Book Review

BURN THE NIGHT
by Jocelynn Drake

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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For the grand finale of her exceptional Dark Days series, Drake splits the narration between firestarter vampire Mira and her mortal enemy Nyx of the Naturi. One of the major developments of this series has been the evolution of various enemies to allies or, in the case of Danaus, to lover. The action is intense and the stakes enormous in this final pulse-pounding tale! Drake really shines with this one!

With Aurora, the insane Queen of the Naturi, ready to wage war against not only the supernatural races but all humanity, her sisters Nyx and Cynnia must start a rebellion in order to save their people. To succeed, Nyx knows they will need Aurora’s banished consort Rowe. In addition to the growing Naturi problem, Mira also has the issue of her former mentor Jabari wanting her dead and her father Nick, the god of chaos, wanting to control her. Previously Mira and Danaus have fought against long odds, however this time they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice! (HARPERVOYAGER, Jul., 432 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: HARPERVOYAGER

Published: July 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Burn the Night

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 2:41pm.

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson ¡V LITERAL ADDICTION¡¦s Pack Alpha]:
I have been in love with the Dark Days series since I first picked up the initial installment and devoured it in a sitting. To say that it was bitter-sweet to be holding the final book of the series would be an understatement.

After putting off reading it over and over again trying to prolong ¡¥the end¡¦, I finally sat down with Burn the Night and braced myself for a whirlwind of emotions¡K

Burn the Night is unique, in that you don¡¦t get the book from just 1 person¡¦s point of view. It switches from Nyx to Mira, and by doing so, gives more indepth looks into secondary supporting characters such as Rowe, Danaus, and more. I¡¦ve read several reviews from people who didn¡¦t like this, I thought it was unique and refreshing and utterly enjoyed it.

So much happened in this book; every time Mira turned around she had a new challenge to overcome, and as a reader, the journey with her was intense and exciting.

After having invested 5 books with the characters of Dark Days, it was wonderful to have appearances from just about everyone and be able to immerse myself in their lives one last time. Over the course of the series, and especially book #5, I found myself softening somewhat towards Rowe. Miraculously, after finishing Burn the Night I actually kind of liked him. º

Danaus and Mira are one of my favorite Urban Fantasy couples, and this book was so sweet, so captivating between the two of them, I forgot how angry I was early on in the series having had to wait so long for them to finally get together.

Overall, Burn the Night was a wonderful end to an amazing series, and I sincerely hope that Jocelynn has some spin off series planned because while she wrapped everything up beautifully, the thought of leaving this world behind forever is utterly depressing.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Burn the Night 5 skulls and would recommend it to EVERYONE! The Dark Days series is one of my absolute favorite Urban Fantasy series ever and I think that all Urban Fantasy and Paranormal lovers should experience this series and the amazing world Jocelynn created for us.