#BookReview: Within You by Amber Night @bookroar_tweets

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a book by an author new to me, Amber Night >>>

58455168. sy475 About the Book:

What does it take to love, when all is broken?

London, 2159. A society divided in two.

Maya has left the shelter of the inner city bubble of the Zone, searching for the truth. What is life really like out here, in the Ring? But what she finds instead is him: her boss at the pub where she finds work, Juan.

Maya is instantly drawn to the guarded, enigmatic man. And maybe Juan is not as indifferent as he seems. But he is hiding something, and Maya has her own past to hold at bay.

In a world where strength equals survival, their secrets could unravel the fragile trust between them โ€“ and their very existence.


My Review:


A fantastic read!

I havenโ€™t read this author before and am so glad I picked up this read. Within You is a Dystopian Romance, and the romance element (hot and steamy and gripping) is brilliantly done. The dystopian element was a bit thin on the ground for my personal taste, and not a lot happened from that side of things. However, the world-building and characterisation were excellently done, and the writing superb. The ending felt abrupt, and the reader will definitely want to pick up book 2 in this series, a novella.

Here are some lines I loved โ€ฆ and there were so many! โ€ฆ

โ€œThe threat hung thick in the air, a palpable presence which soaked into the plush furniture like a fog and lingered, lingered. Even to this day, the sight of a Chesterfield sent shivers up Mayaโ€™s spine.โ€

And โ€ฆ

โ€œShe saw the sigh more than she heard it: the ripple of it as he breathed in, then out, tension flowing from his muscles like a current into the earth.โ€

And โ€ฆ

โ€œThe tears were a block of ice somewhere inside her, pushing at her throat,โ€

And โ€ฆ

โ€œPast the ruins of a Japanese pagoda, more memory than structure now.โ€

โ€ฆ I could go on and on. Amber Night is most definitely an author to check out, and Within You gets a resounding four stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.


4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER โ€” Go read this book.

3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! โ€” An okay read. Didnโ€™t love it. Didnโ€™t hate it.

2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS โ€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.

1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA โ€”Lots of issues with this book.


I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚


For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …

UK … https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/

US … https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/


14 Comments on “#BookReview: Within You by Amber Night @bookroar_tweets

  1. Thanks for introducing us to this author Harmony. I too like the passages you quoted. I will definitely check out this author. <3

    • Sheโ€™s definitely an author to check out! Thanks, Debby ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I enjoyed the passages you quoted, Harmony. Lovely writing. Thanks for sharing your review and for the introduction to a new author. Happy Reading!

    • Thanks, Diana! Iโ€™m pleased you enjoyed the quotes and review. Happy reading, my friend ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks for sharing, Harmony. I love reading dystopian stories, although it sounds like that part of it is downplayed. This is an introduction to a new author!

  4. Great review, Harmony ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m fan of dystopian stories, although that was focused on enough still sounds like a good read

    • It was an incredibly enjoyable read. Thanks, Denise ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The quotes you chose are wonderful. I can see why you enjoyed her voice. Maybe the dystopian angle wasn’t explored very much because it’s the world’s new normal and the characters aren’t reacting to the changes because they’ve adapted. Interesting angle, though I’d be more interested in the world than in the romance. (But that’s just a personal preference.)

    Fabulous review, Harmony. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your thoughts on the subsequent novella, if you read it.

    • Iโ€™m so pleased you enjoyed the review and quotes. Thanks, Staci! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  6. That one quote: โ€œShe saw the sigh more than she heard it: the ripple of it as he breathed in, then out, tension flowing from his muscles like a current into the earth.โ€ My goodness, that’s sensual! Great review, Harmony.:-)