Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall

Posted November 28, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
Darkness Dawns
by Dianne Duvall

2.5 Stars


Released: March 3, 2011
Series: Immortal Guardians #1
Published by Zebra
Pages: 345

Where can I start? This was one of those books that I felt was hyped a lot, the series in general. So what do I do? Rush over to audible and buy the audiobook. Expecting great things. Funny things happen when you’re expecting great things.Let me tell you what I got… I got a bunch of tofu eating, eco-friendly, organic supporter immortals (yes, the lot of them), who are not vampires but are made technically the same way as a vampire, except they are gifted humans to begin with so they turn immortal. Main difference between them, vampires go crazy, immortals don’t. And the immortals’ job is to rid the world of vampires.

OK, this is mostly a great idea. Up until the part that every single thing was over explained to death. There were chapters that felt like some bizarre vampire science class where we learn in great detail about how the blood is absorbed into the body, so they don’t really taste it. Anyway. I’m moving on.

But this killed the book for me. It made a story which had some potential into a book that went nowhere fast, was boring, and I ended up so annoyed with the characters I was about to reach through the ipod and go start killing them myself.

Now, I hear book two coming out is amazing AND there are many series out there which I feel book one is a big heaping disaster because the author feels the need to explain the world. Well, we got that out of the way for sure so I will give book two a try and see where the series goes. But it won’t be any time soon.

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About Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 by The Romance Reviews. Phantom Shadows, Book 3, was named a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella "In Still Darkness" was released in the Predatory Anthology in May 2013. Darkness Rises, Book 4, was also nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance. Night Unbound, Book 5 in the series, will be released on September 2, 2014.

When she isn't writing, Dianne loves all things creative. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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