Jul 8, 2010

Review--Pray for Dawn



As the fire-wielding enforcer of the nightwalker coven wrestles with the mind-destroying ghosts of her dark past, the slaying of a senator's daughter in Savannah threatens to expose her kind to the brilliant light of day. The dawn of chaos has come. The naturi have broken free of their eternal prison to feed on the defenseless and unbelieving of an unprepared Earth.

Mira and Danaus--vampire and vampire slayer--must unite to prevent the annihilation of their separate races. But for Danaus the challenge is intensified, for he must also fight the bori who covets his soul. And Mira, the nightwalker he must protect--whose power is the Earth's last hope--is rapidly going insane.

WOW! Pray for Dawn was just WOW!

To begin I must say that I loved finally being inside Danaus' head. We finally get to know what he is really thinking. What he sees in himself, how he sees Mira, his true thoughts of nightwalkers and the like. Yes he hates them, but we get to see that hate. But even in this book, Danaus is seeing the nightwalkers, at least, in a different light.

Plus the bori who has half his soul is loose and wants the other part of his soul, it wants to be whole to wreak havoc on the Earth. But Danaus can't let this happen, to top it off he and Mira have to join forces, again, to solve the murder of the senator's daughter, which leads down other surprising paths involving more vampires and other things.

The plot was well-paced and had me gripped the entire time. The bori keeps popping up, temporarily possessing people to talk to Danaus and Danaus must act in one way or another. And it's just very enticing because you never know when the bori will show up.

His relationship with Mira also develops more throughout the book, and by Wait for Dusk's cover, pretty sure we'll see them get even closer! But Danaus still has an age old prejudice to get over of vampires. He can't seem to let up on what they do to survive, hurting humans and everything like that. Mira tries to show him that, her vampires at least, aren't so different from humans.

Other character developments also include just Danaus alone, he makes some changes and personal decisions regarding his standing with Themis and the organization. James' character also makes a few surprising developments--won't hint to what, because it's spoilery, but man was it shocking!!

The action increases throughout the book with more naturi attacks while Mira and Danaus are looking into the murder of the senator's daughter and they find themselves getting too deep into trouble. Mira slowly does go insane which only adds to the problem. Mira's problems cause problems for everyone and dealing with an unstable fire-starting vampire is not something Danaus wants to do, but he doesn't want to kill her, he can't kill her. Because he knows he needs Mira's help to save the day in the end.

And the ending!! OMG. Freaking cliffhanger!! I mean cliffhangers can be good and they can be very, very EVIL and that is exactly what this cliffhanger is. There was the big epic ending where things are starting to come to a close and then BAM! Cliffhanger just before the temporary happily ever after. It was painful! But I told myself at least there is only 19 days to go!

There were a few other surprises at the end too that left me chilled because I so did not see them coming at all. I mean they were another BAM! Shock! Wow. Overall it was my favorite in the Dark Day series, so far! Wait for Dusk may change that!

So be prepared if you have not read it yet, maybe you might want to try holding off for another week or 2 so that way the wait for Wait for Dusk isn't as long.

Stay reading!


  1. I´m so glad you liked it as well, I loved it!
    The end, right??? I would have NEVET expected that!
    Or when the Bori took control over Tristan! I thought him safe and sound in London!

    And now, we have to wait... :(
    Great review!

  2. Yeah, we have to wait. But it's only 18 days, almost 17!

  3. I grabbed this yesterday at her signing in a town near me! I also grabbed the next book, Wait for Dusk, which comes out in a few weeks. :) It was great to meet her and I'm glad I got the next book early. I'm not sure when I'll read them though. :(

  4. Oh so lucky! I wanted to be there but since it was in Maryland and I'm in Missouri I knew a road trip was out of the question!


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