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After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy #3)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  2,999 ratings  ·  235 reviews
Our last hope lies with our oldest enemies.

When we lost the war with the vampires, our world changed. The Old Family overlords trapped us in a few scattered cities and demanded our blood. Then Victor- the first vampire I've ever trusted, ever loved- came to power, and I hoped for peace between our kinds. Only now a new type of monster, Day Walkers, has emerged, and their m
Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Mar 15, 2015 Hayden marked it as wishlist
Even if I never read this, I will own it. The covers match so well, I'll have no choice.

...There's something wrong with me.


I couldn't be bothered writing a proper review. So yea some thoughts:

-Predictable storyline. Vampires vs humans. Vampires need blood, they be bastards to humans. Humans are weak and need an unremarkable boring teenager to defend them blah blah blah. Adults are useless.

-Lame dialogue. The things these characters said… Ugh. Just ugh. I was rolling my eyes at their cheesy declarations and speeches. Ugh.

-Dawn (the MC) was a Mary Sue speshul snowflake — she turns out to be a previously unhear
Well, I liked it a lot. But the authors played the conclusion to this trilogy way, way too safe. I am a sad panda.

I remember picking up the first novel in this trilogy and thinking "whoa, that was... different. Like, good different."

The second one I got my hands on as soon as possible and thought "aight... that was a little too neatly done and convenient but who cares? There's a whole 'nother book to come!"

The third one I pre-ordered, downloaded it at 12:01 on the Tuesday it was released, and du
I really enjoyed reading this series. It was a different take on vampires and humans living together, Full of action and a love story. Except the ending was a little lackluster. The whole series it builds up to this epic fight and how a relationship can work between human and vampire. Once you get to what your waiting for it feels like the fight was to quick and easy and the relationship has no finality to it. You can come to your own conclusion with victor and dawn but it would have been great ...more
3.5 stars

While I liked the end result of how this series ended, I'm not sure how I feel about how it actually got to there. I was expecting a war. I was promised a war. And in the war! Things resolved themselves in an unexpected, easier, less exciting way. Instead of a war, there was a fight, albeit a difficult fight, still a fight is a far stretch from a war.

But overall, I enjoyed this book. It was good having Dawn and Victor back together, and it was good to see the impact their re

What an awesome and epic conclusion to this incredible trilogy!! After being in a book slump for a few weeks this was exactly what I needed. Amazing character development and growth.. great plot and action and romance!!! I highly recommend it!! :)
Oh my god I can't wait to read it!!!
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Vampires
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope.
Cliff Hanger: Nope.
Rating: 3.5 Stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Lots of action!
Worst Part: Lack of action in final scene.
Overall Feels Felt: Oh you gonna get it; Seriously!; ugh.


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes!

Short Review: This was a very good ending to a good vampire series. Thou i kinda hat
Amanda Roswell

Omg, the feels! Sin's death had me crying like a baby! I know he was a bad guy and he needed to go, but really... he was just a boy who wanted to be in the sun, wanted his family to love and accept him and he never got that. I can't say that I liked what Sin was doing, but I liked him. I just wanted to give him a big hug!

Now, onto my review. There were many things I loved and many things I didn't love.

The things I loved:
Ian had a big role! Yay!
Vampires and humans become fr
Another series comes to an end. And this one has joined the list of quite disappointing endings. It is not a bad end, but, as it's usual with dystopias, we are not shown too much of what happens after the conflict is resolved and the world/society is rebuilt. I'd love to see more of what comes after, but it was not this time.

Here, we see the impact of Sin's huge revelation at the end of the second book. I have to confess I was expecting something a bit more jarring than what happened, that is, D
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)

4.5 Stars

After Daybreak has exceeded my expectations, and was more then I could of ever imagined! When I read Darkness before Dawn, the first book in this trilogy, I was hooked! This series captivated me, called to me, and stolen my heart! The desire, devotion, and determination of Dawn's character just captured my heart and sucked me in! She wanted an new way for her people and vampires alike. She wanted them to be able to live as one. Forge an alliance, and except each other for who they are.
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"In spite of our audience, Victor and I race towards each other. I collapse against him, wrapping my arms tightly around his neck as he brings me nearer. I'm overwhelmed with a sense of relief at being this close to him again."

Overall this was a pretty good series. The first book was just so so for me, but I actually liked the second book quite a bit. There was more mystery and action in the second book. This book had great potential to have even more action and suspense, but
This was a fitting conclusion to an awesome series. It felt like each successive book was building up to this third and final book, and it did not disappoint. The number of action sequences, conflicts, and plot twists made it hard to put this book down. As with the first and second book, the characters continued to develop in this book; it felt like you're getting to know some of the characters in a new light.

One thing that some people might find to be a problem in this book is that despite all
Vanessa Leigh
I just finished this book and let me just say, Wow. Although this book leaves some questions in the end, it is still a magnificent book. I would definitely recommend this to those who have been following the trilogy. This book has a slow beginning, but nonetheless enjoyable. Spoiler alert: The only person who dies is Sin and his army. But I never would have believed this: Sin destroyed his own army!!! After 20 long years that's what happens. Why? Since he became infected with " The Thirst" he dr ...more
Bryony Davis
These books were okay...??
This book kind of fked me up. Its like The Mortal Instruments deal with the whole brother/cousin deal or somehow related all over again. EW. soo. Yeah that happened. For the whole series i loved the idea of the city behind walls. BUT I DID NOT UNDERSTAND HOW A WHOLE CITY COULD HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THOSE THINGS!!! WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING.
Like what the fk?
But overall the books were good and i did finish them. After putting them down and picking them back up again d
Beccca May
WOW! What a finale. As much as I adored this final book in the "Darkness Before Dawn" trilogy, I am feeling slightly depressed that it's over. This book (just like book 2) takes off right where "Blood Kissed Sky" ended. The world is on the brink of another war, this time with the Sin and the Daywalkers at the healm. For the humans and vampires to have any chance of coming out victorious they are going to need to put their differences aside and form an alliance against Sin and his army of "The Ch ...more
Sara Mojica
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It has all lead up to this..the final fight with Sin, the creator of the Day Walkers.

After Daybreak did not disappoint. We were left with question in the previous novel and we finally get all our answers. There's plenty of action, suspense, and of course romance!!

What I loved about this book was that Dawn stood up for what she believed in and dealt with everything she was handed with dignity and grace. The way she matured was something we got to see from the very fir
Hmmmm, Im verging on a 3.5 stars but I'm still unsure!!

This is book 3 of the series and there may be spoilers for previous books!

Dawn and Michael escape Sin and finally get back to Denver to tell them Sins plan. They are shocked with what happened in LA but have their own worries. Denver is being attacked all the time by Day Walkers. They need to figure out how they are getting in and stop them.

Dawn has to face the Vamp council to try and get them to help in the coming war and prepare them for
I just finished the book, and i could only say: WOW, it is writen amazingly, but the last battle could have been more long, more fascinating. But mainly it was just amazing. The characters, seeing Faith from new angles, her fears, that was super cool, and really nice of the authors. Though one wistoon still remains, yeah they defeted Sin, yes vampire and humans live happyly, but what about Dawn and Victor? She is to get old eventualy, right? So what? Or her drop of Montgomery will give her immor ...more
Bryony Davis
Its not bad but not the best book. I regret paying the amount i did for it
This book let me down i think it was because the author spent to much time describing the surroundings rather than peoples appearances and personalities. For example half way through the book i find my self forgetting who a certain character is or what they look like. I forgot what Victor looked like and i seriously had no clue what color eyes he had; hair he had; was he tall; built like a tree or a toothpick. I was honest
T.M. Williams
The third book was almost perfect. The epilogue gave us a little more in the end but it was just lacking enough info. I think the authors failed to realize how invested the readers would become in everyone's story and we wanted a complete resolution, not just hints of it. I'm happy to know how Dawn's story ends, but what about the others? I'd like a glimpse into that. The story just ended to abruptly.
With that said, it really was a perfect story. It had a little bit of everything and I was real
L.M. Justus
A great end to the series, After Daybreak did not disappoint! I loved this trilogy and the world created by the J. A. London writing duo.

Dawn and Victor's relationship is very believable and continues to grow in the third book of the series. The assortment of characters is excellent, ranging from evil-and-crazy Sin, snarky-yet-loveable Faith, to the strong and compassionate Dawn. The excitement continued to the last page and I deliciously gobbled up this book.

I'm definitely sad it's over though,
This one was probably the easiest read out of the entire series, not only because it's the last book in the series, but because it's very predictable. From the beginning you already know what was going to happen. Good vs. evil, good always triumphs kinda thing. It was a very enjoyable, entertaining book none the less, but I found myself thinking after I read it, a little dissapointment how short and sweet it was. Almost a shock due to the previous books. However, this will now go on my shelf of ...more
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It's finally over and the third book of the Darkness before Dawn and was awesome... I really enjoy them very much and i feel a little bittersweet that i'm leaving Victor and Dawn(and the rest of the group of course...) behind me...
It was a beautiful story, much different from many of that kind and i'm so pleasure that i finally read it... Thank you J. A. London (both of you) for the "world" that you have imagined and because this world you have shared it with us!!!
It was so great!!!!!
Kylie Ray
Hmm, it was predictable, very cliche with the whole teenage girl heroine = bad-ass, and saves everyone at the end of the day, because apparently the adults are just useless.

So, this is some post-vampire-attack-apocalypse novel where vampires have won the war. There are a number of old royal vampire families who rule different areas in America (how come these things only happen in America?). There is supposedly a fair treaty amongst the two species (vampires/humans) but vampires just as
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I loved the first two books in this series but as for this book I see a few major flaws.

1. The whole book is a build up to this big battle that was going to define the survival of the human race. Then in the second last chapter your told Sin has destroyed his whole army and only cares about killing Victor. Yet,not only two chapters before it was if the plan is still the same; attack Denver, Rule the world and so on. One fight at the end a cuple of cuts and bruises and they hav
If this book were a made for TV movie, because face it you know this thing would never hit theaters, it would be a Disney channel movie. That’s the best way to describe this book. Toned down. Mediocre. Bland. Everything Disney channel.

I say this because the book never holds any real weight. The characters talk a lot, and they anticipate the promise of things, but not much actually happens. There are very few consequences or repercussions, and when these do occur the impact is minimal. In a vamp
i rarely hate books
I get mad at some authors but I never want to delete the book from my brain .. well ok it has happened before ... maybe a couple of times ... but still this book was pretty disappointing.

Im not really good at writing reviews but I will try to do my best here.

this book is the third and last book of the Darkness Before Dawn trilogy. The first two books were ok. they were pretty cheesy but I could handle cheesy. at least it didnt have a stupid love triangle like many good boo

Really concluded fine and everything's resolved and there's a happily ever after but it just wasn't that exciting. I was expecting a full-blown war, but the ending was very anticlimactic in that... there was no war. Just one battle scene in the end--which I kind of just skimmed through because by that point everyone knew what would happen. I don't know, I just felt very detached from all the scenes and when I read a good story, I can tell it's good because it's engagi
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J.A. London is the mother-son writing team of Rachel Hawthorne and her son, Alex London. Rachel has written many novels for teens, including the popular Dark Guardian series. Alex, a recent graduate with a degree in Historical Studies, enjoys combining history and fiction to create unique worlds. The Darkness Before Dawn series is their first joint project.
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Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)
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