Dawnbreaker by Jocelynn Drake

In Dawnbreaker, Mira is forced to look at the war between humans, vampires, and evil fairies in a new light when a rebel princess from the other side comes to her for help.

Dawnbreaker by Jocelynn DrakeTitleDawnbreaker
AuthorJocelynn Drake
Series: Dark Days #3
Publish Date:  September 29, 2009 Harper Voyager
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionThe dawn brings new terror for the creatures of the night . . .

Those of her race fear Mira for the lethal fire she bends to her will—a power unique among nightwalkers, both a gift . . . and a curse.

The naturi despise Mira for what she is—as they prepare the final sacrifice that will destroy the barriers between the worlds. And once the naturi are unchained, blood, chaos, and horror will reign supreme on Earth.

Mira can trust only Danaus, the more-than-mortal vampire slayer, though he is sworn to destroy her kind. And now, as the day approaches when titanic forces will duel under cover of darkness, destiny draws them toward an apocalyptic confrontation at Machu Picchu. But all is not lost, for a wild card has been dealt to them: a rogue enemy princess who can change the balance of power and turn the dread tide.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

This is such an exciting read and my favorite in the series. It’s also my favorite cover. Can you blame me? That plot with that cover? Gorgeous and meant to be.

This third one runs much more smoothly than the second; there’s still a lot going on but it’s less to take in. I love the references to magic, earth, and blood, and it’s very cool that Mira has a new role to play in the next couple novels. Not that it’ll help get her out of the sticky situations she always tends to find herself in, but it might help a little.

One character, Tristan, has always been one of my favorite characters, being both young and restless and not quite sure what his place is in the world. I think it’s cute he has an affinity for Amanda and I want to see how that plays out since their slightly broken relationship was never really fixed at the end of the book.

And now we have Stefan coming into play. That’ll get interesting for the next couple books as Mira starts to realize her position on the Coven will play an even more important role for the upcoming battle. Cynnia and Nyx, too, adding a little chaos to the mix, being from the enemy side.

Beautiful writing as always and Danaus is just as brooding as we expect him to be. I like that he was a bit vulnerable in this one, needing to be put under the sleep spell and then later needing Mira’s help to heal himself during the final battle. I love that their relationship is going to be taken to the next level. Or at least I can hope.

Our reviews in this series…

Links will become active as each review is published.

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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