Cara Lynn Shultz’s The Dark World is a fast-paced, emotional adventure of wild power, terrifying evil and blossoming love. Readers will experience Paige’s every emotion and watch all of her adventures unfold with Shultz’s detailed storytelling. The few major writing letdowns for this reader were the overuse of some coarse language that didn’t add depth to the novel, some rather insensitive sexual references and innuendos, and the feeling that the plot was a mix between high school drama and relationships and heavy duty fantasy demonslaying. Many teens prefer just one genre; it was sometimes hard to tell which theme was more dominant, though both were enjoyable. Overall, The Dark World is a fun, page-turning adventure that will appeal to junior high/high school girls in particular.