Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.

As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.

DARK TEMPEST includes 10 full-page illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.


Mini Review  (because I just want to get to the next one !)

4,5 « starcrossed lovers and best buddy read » stars

In a tiny nutshell for once (I promise lots of details in the last review)

Reading this series is like watching anime. It is addictive, packed to the brim with action, fights against evil and populated with great characters.


Shiro is your mischievous character. He reminds me of Jace Wayland. Arrogant, sarcastic and living to cause trouble. The kitsune in all his glory!

Emi has come such a long way. From the dutiful Miko always staying wisely inside shrines to prepare her body and soul to welcome a goddess she is now fighting alongside immortal beings. She had no super power. Just her ki and her immense courage. That’s my favorite kind of heroine: no warrior born but more than making up with her courage and her wits.
She is so selfless. Emi is ready to sacrifice herself to save Shiro, to let Amaterasu ascend, to save the planet. She sees herself as expendable but at the same time her heart yearns to know love, to live. You just can’t help to admire such dedication! But oh, we were all (my buddy readers and I) so hoping she would by some miracle survive and have her HEA! Each time the harsh reality knocked at the door my hope diminished and my heart broke some more!

You have so many things that I love in fantasy here:

-monsters (some really had me becoming green, right Jen?);

-powerful deities with some ready to realize their evil plans;

-a quest to save the world (why go small when you can dream big right?);

-a cute but not to be overlooked heroine;

-a hot and trouble maker kitsune;

-action and plot twists aplenty.


PS I was shocked to discover that I guessed right for Shiro! I never guess correctly LOL


On to the third one now!

Have you read this series? I was in heaven when I learned this week that it would become a comics!

Thanks for reading.



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  1. YES! Some of those monsters freaked me out so bad lol! Annette Marie has a way of describing creepy things and it seems like she has a theme of putting spiders in her series lol! I loved, loved, loved how much more Emi grew in this book! She was so amazing and Shiro was beyond addictive, sigh.