Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: Pray for Dawn by Jocelynn Drake

Title: Pray for Dawn
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Dark Days series book 4
Genre: Urban fantasy (Vampires, Werewolf, Faeries, Witches & Warlocks)

After the close death of Mira, everything was back to normal and Danaus and Mira went their separate ways. Danaus went back to what he does best, killing vampires, with the exception of a few naturi. The vampires in Sabina's domain were out of control and he needs to fix it to maintain the ignorance of the people. However, it seems that no matter how many times he tries to forget and separate himself from Mira, he is once again dragged back to Savannah.

A senator's daughter was murdered and could expose all of them. He and Mira needs to find the culprit to maintain peace. Ryan ordered him to protect Mira, who is getting more insane by the minute. He doesn't know what Mira and Ryan are planning, for them to be working together. Also, a much bigger threat is before them, something that he doesn't know if they could defeat. Danaus needs to face the creature inside of him if he wants to save their lives. 

This is the best book yet in the series. I seriously couldn't believe it. I was a little reluctant to read the book because it's in the point of view of Danaus. However, it was seriously great. It is a whole new perspective in their world. I actually had a hard time changing narrators. I sometimes still think Mira is still speaking but it was totally ok. It's a little refreshing to be in Danaus' head, less problems.

This time the problem is with Danaus, not with Mira. He needs to stop the bori inside of him or else everything he holds dear will die. You could see the realizations and choices he made for himself. Also, you could see the always poker-face and courageous guy having so much insecurities and lust. It's great to see that he is not so darn perfect. Joceylnn has been making Danaus too mysterious and this book just unraveled all his mystery. Though, she didn't really dwell much on his past, considering that that would be so long.

On the other hand, I love how Mira is getting insane in this book. I think that is the best part in the book. I love how Danaus could see all her memories and fear during her insanity. Also, it's a new perspective seeing Mira in the eyes of Danaus. It's quite funny and nice to see another side of Mira where she isn't always brooding about the world's near doom.

In the relationship department, all it took was a bit of insanity to actually bring these two together. I love how their relationship is progressing. You could see the suppressed attraction of Danaus for Mira. When you read in the point of view of Mira, it seems that Danaus isn't that much affected. I seriously think the relationship will bloom in the next book.

This is a great book. Finally, Jocelynn managed to step up.

Rating: 4.5

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