This series has had me hooked from the first minute I started reading it and I am super excited that the 5th book in the series, Darkly Deeply, Beautifully is releasing today! So, get excited because all the answers you’ve been waiting for are finally here. If you are unfortunate enough to have not started this series yet, then you’re in luck! Because now you can binge the whole thing and you won’t have to suffer through waiting for the next book to come out like the rest of us. Either way, it’s a great day so read on for all kinds of fun things; blurbs, excerpts, review, author info., and even a giveaway!
DARKNESS HAS FALLEN, AND SHE ALONE WILL SEE THE LIGHT.
With her mother’s life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated – and done with being in the dark. She wants answers, all of them.
But when was her pursuit of the truth ever straightforward?
Pulling a single thread impels a great unravelling. And each revelation will force Scarlett to rethink what she thought she knew about the Ceruleans, the Fallen, her family – herself.
All that came before was a mere prelude to this, the last journey. From London to Twycombe to Hollythwaite to Cerulea, Scarlett will be stalked by the ghosts of what has been, what may have been and what may come to pass. Until she reaches the place where it all began, and it all must end.
But in the final reckoning, none will survive unscathed. And some will not survive at all.
In this explosive conclusion to The Ceruleans series, all must be defined by their actions: sinner, saint… or something more beautiful entirely?
I kissed Luke then. I kissed him. Like I hadn’t kissed him in more than a week – since before London, since before Hollythwaite, since Barcelona: when we’d been just a regular couple on a city break, wrapped up in each other. Through the kiss I heard his sigh, the release of emotion. And then he pulled me to him, onto his lap, and I kissed his lips, his jaw, his collarbone, his shoulder, and he kissed my lips, my earlobe, my neck, my –
My robe had slipped, exposing my back, and I struggled off him and wrestled with the fabric entangled at my waist.
He stood up. Put his hands on my shoulders. Said my name with so much tenderness that I had to stop. Had to look at him. The room was steamy, the glass doors occluded. No one could see. Only him.
‘Trust me,’ he said.
Slowly, he turned me. I steeled myself as he took it in, the brand I now wore. Non Serviam. I will not serve. Emblazoned on my back in the form of angry, jagged scar tissue.
When I felt his lips on the nape of my neck, I jerked in shock. But his hands on my hips held me still as he traced the path of the scar, one kiss at a time, from its very top to its termination just above my bikini bottoms.
‘Beautiful,’ he said.
I turned to him. He smiled up at me.
Sinking down so that we were both kneeling, I said, ‘How could you…?’
‘How could I not?’ was his answer. ‘I was there, Scarlett. I saw what you did for your mother. That scar: it’s beautiful.’
‘But it’s a punishment, Luke. Because I sinned. That’s not beautiful. It’s dark. Wrong.’
‘No! Don’t you say that. Trying to save your mother – that could never be wrong. If I’d had the chance, I’d have done it. My mum, my dad, Cara… I’d have saved them all. And you. I would always save you.’
His eyes were glistening, and I lunged for him and hugged him hard.
‘So stop hiding it from me,’ he finished, his voice muffled in my hair. ‘Please. Because I love that scar on you so goddam much.’
I nodded into his shoulder and he squeezed me.
It was calm in our little haven. Still. Warm. Nothing existed but Luke and me. We held each other for a long time, drifting in the haze.
And then Luke sat back and said, ‘So, you and me. We’re good?’
‘We’re good,’ I told him. Then I frowned and added: ‘For now. You know, Gabe, the Fallen: I have no idea what we’re getting into.’
‘Me either.’ He reached out a finger and drew, in the condensation on the glass door, a little lightbulb. ‘But whatever lies ahead,’ he said, ‘it has to be better than living in the dark.’
Usually I start off a review with a quick overview but since we already have the blurb done I’ll jump right into it. This is THE GREATEST series! I absolutely loved it and I loved that I’ve read nothing at all like it…and I’ve read a lot of things. The best thing about this series is that none of the books felt like filler, each book offered something new and exciting to the story. Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully is no exception to that. This was the final book in the series and was the most exciting, if you can believe that!
At the end of the last book we left off with Scarlett’s mother having been attacked and near death, a reunion of sorts with her father and sister, and some serious questions regarding Ceruleans and The Fallen. All that being said my expectations were very high coming into this book and I was not definitely not disappointed. Every page was filled with amazing revelations that took me by surprise. I knew coming into the book that I’d finally get all the answers I’ve been waiting for and I spent the months before Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully was released trying to come up with various theories… none of them were correct.
I know that I’m making it sound like I spent the whole time I was reading this book shocked and amazed… well that’s because I was. One of the big things I was looking forward to reading about is Scarlett’s sister Sienna. I mean what explanation does she have for joining The Fallen how could she explain that and still be a likable character. I just knew that I wouldn’t be satisfied if she didn’t end up being redeemed somehow but I just couldn’t figure out how that would happen. Luckily, Megan Tayte is the writer and not me because I was thoroughly satisfied and shocked!!
This final book in the series finally let’s the reader understand all the secrets behind the Ceruleans and the Evangaline. It’s been pretty clear that she’s been hiding and lying about things and we, I mean Scarlett, finally get some answers. As you can tell by my raving I’m a big fan of YA but my first love was mysteries and Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully has a great one. The mystery of who attacked Scarlett and Sienna is a great one and if this was the only thing this book was about I would be more than satisfied. I feel like I’m saying this a lot but you will not see this coming! The only thing that gave me a little bit of pause was once I thought we finally had a conclusion and things were getting wrapped up…BAM I was confused my another mystery. This happened at the beginning of part three but we get answers pretty quickly and if you love surprises then you will love this one too.
I could rave about this book forever but I won’t… I will just leave you with more time to pick it up and start reading!
Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Or a lollipop lady. Or a fairy princess fireman. ‘Write, Megan,’ her grandmother advised. So that’s what she did.
Thirty-odd years later, Megan is a professional writer and published author by day, and an indie novelist by night. Her fiction – young adult romance with soul – recently earned her the SPR’s Independent Woman Author of the Year award.
Megan grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very long) jump from Windsor Castle, but these days she makes her home in a village of Greater Manchester. She lives with her husband, a proud Scot who occasionally kicks back in a kilt; her son, a budding artist with the soul of a palaeontologist; and her baby daughter, a keen pan-and-spoon drummer who sings in her sleep. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her walking someplace green, reading by the fire, or creating carnage in the kitchen as she pursues her impossible dream: of baking something edible.
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