Review – The Dark World by: Cara Lynn Shultz

Paige Kelly is used to weird–in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn’t fazed by Paige’s propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she’ll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that’s overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.


First off, I absolutely adore this cover…not only do I love orange and pink and purple together but the cover honestly depicts exactly what is going on inside of those pages. Next, you can no idea how stoked I was when I found out Cara Lynn Shultz had another book coming out. I absolutely adored Spellbound and Spellcaster and was so bummed when I heard that there were no plans for more books in the near future because I adored that series. So when I heard about The Dark World, I knew I had to get my hands on it and read it because I love how Cara writes her books and let me tell you she did not disappoint in the littlest. I absolutely loved every little thing about The Dark Work and I could not put it down, I just wanted more and more!

Ever since Paige saved a little boy, she has been able to see and talk to ghosts…talk about being dealt an interesting hand. Unfortunately as cool as it is, it makes her parents and friends think she’s crazy which hasn’t made her life the easiest. Regardless of how everyone treats her though, Paige still holds her head high and doesn’t take anyone’s crap which I so admired about her.

Then there’s Logan…oh sweetheart Logan, I just adored every part of him. He’s so sweet and shy and protective, it was an amazing combo. See I’m one of those girls who likes the shy boys so when it came to Logan blushing…I was all about it. Plus I really like how his and Paige’s relationship developed, it went at such a good pace and I cannot wait to see more of them! Plus I have some things I’m curious with about Logan ;).

I have to give a shout out to Ajax, you sexy little thing you. I definitely hope to see more good things from in the future.

Another thing, is that the world building in this book is fantastic. I love the lore of demons and warlocks combined plus adding ghosts and modern day NYC…crazy good! The end was semi-cliffy but at the same time not…it’s hard to explain. I say that because it didn’t really feel like an “end” to me. That’s not a bad thing though…it just means I’m getting more Logan and Paige which makes me a very happy camper! Overall, this book had everything I wanted in a book. There were no wishy-washy feelings but a sexy and shy boy that I loved, a hero who kept her head up regardless of what life threw out her, amazing world building, and an overall adorable and completely enjoyable story. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait for the next one!

– 5 out of 5 Splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

One thought on “Review – The Dark World by: Cara Lynn Shultz

  1. I was seeing this around, but for some reason, wasn't really interested in it, despite the intriguing premise and pretty cover. I'll have to give it a try though since you loved it so much lol.


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