Becoming Darkness is a dark, action-filled tale set in an alternate twenty-first century in which Hitler won World War II, our modern technologies never evolved, and the Nazis’ terrifying reign still continues. A genre mash up of alternate history, dystopian, mystery, romance and gothic fiction, this story of a young woman coming into her own in a world of secrets, betrayals and conspiracies will appeal to readers looking for a fresh hybrid to sweep them away. Like everyone else living in Haven, 17-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune in a world ruled by vampires. She is a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. That virus wiped out most of humanity and turned 200 million people into vampires. After her best friend is brutally murdered and several attempts are made on her own life, Sophie becomes determined to find answers to what seems to be a conspiracy running generations deep. And when she questions the peace treaty that keeps her small community protected, Sophie begins to discover terrible truths about herself and what it means to be human in a world ruled by darkness.
But I can tell you what I love best - the strong female lead in Sophia. She is complicated. Sophia is different, but confident. She is intelligent yet naive to so many things going around her. At the same time she shows her insecurities and doesn’t always make the right decisions. She can be snarky and sensitive at the same time. All these things make her real and relatable in this highly fictional world.
Murder, corrupt governments, conspiracies, and a little romance make up this wonderful concoction Becoming Darkness. If you love twists and turns, good plot surprises and are intrigued by the concept of an alternative history where vampires exists and the Nazi’s won WWII – pick this book up!
Strong female character