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A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes. Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives toA girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes. Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes. But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla’s life....

Title : Into The Dark
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ISBN : 9781942664031
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Number of Pages : 267 Pages
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Into The Dark Reviews

  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
    2019-05-27 11:03

    This book is jam packed! I cant even put into words how this book surprised in so many levels and how it made me invested through out the whole story. Seriously, I'm having a hard time right now. This happens to me when I love the book so much. Breachers. They are people who can transfer from one body to another. Hunters. They are the ones who's in charge of Breachers. How? By killing them. Because that's what The Assembled's orders. But when Mercy, a Breacher, came into Gage's life, she changes everything that The Assembled told Gage to believe. And not only that, she even change Gage's heart. Oh god the feels. Into the Dark is a fast paced and feels filled novel that is full of colorful characters and a sizzling love triangle that will keep you on your toes! My favorite from this book is really how fast paced it was. Into the Dark didn't let me sleep! And let me tell you, the best books usually do that to you. I was also surprised by how accepting I was with the love triangle. If you've been following me for a while you'll know that I avoid love triangles furiously and I instantly DNF a book when I encounter one. Surprisingly it didn't bother me that much. I was even anticipating what happens next. Although Nathaniel Black appeals to me so so much, I'm still on #TeamGage and nobody can change my mind about that! I did lose a 1 star and its all because of Mercy's insanely fast infatuation. I just don't buy it and I hope the author has some explanation about this on the upcoming books. The ending made me ache for more. A lot of things happened and I'm impressed by how Caroline Patti weaved the ending. It leaves the readers satisfied but also asking for more. Caroline Patti have amazing books in store for us, I'm sure of it! And I cannot wait to gobble them up like I did with Into the Dark. A story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, an engaging writing and a romance that perfectly blends sweetness and hotness. What's not to like? Into the Dark will appeal to fans of The Mortal In

  • Kelly
    2019-06-18 11:04

    A page turner! Read this in three night! Unique premise with well developed characters. Would love to see this made into a movie to see it played out!

  • czai (the Blacksheep Reader)
    2019-06-02 10:10

    this review is also posted at: the Blacksheep Project. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* * *A unique concept that immediately captured me.{ 5 things about Into the Dark }unique story and world.At least for me it is. Into the Dark involves Breachers, Hunters, and the Assembled. Let's get into each one by one. Breachers are immortals who can transfer from one body to the other. The twist is that Breachers cannot leave a body unless he/she kills it. Mercy is different though since she has the ability to transfer body without the having to kill it. Hunters are those who hunt down and kill Breachers. And the Assembled, I believe, are those who are supposed to keep the balance.I really like the whole concept of the story right from the body 'breaching' to the Hunters and The Assembled. I am yet to still fully understand the existence of The Assembled though. I really think that there's something there I'm missing…dual POV.There's Mercy's and there's Gage. Some times it's quite difficult to distinguish which POV I'm already reading. If I put the book down for a while and get back, I have to check back on the chapter page just to see which POV it is (unless of course stated in conversations). But, it's not really something so bothersome as they only happen a few times.The dual POV really helps in getting into different points in the story and really gives you as a reader more knowledge about the world.Mercy is your usual heroine.Mercy is your usual heroine because she: (1) has a unique ability, (2) blindly faithful to the people she met (just why?), (3) she gets braver at each chapter, and (4) she's willing to sacrifice herself for the good of all (haven't we all read something like that?).Thing is she easily jumped into the crazy fighting-against-the-evil side of the story basically because she's hugely affected. Heck, she's special in her own way and she still doesn't know about it. While she easily jumped into the bandwagon, I think it was fine especially given the circumstances she's in. So as much as I hate these kinds of events, I forgive her :)there's family.There's Mercy and her mom and her dad. They may not exactly be the root of the entire issue of this book but I LOVE their close relationship. Unfortunately there wasn't much interaction between them which is a bit of a let down. BUT I'm really eyeing the next book to have more of it :)the romance.This is possibly the only aspect or the book that I didn't exactly care about. There's love triangle among Mercy and Gage and Nathaniel. And unfortunately I'm not rooting for anyone. I'm just like: okay... AND there's forbidden love because Alas! Hunters (which is what Gage is) are not allowed to love Breachers (which is what Mercy is). But how does Nathaniel fall into any of this? He just does because apparently Gage is a part of Nathaniel (sounds odd? confusing? it's explained in the book -- it's all part of the interesting world).My gripes for this book involve: (1) the whole beginning of this mess. I'm basically like, what?, (2) the root of the mess -- connected? yes. When I said 'the whole beginning', I was talking about what happened to Mercy. When I said 'the root of the mess', I was talking about why they're after Mercy and Nathaniel's whole issue in this story, and (3) the romance, of course. I don't care about any of it!OVERALL, Into the Dark is a paranormal young adult novel that involves taking over the body of people (breaching) and whole lot of evil (revenge plot). The world is really interesting -- the Breachers, Hunters, and the Assembled. I had some mixed feelings about the quick involvement of Mercy in the whole fight against the evil. The romance felt 'meh' but the ending is quite satisfying. It also conditions you for the next (and final) book. Into the Dark is a good read but not exactly a highly recommended one from me.

  • Jordan
    2019-06-05 11:00

    .........just wow I didn't expect that ending I didn't think I would come to love Nathaniel Black ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Holly
    2019-06-02 10:22

    Disclosure: I received an e-ARC of this book from Month9Books for purposes of an honest review. My review/rating has not been impacted in any way by receiving the book for free.My true rating would be 3.5, if I could give half-stars. However, since I can't, I always round up to the nearest star in my ratings.I was really excited when I saw this book on Month9Books' upcoming releases earlier this year, so I jumped at the chance to get an e-ARC for review. For the most part, my expectations were met, and I'm glad I read the book. I also definitely would read further in the series, assuming there are books written after this one!Generally, I loved the idea behind this book, and thought it had great potential. I have enjoyed quite a few books that explore the idea of soul-jumping, astral projection, and that kind of thing, and this book had a new take on the idea that intrigued me. Without giving too much away, I'll tell you that there is a sort of super-human race of beings that are entangled with the lives and affairs of humans (it reminded me of the Greek gods and goddesses sitting on Mount Olympus), made up of the Assembled (like the lawmakers or court of law), Breachers, and Hunters. Breachers can jump from human body to human body, and they are portrayed in a negative light - never caring about the human souls they must displace in order to grab a body and basically running roughshod over humans and their lives. Hunters exist to, well, hunt and eliminate the Breachers. The Assembled watch over all of this mess, and they claim to be concerned only with the well-being of humans, ensuring that Breachers disrupt our lives as little as possible.I basically liked all of the characters, even ones we weren't supposed to like, and yet I felt a disconnect from them at the same time. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but they felt a little flat or something. Some of the conversations sounded hollow; characters' reactions to what was happening (and remember, it's big-time WEIRD) were so quick to change from sadness/anger/disbelief/whatever the emotion was for the particular happening to an all-is-right-with-the-world mentality. I can't explain it too well without giving stuff away, but... the best word I can think of is "flat" -- I wanted more FEELING behind it all, I think. Like when characters who haven't seen each other in like 5 years are almost immediately talking like they haven't been apart, or someone has just discovered something about themselves that not only changes their life but their entire perception of reality and they're over it in two seconds - it's a bit jarring to the reader.I think the author has a great idea, and I like the set-up of the world and the potential for the story to go to even better places. I just hope that later books are able to flesh out the characters some more, really let me connect to them - make them seem HUMAN (at least the ones that are!). Everything happened so quickly in this book, I would like to see future series books slow down at least a little bit, to give us some meat on the bones, something to dig into. I hope that makes sense!I definitely recommend the book if you enjoy paranormal and are looking for a different take on the idea of body-jumping. Patti has a neat story behind the idea and it's definitely one worth exploring.Thanks to Month9Books and the author for allowing me to read an early copy of the book! I hope you enjoy it, too.

  • Ashley Ferguson
    2019-06-09 06:28

    This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club!When I first read the synopsis for Into the Dark, I was kind of on the fence about wanting to read it. It sounded interesting to me, but I'm so behind on reading that I wasn't sure if it was something that I absolutely HAD to read. I decided to go for it though, and I am so, so glad that I did! This book was absolutely wonderful, from the creepiness to the paranormal/fantasy to the little bit of romance to the excellent portrayals of family and friendship. I'll try to stay as spoiler free as possible, but there might be a few minor ones.One of my favorite things about this book was that I didn't know very much going into it. The synopsis covers about the first 5% of the plot, and after that it's pretty much a crazy roller coaster ride. It was actually really nice to have to try to guess what was going to happen next. I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't guess all of the twists and turns (although I did call a few of them), so the suspense kept me turning pages well past my bed time!I had mixed feelings about most of the characters. Mercy kind of annoyed me, but I started to kind of understand her situation better the more I saw of her life. She's a nice enough girl thrown into an extraordinary situation, so it's not a huge shock that she didn't make some great decisions. Gage was probably my favorite character - even though he makes some pretty bad decisions himself, he's always learning, changing, and growing. He's willing to put aside the past to save the future, no matter how hard it is for him.The plot doesn't move terribly fast, but it's quick enough. There's enough explanation so that things don't get confusing and enough action that things don't get boring. It was so interesting to find out who is good and who is evil and who is maybe somewhere in between. There's a huge gray area that's not really common in most YA, so I appreciated that quite a bit. Caroline also handles relationships very well, and I didn't feel like the romance was too rushed (it's actually fairly slow, which was nice), and the families are not all perfect. They have their own problems, and they've had to cope with them in various ways.If you're looking for a unique read that's not really one genre or another, I'd totally recommend Into the Dark! It's a little horror, a little supernatural, a little romance, and a lot thriller. I hope there's a sequel, because I need to know what's going to happen next! There's not a cliffhanger ending, but it's definitely open enough for there to be more. Also, Death Cab for Cutie references always get points in my book! 4/5!

  • Bea (Beatrice Learns To Read)
    2019-06-04 05:17

    Before I dive into this book’s awesomeness, let us all first appreciate how beautiful Into The Dark‘s cover is. The cover alone made me want to have this pretty on my bookshelf. But aside from the cover, this book is beyond WOW.Into The Dark opens with Mercy in the hospital waiting room with her best friend’s boyfriend, Jay. Something starts to feel strange around her, especially with Jay, who keeps calling her, Lyla, her best friend. Her world turns upside down when it’s a different person she see’s in the mirror’s reflection. How could she possibly be in someone else’s body? Particularly her best friend’s body?The POV shifts to Gage’s where we learn that he knows that Mercy is inside Lyla’s body and why it happened. It is then revealed that Mercy is a Breacher, someone that has the ability to jump from one body to another and Gage is a hunter assigned to kill their kind. But things get complicated when he starts to feel something for the one he has to kill.Into The Dark‘s plot was something I wasn’t expecting. I really had no idea what was in store for me when I requested for this book. To be honest, I was just curious about the idea of the main character being in someone else’s body and surprisingly, the story worked for me. It is action packed and quick paced which had me turning pages. It is also straightforward layered with plot twists that unravels in front of you. Although, the number of plot twists made the story take different turns, especially with revealing who the real enemy is.Aside from the action, there’s also a hint of romance in Into The Dark which involves a love triangle that I don’t want to spoil.The only thing in this book where I kind of felt off was with the number of killings. If I’d known that I’d encounter quite a lot of deaths, I should’ve started counting from the first casualty.There were plot holes too, but they were so tiny I just let them pass. But, one thing that I wouldn’t let pass is the ending. I’m not sure if there is supposed to be a next book or it really just ended that way. Either way, it really left a lasting impression on me. But still, I still have a simple question that really needs an answer, what happens next?

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-06-16 06:03

    Can you imagine waking up to everybody calling you by your best friend’s name? Well Mercy Clare did just that. She wakes up in the waiting room at the hospital and everyone is calling her Lyla. When she can’t take it anymore she rushes to the bathroom to see for herself and low and behold there is Lyla starring back at her. She is in shock and wondering what happen to her. What is going on? Where is her body?After the initial shock wears off she starts to remember the night before. It was her birthday and they were all celebrating at a local club where Lyla’s sister Kate works. Lyla was there with her boyfriend Jay and Mercy had gone with the new guy from school Gage. Mercy needed to get some fresh air so she heads out back and that is when all h3ll breaks loose and her nightmares began.Mercy learns later from Gage as to what is going on. But of course Gage is not telling her everything. It is like pulling teeth to get Gage to tell her anything. But luckily she meets Nathaniel who gives her more information about the whole situation and agrees to help her figure it out. Mercy doesn’t really care who helps her as long as she gets her body back and no one dies in the process.When I first read the summary for Into The Dark I thought hmm that sounds so interesting and intriguing. I had so many questions. A girl wakes up in someone else’s body. Where is her body? How did she get there? What happened to the person whose body she hijacked? To get my answers there was only one thing to do and that was to read it and read it I did and boy am I ever glad I did.I really loved the whole idea behind someone jumping from body to body. I don’t think I have ever read anything close to this concept if I have it was nothing like this. Into The Dark is a world all its own. I got so caught up in the story I was half way through before I knew it and then the next thing I knew I was almost through and I was like no way I can’t be almost done. I love books where you don’t realize how fast you are reading it. I can’t wait to get started on the next book Into The Light.I would recommend Into The Dark to anyone who loves a good story. If you would like to read about someone hijacking someone else’s body then you will love Into The Dark. Grab you copy today!

  • Anelise
    2019-06-08 13:03

    Book provided by Month9Books – thanks!Into the Dark was a very amazing book with a plot I've never read before. I've actually never heard of this book before I decided to read it. The plot sounded interesting and I loved the cover, so I tried it out and I'm glad I decided to read it.This book mainly follows a girl named Mercy when she wakes up in a hospital and... is apparently in her best friend's body? What? (Mind officially blown.) Mercy learns that she's something called a Breacher which is someone who lives forever by taking other people's bodies. Kinda creepy if you ask me. Mercy is then thrust into a whole new world with Hunters, Breachers, and this thing called The Assembly. All Mercy wants is to get back to her body, but other people have different intentions with her...There are PoV switches every few chapters or so, going between Mercy, Gage and Nathaniel (I think that's all the people). I like that because with this book, having the point-of-view switches helps to understand what's happening and why a little bit more. It's also another way to get more information.When I was reading this book, all I could think was, I love this! <3 Need to read more! I got into the book really quickly and immediately started loving it. When the book ended, all I could think of was that I needed more. Basically, I loved the book from start to finish.I think the main reason I liked this book so much is because of the concept of this. You know, people taking other people's bodies isn't usually in the normal YA book, or fantasy book for that matter. This concept was foreign to me which made it so fascinating (if you know of a book with people being able to take over other people's bodies, please let me know!).I definitely cannot wait to read the sequel, Into the Light which comes out on August 23, 2016.

  • Kathy Osborn
    2019-06-25 12:23

    Wow!! If you love paranormal this book is for you. Let me just say this book is fast paced and you will lose yourself in the world of Breachers and Hunters. Breachers are people who can transfer from one person's body to another person's body, however the downfall is that the body they leave dies. While the Hunters are the ones who hunter the Breachers and kills them as directed by the Assembled. Mercy awakes up in the hospital and she is in her best friend's (Lyla) body. She is confused and doesn't understand what in the world is going on. Gage is the hunter that has been watching Mercy for awhile and now knows she jumped into Lyla's body. He needs to fix this fast before the Assembled find out. However Mercy's body is dying, so he decides to take the body in hopes to place Mercy back into her own body. However, he doesn't expect is love to come into play into all of this mess. He must keep her safe from Nathaniel (one of the most dangerous Breachers) as he doesn't know what Nathaniel wants with Mercy yet.A love triangle emerges and secrets are revealed to Mercy, but can she find out the truth before it's too late. The ending will leave you saying to yourself - What the Hell!! This is my first book by Caroline Patti and I will say I was impressed her writing. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next and hope she will continue with this storyline. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Can be read as a standalone, but could develop into a series. Characters: Very detailed and developedFast Paced5 Koala Paws

  • Zili
    2019-06-07 10:05

    I loved the concept behind Into the Dark, it's really clever. What should have been a fun night turns into a nightmare when Mercy finds herself somehow suddenly trapped inside her best friend Lyla's body. Her actual body is critically injured in hospital. With everybody thinking she's Lyla, she has no idea what happened or how to fix things.When the impossible has happened you need somebody to help out - Cue Gage (don't worry no spoilers). Not only is the mysterious Gage aware that Lyla is Mercy, he also introduces her to the secret world of Breachers and hunters. I wasn't sure what to make of Gage, but I appreciated his dedication. He certainly rocks at being mysterious! A lot happens in a short period of time, so be prepare for drama, action and twist galore. I did find Mercy a little trying at times, but I did understand her confusion. She definitely grew on me as the story progressed. It was extremely hard for Mercy to know who to trust because almost everybody had an agenda. This helped to give the narrative interesting and away from too much teen angst. I was left with a couple unanswered questions but I got the impression this was done to make way for a potential sequel or series... 4 Stars in my Sky!I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!Full post at Zili in the Sky

  • Genie
    2019-06-20 06:10

    While this book had a lot of action I had some difficulties with it. It was interesting but the chapters were too short & it reminded me more of a children's book than young adult in that aspect. Maybe it's me, maybe I've outgrown the YA genre. For whatever reason I did not enjoy Into the Dark as much as I thought I would. Because I feel like it's more me than the book I'm giving it 4 stars instead of the 3 star rating I had planned.

  • Maia Silverdagger
    2019-06-21 12:25

    This story knocked my socks off! Fast paced and with never a dull moment, the story immediately takes off when Mercy wakes up in her best friend Lyla's body. As she tries to figure out what happened and cope with the death of her own body, Gage, a member of a secret society of hunters steps in and takes things into his own hands. He's been tracking another body snatcher Nathan, for years and wants to find out why he was so interested in Mercy. What follows is a action packed and intriguing read that had me completely captivated until the very end! The writing was very well executed and the worldbuilding was spectacular. The characters were all very complex with palpable emotions and you get great insight into how they really feel. I loved how different mysteries were unveiled along the way, keeping me guessing and surprising me with a few outcomes. This was an absolutely enjoyable read and I can't wait to delve into the next book!

  • Dianna
    2019-06-04 12:02

    One of the things I liked most about Into the Dark was the unusual storyline. It’s a plot that hasn’t been done over and over, so that was refreshing. It also had interesting characters (Gage was my favorite). While I really enjoyed the surprises in this book, I did wish for less profanity. Most mature readers will gloss over them without issue, so it’s not a really big deal, but it does prevent me from offering five stars. Just a personal preference thing! The book keeps a steadily quick pace, which helped to keep me hooked on it. Things ended in a way that made me already long for the next book — always a good sign — and I couldn’t help but imagine this as the next big book-turned-movie. Guess we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for that one! I received this book to review. Opinions shared are mine.

  • E.M. Fitch
    2019-06-11 07:59

    At first I thought this might be some kind of Freaky Friday concept, but it was clear from the first page that this was going to be so much more. From the onset, this was dark and suspenseful and pulled you right into the world of Mercy and her newly discovered body jumping abilities. But it's more than that, it's creatures who are hunting her, mysterious societies, long lost family secrets. This author has talent and this book is well worth the read. This is a strong first novel of what I'm sure will be an exciting series. I know I'll be picking up the next as soon as it comes out!

  • Kailee
    2019-06-20 08:04

    The paranormal elements were new and interesting, but the one issue I had with this was that is all happened so quickly! It was very fast paced which was fine, but there was a lot of insta-love and I didn't feel the relationships were strong enough.

  • Hannah Michaels
    2019-05-26 13:24

    Oh my gosh, I loved this! Well written, fast paced and interesting! Mercy is just a girl trying to fit in, but into someone else's body. She doesn't know about her abilities and her innocence paves the way for a great journey! I can't wait to get into the second one!

  • Laura Chisnall
    2019-06-03 11:00

    I received a copy of this from Month9 Books and I was unaware of any aspect of this story. All I can say is 'WOW'. I seriously hope that there is more to come.

  • Harsha
    2019-05-29 08:17

    Awesome book.I couldn't put it down. Finished all of it in a day.

  • Tamara
    2019-06-24 09:21

    review coming later