Friday, November 1, 2013

Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus Review


4.5 (out of 5) stars

A fantastic start to a new series.

The story starts right in the heat of the plot. We meet Lyra a rare natural born vampire whose hybrid daughter has been kidnapped as part of a prophecy. She goes to her daughters father Finn, an Alpha werewolf for help saving her. Finn though is unaware that he has a daughter. Seventeen years before Lyra and Finn had fallen in love, which is forbidden since their species are enemies. Finn ends up breaking it off with Lyra for fear that his uncle, the current Alpha, will harm her if he finds out that they are in a relationship. The same day he ends, Lyra was going to tell him she is pregnant. Now with nowhere else to turn for help, Lyra comes to Finn but doesn't tell him that her daughter is his.
I loved the heroine and hero and the world building is superb. She is a master at writing stories and characters that you connect with and get immersed into. Even the side characters draw you in and make you anxious for their stories. 
My only complaints are that I wanted more. I wanted more flashbacks of Lyra and Finn when they first met and the story seemed to fly by and was over to fast for me. It left me wanting more. I also wanted more emotion from Finn when he found out Lyra's secret. He seemed to accept it to easily and moved on.
I can't wait to get more on Lyra, Finn and Vega and the rest of the cast especially Drake. With a great plot, unique world and characters that you can't help but love,it's a definite read for all PNR and UF fans. This series will definitely be on my auto-buy.

Purchase Links:
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Awakened-ebook/dp/B00GAB24HK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383361438&sr=1-1&keywords=9780989776646

Barnes and Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkness-awakened-katie-reus/1117263427?ean=2940148720683