Review: Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford

Posted March 6, 2014 by Stacie in Reviews, Stacie, Young Adult / 8 Comments

Review: Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford
Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford
Series: The Witchling #1
Published on: March 1, 2013 by Evatopia Press
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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A school for Witchlings...
The ultimate choice between Light and Dark...
Where the price of a mistake...is your soul.
Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect her new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay, until her uncontrollable magic gets her thrown out again. In her mind, there’s no point in getting too friendly with anyone. That is, until she notices Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday.
When she learns that this special school has attracted others with magic in their blood, she is hopeful that this time around, things may be different. Besides, she can’t deny her interest in Decker, and when he rescues her one night from the dark forests of the Rocky Mountains, their connection is instant.
Yet a relationship with Decker may prove to be Summer’s downfall, forcing her to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.
One choice. One soul. One price.



I am a sucker for books that center around an academy. This book centers around an academy for witchlings. Summer has grown up in orphanages, going from school to school, having problems that happened to her that she couldn’t explain. Amber, who is a teacher at the academy finds her and brings her back with her, and Summer finds out that she is a witchling. There is a Light side and a Dark side. And when every witchling turns 17, they have to choose what side they want to be on.

Decker and Beck are twins and there parents own the property that the academy is on. They are both already 17 and on their 18th birthday, Decker will be the Master of Dark and Beck will be the Master of Light. The story switches POVs between Beck, Decker, and Summer. While at the academy all the students find out what there element is; Earth, Air, Water, Fire or Spirit. Summer ends up having two elements and Decker has three. Summer and Decker get very close and I really loved there relationship a lot. They balanced each other out well. Beck is dating Dawn, who is really just one of those mean girls that’s at every school and plays a lot of really mean pranks on Summer because she’s the new girl and Dawn is jealous of her. I have to say that the ending of this book left me speechless. I was completely taken off guard and I was not expecting for something like that to happen. I really love when books can surprise me and keep me guessing till the end.

Summer bit her lip, studying him. The boy she felt so comfortable with, who’d helped her over and over again, would become the very person the Light warned her against. Her mouth felt dry, even as her body screamed to be closer to him. 

I really did love this book. It was entertaining and the characters were very loveable and easy to connect with. I loved the “witchy” part to the story with all the kids having the powers. I’ve already bought the other two books in the series and I’m looking forward to reading those. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, any age, I think any reader could connect with the characters.


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My name is Stacie McAdams and I live in Morganton, North Carolina. Reading is what I love to do more than anything. I love everything Paranormal and if it involves a sexy werewolf, that’s even better! My NOOK is with me at all times, even if I know I wont have time to read anything. I love learning new things, hiking, video games, and my biggest obsession…The Vampire Diaries. 😉

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