Book 8, Reveler - Reveler Series 8
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The last battle will be a nightmare...
The Sandman has broken through to the waking world, bringing with Him a monster of a storm. Mirren Lambert and Vince Blackman set out to force him back into his own realm, while Malcolm Rook and Jordan Lane are cornered by an old enemy intent on revenge. They learn that there are no rules when fighting for the ones you love.
In the midst of the chaos, Harlen Fawkes is charged with finding a way to make dreaming safe again. As nightmares lurk in the fringes, waiting to attack, he is driven to a bold decision that will change the world Darkside forever. All the while, his heart is with Sera—will the love of his life ever wake again?
Steve Coll must come to grips with his altered nature. His passion for Maisie Lane transcends the darkness, and he becomes both a fearsome nightmare and the hero humanity so desperately needs. Armed with hope and love, he strikes out to defeat a powerful god. But will it be enough? Or has dreaming just become too dangerous?
Scrape is the eighth and final installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well. And behind them all is a shadowy entity called the Sandman.
Revel with me.
Take a chance. Dream dangerously!
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
How do I even write this review?? This is super-duper bittersweet for me. Reveler quickly became one of my top 5 all-time favorite series and holds a place in my heart that may be hard to fill, so coming to the end of this journey was something I both looked forward to and dreaded.
Erin Kellison, in my personal opinion, is a master of dark urban fantasy/paranormal romance. I hesitate to even call her books "paranormal romance" sometimes because they feel more like urban fantasy with romantic elements to me--EXACTLY what I love. She never, ever stays "in the box" with her world building and storylines, she always knows how to push the envelope juuuuust enough, and between all of that, she has relatable characters that will stay with you forever, edge of your seat action and suspense, and just a touch of super steam romance. It's the ultimate book lover/paranormal junkie's dream.
O.K, enough gushing, on to thoughts on the finale...
As the serial built, we saw the world Darkside get increasingly more dangerous and our cast of characters fighting tooth and nail to protect those they loved and those who could not fight for themselves. Each book had a bit of everyone, but generally focused on a "main" character couple. Scrape is one big dark, dangerous, action-packed, crazy rollercoaster of epic proportions, and each and every couple not only plays their part but gets their HEA (though not without one hell of a battle). I sat there shaking my head going "how did she even do that and make me satisfied?"
I'm not sure I can break this down properly without spoilers, but I will try. The individuals in the waking world that want to make Darkside the 'new normal' have started to rise up and take power, paving the way for their god, the Sandman, to reign. The Sandman has risen, and is now wreaking havoc in the waking world while his nightmares terrorize revelers Darkside. Each and every couple dives in headfirst in a battle of strength and wits to attempt their defeat of the Oneiros and the Sandman, while protecting each other as they are able. The battle is not without casualties, however, and there are losses on both sides. How catastrophic those losses and changes are, ultimately, isn't known initially, and gradually works itself out as the book progresses.
Now that all of the books are out, even if you're not an episodic serial fan, I HIGHLY suggest this series. I cannot emphasize how much I recommend it. You won't even have to wait for the next installment. :) It's rife with amazing characters, unbelievable action, thrilling drama and suspense, some super sexy (yet admittedly subtle at times) romance, and a world and concept that you won't be able to shake because it's unique, amazing, and totally captivating.
Take a chance. Dream dangerously. I can say with confidence that you won't be disappointed...
Reveler Series is a Rollercoaster of Suspense
If you have read the other books in this series, this book picks right up where it left off. Erin does not disappoint in this final suspenseful chapter. There are plenty of twists and turns you are not expecting and is a must read and a satisfying conclusion. I can only hope there are additional spin-offs to this series as I don’t think we’ve yet explored all there is Darkside. As with all series, my only complaint is that the story has come to an end. If you haven’t read all the books in this series, I highly recommend you start from the beginning. You’ll be hooked from the 1st chapter. The premise behind the books is one of the most unique I’ve read in many years and has just the right balance of love interest/mystery to keep you turning the pages and losing sleep.
An amazing conclusion to an amazing series!
We finally get to know what the Sandman is and where he comes from. All the questions about what the nightmares are and where they come from are answered as well and we even get to find out what happens if all the walls of our guarded dreams came down. Erin Kellison is an amazing storyteller. I knew that once I started reading the final installment of her Reveler series I wouldn’t be able to put it down and I wasn’t wrong.
Last time the story left me a bit bewildered because one of the main characters was lost Darkside and another possibly dead so I didn’t know where the arc was going to go from there. Scrape ties all the knots carefully and leaves nothing unsettled. I didn’t think I had a favorite couple but here I was able to recognize I do and was oh, so very happy everything was going to work out for them – or sort of. The whole series from beginning to end transported me the Reveler world and made me envision a place as if I was watching a movie right there on my e-device.
If I have any cavils is that I feel the climax and the resolutions to all their conundrums were solved too swift too fast. In a way I feel I shouldn’t have any but I suppose I’m too greedy and I wanted more out of it. Also, not much of a HEA but a HFN, which in a way gives me hope that Kellison will surprise us with more of these characters in the future (wishful thinking).
So, the “preciousness” (that’s because it’s become my precious) of this story is that even though it’s the final installment it leaves the door open for more. And I DO WANT MORE! I sure hope that we get to see more of this world and all it entails. 4 stars.
DARKNESS FALLS, the first book in the series is still FREE.