Author: S.A. Hunt
Publisher: Tor Books
Released: January 14th
Warnings: Animal death, abuse, burning
I received a copy of Burn the Dark through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Burn the Dark is the first novel in S.A. Hunt’s Malus Domestica series. Technically speaking, this isn’t a new series. It’s just that this is the first time we’ll be getting a chance to read it in English. Which is great for me!
The series is an action-adventure horror series, much in the same tone as Stranger Things. Basically, picture a bunch of kids/teenagers off on a witch hunt, and you’ve got an understanding of the core of the theme.
Robin is your average teenager. Well, if by average you mean that she lives in her van, runs a YouTube channel, and hunts witches. Yeah, okay, so not exactly normal. She’s been filming her witch-hunting escapades for months, and pawning it off as some sort of Blair Witch Project for the sake of income.
The real question is; why did Robin start hunting witches? And how far can she go, when working solo? As it turns out, she won’t be by herself for very long. As for the reason, she hunts witches? That’s personal.
“They die from the inside out. The deadness slowly makes its way to the outside.”