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Review: Extinguish by J.M. Darhower

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I Declare War

Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah’s brother from her life, she’s given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it’s too late.

Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.

Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he’s just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah’s willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?

As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.

Serah has questions. She wants answers.
Luce just wants to play a game.


I fell in love with J.M. Darhower’s books when I read, Monster In His Eyes. So, when I saw that she wrote a paranormal romance, I couldn’t be more excited to read it. I love a good paranormal romance, especially if fallen angels are involved. I don’t know what is it about them that draws me in, but I love reading them…..

Extinguish was such a refreshing paranormal story. It is well written and captivating. It was very easy to get lost in the story and the characters.  Not everything is as it seems and it’s not always black and white. There’s always two sides to every story. 

“It’s not black and white,” he said. “If it were, I wouldn’t be here right now, and neither would you. We’re the gray area, angel. We’re the pieces of the puzzle they don’t know what to do with, the pieces that don’t quite fit into their perfect little picture, so they choose to discard us, to keep their image untainted,but we can only be ignored for so long. Because eventually, whether they want to admit it or not, all of their black and white will bleed together, anyway.” 

I enjoyed watching Luce and Serah interact. Their relationship was anything but ordinary. It was forbidden. Good vs Evil and all that. But, somehow it worked. I liked that Serah was able to look past all the bad and find something good in Luce. And in the end Luce ends up paying the ultimate sacrifice for love….

Extinguish was a very quick but enjoyable read. It has a lot of great underlying messages and will have you thinking and questioning all those gray areas. I wouldn’t say that this story really ends on a cliffhanger, but will definitely have you wanting to read that next story. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in Reignite!


*ARC provided by author in exchange for my honest review*


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