16 April, 2017


Title: Black Dawn
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #8
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 227

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First he puts her in a dungeon. Then he realized they were soulmates. Now he wants to make her a vampire princess. Maggie Neely is a short, spunky sixteen-year-old with auburn hair and an iron will. When he brother turns up missing, she's determined to find him. But she never suspects that the trail will lead her into the most secret heart of the Night World, a kingdom where no outsider has stepped in five hundred years.

EXPECTATIONS: Eighth book of the series, I cannot believe I am almost done. 

THE WORLD: Again we concentrate on vampires and humans. Actually we spend most of the time in this hidden dark world of vampires. Must admit it reminded me a lot of other worlds from Vampire Diaries books. 

CHARACTERS: Our main character is names Maggie. She find out her brother has died in a mysterious hiking trip and decides to follow his girlfriend to find out what really happened. Except that this girlfriend is actually an evil witch and she ends up giving Maggie for slavery in the dark vampire kingdom. On the way Maggie meets this sorta leader of the witches and ends up helping her. And of course in a meantime she also meet her soulmate, the super duper bad boy Delos who is a prince of this vampire kingdom. So yeah...let's talk a little bit more about this Maggie girl. First of all she was so pale in comparison to Hannah and Jez from previous book, like seriously if you asked me who is Maggie in a week I would not remember anymore. Just an ordinary kinda annoying super goody girl. And then there is Delos...omg....why do I have to deal with this kind of characters? A tortured soul, a boy who never knew love, a boy to be used as a weapon...yeah you get the idea. Good thing this book was published in 1997 or I would say this troupe is as old as me. Which almost is Lol

ROMANCE: Maggie and Delos are soulmates. Maggie is a goody girl and Delos is evil but then Maggie saves his soul pretty much. Boooooooooring.

GOOD: I liked the change of the environment, as I mentioned this vampire kingdom reminded me a lot of Vampire Diaries Return trilogy but I enjoyed the world there and I enjoyed the world here. 

BAD: The main characters and the story itself was kinda boring to be honest. Previous two books were way better. 

OVERALL: Only one book left to go so of course I will continue the series. I think this book is a good way to look beyond the boarders of ordinary world but in general it was not the best work of L.J. Smith.

What do you think about BLACK DAWN?