Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1)
Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle betwe ...more
Val's Reviewing Alcohol Cup Count: 4 glasses, pinot grigio (don't hate, high tolerance)
I should title this review, "That Time When the Side Character Stole the Show."
Seriously though, I was really liking this story already...then Seth showed up.
And my inner Tom Cruise got all excited.
The only problem with how much I liked Seth...is that this was not Seth's story.
It was Roland's.
And, don't get me wrong, I liked Roland...
...I just wanted Seth to be in every single scene too.
Why, you may ask? Let me give you a few quotes and see if you can capture an underlying theme:
"Those of us who are older (immortals) have a diet similar to your own. Lots of vegetables and fruits. Very little meat. Organic chicken, turkey, or other fowl. None of the heavier meats, processed, or artificial foods that contain known carcinogens or other harmful chemicals."
After peeling off the label, he rinsed the can out and dropped it ...more
Heroine Sarah is a organic nut and school teache ...more
This is one of those times where the narrator makes the book better than it actually is :)
I think it would've been a 3 if I've read it, but listening made it more interesting and I am dying to read the second book so there :)
It's a bad sign when before you get to 5%, you are already hitting your head against something hard - and if you end up pissed and frequently ranting for 95% of the book. Granted, this was partially due to my general crankiness for the majority of the time I was reading this, which may have affected how I perceived this book, but it also had to do with the things I've read previously. Or maybe it was just the book.
Within the first 5%, I immediately saw the world's resemblance to the wo ...more
I absolutely loved it. I could hardly put it down and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I now have a new and great vampire series I am addicted to. I loved the concept of these Immortal Guardians and how they slightly differ from the vampires. The romance erotica scene between Roland and Sarah is absolutely fantastic and so HOT! Their romance story had me smiling all through out the book and I even laughed out loud when Sarah stabbed one of the Immora ...more
Rating NC-17 for the sexiness of it all.
Thumbs Up 5 shiny stars
Overall: Brillant read!
Characters: Love the characters.
Plot: Fresh look at old tale.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes, definately.
Book Boyfriend: Roland
SUMMARY (50 word or less)
Dianne Duvall is truly a gifted writer. Darkness Dawns is a fresh take on an old legend. Diane has breathed life into vampires without making them sparkle. Her vision is a mesh of the old and her own vision of the new. ...more
This one is a very pleasant read albeit I find both the H/h a tad too sweet and too perfect for my taste. There is a lack of surprises and intensity in the romance, but the action scenes did help to speed up the pacing of the book. The thing that irked me most is the short time frame that it took for Roland and Sarah to start proclaiming their love. I just can't wrapped my head around on the fact that they get all chummy and start trading life stories within 24 hours and then planning t ...more
I have been thinking on this book, and having just finished book 2 (which was awesome), I decided to up my rating. In fact, I may reread this book! I just really love these characters. I am tired of reading about characters with tragic pasts who basically end up acting like big selfish jerks; in this series, there is none of that. Even when a character is jerky, they are never selfish. And there is always the over-riding theme of caring for others and caring about human ...more
The characters drew me in and held on tight and I didn't mind one damn bit. They are quick witted and intense and so engaging. I loved the world building, it was so easy to follow, not once did I h ...more
Many reviewers have enjoyed this book. I am happy for them. Really. But I do not understand why. Maybe if this were my first pnr book ever, I would have found something resembling originality. This i ...more
Ok, of course there are all those stuff you expect from a vampire story: from the "love at first site" to the "good vs bad" vamps, they're all there.
But you know the good thing? I didn't mind! I really liked the main female character, she was pretty funny and I liked her attitude. The male char wasn't special but he wasn't bad either.
The story was ok, there were some interesting factors, but I absolutely loved the overall plot. It made me so damn curious, ...more
I cannot lie. There is no way I thought this book would get 4 stars from me. I just was not diggin' it. The dialogue was strange. The H and h had no time to bond or really be together because of constant attacks by vampires. And the overall premise was pretty different f ...more
Sarah Bingham was a hoot. I love strong, independent, kick-ass, take no shit woman. S ...more
The romance between Roland and Sarah was really lovely and well timed. (I believed it.) I normally don't go for books with a ton of action, but this one wasn't over the top and it actually made the story even better; which was really a nice surprise! I also loved being in Sarah's head and knowing how she fantasized about Roland, who also happened to be immortal. Though, Sarah dos ...more
I loved this book. Roland and Sarah are great! I've actually read it a few times (this is just the first time since I started reviewing book) and it's still a fave of mine and always worth the read. :D
Sarah is a music professor living in the boonies in North Carolina. She's a good woman and she has courage as well. Sarah's outside one day at the break of dawn to dig a garden when something draws her attention. When she investigates, she finds that 2 men have another tied down and are stab ...more
Though I liked both Sarah and Roland, I was mostly intrigued with Seth, David and the mystery woman (who remains a mystery). I look forward to ...more
A little bit similar to the Dark Hunter books (at least in terms of the character set up), this is a series where it’s Immortals (good guys) vs Vampires (bad guys) existing in secret alongside humankind.
We are introduced to the world of Immortals when human Sarah comes across a man being tortured in the woods behind her house. Going all badass with a shovel, she saves the guy and brings him back to her house, tending his wounds and caring for ...more
Even though I am no longer a huge fan of vamps, I actually really enjoyed this debut effort. Author Duvall brings some science and enough of a twist to the vampire mythos here to avoid some of ...more
Multi POV tho, sigh. I really not into this type of book.
But a very interesting story and the other POV is not too overpowering the H and h story.
So that's not so bad, yeah I will looking forward to the next one!
Where to start. I've slept since finishing it, so all of the myriad things that bugged me so greatly yesterday have had time to settle and hide in my brain...
Well, I will start with Roland. He is supposed to be 936 years old but there really is no hint throughout the book to that affect - unless you count using the word "trencher" or referring to his kids as "babes." Otherwise, he was like any other man from the 21st Century. Not to mention he is supposed to be t ...more
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choic...more