TBR Thursday Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall (Great New Series)

Posted January 12, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses / 7 Comments


From Goodreads: Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s handed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible – when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

Read from January 06 to 10, 2012
Read for Fun!
Challenges: TBR Challenge, Read for Fun, Audiobook Challenge
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Audiobook Rating: 4.00

First thought when finished: Oh MY! Can I be an Immortal….

What I Loved: Seth—Oh I know it isn’t his book but can I say the leader of the Immortals is like an oracle that you want around to laugh at his band of merry men/women. I actually really loved all the characters in this book. The romance between Sarah and Roland was well paced, sweet, and beautiful. Roland was so caring and Sarah was so understanding that they worked as a couple.

What I Liked: The introduction of the world was well done. It wasn’t like an information dump but more of an unfolding story that you wanted to grasp more of. I like that it unfolds through the characters and their communication. There is a lot more to learn and can’t wait!

Things that made me go huh?: It might be because I listened to the book in audio but holy decriptives batman. There were 2 bathrooms described in detail, 1 bedroom, and many organic meals. It wasn’t to destracting but it did stand out.

Audio Specific Thoughts: Kristen Potter did a pretty good job with the narration of the story. I thought the accents actually made it pretty easy to tell the different characters from each other. Overall I would listen to another book read by her.

Final Thoughts: I want Lissette, Sabastian, Seth, and Marcus to have books. Oh and can there be a spin-off of the humans please 🙂

Dianne Duvall

Books in Series:
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1)Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians)Phantom Shadows


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7 responses to “TBR Thursday Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall (Great New Series)

  1. Melissa (Books and T

    Oh yes! I loved this one. I remember the organic meals quite well. Also, Roland… *sigh* *sits up quickly* Remember he's MINE! *growls* ;DI think Seth is going to get a book. The second one he is in quite a bit and it looks like it is going in that direction. *squee* I claim him NOW! *giggles*

  2. Blodeuedd

    Someone is really enjoying these books 😉 And I am so very curious about whether I would too. I sure hope so

  3. Jenny

    I've heard such good things about this series! There's a second one out already isn't there? I really need to pick these books up, I have some Amazon GC's from Christmas and this book is calling my name:) I'll be keeping an eye out for all those room descriptions though!

  4. Missie

    Out of everything I rather not read about it's descriptions of bathrooms. To me, if you've seen one toilet, you've seen them all. LOLBut I do want to know more about this Seth fellow. 😉

  5. Vanessa theJeepDiva

    Marcus has a book, Night Reigns. Its awesome! I think the very resourceful Chris Reordan needs a book. He's a very interesting human.

  6. Vanessa theJeepDiva

    Marcus has a book, Night Reigns. Its awesome! I think the very resourceful Chris Reordan needs a book. He's a very interesting human.