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Wait for Dusk (Dark Days #5)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  3,102 Ratings  ·  149 Reviews
There is no sanctuary in the night . . .

Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the nightwalker Mira is summoned by the coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their hor
Paperback, 372 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Eos (first published July 9th 2010)
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Much better than the previous book. This was from Mira's POV, as it should be. It's basically all about her being a badass in Europe and getting rid of naturi. She's mainly in Budapest for the book, solving the problems of the naturi and why the city isn't so great. Lots of action, bloodshed, fighting. I thoroughly enjoyed how bloodthirsty Mira always is. It's a delight. Also fun, Valerio and Stefan are key characters in this book. They're both interesting and Valerio is witty. The best part to ...more
WTF is with the sex-twister game on this cover? Thank GOD for Kindle.

This series is WAY more adventure and VIOLENCE especially than romance, just FYI. I skipped the last book for some reason and just wanted to get this off my Kindle, but picking it up cold after not reading the series for a year, I actually really enjoyed it. I love books where the hero and heroine break up after getting together though, so it's a fun read as far as the romance goes, but this is just a pretty badass series where
Katie Michaels
Apr 17, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it it was amazing
The fifth installment of the Dark Days series is Wait for Dusk, or as I like to call it (view spoiler). And I have got to say, this is the best one yet.

As our book begins, Mira is being tortured by the entity who kidnapped her at the end of Pray for Dawn . But it's not an old witch woman kicking her ass... It turns out to be her "real" father, who claims to be Satan himself. Daddy's got a mission for Mira. He wants her to learn t
Feb 14, 2010 Marissa rated it it was amazing
Longer review may come soon, but for now I will say the cover MORE than lived up to its hype and the nonstop action and tension had my flying through every page, eager for more! And now the year long wait begins again.

Now THIS cover makes me very happy! Lots of steamy possibilities! (FINALLY!)
May 05, 2010 Kt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardcopy
After being summoned by the Coven to claim her seat as an Elder, Mira learns of a growing Naturi threat in Budapest. When her rival Macaire, another Elder, suggests she travel there to dispatch the Naturi, she knows she is stepping into a trap but must go anyway for the good of her people. While two other nightwalkers set out with her, she knows she can only truly count on Danaus, her hunter companion. With her own kind afraid of her, her past coming to haunt her and the threat from Macaire, Mir ...more
Jan 01, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing
Wait For Dusk is the fifth Dark Days novel by Jocelynn Drake. I've been addicted to this series from book one, begging for each new release. This book was no different. I could not wait to read this book, especially considering how Pray for Dawn ended. Can you say major cliff hanger? So I picked up this book last night, and finished it a few hours later. I could not sleep until I knew how it ended!

This time, we're back to Mira's point of view. She's not an Elder and she's begging to burn someth
Jul 15, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing
(4.5 stars) Okay, I can’t help it. I have to start with this awful cover art. Not only do Mira and Danaus have no legs, the cover isn’t an accurate representation of the contents. Yes, there’s sex in Wait for Dusk. No, it’s not as predominant as this cover would imply. A more fitting cover would have shown Mira with a fireball in one hand and a big bloody knife in the other.

Having read the first four DARK DAYS novels, I was expecting Wait for Dusk to follow the pattern of books two, three, and f
Terri Armstrong
Jul 02, 2010 Terri Armstrong rated it it was amazing
“Wait for Dusk” by Jocelynn Drake:

Drake does it again! With various lycanthropes, warlocks, vampires, naturi and bori all wanting Mira dead, she has more than her hands full. What’s a fire starter to do?

Thank heavens for Danaus, an honest-to-goodness vampire slayer with unusual powers of his own who just so happens to be on Mira’s side. Go figure! With their powers entwined—when needed—countless friends ready to help…and even a few “associates”, add to that an endless supply of rage, and you ha
Jun 08, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of dark urban fantasy
Out of all the books in the Dark Days series, this one is the absolute best by far. Wait for Dusk had me on an emotional roller coaster throughout the whole book! My emotions ran the gambit of stomach dropping dismay, being royally pissed to extremely happy. Can't wait for the next book, which I read on Jocelynn Drake's message board maybe the last book in this series. This makes me sad but also at the same time, glad to know that there will an ending to Mira's story.

If your a lover of dark, sit
Amie Doughty
Aug 12, 2010 Amie Doughty rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural
Seriously, someone beat this writer with an editing stick. My new favorite dangling participle of the series: "Walking down the path, the glass in the nearby lamppost exploded into flames." Clever glass to be able to walk down the path and explode in flames at the same time. Drake's publisher should be mortified that this series made it into print in this shape, especially since the storyline warrants a decent editor and publication, just in a form that remotely resembles Standard American Engli ...more
Sep 15, 2013 Maryanne rated it did not like it
I'm done. I'm done with this series. JUST FUCKING TALK TO EACH OTHER! You're over a thousand years old and you're idiots whenever it's serves to move the plot forward. This book added nothing to the series outside of the first and last chapters it was just pointless overwrought blood bath after chin dripping blood bath. Just stop. This series has gone for slaughter the way Laurell K Hamilton went for group sex. You're adding nothing to the story line that was initially fascinating except that yo ...more
Jul 19, 2011 Cher rated it it was amazing
Doing a reread of the series (again).Still in my top five :-) I really don't know how to rate this book. I really don't. I loved it, hated it all at the same time. I was heartbroken near the end and that is where my problem rating this book. I have loved this series and was addicted by the first book but I swear this book almost broke me. I was soo disappointed with the hunter and what had started in this book that I was ready to put this book down.I'm a coward and the thought of Mira getting h ...more
Dec 30, 2011 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
Wait for Dusk is amazing!
After the ending of the previous book where Mira gets kidnapped, I was anxious to see who took her. While I was opening this book I tried to guess who was the kidnapper but I guessed wrong cause there's a new player in town and surprise, surprise... he also wants control over Mira for her powers...

Mira and Danaus end up in Budapest this time, with Valerio and Stefan as back-up, to rid the city of Naturi. Apparently the big ancient city doesn't have a keeper (vampire keep
Jun 30, 2011 LadyTechie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The action in this book was amazing. I love Mira. At times I was a bit confused at how emotional she has become. I'm not sure if I just am not remembering the last book so well. But, she felt extremely emotional, more so than ever before. Her anger is something I am used to and her expression of that anger is obviously a very hot thing. But, this was more a sadness. It was very palpable and well deserved. She has been through a lot in her 600 years and so much in this book alone. There are a few ...more
Grace Touch
Jan 06, 2014 Grace Touch rated it it was amazing
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Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
I read the first book and I wasn't so sure I would like it. I then signed up to Jocelynn's website and joined to get notifications and follow her to see what's going on. Anyway, I wanted to read the second book to see if I liked it or not. I sometimes can't tell how a series will be just by reading the first book. I couldn't stop so before I knew it I had read the fifth book. Then I was sad because I couldn't find another book in the series.
I absolutely love Mira. I find Herr to be another bad a
Jul 29, 2010 Emily rated it really liked it
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Shelves: novels, vampires
I love you, Jocelynn Drake, but the cover art here is just awful. This book is totally not a sexy romance bodice ripping blah blah blah. I'd rather see Mira & Danaus with some weapons - especially since this whole series is more about the politics & violence of the supernatural world than the "one hand read" this cover makes it look like. I'd describe the whole series as a "vampire war story" rather than paranormal romance. The vampires are at war amongst themselves, at war with the natu ...more
May 22, 2010 Sammy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
WOW! From the minute I picked this up I was sucked right back into Mira's world. There was a ton going on in this one and my emotions where running high. I was excited, worried, pissed off, and ended up feeling all gooey. *sigh*
"Wait for Dusk" is officially my favorite book so far in the Dark Days series. I couldn't but the book down with all the amazing drama, sexual tension, and fight scenes. I can't wait for the next book now, the possibles are endless.
Kenya Wright
Nov 28, 2010 Kenya Wright rated it really liked it
Good book! Finally we get some action with the hunter. Good god! Talk about sexual tension throughout the series! Good book!
Kat Mandu
Mar 16, 2017 Kat Mandu rated it it was amazing
Kat Mandu says...

In the fifth book of The Dark Days series, the Naturi are rallying for the final battle; Mira is gathering together her allies for the confrontation—and at the worst time, she’s betrayed by her most trusted friend.

Well, a lot of questions get answered for this one and a lot of problems get solved. Minor spoilers without the names here next.

Somebody gets his place on the coven as promised, somebody FINALLY gets to have some sexy times, lots of people get murdered (including my fa
Megan Kinderman
Dec 31, 2016 Megan Kinderman rated it it was amazing
<3 <3 <3
Ethel N. Lucee
Sep 28, 2012 Ethel N. Lucee rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from Page 1. Jocelynn Drake has the soul of a poet and brilliant, expressive ways of rewriting hack-neyed, overused language. She is a joy to read.

Page 1 opens with Mira taking a horrible beating from a supernatural being claiming to be her real biological father. Mira is defenseless and can do nothing to protect herself. We learn that he is the devil and that he has multiple children, with Mira showing the most promise for his personal use. He wants her to learn to use Danaus' and
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Amy A
Jul 15, 2013 Amy A rated it really liked it
This is more like 4.5 for me.

Wait for Dusk picks up right after Pray for Dawn. At the very end of Pray for Dawn, Mira was taken by some unknown entity. Well at the opening of Wait for Dusk we discover that it was Mira's father that took her. More appropriately would be to call him her sire as he wasn't the actual person to raise Mira just impregnate her mother. He calls himself "Nick" which basically points us directly to Satan as being Mira's biological father. He wants her to start living up
After surviving the bori, Mira was abducted by the witch who helped them seal the bori. However, she is not who she say she is; she happens to be Mira's biological father. Nick, her father, gave her powers to be able to control Danaus & Jabari. He wants her to control both of them for what he has planned.

Other than being forced to control the only person who she might want to spend time with, the coven is summoning her to take her place as Elder. As her first job as an Elder, she and the ot
Jocelyn Drake creation Mira "The Firestarter" is undeniably one of the most unique and brilliant Nightwalkers I have had the pleasure to read about!

Best book in the series and By far the best book I've read in a Long time

Finally!!! is all I can say...Jocelyn Drake gave us what we've been frustratingly waiting for between Mira and Blood boiling sexy Danaus since the beginning of the series. The (view spoiler) was well worth the wait too.

Mira, Danaus, Valeiro, and Stefan a
Jun 16, 2010 Christine rated it it was amazing
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Wow this book was utterly fantastic and had it not been for the need for sleep, I would not have put it down. It was full of action, very fast-paced and just non-stop tension!

The very beginning of the book sets the scene for the rest of it. Mira is getting her ass kicked, badly. Very badly! The culprit? Another big bad, but not one Mira nor I expected! Another big bad who is trying to use Mira for his own purposes, but one which Mira will try her very best to defeat!

Mira finally decides to take
Jul 29, 2010 Mel rated it really liked it
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A former Cincinnati native, Jocelynn briefly lived in the wintery wonderland of Wisconsin before mounds of snow had her running for the sun-kissed beaches of South Florida. She started writing when she was 12, spending one summer re-writing the story of Robin Hood because it really needed a kick butt female character. Since those early days, she’s written fantasy, romance, horror, science-fiction, ...more
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Dark Days (6 books)
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“You're mine, vampire, from here until the end. You are mine.” 14 likes
“I have doubts, but I'm willing to try. It's the best I can offer. Will you try? I need you, Mira. Try for me.” 12 likes
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