by Emi Gayle
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Target Reader: Young Adult
Keywords: Paranormal Romance
Recommended by USA Today HEA Blog
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists — which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
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“The story idea was just super unique and I absolutely loved that! I mean, being able to change into any supernatural creature that you want...how freakin' awesome is that? And seriously, have you heard of anything like it?” — Lili Lost in a Book
“God, I wish I could sufficiently express how much I LOVE Mac. Seriously–she is my bookish girl crush. She’s sarcastic, witty, funny, snarky, smart, and completely relatable.” — Sweet Southern Home
“I enjoyed After Dark and am excited for the sequel I have a feeling Mac is going to do even more growing and changing in the next novel and I’m excited to see what happens between her and Winn!” — Falling for YA
“Matching wit for wit Mac and Winn are captivating and impossible to pull away from while reading.” — Forget the Housework, I'm Reading
“This is a fun and unique book that promises to be an addicting new series.” — A Dream Within a Dream
“I love when a book has not only a great protagonist but a whole cast of people you would want to know, care about and simply just hang with.” — My Guilty Obsession
“After Dark is made of pure ambition that is impressive and divine.” — Books with Bite
“I seriously cannot wait to read the next book in this series.” — Tana Rae Reads
“Come along for the greatest paranormal ride I have read in years. ” — A Diary of a Book Addict
“This storyline was original and extremely well done and I really can't wait for the next book, what Emi has written here is a fantastic start to what seems to be an extremely good series.” — Head Stuck in a Book
“...this book is not only full of teenage angst, it is also full of action, assassination attempts, and fun peripheral characters that make up a world that is new to me and enjoyable to get to know.” — DeniseZ (Reader)
“The ending is FAB-U-LOUS!!!! I loved what happened, how it unfolded and the consequences of it!” — Known to Read
“Emi has really transcended the YA paranormal genre. If you want a change from the normal and love paranormal romances check out this YA debut.
USA Today HEA Blog” — Jessie Potts (USA Today HEA Blogger)
“After Dark has a great teen voice ...” — Surrounded by Books
“Gayle structures the story in such a way that leaves no ammunition to compare After Dark to other paranormal novels. I truly believe that The 19th Year will be a series that will continue to surprise and elate readers!” — Lovey Dovey Books
“Winn and Mac were perfect for each other in every way possible. It was like two magnets finally finding each other and connecting.” — Good Choice Reading
“I loved loved loved this book. This book has everything you can want in a paranormal story. Fairies, Vampires, Witches, Ghosts, even Demons. I loved the characters and the entire story line. I can't wait for the next book. ” — BarbL (Reader)
“This was an addictive read! It had a unique storyline and interesting characters that I really loved. ” — Arden (Reader)
“The only bad thing is having to wait for the next book!!! ” — ToniH (Reader)
“I love snarky and while this was a smidge much for me, most will love Mac - adore her attitude. You'll definitely enjoy her unique story & get caught up in the questions she needs to ask - and the answers she'll be forced to face.” — Terri Rochenski, author Sacrificial Oath
“Awesome beyond awesome! For lovers of YA Paranormal, this is a MUST READ!!!” — Romancing the Book
“I loved this book, it was so addictive and one of the most original stories I have come across in some time.” — K-Books
“Talk about can't put down...I accidentally opened this one instead of the book I was scheduled to read. Made the mistake of reading the first paragraph -- and I have not been able to put my iPad down since!” — Parajunkee Blog
“... this is a tale full of action, twists & turns, surprises (for the character as much as the reader), supernaturals galore, humour, wit, whacky characters, and some real LOL moments. ” — J.A. Belfield—Author, Blue Moon
“Apart from the array of weird and wacky characters, my favourite part of this novel is the partnership between Mac and Winn.” — Amaleen Ison — Author, The Trouble with Nightingale
“Gotta sneak peek & YES, everyone should be jealous. :) Add this to your must read list.” — L.S. Murphy, author, Reaper