Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall

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Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
Darkness Dawns

2.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 3, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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 and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she so loves to create in her books.For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit


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Sophia Rose

Aw, that’s too bad. Hate it when a book isn’t up to what I am expecting.

Thanks for the honest post!


I actually love this series. The next 2 books are a lot better but i still really liked book 1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it hope when you get to the next book you like it better.

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I did get the second book on audio already, for whenever I get to it LOL