supernatural element didn't really show up until the very end. It was actually mostly just a mystery/suspense up until that point and that also made the book really refreshing. After you find out what Lee is, a couple of previous scenes start to make more sense. I felt really bad for both Sam and Elliot because they were both put through hell because of what happened just in different ways. Sam's whole life got put under a microscope and everyone felt they had a right to her privacy and Elliot? Well I have a feeling the next book will go into more details about how horrible his childhood was. I give this book 4 stars but only because it ended so abruptly. I felt like we were finally getting into the meat of the story when it ended but this book was still a solid 4 stars.

  • Tanja Brewer
    2019-03-26 22:38

    First thing first this South London raised woman can write a book! Tanith Morse has left me waiting and wanting more more more! Super Dark is her first YA far but I am here to say that I CANNOT WAIT for Super Dark two.Super Dark is a story about a 17yr old Sam who was abducted when she was 7yrs old along with her best friend Elliot. Elliot begs their captors to relese her and he wont fight them. Without much haste the two captors drop Sam in the middle of no where and that was the very last time she had ever seen Elliot. There is a ten year stretch that elapses between the past and present which left Sam to battle many things. Such as why Elliot would sacrifice himself for her, is he still alive, her parents divorce and also the media attention and countless questions also being known wherever she goes has drove Sam into missing school, changing schools and pretty much striving to be antisocial and seperating herself from her peers in fear that they will find out her secrets. As the story moves along Sam finds herself making friends afterall while doing a school project. That without her knowing is when Sams life starts to fall from beneith her again without her knowing. While studying with her new friends is when she met him. Lee is the man you would find in magizenes and even thouhh her friend spotted Lee, Lee cannot stop looking Sams way. and un beknown to anyone Lee has dark secrets of his own that right now could mean life or death. Like i mentioned in the begining I cannot wait on Super Dark two I am dying to know how all this potential love works its way hopefuly into a happily ever. But onlu time will tell. Happy Reading

  • Genea
    2019-04-17 01:48

    Not what I expected at all. Had to wait till the very end to find out what was really going on in the supernatural aspect of the story. Most of the book came across as a more contemporary read. Didn't mind that at all since I enjoy reading contemporary novels. I liked Sam, her inner monologue sounds honest. Her views of the people around didn't sound sugar coated or fake. She tells it or them as she saw them. I can understand her angst came from her experience of being kidnapped and growing up with the guilt of being secure with her family while Elliot wasn't. I didn't like it very much that she was keeping her interactions with Lee from Becky. I can understand keeping somethings from her after the revelations of who or what he is. I thought Lee was playing games and I don't enjoy that, don't enjoy triangles much but I would prefer that over playing games. Frasier is my favorite character in this book, and that's exactly what he is, a character, a witty, snarky one. I loved his back handed compliment of Becky, his crush. He his supposedly completely in love with her but he complemented her and insulted her in one conversation. That was the funniest line in the book, actually all the funny came from his lips. That cliffhanger left me feeling baffled and a little enticed at the same time. Don't know how I feel about that, maybe a little cheated but now I can't help but want to find out what the heck is going on.

  • Jennifer Bouchillon
    2019-03-23 02:59

    I've read 107 of 208 nook pages. It's so bad, I can't finish it. I really tried. The main character is insipid and inconsistent. She's going to punch the next person who asks her about her abduction, but she'll ''play along'' when she believes one-dimensional love-interest, Lee, doesn't know about it and subsequently tells him all about it. But, she insists, she ''doesn't want to talk about it''.The story tells us that love interest, Lee, is gorgeous and just the best thing ever. However, I found him dull and creepy at best.Almost nothing happens in the first 107 pages. It's mostly a run through of the main character's basic daily tasks: school, meals, exercise. The only breaks in the monotony is the miraculous healing of a broken bone, a brief car chase, and Lee's obvious lies, all of which are glossed over by the author and completely ignored by the MC, because you know, Lee is such a dream boat. *eye roll*There has been no character development thus far and the story is dull. I'm disappointed that I don't have any reason to feel affection for these characters. The only thing I felt for them was irritation at their lame dialogue

  • Emily
    2019-04-03 01:35

    Seven year old Samantha “Sam” Harper was having the best night of her life on Halloween with her best friend Elliot, that is until they were both kidnapped and Samantha was set free while Elliot disappeared without a trace. Ten years later, Sam is still troubled with the past, she has not allowed herself to get close to anyone and isn’t sure that she wants to. All that is about to change though when a tenacious girl decides she wants Sam as a friend and a mysterious man named Lee Weaver enters her life.Sam is drawn to Lee, but he sends mixed signals. One minute he is laughing and relaxed, the next he is broody and snapping. Conflicted Sam gets drawn in by Lee, but with every new thing she learns she comes up with more questions about who he really is.I was pleasantly surprised by Super Dark, initially after reading the blurb I thought it would be more of a young adult book, but this one crosses over extremely well. It is edgier, I was fascinated by Lee because he is unpredictable and you’re not sure if he is a good guy or bad guy, not to mention what role Sam plays in everything that is unfolding. Definitely looking forward to the next book.

  • Toni
    2019-04-04 05:51

    And let the drum rolls begin!This book was awesome. Hook. Line. Sinker! I loved it! It was amazing and wonderful and clever. The characters were well developed and the author didn't give anything away until just the right moment - she had me on the edge of my seat until the end.I'm going to be downloading the next novel in this series as soon as this review is done. We start off on Sam remembering her past, and that horrible day that she lost her best friend, Elliot. I was literally crying. My heart was hurting for Sam and I wanted just as much as she did, to know that Elliot was fine, even after ten years had passed by.Then, the story progresses like any other story, a girl goes to school, goes home, and repeats. Until Lee pops up and things get interesting.He was mysterious and a bad boy and I wanted to know more about him. I was intrigued by this character in such a way that I found myself reading faster just so I could understand him. I'm not going to say much more... I don't want to give away the plot of the story because it was a good one. This is a must read if you like paranormal novels.

  • Iliana Veltcheva
    2019-03-24 04:45

    For what it is (a young adult novel "for fans of Stephanie Meyer" - somehow I completely missed that last bit or I would have steered well clear), Super Dark is all right. Ms Morse's writing is smoother and less mundane than Meyer's, her dialog - similarly trivial, but to a more tolerable degree. The book does not take a few hundred pages to start - another pleasant surprise. I did skim, giggle or violently roll my eyes whenever the physically PERFECT love interest with catwalk model looks made an appearance and poor Sam kept wanting to do things to his PERFECT body and PEFECT face and PERFECT lips, and they would sulk and throw melodramatic tantrums at each other at EVERY opportunity because heaven forbid we should go through a YA novel without indulging in purple prose and doing the "hot & cold" routine enough times for anyone's brain to rot, but other than that I really did want to find out if I was correct about who's who (I was), and might even pick up the remaining 2 books to see where else she plans to take that particular Urban Monster concept.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-17 03:01

    Pretty good storyI wasn't sure what to expect with this one, vampire, werewolves or what the he was hiding but wow I sure didn't expect what he is! I found the story really interesting and very exciting in some parts. The writing was good, the story fast paced and like I said I love to be surprised and boy was I! I plan to read book 2 soonYea it's a young persons book which I didn't really know when I started it but it hit home in a lot of ways. I remember what it was like ten be a teen and not be sure what to say to a guy. I remember the long awkward silences in the car and of wondering if I was going to be safe, was I doing the right thing? So when she was unsure of how he felt for her and unsure of her or self, it brought back how it was to be a young teen girl, kind of shy but having a strong will and mind of her own, I suspect the author wrote some of their from experience and because of this, the book felt a bit more real in how and why a girl acts in the book. Quick read, good read, worth the time.

  • Jenny
    2019-04-11 05:39

    I managed to finish the book, though I have to be honest and admit that I 'managed' that by skimming large chunks of it at a time.The narrator/main character is probably the weakest part of the book. She's a terrible friend and not very interesting herself, which actually made me find a degree of fondness for the side characters. Becky and co. were more interesting to me, but we don't get to really know them in this book (and can't imagine they'll stick around in the sequels, because no one needs a friend like Sam).There's a world we never fully see in this story that could have been more interesting, but the early foreshadowing (or what I hope is foreshadowing) was weak. The wrap-up of the first book leaves a lot of questions, but they're questions I'm no really invested in.I don't care for the main girl or the love interest. The exposure of the supernatural elements (different from what else I've seen out on the shelves) was interesting, but not enticing enough that I have any interest in picking up the sequels.I was quite content to close the book and be done.