The Dark Knight Part One

The Dark Knight Part One

The Dark Knight Part One by L.F. Piper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good debut– 3.5 stars!

I read that this book is the author’s first, and to that I say “well done!”
I can’t write an honest review without acknowledging the grammar/word usage errors, of which there are many. I’m not petty- I don’t sit back like a Facebook grammar nazi (“Hoy, there! You missed a comma!”). But, when there are enough for it to be distracting from the story I can’t ignore that in a review.
That said, I do enjoy a bully story. At this point, end of book one, there really hasn’t been any redemption yet. Poor Emilia just CANNOT catch a break. Truly. What she goes through just hurt my heart. She is attacked- physically, verbally, sexually. She is ostracized, pranked, and has her belongings stolen. She ends book one with nearly no one in her corner, and when she gets a bit of good news you just want to celebrate right along with her because, Jesus, she deserves some good news.
I did find the main characters to be a bit insta-lovey. As Emilia points out in the book they never really took the time to learn anything about each other beyond getting physical. They don’t talk beyond yelling at each other, really.
It seems Caleb, who is seemingly a possible sociopath, MIGHT be softening the tiniest little bit toward Emilia at one point in the book, but it happens at the speed which you’d imagine a glacier melting should someone simply blow their own hot air in its general direction. In other words, I am unmoved. Lawd, Emilia deserves better.
I did end the book curious enough about book two that I will continue on and read it.
Recommended, but with disclaimers: grammar/word usage errors, childish (even by high school standards) behavior, and insta-love.
Also- trigger warning: bullying, dubious consent.

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They all hate me.
She belongs to me, but she’s obsessed with me.
She can go to hell; he is mine.

Starting at a new school at sixteen shouldn’t be too difficult, right?
I can totally do this.


I totally can’t do this.
These people are evil!

Moving to the States is no walk in the park. Nearly every student at Richmond High hated me the second they saw me.
First, there was Caleb Knight.
Then Anya Walker.
And eventually, the whole cheerleading squad followed.

I’m pushed around daily, tossed about like a rag doll constantly, and find myself wrapped up in darkness more often than not.

They’ve made it their life’s mission to ruin me, and I’m quickly running out of steam… and running back to the UK. I can promise you that.

I only pray I don’t ever have to see them again.

A dark enemies-to-lovers/bully novel.

Over 18 only

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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