Jul 27, 2011

Review--Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake


After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies. The war of ultimate extermination has begun, and the battleground is Mira's home turf.

The humans don't yet recognize the doom descending upon them. And the nightwalkers will surely perish unless they unite with outcast naturi who claim to want peace. But these unexpected "allies" are the same demons who have long worked for Mira's destruction—and in these darkest of days the lines between friend and foe will blur treacherously before the bloody end of all things.

Jocelynn Drake's Final Dark Days Novel, Burn the Night was extraordinary! The conclusion to the series has finally arrived and while I am saddened for another fave series to end, I am glad it was a good ending!

This time around we have 2 narrators, Mira and Nyx! I totally loved getting info from Nyx's p.o.v. It was very interesting seeing what one of the naturi thought. Being the middle sister between Aurora and Cynnia we get to see what she thinks of everything going on! Rowe also comes back into the picture as well and a new light is shined on him. Cynnia needs to gather as many allies as she can to fight her sister, Aurora in the upcoming war. So she seeks help from Mira and the werewolves as well.

I think I enjoyed some of the chapters with Nyx a little more. Don't get me wrong, still love Mira as she was our main heroine, but getting to know Nyx definitely shined a new light on her as well. She was definitely a relatable character in a way. She was strong and fierce and loyal to her sister--her nice one. I just really enjoyed getting to know her more than I thought I would. And as I said Rowe definitely takes on a role. It was surprising and I actually grew to like him a little bit!

The big battle is only the beginning of Mira's problems, there's still Jarbari to deal with, her mentor who is bent on killing her. That's another tough battle Mira must endure before she even goes up against Aurora and her followers.

Burn the Night was a well paced book, with lots of action and danger. There was a lot of excitement before we even got to the war and then there was still another battle to be had after that. And it all leads up to the big conclusion!

The Dark Days series has been truly wonderful. Fast paced and action packed. The development of Mira and Danaus's relationship was one of my faves. Starting out as reluctant partners and then ending up falling for each other, not that it was a surprise really, but it was still a magnificent development! Totally loved it!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! This series came to an end and I haven't even started reading it yet!*head desk* But I should get to it soon, it's already on my TBR list and I love reading complete series! I miss reading books back to back and enjoying a good story from beginning to the end! This series seems to be right up my ally! Thanks for a great review!


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