First, let me say that if you haven’t read the first book in this trilogy, Dark Genesis, you shouldn’t read this novel. Seriously, do not read this book until you read Dark Genesis! It’s available for free on Amazon. Who doesn’t love a FREE read? Also, it makes sense to read them chronologically as Rising Dark is a continuation of book one. You’ll thank me later.
A little background if you will: In Dark Genesis, we’re introduced to Luna, a black female slave. Luna meets Avery Wentworth, a white man, and former Reverend, who is now a vampire. The details behind Luna and Avery’s meeting are very interesting. Book 2, Rising Dark, fulfills the longing that leaves the reader hanging after finishing the last passage in Dark Genesis. Ms. Koboah has weaved a supernatural tale that spans a variety of genres. You get the interracial aspect, you get the historical aspect, and you get the paranormal aspect. This tale has very little sex since the story is the driving force and boy is it an interesting story. I can’t give too much detail without spoiling a great deal for the reader.
I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Koboah’s writing and for me Dark Genesis was one of my best reads for 2014. Rising Dark was one of the first books I read in 2015 and is likely to be at the top of my list for this year as well. The only downfall I have is that Book 3, the final installment in the trilogy, has yet to be released. Based on her social media pages, Ms. Koboah seems to be working on it and I have the feeling it will be worth the wait. I have recommended this book to others and I will continue to do so. It was an absolutely phenomenal read.
-Reviewed by Natalie