Review – The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet #1) by Aly Martinez

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The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez
Series: The Darkest Sunrise Duet #1
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 13, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon


Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”


OMFG! The Darkest Sunrise was so much more then I was expecting and it completely blew my mind out of the water. This story has literally managed to take over every single one of my thoughts for the past twenty-four hours since I finished. After reading the synopsis I knew that this was going to be one of those stories that gave me all the FELLS, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster and on a journey into the darkness. This is one of those books without a doubt that will swallow you wholeheartedly and leave you like a blubbering fool at the end.

In many ways I still can’t completely wrap my brain around what I actually read because I am still in a trance from this story. After finishing it I tried to jump into another book, but yeah that didn’t work and I ended up rereading the same chapter three times before finally giving up since this story kept creeping into my thoughts. This isn’t my first Aly Martinez read, but it is probably the most emotional one. The Darkest Sunrise is one of those stories that is completely different then anything you have or will ever read. Since I don’t want to ruin anything about this book I will leave you with this warning – “GO IN BLIND! DO NOT READ SPOILERS!” I am completely one hundred precent serious because this is a book that you need to experience firsthand. I totally believe that this gut-wrenching story is so worth the tears and the heartbreak that you will undoubtedly feel during this read.


About Aly Martinez

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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