Wait for Dusk by Jocelynn Drake

In the fifth book of The Dark Days series, the Naturi are rallying for the final battle; Mira is gathering together her allies for the confrontation—and at the worst time, she’s betrayed by her most trusted friend.

wait for duskTitle:  Wait for Dusk
Author:  Jocelynn Drake
SeriesDark Days Book 05
Publish Date:  July 9, 2010 Harper Voyager
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionThere is no sanctuary in the night…

Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the Nightwalker Mira is summoned by the Coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.

A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers—and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery—a betrayal by her ally, her enemy, her lover…the vampire slayer, Danaus.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

Well, a lot of questions get answered for this one and a lot of problems get solved. Minor spoilers without the names here next.

Somebody gets his place on the coven as promised, somebody FINALLY gets to have some sexy times, lots of people get murdered (including my favorite character, sadly) and it’s all blood and violence. VIOLENCE. I mean, I think this is probably one of the more gruesome tales in the series.

Regardless, this one was exciting. And again, violent. There are so many battles. I wish I could write action scenes as smoothly as Jocelynn Drake can. The only one I’ve ever had trouble understanding was in her last book, Pray For Dawn and that was the very last scene. This one had like eight different bloodbaths and I could easily see what was happening. I envy that talent.

I think she had some references to Bound To Me as well in this book, referring to her time with Valerio at grand parties (which was the basic set up for the novella). I like that Valerio can still make her blush with his teasings. And Stefan – lots of aggression there, no doubt. The way both men take off their nice jackets before ripping their enemies apart is fun. I think it’s cute that Mira could care less about her clothing getting bloodied compared to them.

And damn, it’s about time that we have come to the part that I’m sure readers like me have been waiting for. SEX. I was like “woo-hoo” you two finally got over yourselves and just had some fun. Multiple times. Wink wink.

But sad face to my favorite character dying. No spoilers here unless you look at my reviews for the other books. I was really stunned by this sudden change in events though I was aware there would be a lot of deaths to spur Mira onto vengeance.

This is a wonderful set up to the final book in the series. Lots of action, some romantic scenes between vampire hunter Danaus and Mira, and new characters that may bring a big change to the tide of battle.

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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