Darkness Falling (Light Up the Dark Book 1) by Bria Ferguson

"I was intrigued by the blurb and the story as a whole did not disappoint." Holly read and reviewed Darkness Falling.

From the blurb:

When the world goes dark, can true love light the way?


I seem like the luckiest witch in the world. Despite him being a straight and human mage, the love of my life, my soulmate, Mike, has agreed to ritually bind our lives together. As excited as I am to join the elite Magic Corps with him, I’m terrified we’ll be dragged into a brewing war between humans and supernaturals. How can I ask for more than friendship from Mike when he’s already given up his family and his whole world for me?


Choosing Lex over the human world is easy. Even if our soulbond is a platonic one, I’ve never doubted that my place in life is by his side. I always thought magic and friendship would be enough to see us through, even against my dad’s homophobia and hatred of supernaturals. Then again, I didn’t expect to start wanting Lex or that “us against the world” would be so literal.

And that’s before the explosions start.

We’ve always known we have a third soulmate somewhere in the world, looking for us. As the world ends, the only way we can survive is to stick closer together and hope our missing piece can join us before it’s too late.

Author's Note: 1st person, dual POV. Darkness Falling is the first installment in a paranormal, postapocalyptic romance trilogy, which will offer a HEA MMF triad and launch a much larger, primarily MM romance series. Darkness Falling is a MM, friends to lovers, fated mates romance with a bisexual awakening, found family, military conflict, a magical apocalypse, an undercurrent of forbidden love, and a HFN ending. Cue lots of pining from badass cinnamon rolls, fluffy wolf shifters Lex wants to adopt (or keep as a pet), one terrifying snake Mike wishes Lex would forget, precocious princesses, and a pack of witches and shifters touring the Holy Land. From the music-filled streets of New Orleans to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, follow Lex and Mike as they discover just what it means to fall in love with your best friend. Stay tuned for Book 2 in the trilogy, Darkness Creeping, for the full throuple experience, coming Fall 2023!

Holly's Review:

Mike and Lex are interesting, and I couldn't help but find myself willing things to work out for them. 
Plus, the world is full of the supernatural. 

I would have liked a little more from the characters themselves at times, but all in all this was an enjoyable read, and I'll be keeping an eye out to see what the author does next.

Rating: 4 Stars

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