Out of the Darkness

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
258 Pages
Reviewed on 11/03/2015
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Author Biography

A Teeny Tiny Bit About Me

It's an amazingly fun process to develop a story, its characters, and the world they live in. I do hope you'll give it a try. Let your imagination shine!

Miscellaneous Facts:

I believe anger is unproductive and that atomic fireballs should be more readily available.

As a child, I had food allergies as well as endless hours of piano and ballet.

My most notable feature is my auburn hair, which I cut when it begins to get caught in the car door.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Out of the Darkness by Clarissa Clarke is a fantasy story for children that will take readers on an exciting journey filled with suspense, fun and adventure. Three friends, Alec, Aleena and Verity, set out on a search throughout Earth to find the weapon that can help them get rid of the dark realm where the negative spirits live, unaware of the existence of the light realm where positive spirits are. As they go on their journey to accomplish what the four races - the Dioniks, the Merpeople, the Dragons and the Entosh could not do - they are caught in a world where there are real monsters, light balls, and many other unpredictable things. Will these three friends be able to ward off the negative forces and dispel darkness using their psychic abilities and energy?

The essence of the story is the struggle of good versus evil and light versus darkness. The positive energy of light is stressed in many areas of the story, making readers aware of the power of light and positivity. There is a lot of action and movement in the plot and all the characters are well sketched, making them memorable. The story has many layers to it, making it a compelling read, and the spiritual vibes that run subtly throughout as the story unfolds are fascinating. The narration is detailed and descriptive and pulls readers in from the start. The story is fascinating and the open ending makes readers curious about the next book, to learn more about Alec, Aleena and Verity’s adventures.


Wonderfully said, Mamta! Thank you for taking the time to review my book. Surrounded (book two) is underway now--and will be heading to Readers' Favorite for review. ;)

Genius Jaguar

It was fantastic. F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. It makes me laugh. It also makes me compare it to White Fang because it's not predictable. It makes me think. I love this book! I like it when Alec thinks there's a million gorillas and really there are only 5 watching him.

Grace Atkinson

This is an amazing fun read filled with adventure and suspense! I was pulled into the story from the start and I cant wait to see what happens to Alec in the next entry!


Fun and Fascinating!
Awesome storytelling! Ms. Clarke’s energetic style brings the youthful wisdom of her characters to life in this lively adventure that will captivate your imagination while bringing positive lessons to light. Great for children of all ages!

Dawn McCullar

Two thumbs up! Amazing book! It's a page turner and the beginning of hopefully many books to come! Recommended for all ages, especially those young teens who enjoy fantasy and opening their mind to magical worlds.

Little Rockstar

This book is so awesome I love it. I want to give it ten stars. This book goes by really fast. It has lots of super powers like Lightballs, invisibility, and flying through the sky really high, but you're mostly focusing on the characters. They can get very funny sometimes, like in the chapter A Hairy Rug. My favorite character is Aleena. She's so funny in this story. Buy this book. It's a very good book.