The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

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I always knew I was different.

From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my city of Seattle is known for.

But just when I think my life is getting on track and my dreams are achievable, a moment of weakness causes me to learn a hard and fast lesson.

My entire existence has been a lie.

Now I’m faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical. Filled with realms and veils, light and dark, fae and daemons, gods and angels—things I don’t understand but am forced to acknowledge. It doesn’t help that the man teaching me about my unique gifts is the gorgeously handsome Carrick Byrne, one of Seattle’s richest and most powerful men. He intimidates, annoys, and intrigues me all at the same time. I don’t trust him and yet there’s no one else to help me.

No longer certain who to put my faith in, what to believe, or how I fit into it all, one revelation is clear…

The world as I know it will never be the same again.

My thoughts

*I received a copy of the audiobook via NetGalley from the Publisher Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. The following thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Last month I caught myself browsing through NetGalley. I really didn’t need to, but this one caught my eye and I thought it would be nice to try. I AM NOW HOOKED ON THIS SERIES!

The audiobook is 9 hours and 37 minutes, and is narrated by Lucy Rivers and Aiden Snow. Lucy narrates most of the book as it is mostly told from the female main character, Finley. The sour, “I’m better than you” Carrick has a few chapters from his view, and Aiden does a glorious job of capturing Carrick’s character. I was so in to this I couldn’t stop! I finished the audiobook in just 2 days, and it would have been 1 if I hadn’t needed to go to my office job.

Honestly I was a little worried as the writing is filled with descriptions, but it never became too much. I just kept listening wanting more. I was interested in finding what was happening with Finley and why she had been given the ability to see Fae and Daemons when no other human can do this. I was also a bit intrigued by the tension building between Finley and the character of Carrick, who wants something which has not yet been revealed to the reader, but clearly there is a little something between him and Finley.

There will clearly be something later in the series between Finley and Carrick. Even though right now Carrick is somewhat of a pompous character, there are flickers of something for Finley. Moments where he catches her arm, or helps her in ways he really doesn’t need to in order to get whatever this is he is after. Finley isn’t foolish either. She knows he’s after something, and is trying to not let herself get too close to him.

I would classify this as urban paranormal fantasy romance. The romance so far isn’t series yet, this seems to be a slow burn. So slow of a burn the characters don’t believe or see anything between themselves yet. The ebook, hardcover, and paperback formats are available on Amazon. The audiobook published by Tantor Audio can be found available as of July 18, 2023 in your favorite audiobook app/store.