"Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.
Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice."
Dark Eyes is one of those mafia books, where the heroine dabs into the wretched ways of murder and other gooey stuff. Yeah, this book sounds a bit like All the Things I've Done and the rest of the books in that series. (Wow, it's been a long time since I've read stuff like this.) Dark Eyes is a book where readers discover how much they know yet also find out how much they woefully don't know. For example...oh wait, that will be a huge spoiler alert.
Dark Eyes is a book recommended to fans of All the Things I've Done and other Russian mafia/American mafia books. It's recommended to fourteen or older, because there is some inappropriate scenes (and gooey) in that thick three hundred pages or so.
Dark Eyes' plot is very active; although quite boring for like the middle parts of the book. It should had been very active and murderous, because of the interesting characters (like Klesko) in the book. But frankly, it's quite droll. The writing holds an ominous and thud-thud-thud tone. Readers know that something but will happen, but can't quite place where the feeling's coming from.
The ending of Dark Eyes is okay. I don't see a reason to hate it; oh wait...I do have a reason to hate it. Damn it, that freaking guy survived the bullet. Yeah, this ending is totally pointless because...well mob guys, especially sons of assassins don't miss their targets.
I don't see that much character growth in Dark Eyes. Everyone seem to be cruel, filthy, traitorous, evil, or all of the above.
Rating: Two out of Five