Sunday, January 8, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Burn the Night

Jocelynn Drake The oldest of three kids, Jocelynn grew up and continues to reside in the Cincinnati, Ohio region.  She started writing when she was 12, spending all of one summer re-writing the story of Robin Hood in the battered remains of a notebook.  While life has brought many changes and surprises, the love of writing and a good story has been a constant.  When not writing she can be found buried in a good book, wandering through the woods with her camera cradled protectively against her body, traveling to interesting locations or relaxing with her family.

 Burn the Night, Book #6 of the Dark Days series
Author:  Jocelynn Drake

Synopsis:   The Great Awakening approaches . . .
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.
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
I have been in love with the Dark Days series since I first picked up the initial installment and devoured it in a sitting.  To say that it was bitter-sweet to be holding the final book of the series would be an understatement. 

After putting off reading it over and over again trying to prolong ‘the end’, I finally sat down with Burn the Night and braced myself for a whirlwind of emotions…

Burn the Night is unique, in that you don’t get the book from just 1 person’s point of view.  It switches from Nyx to Mira, and by doing so, gives more indepth looks into secondary supporting characters such as Rowe, Danaus, and more.  I’ve read several reviews from people who didn’t like this, I thought it was unique and refreshing and utterly enjoyed it.

So much happened in this book; every time Mira turned around she had a new challenge to overcome, and as a reader, the journey with her was intense and exciting. 

After having invested 5 books with the characters of Dark Days, it was wonderful to have appearances from just about everyone and be able to immerse myself in their lives one last time.  Over the course of the series, and especially book #5, I found myself softening somewhat towards Rowe.  Miraculously, after finishing Burn the Night I actually kind of liked him. J

Danaus and Mira are one of my favorite Urban Fantasy couples, and this book was so sweet, so captivating between the two of them, I forgot how angry I was early on in the series having had to wait so long for them to finally get together.

Overall, Burn the Night was a wonderful end to an amazing series, and I sincerely hope that Jocelynn has some spin off series planned because while she wrapped everything up beautifully, the thought of leaving this world behind forever is utterly depressing.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Burn the Night 5 skulls and would recommend it to EVERYONE!  The Dark Days series is one of my absolute favorite Urban Fantasy series ever and I think that all Urban Fantasy and Paranormal lovers should experience this series and the amazing world Jocelynn created for us.

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