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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

Darkness Before Dawn
by J.A. London

Published by: HarperTeen
Released on: May 29th, 2012
Paperback
368 Pages
Rating: 5/5




*Please note, this review was based from an ARC*



 I was very curious about Darkness Before Dawn. It seems as though the vampire craze has definitely settled down so I wasn't too sure what to expect. What I had delivered was far more than I ever could've imagined. I fell in love with the writing of the mother/son duo that goes by the name of J.A. London. I am more than touched just to know that this book was written by a mother and a son. I didn't find this out until I was finished, which added to the amazingness it delivers.
  For the most part, it takes place in a settled city after a war that led to massive changes to not only humans, but vampires as well. To live among the vampires is unheard of, and trying to make peace isn't easy. I'm not sure if there is really any peace at all. Dawn Montgomery has had her parents and brother ripped from her life by those vile vampire beasts, yet she now has to work hand-in-hand with them, trying to deliver a somewhat livable environment without fear of being attacked by vampires. Dawn already has a boyfriend, but that's not saying that he's a good one by any means. And while out with her best friend Tegan, she gets put into a horrid situation where she is saved by pure luck and a guy named Victor. I believe that Victor landed a place in my heart long before it settled in Dawn's. He isn't the Night Watchman that everyone thinks he is, he's far from it. He is quite persistent in what he wants and brings to the table, more than any character has in quite some time.
  When a new guy comes into town, bearing the name of Sin. I couldn't help but not like him. It didn't matter who else did. I just didn't trust the guy. Sadly, he proved himself in ways I never expected even with my instincts running high. Darkness Before Dawn is full of unexpected events, turns and surprises. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

5 comments:

  1. I have seen mixed reviews on this book. It sounds really good thought and I still will have to check it out. Great review. :)

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  2. Like Amy, I've seen mixed reviews on this book too. But mostly it got a 3/5 rating from the other reviews I've read. I'm really glad that you liked it. I'm so eager to read this.

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  3. Good to know! I've seen mixed reviews but I'm for sure reading it because I got a finished copy from Harper about 2 weeks ago...so I add it to the to-read ASAP list! I can't wait. I heard that it is hard not to compare it to The Immortal Rules that rocked my socks off!

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  4. I'd been wondering about this one too...the premise is really interesting! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. I have heard some pretty good stuff about this book and I can't help but totally love the cover! Thanks for the review, I am even more excited to read it now. It's funny that there is a character named sin that you don't trust/like. I'm listening to an audiobook for Swoon by Nina Malkin and I just don't love the character named Sin in that book either! Maybe it is just something about the name.

    I am going to drop you a tweet by the way too, I would love to chat sometimes :)

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