ARC Review: Braving the Darkness by Melynda Price

Braving the Darkness

Rating: 3.5stars
Type: Paranormal
Series: Redemption Series
Number of Pages: 328

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All have sacrificed, but one will sacrifice all…

Just when Olivia thought she’d finally have everything she always wanted, she was never closer to losing it all. Haden rocked Olivia’s foundation when he professed his love for her, and then turned himself in to the High Court. Although it was for the best, watching him walk out of her life was one of the hardest things she’d ever done.
Liam has always been the angel that holds her heart. But nothing will test the bonds of that love more than when a sick twist of fate brings all their lives crashing back together again.
Bitter enemies in love with the same woman, Liam and Haden must put their differences aside to battle an evil whose reach is far greater than either of them ever imagined. It will take all their strength to protect Olivia from an enemy that’s come to claim her and usher in a power-play to overthrow the High Court.
Love, sacrifice, and betrayal… It all comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in Braving the Darkness.


My Review

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’ll know that I absolutely love the Redemption series by Melynda Price (hello, love triangles and angels? So up my street) and that I’ve been waiting months for Braving the Darkness, the fourth and final book in the series to come out. Last night I got my ARC (huge thank you to Melynda Price and 5 Prince Publishing) and was so excited to start reading it! I was so nervous to find out how it would end. It’s so difficult to write this review without any spoilers but I’m going to try my best… Okay, let’s do this.

my emotions

This book picks up where the 3rd book left off, and Olivia was in the midst of a love triangle with Liam (her guardian angel that she loves), and Haden (the bad boy half angel half human ie. Nephilim). I’m going to put this out there – I’M TEAM HADEN. I’m so freaking team Haden that I found it hard to like Liam in the slightest… I’m sorry okay?! I don’t know what’s wrong with me – I can’t help myself with bad boys! The ending is happy and everyone gets what they want in some form or another… But… She should be with him. Not him.


I think deep down, you want me. And until I take that choice away from you and shoulder your regret over betraying Liam, you'll never admit the truth. I think there's a wild untamed side of you that no one sees but me. And the only reason I get to see it is because you know you don't have to pretend with me.

My heart broke for Haden and I’m so glad he finds happiness. The whole book was a huge roller coaster of emotions and sometimes Olivia really started to get on my nerves. Make up your damn mind! It was honestly stressful – Olivia and Liam just wound me up.


I’ve got to rein myself in over here because I don’t want to give away any spoilers. This wasn’t my favourite of the books in the series, but it was still fun to read. I just wasn’t so happy with the ending (despite it being happy and everyone getting what they wanted) and how easily fixed a lot of the problems were… I mean, why didn’t they just do that in the first place?


Maybe I’m just a little butthurt at the moment, so it seems like I didn’t enjoy the book haha. But I did, and even if everything didn’t go the way I wanted it to, it was still a good ending to a series which I enjoyed! 🙂


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