Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake

Dayhunter is the wonderful sequel to Nightwalker, starting right where we left off at the end of Mira’s first encounter. Now the stakes are higher, the enemies are gaining force, and it’s time to rally some allies.

Dayhunter by Jocelyn DrakeTitleDayhunter
AuthorJocelynn Drake
Series: Dark Days #2
Publish Date:  April 28, 2009 Harper Voyager
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionA new day dawns blood red.

A master of fire, Mira is the last hope for the world. For centuries she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her unlikely ally–the human vampire hunter, Danaus–have come to Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. But there is no safety in the ancient city, for the threat of conflict is in the wind . . . with unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals taking hideous form in the shadows.

Banished for eons beyond the world’s boundaries, the malevolent “naturi” prepare to feed once again upon a vulnerable earth–and treachery is opening wide the portal that will enable their dread re-emergence. The great battle that has always been Mira’s destiny is looming, and she must remain powerful in the face of a shocking revelation: that Danaus, the only creature she dares to trust, is something more than the man he claims to be . . .

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

Although Dayhunter has never been one of my favorites out of the six, I still love it. The only negative thing I really have to say about it anyway is – there’s sooooo much going on that sometimes with everything happens, I feel like I’m reading an entirely different book at some points in the story as the main plot tends to get buried. I mean, there’s the idea that Jabrari still wants her dead, now she has Nicolai (a lycan) and Tristan (a vampire she stole from Sadira) to contend with, she fried Sadira with her powers, Elizabeth and Macaire (vampire council members) want to kill her too – all this on top of the Naturi problem and the Danaus plotline…there’s just a lot to absorb in one sitting that makes me think….”oh, yeah, that did happen.”

Besides that, hey, I love it. Poetic writing (although not as much compared to the first one) and wonderful, flawed characters. Mira’s such a badass but she only knows it half of the time, which is a character trait I like. She knows she can handle certain people (like Nicolai and Gwen) with ease but when it comes to other facets of her life, like facing the Triad and the Naturi, she knows it’ll be a tough battle and she can’t take it as lightly as some of her other scuttles.

I love that we find out what Danaus is (no spoilers here) because it makes it very exciting for him to have such a role in the upcoming war versus the Naturi. I adore Tristan and liked the sex scene with Mira and Nicolai. I love the introduction to Alex and how they have a friendship despite what the Triad thinks. Jabrari of course, is his usual god-like, manipulative self. And now we have Rowe, the one naturi who will soon be just as lost as Mira as he’s turned his back on what the Naturi queen wants, so he quite possibly provides a maybe-ally for Mira.

badge5v5It all makes for a really good story as the upcoming war looms ahead and Mira’s gotta find her place in it after she decides what side she’s on.

Again, five stars, but prepare to be a bit overwhelmed by all the new information.

Our reviews in this series…

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Other recommendations…

If you like Jocelynn Drake, you might like Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, and Vicki Pettersson (and vice versa).


About Kat Mandu

I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

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