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Burn the Night (Dark Days #6)

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“A must-read addition to the urban fantasy genre.”
—Kim Harrison

“Drake has composed a love letter to the vampire genre.”
—Vicki Pettersson

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

New York Times bestselling author Jocelynn Drake brings her remarkable Dark Days series to a stunning and dramatic conclusion with Burn the Night—a thrilling, page-turning
Paperback, 418 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Harper Voyager
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Not the greatest. I had to force myself to finish reading this. I seriously thought of DNF-img this because I no longer cared about the ending.

Now why'd this book less than thrill me? The dual POV. It starts with Nyx's POV - she is the dark naturi and sister to Queen Aurora and Cynnia. She's fighting for Cynnia because that's the non insane sister who wants peace and to coexist with all the races. Queen Aurora wants to kill everyone, she's insane, and no one likes her. Anywho. Nyx is a warrior
Katie Michaels
Apr 18, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it it was amazing
When I first started this book, I experienced a moment of panic. After five books, I've become deeply invested in the vampire Mira and I was so excited to finally learn the conclusion of her story. Only, instead of reading Mira's story from her first person narrative, I was getting the perspective of the barely-mentioned side character Nyx. A dozen thoughts flashed through my mind as I realized this. Not the least of which was, "How am I going to get any more love scenes with Mira and Danaus if ...more
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy


Burn the Night is the final chapter in the Dark Days series and a last chance to say good-bye to Mira, Danaus and the rest of the characters that make up the series. Burn the Night gives readers two different POV's; one from Mira the nightwalker firestarter, and the other from Nyx, a naturi who is as strong, if not stronger than Mira.

The book ties up several loose ends including the naturi, the Daylight Coalition, the Great Awakening, Jabari, Nick, and t
Aug 25, 2010 Larissa rated it it was amazing
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*Only minor Spoilers for the previous books in the series

Another bittersweet ending to one of my all time favorite series. What’s with 2011 and Urban Fantasy series coming to a close, huh? It this some kind of foreboding into 2012? Huh? HUH?

Joking aside, a couple of years ago when I got to start reading the Dark Days series and got to know the Savannah Master, Mira, learned about her past, her life, her friends and her enemies, I
Jul 08, 2011 Tamara rated it liked it
Wow. I feel like my head's going to explode. There were so many things going on there. I mean, it was enemy after enemy after enemy BEFORE anything got settled. Halfway through the book, Mira had to be on the lookout for so many things, I don't know how she managed it. Being hunted all the time has its advantages, I guess.

We finally meet 'Our Liege' and, like Mira, I felt a little cheated. It certainly was unexpected, but, to me, not at all satisfying. I expected this all powerful dude and all I
Jun 28, 2011 Kt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardcopy
Mira is still reeling from the events in the previous books, but has no real time to lick her wounds. The Naturi have split into two factions and a catastrophic war is on the horizon. Mira will have to swallow her pride and then some in order to join forces with the very species she has devoted her life to destroying. At least these Naturi seems to want peace when the war is over, at least for a time. Mira is too smart, or jaded depending on how you look at it to believe otherwise. The Great Awa ...more
I had mixed emotions starting this book; I was excited to find out how the series would come to a close and sad that it was ending. Jocelynn Drake did an exceptional job tying up loose ends and bringing Mira's journey to a close. That being said, I'm always gonna wonder how this series would've played out if the sales had been there and she had been able to write another book or two. Was this the ending Drake wanted for the series or was this how she had to resolve all of the issues?

Going into

I don't really know what I thought of this series in the end. It was scattered in a way and some things seemed too easy.

This book in particular I think was flawed for (minor spoilers) (view spoiler)
This is really a 2 star book, but the series as a whole is really good so I bumped it up one star. First off I was confused at times whose point of view that I was reading from ( was it Nyx or Mira?). There was waaaaaaaaaay to much fighting in this book. I am not a real big fan of action scenes in novels and sometimes it feels like filler. I was happy to see that through it all Mira had someone to call her own at the of the series. I guess I was hoping that more exploration would go on with Mira ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Boneist rated it it was amazing
I was somewhat stunned when the book started out from the viewpoint of Nyx - how would we ever find out what happens to Mira, especially as this is the final book in the series?!

As it turns out, Nyx and Mira both tell their sides, which worked out well, I think. The ending with Nick felt a little rushed and anti-climactic, but at least most of the loose ends were tied up.

I would have liked to see more of the aftermath, although perhaps that's something best done as a short story or something.
Jennifer (Books&Barks)
Sep 10, 2013 Jennifer (Books&Barks) rated it it was amazing
So glad to finally find out the end of this series! Poor Mira has been attacked and abused throughout, and I so wanted to see her HEA. It was interesting how everything came together in this novel, and I was happy with the way it ended. Don't want to say too much, because I don't want to ruin the ending for others.
Dec 20, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic conclusion to the series! I love the parallels between characters that were set up to be enemies. It pays to open your mind to new ways of thinking, eh Mira? I wish there were many more books to the series. I love the characters and world created.
Aug 03, 2010 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
Definitely my favorite book in this series! I like the different POV. Another job well done by the author.
Kat Mandu
Mar 16, 2017 Kat Mandu rated it really liked it
Kat Mandu says...

Burn The Night marks the final book in the Dark Days series – which means it’s time for the final battle between all supernatural creatures versus the Naturi – fairies who seek to return to earth with an everlasting vengeance.

** spoiler alert ** I was not expecting the happy ending. This is the first book in the series I haven’t read more than once, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I actually wish I could rate this a 4.5 because I’ve rated all the others five, but there were ju
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Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake (Dark Days #6)
Urban Fantasy
June 28, 2011

Reviewed by Tori

Burn The Night is the sixth and final book in Ms. Drake’s emotionally charged dark urban fantasy series that bled my soul and bruised my heart throughout. From my first meeting with Savannah vampire master Mira in book one-Nightwalker-I fell in love with this kick ass heroine whose long life has been filled with betrayal,
Michelle Leah Olson
Nov 15, 2010 Michelle Leah Olson rated it it was amazing
Burn the Night, Book #6 of the Dark Days series
Author: Jocelynn Drake

Synopsis: The Great Awakening approaches . . .
After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies. Th
The war is coming near between the naturi. Cynnia & Nyx need to form an army to bring down Aurora and bring peace to their endangered people. However, looking for allies ain't that easy. They need to convince Rowe, Mira, Barrett & Kane, leader of the animal clan to work together and join forces with them to finally put to an end to Aurora's madness.

After losing the people she holds dear, Mira still cannot grieve in peace. She is forced to fight in the war of the naturi and work with the
It pains me to see this series end and to give it 4 stars. I have mixed feeling on the events of this book but it's not really issues that go in a review but more a discussion thread. Ms. Drake had a massive number of plot directions to tidy up coming out of the last book. She not only wraps previous storylines but she also throws in a few new twists that I did not see coming. It's these new developments and twist that set Ms. Drake aside as 'one of the best'. Urban Fantasy is a genre that can b ...more
Stephanie  G
Apr 19, 2011 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
“You cannot leave me. The world would never survive my wrath.” – Mira

The war with the naturi has come to a head and Mira must decide if her hatred for these creatures is stronger than her duty to protect her people and her city. She must make alliances’ with the very things she has been hunting for centuries. Then to make matters worse the day light collation, a society determined to rid the world of all its abominations has risen up and take matters into its own hands . Somehow they got informa
Karyn Gerrard
Jul 21, 2011 Karyn Gerrard rated it liked it
I will confess right up front I am not fond of first-person narrative, but I put my prejudice behind me and plowed forward. Also have not read a Urban Fantasy before, or any books by Jocelynn Drake. To say I was lost and not in a good way is an understatement. This is one book of a multi-book series and I was coming in blind. Also the book at the beginning bounces back and forth between two female characters, Nyx and Mira which just stoked my confusion more. This is not a stand-alone book, I ass ...more
Apr 19, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2014
Burn the Night finally delivers the epic battle that the previous books have been building toward! The naturi who wish to stick to the old ways are finally ready to step out of the shadows, led by their queen, Aurora. Meanwhile, her siblings are busy gathering their own army against her. Of course, this second group has no chance of winning unless they can establish a truce with the rest of the supernatural community, which means convincing Mira. Luckily, Mira wants this war to end, and with as ...more
My Urban Fantasies
Dec 27, 2012 My Urban Fantasies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-days

Originally published on my blog, My Urban Fantasies

Burn The Night is the final book in the Dark Days series. While I am sad to see the series end, at least it went out with a bang. Burn The Night starts roughly 4 months after Wait For Dusk ends. Yes, before you even ask Mira and Danaus are still together. We'll get back to that in a little bit. When I first started reading the book I was confused as hell. Burn The Night start's from Nyx's point of view. I know what your thinking, not again, not
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
For those of you who haven't read any of the other books from this series I should warn you that this is the final book in the series and therefore is wrapping up a lot of loose ends and story lines. You really should start from the beginning for full enjoyment.

This is a really dark and gritty Urban Fantasy series. There's very little in the way of light relief - either in the plot or in the personalities of the characters themselves - and this is the biggest negative for me. The series features
Amy A
Dec 06, 2013 Amy A rated it really liked it
Burn the Night is the last in the Dark Days series. Things with Aurora come to a head and Mira still has to deal with the Daylight Coalition and her father Nick.

Jocelynn Drake took an interesting turn and gave a few chapters from the point of view of Nyx, Cynnia's sister. Nyx is a character we only briefly saw when Aurora was freed from her capitvity. Nyx has been sent on a mission to get Rowe, Aurora's former consort and big enemy of Mira's, in order to turn him to Cynnia's side. Cynnia imagin
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Jul 23, 2011 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it
Jocelynn Drake's Final Dark Days Novel, Burn the Night was extraordinary! The conclusion to the series has finally arrived and while I am saddened for another fave series to end, I am glad it was a good ending!

This time around we have 2 narrators, Mira and Nyx! I totally loved getting info from Nyx's p.o.v. It was very interesting seeing what one of the naturi thought. Being the middle sister between Aurora and Cynnia we get to see what she thinks of everything going on! Rowe also comes back int
Tara Day
Jun 07, 2013 Tara Day rated it really liked it
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Sep 11, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievable! I was... surprised.
Mira and Danaus face several treats, the Naturi, Jabari, Mira's father, the Daylight coalition, the cage... Am I forgetting someone or something? They have made a pact with the enemy to defeat the enemy in a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" kind of thing in the final novel of the Dark Days.

If you have read previous books; you know this series is a little repetitive and you can easily guess what is going to happen. Well this book was a pleasant surprise. First
Apr 16, 2013 Jeanny rated it really liked it
Re-Read 4/16/2013 gave it 3 stars

*No spoilers* - June 30, 2011

Warning: Burn the Night: The final Dark Days Novel is the end of the Dark Days series. This is not a stand alone book. If the previous installments have not been read this book will in all likelihood not be enjoyed.
Please read the series as follows:
1-Night Walker
2-Day Hunter
3-Dawn Breaker
4-Pray for Dawn
5-Wait for Dusk
6-Burn the Night

I have little to say about this installment and will not be giving away any spoilers.

Change in POV: As
May 25, 2011 Tem rated it liked it
This is a somewhat difficult review to write. Firstly I loved the series so much so that I was recommending this book left, right and center to readers who enjoy paranormal fantasy, and (Mira)a strong female protagonist with strong powers and (Danaus) a love interest that was just as fascinating and unique as she was. It had all the elements I particularly love in my books which had me through the whole series craving the next one immediately.

I don't know whether the format didn't add to my exp
Jul 21, 2010 mrsj rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-get-list
It is hard to say "Goodbye" to a book that you like.
I'm not prepared to say my goodbye to this series as I really love Mira, the Fire Starter.
Mira's character feels real.
She may be bad ass, but she is not all powerful who just set her enemies up in flame. She has to fight a lot of battles for survival or to protect what or who she loves. She is capable to love, she has lost her love ones and has fears.

I have to applaud Jocelynn for making a bold move to include a new and 2nd POV in the final boo
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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)
  • Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1)
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