Ngaire Atmore Pattison reviews A Wicked Kind of Dark for The New Zealand Herald:
‘The debut novel from a Kiwi author, this story does a slick job of combining fantasy and reality. The plot deals with love and magic and will appeal to a young adult audience. Benton wears his literary influences on his sleeve and refers to more than one popular cultural touchstone while keeping the reader hooked’.
Jonathan K Benton