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No Dawn Without Darkness (No Safety in Numbers #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,169 Ratings  ·  135 Reviews
Perfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--this conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.

First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.

Next--the medical teams evacuated and the w
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Kathy Dawson Books
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Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I find myself conflicted after finishing this book. Let me start from the beginning.

I really liked the first book. We've got a great mystery here. There's some kind of bomb, people are getting sick, they can't leave the man and not everything is as it seems. The second book was a little clunky and whole sections could have been edited out. But I understand that Lorentz was trying to explore the chaos that would erupt with this kind of situation. Betrayal everywhere, power struggles, not knowing
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
i liked it but some parts i was a bit confused to what was happening :o i liked the ending but i wanted something to happened but it didnt (two characters didnt stay together) the ending of when they got out of the mall i wanted to have been another characters point of view instead of marco.. and when the leave we have news and some texts from lexi and then the normal kind of point of view of marco ryan, shay and ginger.. i wish it hadnt skipped of 3 weeks i would have liked to see each point of ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm upset this series is over, but I'm thrilled I picked it up on a whim. Highly recommend this series if you are looking for a quick and entertaining read.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Thank God it is over. I couldn't even imagine picking up another book from this series. I checked the entire series out from the library, so I felt compelled to finish. The only thing better about this book compared to the second book, is the fact that it was so much shorter. The characters were still under developed. I didn't mind that they added Ginger in, but I think it was stupid that after all that she didn't want her story to be told. I think the series was just too far fetched. I don't kn ...more
That's It?

I mean yeah they get out of the mall but that's it? I knew this was the last book so that was an obvious thing but the author didn't include anything more suspenseful. The first book was amazing but the second and the third books were awful. I think the only thing the author did right in this book was make the book 200 pages shorter than the second book.
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it
As I've mentioned in previous reviews, this series is best read as one long novel rather than three, and as such this volume is a big step up by actually showing the growth of several characters and realizing the potential of their plot arcs.

This book is marred some by the long disappearances of Marco and Lexi (Marco goes through major changes which are mainly seen through the eyes of other characters before becoming getting his first point-of-view chapter about halfway through; Lexi is more or
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, 2014
*sigh* This trilogy really should have been published as one book. This last book just felt...I don't know, lazy? For one, hardly anything happened. I can't recall anything (other than a character death) that stuck out in my mind. Then there's basically a forty page epilogue which is freaking boring. But I have to say that the biggest problem I had with this final installment was that my two favorite characters were non-existent. Marco doesn't get a point of view until over halfway through the b ...more
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-drive
This was probably my favorite installment of the series. The mall is officially in chaos, they are reviewing no outside help from the government, and each of our main characters are dealing with their own frightful issues. Ginger and Maddy had been tasked with finding Lexi but she's no where to be found. Marco is leading the gang who has resorted to desperate and violent measures to survive. Ryan is consumed with finding Shay and questioning the actions of Mike and Drew. It's unbelievable to ima ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
A decent enough airplane book: straight-forward teen thriller of the sort you might stumble across in film form on SyFy. I was halfway through before I looked up the series, only to find that I was reading the last in the trilogy. I get the fascination with threes and the power of a trilogy, but please have enough of a story to truly warrant three books. When the third book stands alone, it's a clear sign you didn't need the first two.
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
It was a great book
Chance Hansen
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really intense. It picks up where the last one ended. As a whole trilogy the books are really intense, good, BUT violent. This is the book the first two have been building up to and you can see the intensity increase with each book. The finally is complete Cabin Fever. Like I said for "No Easy Way Out' If you told me what I was getting into I probably wouldn't have read it. With that said the intensity gripped my mind keeping me on the edge of my seat.
It was so intense that this boo
Emma Chaney
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was a good sequel. I think it really finished off the trilogy. I thought that the three books: No Safety In Numbers, No Easy Way Out, and No Dawn Without darkness, Were a great series. I loved the way that in the different books the perspectives change. In the first one Shay, Ryan, Marco, and Lexi. In the second story The Senator had two chapters, and Dr. Chien had one too. In the last book Ginger became a main character. In this book Shay wakes up after the killer flu feelin ...more
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Okay this series was pretty bad but I just had to see if they got out of the mall. This book is thankfully much shorter than its predecessor, however the ending is really abrupt and I actually would have liked to see more of the kids after the incident. The lack of consistency in this series is astounding. The first two books are written in the third person and this book is written in the first person, which is a big no-no. You don't just switch your entire writing style for the last book, regar ...more
Courtney Johnson
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the final book in the trilogy and although it does wrap somethings up it kinda leaves a "that's it?" feeling. The characters do not seem to develop any more than they did in the second book except Marco whom I hated throughout the series. Usually the concluding book in a trilogy is the biggest because all the revelations that come but this was the shortest. I think this could have been done as two books instead of three and ended stronger. That said I suggest you read all three together ...more
Ethan Bennett
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I have read the previous No Dawn books, but this one was by far the most exciting. The chapter end with scary twists and things you definitely would not want to imagine inside a locked-up mall. This conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.
Grace Kleppe
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The third book in the "No Safety in Numbers" trilogy, we find our characters try to fight for their lives. With gangs ravaging the mall, everyone is almost dead. Who will make it out alive?

I thought this was okay. I wasn't as good as the first 2. I felt like there could have been more to it. I finished it in a day, so, I mean. All in all, it was a good book, but I feel like there could have been more to the entire story in the end.
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Much better.
Wow I'm actually going to miss reading this book. although I hated Shay and I didn't find the difference between Ginger and Shay. I still liked the book. The author added more detail and I liked it better with the first POV, she should have made it like that from the first book.There was much more character development in this book and I have to say , even though I know who Marco really is , I still think he is by far my favorite characters and was really well developed.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I took the series up on chance and I loved it, you can see of not hear the morals and wills of the characters snap as the story progresses. The only thing I didn't like about it was the texting format Lorentz used to complete Lexi's story line, I would have like to see what she was thinking like we had with the other characters.
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was as good as the first and second book. It will leave you reading so much you might forget the time.
Mike B
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this whole series. Amazing books.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
A pretty satisfying end.
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting premise and an interesting story. Would read it again.
Eric Manring
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the first two better
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This was a very quick read. I was expecting more from the ending. It felt too clean. It seems like everyone just had a minor blip after being released and then it was back to life.
Dylan Aldridge
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read No Dawn Without Darkness by Dayna Lorentz and it is the last book in a series about these kids that are stuck in a mall with thousands of other people when someone finds a device in the air ducts that sent a disease into the mall and everyone in the mall was quarantined. The mall at first was calm but eventually ran into chaos.
The author’s purpose of writing this book was to inform us about how much a few horrible days in our lives can change us tremendously. In this case, she gave it thr
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book that I read No Dawn Without Darkness Was the 3rd book in a series written by Dayna Lorentz. Its a great book full of action and romance. This book was about 6 teenagers Maddie, Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger being trapped in a mall that was quarantined because somebody put a box on the air vents that released a toxin that infected everyone with a very dangerous virus that killed of over of the mall by the end of the third book. While all 6 teenagers are fighting to survive the ep ...more
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

A definite improvement over the second book, No Easy Ways Out, which was excruciatingly long. No Dawn Without Darkness is a quick read, only 232 pages long. It’s a thrilling conclusion to an interesting dystopian series set inside a mega-mall.

What also made it a great finale was that the author wrote in 1st person this time. The first two books were written in 3rd person, which I’m not a fan of most of the time. This is such a major change. I don’t know why the author made this change.
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“It’s gotten even colder, if that’s possible. I watch the gaggle of people at Lexi’s table through the window for a while anyway. They are silent on this side of the glass, a TV show on mute. Lexi looks happy.” 0 likes
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