Dark Pills was the Lainey Delaroque story I’ve been waiting for, ever since Lu-Na’s introduction into the Lavender world. They were a curious character, one you were never entirely sure what to make of, but as they reappeared through the Dark Things series I picked up on a few characteristics that would turn out to make a lot of sense once I started reading this […]
Lainey Delaroque started writing poems when she was stuck in hospital with pneumonia. She was 11 years-old then and hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves dangerous, fantastical worlds and morally grey characters. She writes diverse romantic thrillers packed with action, danger and sizzling tension. When the suspense is too much for Lainey, she takes a break by writing contemporary romance stories with kinky twists.
I’m going to start out by saying that Lainey Delaroque‘s Club Lavender world is pure brilliance and expanding that world into the Dark Things series was the perfect way to continue with the stories of the supporting cast. No, you don’t need to have read the Club Lavender Duet to get into Dark Ink, but your experience will be so much richer if you do.
Hold Up! Have you read the Club Lavender Duet yet? No? Go do that. Okay, so it’s not strictly necessary to read those two books before you start Dark Rings, but it makes for a much richer reading experience if you have. And they’re bloody good books too. Once you’ve read them you’ll recognise Hanako, Mathias and Connor and realise that you’ve been waiting to
When I wrote about The Lavender Phantom my first point of contention was the prologue being written in the third person. Although it was expected, I was disappointed to see The Brigand Children start in the same way. This time around, our observer is following Penelope Wilson-Grey, Damien’s despicable, estranged wife. A number of chapters are written in observation of her. I have to admit,
The Lavender Phantom was a fabulous read. The book gets really dark at times but manages to deal with the subject matter sensitively and realistically (or as realistically as fiction like this can).