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Darkness Breaks

(Darkness Falls #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,575 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Kayla made her choice and now she has to live with it. She stays with the Day Takers, hiding in the city, staking vampires. But fighting vampires as a human is difficult.

Sylas constantly pressures Kayla to choose the life of a Day Taker. But until Kayla knows what Monarch is planning, she can’t make her choice. Plus there’s Aiden. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t st
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 6th 2012 by Createspace
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Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Wow, I have been on a roller-coaster of a ride with this book, the 2nd in the Darkness Falls Series. It was full of action, suspense and emotion’s are all over the place.

This one really tugs at your heart strings.
The relationship with Kayla and Sylas has grown, and some of those walls Sylas has built up have come down. The way he really feels is shown to us, and Kayla. She also gets some important memories back, and a whole new batch of questions arise.

Tristen shows up in this one, to kill
Whoa! That ending!

This story blew me away. There was so much more cohesivness in the plot and the characters became a lot more complex. Darkness Fallswas good, but this book kicked it's pants.

Kayla has been living with the Day Takers for a little while now. She came to them of her own free will because she wants to remember. She needs to remember. Sylas confuses her with his cool demeanor. He pretends not to care about anything but Kayla sees that he does. He's just careful to hide it.

As Kayl
Sandy S
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
DARKNESS BREAKS (Darkness Falls #2) by Jessica Sorensen

DARKNESS BREAKS is the second novel in Jessica Sorensen's Darkness Falls YA series. Continuing immediately after Darkness Falls, Kayla continues to struggle with her new 'humanity'. Once a powerful Bellator, Kayla is barely able to hold her own against the zombie-like vampires roaming the ash-laden and fire-ravaged city. Without the daily injections that make her stronger and faster, Kayla must consider whether to become a Day-Taker like Syl
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Kayla leaves Aiden's little group to go stay with Sylas' and his group the Day Takers. Day Takers are vampires that can be out in the daytime, they just have to stay covered up. Kayla needs the help of Emmy a Day Taker to get her memories back. But Kayla finds out that she doesn't have all of her memories in her own head. Some of her memories are in Aiden's head. She will have to go see Aiden to get her memories back with Ryder's help this time.

Kayla has to find the cure for the virus that turne
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I am so loving this series. I was beyond happy when book two came out so close to the release of book one. Now if only book three could come out tomorrow ;). This YA series is sort of both paranormal and science fiction and it simply had me at the edge of my seat.

Here are some of the things I liked about this book (this may be spoilerish if you have not read book one):

*I love how Jessica reveals the mystery through snippets of Kayla's memory as she gets it back. I feel like I am discovering thi
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Having got the first book very cheaply, I bought the second one because I was engrossed in the story and had to find out what happened. However, I'm only giving this book 2 stars because the way it is written is so annoying. Not only does the author use the irritating present tense style that I really hate (but I appreciate that is specific to me, and that a lot of readers would not mind), but it also uses language in a really weird way. For example, the sentence "Fear escalated the room" almost ...more
Sadie Forsythe
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darkness Breaks picks up just after Darkness Falls ends and is worth reading for Sylas alone. I adored him and am keeping my fingers crossed for his speedy return in book three (Darkness Fades). I found the juxtaposition of him and Aiden interesting. While one openly declares himself evil and the other tries ardently to do the right thing, you are still left wondering which on is really working for the forces of good in the world. Sometimes the 'right' thing isn't always the RIGHT thing to do. I ...more
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Ornella (Nyx)
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one more than the first one. We get to see more of Sylas which is awesome, cause I liked Sylas since the first book and Aiden just rubbed me the wrong way, and in this book I get proven right! xD

Sylas is just *sigh* awesome. I didn't really like Aiden in the first book but I was willing to over look it, but my god in this one I wanted to throttle him! (view spoiler)
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
I have the eBook version.
Darkness Breaks is the sequel to Darkness Falls. It is different from other vampire books because it is about a world populated with different breeds (which makes a lot of sense) and how some are more intelligent or less affected by weaknesses. The Highers are top of the food chain in the world but fear being toppled by a cure. I like the characters, but it seems like nothing is really happening. This book and the first could really use some editing. More likely then no
Stephanie Butenhof
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I blew through this entire book in about two hours. And now I see I have to wait until Spring 2013, instead of this fall. *sigh*
Anyhoo, this book was action-packed, and didn't drive me crazy with the I'm-telling-you-the-truth, then five seconds later, I-can't-tell-you-the-truth-yet back and forth that the first book did. It starts out making more questions. A lot of them get answered, but not all of them, and still not definitively. In other words, I still can't wait for the next book in the ser
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved it great book now onto the 3rd
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The second book in this series has just as many (if not more) spelling mistakes than the first book, but it still doesn’t stop it from being an enjoyable read (albeit a rather short read. I’m not sure whether I read in a ridiculously small font on my iPad or if it’s just a slim novel at 205 pages!). As with the first book, I found that not much happened (except one thing, but I won’t speak of it out of fear that someone is going to complain about spoilers) but the story is paced well enough so t ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Darkness Breaks by Jessica Sorensen starts off just were we left Kayla at the end of book 1 Darkness Falls and it doesn't take long for author Jessica Sorensen get's readers blood pumping, heart racing and back into the action packed adventure that is Darkness Breaks.

I have to admit that Jessica Sorensen, is my favourite indie author, hell she's my favourite author of 2012. No one can pull me out of a reading slump like Jessica can. Her writing is detailed, suspenseful, addictive and you can see
Stephanie Moakes
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was as good as, if not better than the first and I finished it from cover to finish in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down, it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride and my emotions are all over the place. I was immediately thrown back into the action and questions from the end of the first book were established again within the first few pages, so it was easy to get right back into the heart of the story. Sorensen is an amazing storyteller and her ability to mix glimpses of the past ...more
Kitty (I solemnly swear that I am up to no good)
This review does not contain any spoilers.

I thought this book was good, i enjoyed it as much as the first one and liked the fast pace and easy reading. It was a post apocalyptic, dystopian vampire novel about a teenage girl called Kayla Juniper. Her memories have been tampered with and most of the novel concerns her trying to work out who she really is, what to do to help and how she really feels about those around her. Who can she really trust? She wont know until she can unlock the secrets of
Theresa Jones
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So, this book starts immediately where book one stops. Again, the same people are present. We have Sylas, the bad boy with a hidden good heart. Aiden, the liar who swears he lies to protect her and because he loves her. Monarch, the twisted doctor who has created them to save the world, even though he is the one who destroyed it. And of course Kayla, the main character, the protagonist. The twisted confused girl, with hidden memories. The one created to save them all.

The book was contact non sto
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well,this 2nd book it's even better than the first one.I mean,that in this one,the characters are more highlighted.The first book ends up with Kayla's decision to walk with the Day Takers,which means staying with Sylas.But Aiden it's not forgotten,Kayla still doesn't know if she loves more Sylas or Aiden,it's kind a funny story,this is a vicious circle - Kayla-Aiden-Sylas due the fact that the both brothers have feelings for Kayla.

Kayla starts to remember things about a place called Cell 7,the p
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action packed and a really quick paced read... this rates closer to 4.5 stars for me.

This book takes off loaded with all the questions from it's prequel and launches you into action packed adventure that while it may not answer all of your questions, it certainly answers enough to keep the pages turning at a fast pace!

The deeper into the story I got, the more I enjoyed the cross blend of vampire lore and post-apocalyptic distopia. A really interesting twist on how vampires come to be, and how
I wasn't sure how this book would deliver - whether or not the plot would be as action-packed and addictive as the first book. Luckily for me my doubts were washed away in the flood that is 'Darkness Breaks', as its heroine, Kayla, continues to try and save the world from the vamp disease, the evil dictators that wish to spread it and hopefully able to get her memories back in the process.

Sylas. Wow. With bad boy lines, that 'don't-mine'me-i'll-just-stand-here-looking-good' attitude and his sile
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is wow. I read the first one which was free and was instantly sucked in. I think the first book had one of the best opening lines ever but as much as I liked the first book and expected the second one to be just as good I was completely blown away. The second book was just so awesome and even better than the first. You get to find out a little bit more about what all is going on. The characters continue to grow and change in so many amazing ways.

I honestly don't get how books like
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
The thing about this series is there is always something happening, action packed and Kayla is just trying to survive with the Day Takers. Aden is left behind and she is with Sylas who is holding his memories back from her but she senses that they may have been close at one time. If only she could remember and then she keeps hearing Monarch in her head saying she has to find the cure and save the world - no pressure right. She is getting Emmy to help her recover her memories but it is slow going ...more
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Shana Rivera
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
i wish this story was longer, i wanted more from it. i was left very upset. I'm just sick of the whole brother fighting thing. Its too much like Vampire Diaries to me. where the girl ahs to choose btwn the brothers. blah blah blah. i think im the only one who wants her to be with Adien. lmao! i just dont like the other dude. i dont trust him as a reader. i hope he turns and then they kill him off. Like Sorensen's other book (fallen star series) i feel theres TOO much going on and its hard to kee ...more
David Roberts
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing the novel Darkness Breaks by Jessica Sorensen which is very good and which I bought from kindle. This is the 2nd installment in the Darkness Falls series about a character called who has super human powers and can take on vampires and win. Kayla is re united with the friends she left in the previous novel. I have done a review of that novel Darkness Falls. This story is set in the future when there is an epidemic of vampires & society has had to go back to a basic existence. Aidan ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really have enjoyed this series by Jessica Sorensen. I think she is an amazing storyteller. These books are about a whole differrent kind of vampire breed, a couple different ones actually. And the story heroine is Kayla, who is on a quest to find a cure for this vampire virus, and get her memories back from all the experimenting that has been going on.

Kayla is my favorite type of character, because she is strong and shows no fear in doing what needs to be done. And she has some help along th
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The action picks up with Kayla having joined the Day Takers, in an attempt to gain access to her missing memories. Becoming more determined by the minute to save the world and return to a ‘pre-virus’ time, Kayla and Sylas are more in sync and develop a genuine affection for each other, which begs the question of potential romance. Aiden, yet again, becomes a seemingly crucial element to the story, leading Kayla and Sylas straight back to him.

Although some answers are revealed, the whole plot rem
Jessica George
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The 2nd book, "Darkness Breaks," is sooo much better than the 1st! While the 1st book was necessary to set up the main storyline & introduce the reader to the characters, "Darkness Falls" (on its own) didn't have me completely invested in the characters yet. Still, it was definitely a unique & intriguing idea for a story, & had enough suspense to hold my interest. LUCKILY, I listened to the Amazon reviews for Book 2, which promised that the 2nd book was even better & more amazing-definitely true ...more
Nicholas Reardon
I have just finished all three books in the Darkness Falls series and what I think is most important to pass on it is that you have to read all three, it is a trilogy so just reading the first is pointless as all you will be is confused.

The covers all look great.

No. 1. Darkness Falls
A very different sort of vampire story and by the end of book one you will not have the faintest idea of what is going on.

No. 2. Darkness Breaks
By the time you get to book two the story opens up and hints are given a
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Redemption , after continuing on to the second book , felt better about her storyline, I ended it hating aiden and loving sylas ... As an author she is awesome about making her stories flow from on to the next..there are still some grammar errors ( which I can get over easily)
I'm hoping the next book will be even more original and break from my comparison to resident evil .. I love the theme though between who determines what is right and wrong and what is perfection.. This fall needs to come s
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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