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Pray for Dawn (Dark Days #4)

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“With prose as silky and enticing as her protagonist, Drake has composed a love letter to the vampire genre.”
—Vicki Pettersson, New York Times bestselling author of the Signs of the Zodiac series

 

“Jocelynn Drake will have you coming back for more.”

New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost

 

Vampire enforcer Mira must stop an ancient coven in Pray for Dawn, bestsellin
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 22nd 2010)
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
This book is all from Danaus' POV and it makes him unlikeable. He seems the strong, silent type in the other books. In this one he just seems naive, slow on the uptake, and super judgey. Not a fan of this book at all. I didn't think it was action packed like the other books either.
Marissa
Feb 09, 2010 Marissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books but if Mira and Danaus don't at least kiss in this one it may be too much for me to take! The progression of their relationship is at the perfect point to finally explore it...at least a teeny tiny bit, in my opinion.
EDIT FOR REVIEW:
WOW! This was a fun tense ride of destruction, death and madness, (with a bit of softness thrown in), but I am starting to think the only way this can end is for everyone to die! No I don’t hope that will happen, but poor Mira and Danaus cannot eve
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Stephanie
And this is where the series lost me. The POV switches from Mira, the firestarting-vampire-bad ass heroine, to Danaus, the ancient warrior of relatively few words looking for redemption. In all fairness, I read plenty of other series where the POV changes as the protagonist changes. I don't mind that. Most of them however, change with each book.

But with three novels of this series already under my belt, I was used to Mira's POV. I had developed my own relationship, if that's not too strong a wor
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Karen  Johnson
This was my least favorite of the Dark Days series, but still necessary to read if you are interested in the series itself. Ah, Danaus. Somehow, Mira's point of view made even his grunts seem intelligent. This book, unfortunately, is from his point of view, and he comes across as dense, dim witted, and even occasionally stupid.

For example in the first chapter Danaus is back to chasing down vampires and he meets up with a young one. Their fight is interrupted by three naturi and the vampire prepa
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Rashika (is tired)
Things that didn't work (but even if they had this book wouldn't have gotten a higher rating... because in spite of these things I managed to enjoy the book.. or I am just being generous)

-1st POV. It didn't suit Danaus at all. It made him sounds just like Mira. His thoughts were clearly not 'Mira', but his voice sure as hell was.

-The kid angle. Now usually, I don't mind the kid angles in adults, so long as they are done right, which wasn't the case for this book. It was too rushed and I don't u
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Natasha
Jan 01, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! Ms. Drake has outdone herself this time. I'm a fan of this series from the start and after reading each book, I cant wait to read the next, but after reading this book, I'm left BEGGING for the next. Wait for Duck cannot could out fast enough. I thought no other book would have a cliff hanger like Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning had, but Pray For Dawn did. July 27th, can't come fast enough!

If your a fan of this series, you must know how alluring this series can be. Mira is an amazing femal
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Kelsen Jacobs
Aug 05, 2011 Kelsen Jacobs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We finally have Danaus' POV. As a male reader I was looking forward to this. When it finally arrived, I must say I was a little let down. The fights are great in their realism. Danaus is not indescrubtible. But compared to the earlier books, I was expecting him to be much more confident and skilled. Mira respects him, through her eyes he has been portrayed as this unstoppable force of honor. Once we are in his mindset, he is plagued with insecurities. The one's about his role and Mira's relation ...more
Kira
This book was kind of weird. The POV suddenly switches from Mira to Danaus. It was odd to suddenly do that on the fourth book in the series. I don't think it was necessary either. I didn't gain any deep insight into Danaus from having his POV. I didn't like the characters as much from Danaus's POV.
Lillie Roberts
Jul 25, 2010 Lillie Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Steph
*******Book 4 in the Series - Series Spoiler Alert*******

Pray for Dawn offers us, Drake's loyal "Dark Days" fans with a delish treat, Danaus' POV! Danaus has spent nearly all of his 1866 years hunting down vampires, his half-breed ancestry making him nearly as fast and as strong as those he fights. Since meeting Mira, the 600 year old fire-wielding vampire, he's troubled by the realization that not all vampires are "mindless killing, feeding machines". He never expected to find a vampire that
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Katie Michaels
Jocelynn Drake really shakes things up with the fourth installment in the Dark Days series, by changing the first person narrative from vampire Mira to vampire-hunter Danaus. I have to say, I loved it. Having Danaus tell the story, allowed us to finally find out what's going on inside the stoic warrior and it helped heighten the tension and mystery of the storyline.

Our story begins with Danaus fighting vamps and the naturi solo in Europe. But for the first time, he comes face-to-face with the en
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Kt
May 05, 2010 Kt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed, hardcopy
Yesterday, Pray for Dawn by Jocelynn Drake was released, so of course I had to read it immediately even though I am in the middle of another series. This is the fourth book in her Nightwalker series. This series is about vampires who are called Nightwalkers, but also werewolves and witches. There also are two races called the Naturi and the Bori who are both intent on destroying man kind as well as the rest of the supernaturals. The books center around Mira and Danaus. Mira is a 600 year old nig ...more
Suspense Magazine
Jun 26, 2010 Suspense Magazine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Take Mira, a vampire who is a fire starter and
Danaus, a half human and half vampire, but a vampire hunter nonetheless, put them together as some odd duo and you have the beginnings of a fantastic story!

From vampires, to lycanthropes, necromancers, werewolves, bori and countless other “beings”—including some old…old witch—this story keeps you captivated from the first word to the bitter end.

With situations and characters too numerous and bizarre to mention, Mira and Danaus—along with others—mu
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Donna
May 19, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dark Days series follows each book closely in it's time-line, because of this I recommend that a reader start with the first book in this series Nightwalker so you don't miss out on the terrific buildup that happens with each book.

Pray for Dawn takes up few months after the ending of Dawnbreaker and is told from Danaus's point of view. It was refreshing to see things through his eyes and get his take on what's been happening between him and Mira. Like the previous books, Pray for Dawn was fu
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Jeanny
Apr 16, 2013 Jeanny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh SHUT IT already Danaus., February 9, 2011

Danaus Danaus and more Danaus makes this book painful to complete. However being a BIG fan of this series I suffered thro it.
First the obvious diffrence between Books 1-3.
In this volume Danaus' thoughts, emotions and point of view take center stage. Danus came across as a whiny bipolar child.I had a difficult time imagining an alpha male, a hero. Instead he came across as living in a bubble of his making. An altrernate reality. He se
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Alina
While it was a nice change to read the things from Danaus perspective, the overall novel still had the same faults I already mentioned in my last reviews. No closed plot and new secondary characters that were only there for a few pages but for those, we treated as if they'd always been one of the more important ones. I mean, take for instance the girl they pick up. Mira only knows her for one night and already thinks of basically adopting her, thinking of her as her surrogate daughter. Come on! ...more
Lorre
Dec 30, 2011 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
It was a nice surprise that Pray for Dawn was written in Danaus' POV instead of Mira's.
Seeing inside Danaus' head was very interesting and a good way to get to know the mysterious hunter better!

Fighting the Naturi was bad enough but with a Bori in the mix... that was a whole new level of BAD!
A creature that can manipulate Mira like a puppet and is immune to Danaus' special powers is very bad news!

I adored Lily! Danaus was right when he said she was like a mini-Mira. I wish we could've seen more
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Denise
Oct 02, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
In this 4th installment in the Dark Days series, the POV switches from Mira to Danaus, which took some getting used to at first (especially since I happen to think Mira is the much more interesting character out of the two). Despite that, I quickly got sucked back into the story, which continues with the fast pace and lots of action and magic. Thanks to the (eeevil) cliffhanger ending, it definitely won't be long until I pick up the next book! (view spoiler) ...more
Gardavson
Sep 10, 2011 Gardavson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't love that this was done in Danaus' POV. It was ok at first, but I was used to the characters as they were. You kinda need to be Mira to understand and like Mira. And I preferred Danaus' character from the outside. For someone old and strong, he's kinda wishy washy in his thoughts. I prefer my men strong in mind and body. He seemed kinda...normal. If I wanted a normal hero, I'd read contemporary. But that's me. Otherwise, the book was good. It just took a bit getting used to reading abou ...more
Sammy
Mar 13, 2010 Sammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Whew! What a ride! This book is the first dark days from Danaus' POV. I loved learning more about him and how he really feels about Mira. Great addition to the series, EXCEPT the dreaded cliffhanger ending...how i loathe thee, lol. Luckily I only have to wait a month to find out what happens! I would definitly read the series in order to enjoy the characters and story more.
Stefanie S.
Nov 14, 2010 Stefanie S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I just finsihed the 3rd book of this series and I am already 100 pages in the fourth book. The suspence bewteen the two main characters is choking the life out of me. IF something doesnt happen soon I'm goin to scream. LOL
Marsha
May 20, 2017 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read a new installment in the Dark Days series I can't help but wonder how much more can the main character, Mira endure? Yet, @Pray for Dawn " is the first book in the series written from Danaus' perspective. We get an insider's view of how the vampire hunter feels about his life as well as his history.

After all of the games the warlock, Ryan had played both Danaus and James begins to question their future with Themis. However, for now they continue to work as instructed. Yet, Danaus is
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Kat Mandu
Mar 16, 2017 Kat Mandu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kat Mandu says...

One of many things Jocelynn Drake is good at is the ability to leave you craving more. Pray for Dawn is no exception to this and with every page, I find myself rooting for Mira and her ragtag group of supernatural creatures as they face down their worst enemies – and each other.

I think Drake loves to torture us as we eagerly await the time when Danaus and Mira finally have sex. She’s hinted at the idea many times, and although she’s given us several romantic scenes with other ch
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Megan Kinderman
Dec 19, 2016 Megan Kinderman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really liked reading his point of view.
Kimberly
After the close death of Mira, everything was back to normal and Danaus and Mira went their separate ways. Danaus went back to what he does best, killing vampires, with the exception of a few naturi. The vampires in Sabina's domain were out of control and he needs to fix it to maintain the ignorance of the people. However, it seems that no matter how many times he tries to forget and separate himself from Mira, he is once again dragged back to Savannah.

A senator's daughter was murdered and could
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Amy A
Jul 11, 2013 Amy A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pray for Dawn is the 4th book in the series, and it just keeps getting better and better. In this book Jocelynn Drake decides to take a different step in that Danaus becomes the narrator for the book. So far, the story has been told from Mira's point of view, but the change is an interesting twist. I liked seeing Mira from Danaus's side. And I liked that we got to know what Danaus thoughts about events.

The naturi are free and Aurora is out. Pray for Dawn starts about three months after events in
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Angie
Apr 19, 2013 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2014
Dark Days is proving to be an up-n-down kind of series for me. Pray for Dawn is easily my least favorite of the books. I did still like it, but it had plenty of problems which kept me from enjoying all of it. It picks up a couple of months after the previous book, but instead of immediately finding out why Ryan wanted to see Mira, we're thrust into Danaus' head! This was a bit of a jarring change, but I did find it interesting to be inside his head.

I liked seeing Danaus' struggle with his feelin
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Karyogini
Oct 30, 2010 Karyogini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-on-2011
This book should be a 5 star... I just don't like a guy's POV. :P Otherwise, a 5 star really. I like reading books with a female as the protagonist and I sort of tolerate books that switch POVs if the story is that good... For me to read the whole book with a male POV! OMG... it's that good!

Hahaha! Thank you JD for this book. I've become quite rotten for a few days because my itch for a good book wasn't getting scratched. Consider it abated. I don't really know why I put this book aside... Oh ye
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An Abundance of Books
The cover of Pray for Dawn is quite a bit different from the previous three books (Nightwalker, Dayhunter, Dawnbreaker), much more... romance novel-y and corny. However, Danaus looks hawt... I was intrigued, but I'd found the previous three books way too tedious to buy this one. Then I saw the cover for Wait for Dusk... hello! Still pretty cheesy, but wow! Then I read the summary and it said that Mira and Danaus had become lovers. What?! Something big was obviously going to happen in Pray for Da ...more
Jen
Feb 16, 2012 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was DETERMINED to not comment on this series until I finished it. But it needed to be said that I spent the first five pages of this book saying "Who the Hell is narrating?!" Maybe I was just that slow on the uptake, but I was so used to Mira being the narrator that the sudden shift for one book into Danaus' POV was just confusing.

It was great to see another character's perspective but I had a hard time liking Mira in this one. She just seemed so... weak. And that is NOT Mira. After three book
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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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