Sunday, 27 September 2015

Review: Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan

Title: Darkest Dawn
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Release Date: September 17, 2015
Genres: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Carina UK
Source: Carina UK via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: ***1/2 

My Review:

I enjoyed Ms Duncan's last series so I was greatly looking forward to reading this new book and the premise of this one sounded incredibly interesting.

However whilst I did enjoy it and found that it moved quickly,  I was left feeling a little unsatisfied.

I think my main issue was the writing style and the structure.  The story is told alternative from the points of view of Sloane and Bri and at times it was easy to get confused as to who was doing what and who was speaking which distracted a little from the rest of the story.  There was also a lot of action in this story which was great however sometime it felt like a little too much and a little too rushed.  This also distracted me from the story as there was so much going on that sometimes I would have to stop and re-read a page or paragraph to work out exactly what was going on.

What I did love however was the idea and the premise behind the story which is very different from things I have read recently and whilst I found  at times the timing of the plot developments not quite there, I kept wanting to read the story and see where it went and I am hoping there will be more books to come as I am greatly looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

I would have loved to see more about the characters other than Sloane and Bri as we only saw a very small pieces of Bri's friends and family and I am hoping we will find out more about their stories in books to come.

Overall, this is a story I definitely want to continue reading and I give it 3 1/2 stars.
Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

 Darkest Dawn by  Katlyn Duncan

One desperate journey for the truth
Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past…
Two lives changed forever
The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever.
Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear…
 Purchase: Amazon Aust | Amazon US | Amazon UK


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