Dark InheritanceReview


Wow. That was quite simply, awesome. This was my first Chris D’Lacey book and I really want to read his dragon series now! It isn’t something I would have picked up normally because I am not huge on paranormal books but I really enjoyed this one for some reason.

This book is actually quite creepy for MG. There’s a dead girl who probably isn’t on Michael’s side, a ruthless secret organization and Freya, Michael’s friend who may or may not be possessed. Oh, and the ability to alter reality. Just for fun. It definitely isn’t something I would recommend to the younger end of the spectrum (8-10 year olds) but for someone stuck in between upper middle grade and young adult fiction, this is something I would likely recommend, particularly if you enjoy darker fantasy.

There are a lot of fantastical elements in this book (namely the ability to alter reality, ghost girls and possessive spirits) and since the book is set in the real world, I figured that they would be difficult to believe. I can’t say everything was completely believable but D’Lacey did a pretty darn good job.


Lastly, I would like to mention the ending. Wow, guys! Just wow. I can’t go into details because of spoilers  but I was completely surprised. Like, mouth-open-and-gaping surprised. If anything, Chris D’Lacey definitely knows how to pull off a plot twist in a way that pretty much guarantees I will read book 2 of the UNICORNE Files.

From an intriguing concept to fascinating world-building to a relatable hero, A Dark Inheritance is sure to please. I can’t wait to read the second installment in this new series!. I definitely recommend A Dark Inheritance!  I can’t wait to read his other books and expect to hear more about Chris D’Lacey from me!

GIF Verdict


Have you read A Dark Inheritance or any of Chris D’Lacey’s other books ? Do you want to?

7 Comments on A Dark Inheritance by Chris D’Lacey

  1. Born Bookish
    June 3, 2014 at 1:41 am (3 years ago)

    I’m unfamiliar with Chris D’ Lacey or any of his books. It does sound a bit dark for middle grade readers, I’m glad you recommended it for the older end of the spectrum. I love when an ending takes me completely by surprise so I’m intrigued by that aspect! Glad you enjoyed this one 🙂
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    • Samantha
      June 3, 2014 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

      I think it is a great recommendation for Tweens who are starting to read YA but also hanging on to MG. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Samantha
      June 3, 2014 at 11:44 am (3 years ago)

      It is a little creepy…but it can also be very funny at times. I can easily recommend it!

  2. Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer
    June 3, 2014 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

    HAHAHA how funny, I used the GIF you used for the “GIF verdict” recently. Creepy minds think alike.

    I LOVE the first few books in the Last Dragon Chronicles, also by him. Pity the last few books sucked. I had no idea he had another book out, though!
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    • Samantha
      June 3, 2014 at 11:36 am (3 years ago)

      That’s creepy (see what I did there,eh? I’m hilarious.) I just searched “ghost gif” in Google and got it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      • Jailyn
        March 8, 2015 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

        All things coenidsred, this is a first class post

  3. Andrew
    October 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

    wuzz up


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