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