24. kol 2015.

Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburn

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Book summary:
After learning the truth about her bloodlines, Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster.
Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few who know about her heritage, but when Tristam reveals a heartbreaking secret of his own, Kyra’s not sure she can trust him. And with James’s fate in the hands of the palace, Kyra fears that he will give her away to save himself.
As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly?
In this spellbinding sequel to Midnight Thief, Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents.

     When Midnight Thief appeared two years ago I was blown away by it. The whole idea of the story was so good and with addition of Poison Dance (a prequel) this story promised me a really good ride. I did get that, and I'm happy to say that Daughter of Dusk is pushing it in the right way.

     Even though it's been two years since I've read Midnight Thief it didn't take me long to get back into this story. Daughter of Dusk continues where the previous one left off. We're back with Kyra and her development. Not to spoil things for people who haven't read the first book, there were some unexpected (if you ask me) twists at the end of it and here we get to discover a new side of this world. A new side of Kyra, but also other characters here. It adds to already complex world building which was what meed me fall in love with the first book. Now with Demon Rider kin who as it turns out plays greater role than expected things are about to go down. For real!

      I wasn't surprised that I got back into the story so quick as Kyra is a character you'll easily love. She is all you ever wanted to be: smart, capable and with all that really human, meaning with some flaws that make her even more likeable. And with Tristam who let's face it is a knight in shining armor it wasn't hard to cheer for them. Not to forget James, who for me is one of those amazing villains or so it seemed.

      Even though, it seemed like this would be a great series sadly it ended to soon. I don't really know why this turned out to be a duology as in my opinion there is so much to be said about this. I wish there was more to it. But who knows, maybe someday.

Rating: 4 stars. 

Until the next time,
*NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided for review by the publisher, Disney. 

Broj komentara: 9:

  1. I really love duologies but I think the prevalence of trilogies has made it easier for me to want to spend more time with certain characters and see an expansion of particular plot threads to encompass more than two books. But I also wonder, then, if that would lend itself to a slower middle book, becoming middle book syndrome. Such few series manage to strike that perfect balance where every book is genuinely so right and the length of the series satisfies all readers, so it's tough to end a book and believe more is left to be said, so I hope that someday that more that happen for sure, but I'm glad to see you still did enjoy this series a lot. Great review, Tanja!

  2. I haven't read any of these, but it's nice when the sequel is easy to get into and you don't have to re-remember a ton of information! Glad you liked this one.

  3. It's nice that you were able to get right back into the story even after two years, Tanja. Glad to hear you enjoyed the finale. Wonderful review! :)

  4. It sucks when a series you like ends in a way that leaves more to be desired :( I am glad though you ended up enjoying the sequel! :D I am glad Kyra is such a fantastic character and easy to get behind! :)

    Lovely review, hon! <3

  5. So glad you liked this sequel so much but boo for it only being a duology when you really think the story can go further. I hate it when that happens. :(

  6. I haven't heard of this series *hides* but I'm so glad that you found your feet with this book after so long since the first book. I find if that happens you know that its a memorable read and series. Lovely review! :)

  7. I'm so happy to know that you ended up loving this one, Tanja! It's one of the books I beta-read so I'm glad that it became a 4 star read for you. I can't wait to read the final product myself. I was so surprised to know that it was a duology, too! I thought it would be a trilogy, but hey, at least it's a finished story now and we don't need to wait another year any longer! ^_^

    Faye at The Social Potato

  8. I haven't read the first, but glad to hear that you got back into the flow of the story and enjoyed

  9. It's wonderful that even after two years, the series and you hit it off like good old friends, I've seen this series around a lot, and heard so much about it. I don't know if I'll read it though. Let's see... only if you really insist. Brilliant review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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