Nov 23, 2009



Those of her race fear Mira for the lethal fire she bends to her will--a power unique among nightwalkers, both a gift...and a curse.

The naturi despise Mira for what she is--as they prepare the final sacrifice that will destroy the barriers between the worlds. And once the naturi are unchained, blood, chaos and horror will reign supreme on Earth.

Mira can trust only Danaus, the more-than-mortal vampire slayer, though he is sworn to destroy her kind. And now, as the day approaches when titanic forces will duel under cover of darkness, destiny draws them toward an apocalyptic confrontation at Machu Picchu. But all is not lost, for a wild card has been dealt to them: a rogue enemy princess who can change the balance of power and turn the dread tide.

YEA! Another book read! With the Thanksgiving Holiday started I was able to breeze through this book, but as my work schedule is not pretty and there is a holiday this week I might not get another post up too soon. I hope to at least read 1 more book this week. We'll see.

Anywho, here goes. Dawnbreaker was very entertaining! I was held in awe and excitement as I was nearing the end when the action was really becoming intense. Throughout the action was drawing you in to the events and making connections, but it wasn't until the near end when things were finally coming together and the major action took place.

There are battles and casualties in this novel as the back of the cover (BOC) can provide. Mira has two new allies with her and Danaus, one she is reluctant to trust and one she feels she cannot trust, the rogue princess as mentioned on the BOC. Mira plans to use this princess as bait to stop Rowe from releasing Aurora, but when do things ever go the way the protagonist plans? That's why we have series!

Mira is still the same vampire character that I like. She has all the qualities of a female urban fantasy protagonist. She and Danaus have a great connection that has yet to take a romantic edge. There is definite tension between them and because he is the lead male, I still believe their relationship will turn a little more romantic one of these days, but that has yet to be seen.

Drake writes about a somewhat dark world, hence the Dark Days series, where vampires, lycans, and the naturi all battle against one another. Tensions run high with Mira and who were once her lycan allies. For the naturi have the ability to call upon the lycans and control them if they choose to.

Drake's writing takes the reader to many different places, as Mira and Danaus never really stay in Savannah. They travel far and wide to stop Aurora from entering our world, and she does it wonderfully. It feels like you are really entering into the given countries and seeing these ancient places that the characters are taken to. I feel enriched with this cultural if only I could go to these places!

Dawnbreaker picked up where Dayhunter left off and I see Pray for Dawn doing the same. Pray for Dawn is the fourth novel in the Dark Day series and releases June 22 2010.

If you've read Jocelynn's first two books or even her short story in Unbound, then you don't want to miss this! If you haven't yet read her books, then I highly recommend them, especially if you are a fan of Kim Harrison's Hallow Series or even Rachel Vincent's Shifter series, as Rachel was the one to recommend Jocelynn's books to me at RT 08 in Pittsburgh. This is a highly recommended series.


  1. I was slightly disappointed in this installment. The action was awesome but I felt disconnected from Danaus. :(

  2. I agree on that part. Although I'm not sure if it is Pray for Dawn or the next one that will be told from Danaus' p.o.v. I saw that on Jocelynn's blog awhile back. So we will see him and into his mind! I want to say it was the next one, but I really can't be sure, it may be one she was writing at the time.


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