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Angels Dawn

(The Dawn Trilogy #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn's sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can't turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.

Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a m
Paperback, 277 pages
Published January 25th 2014 (first published January 24th 2014)
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Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given this book to read and review by the author. When reading the blurb I thought it was something like a love triangle.
It was to a certain degree.

Komali Da Silva writes fluently and well, she brings out things in the characters that take you back and make you think a little

I just didn't expect what happened, what it turned out to be! I was flabbergasted. If I had known what this book was going to reveal towards the end, I wouldn't have chosen to read it, I'd have said to her "thank you,
Taylor Knight
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Copy of book sent to me by author in exchange for an honest review.

I tend to be on the fence when it comes to angel books but I actually really enjoyed Angels Dawn.

My favorite thing about this book is how surprisingly well written it is. I didn't really notice but when I was really taken aback by how well the story flowed.
I read this book really quickly because of how well everything flowed together.
There was some insta-love, and I'm not a fan of insta-love, but I could see how it worked for
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Arc received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover :- 3 stars
Sex/steaminess :- N/A This was a YA Book
Story line :- 4 stars
Characters :- 3 stars
Overall rating :-3.3 stars

Personal rating :- 4 stars

Book Pairing:- M/F
Did it give me a book hangover :- No
Is this a review book or personal read :- Review Book

Why I chose this book?

The Author asked me to review it.

What I liked about this book.

* The angels
* The drama was well balanced
* I can see a lot of girls loving it.
* I'm left wanting
Two Nerds With Words
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Heather for Bex 'n' Books

I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review for the Bex ‘n’ Books blog. Like all books that I read for the purpose of a review I went into it blind. I did not read a synopsis or anything other than the title. I like the unknown and surprise of what I may find. The only thing I did know about this book was that it was more of a YA novel.

I fell in LOVE with this book! The book was SO well written that I felt transported to a different place. It was f
Victoria Stolte
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from Komali da Silva in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start off by saying this book had everything you need to keep you interested.

Love, Mystery, Suspense, And a puppy.

There were a few minor typo's, but they did not detract from the story at all.

I found the character's intriguing, and relate-able. We start out in a love triangle, which lot's of us have encountered for one reason or another. I think she did a good job with the feelings that come along with being torn in d
Shweta Choudhary
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****4.5 stars****

Angelo ***SIGH**** Komali gave me another boyfriend to talk and think about. I am not into much spoilers. I will just tell you that you should read this book as soon as you can. The flow, the story is so smooth that will make you fall in love with it. The characters are sweet and understanding ..they will be come your best friends!! If you like Guardian angels, a good plot you gonna love reading it this book.There was only one thing what I didn't like was that she fell for the g
Fiona (Titch) Hunt
I was asked to review this by the author. I loved the main characters Dawn n Angelo and Nate. I love my Paranormal Romance books and I wasn't disappointed when I started reading this. It makes you believe you are reading a Romance novel, but as you start getting into the story, it unfolds into something completely different. A love triangle that was intense and mind boggling at times lol. You find out more about the characters as the story unfolds. When you get to the end, you need to know what ...more
Raquel Auriemma
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I could tell that I was getting close to the end and that it was probably going to end in a cliffhanger, but I wasn't expecting that last chapter. It wasn't an OMG! cliffhanger in the sense that it didn't leave the reader in the middle of some major turmoil, but it was almost a quiet cliffhanger, but there was still one bit of information that made me scream WHAT!?! It's a YA, high school age romance with a paranormal twist. It reminds me of a few others I've read in the same genre, and which I' ...more
Sandra Love
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book, it was Soooo good. I was really intrigued by the entire book. Dawn was attacked at the beginning, then she thought her boyfriend Nate saved her but it wasn't. It was Angelo. This book is pact with twist and turns that will have you saying OMG DID THAT JUST HAPPEN. I really hope book 2 comes out soon because the ending was surprising. Please bring on book 2! But really the storyline was solid, the characters were brilliant. I love supernatural books, and I highly recommend ...more
I would think this book would be classified 'tweens, all rather prissy. Not my cup of tea.
N Swaffar
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love the idea of the love story that Komali wrote. All her characters were very likable, from Dawn's best friend Asima and Nate, to her parents, sister, and the brothers. Dawn's life was normal, she had the best sister, bestfriend and sweetest boyfriend Nate. Until Dawn turned 16yrs old, her whole life did a complete 180. New guy named Angelo started to show interest in her and started to protect her from dangers she didn't even know was lurking her way. After turning 16 weird things started h ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA Readers
I was given a copy of this book by the author to review. Prior to receiving this book, I had only read the summary and can say that it told me nothing of what to expect from this book. I had no idea it was a paranormal YA book. I guess I should have known when looking at the authors likes and noticed we shared an interest in other authors of the same genre.

This was very easy to read book. There were moments when I caught myself smiling and then moments when I felt frustrated and of
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
It has been a long time since I have read a paranormal...I thought I would be giving myself a drama break !! WRONG

We start out with young Dawn , 16 years old , best friend/blood sister Asima and of course the childhood neighbor boy who loves her - Nate !!

Pretty typical High School life until she turns 16 and witnesses a violent crime which she attempts to stop but of course ends up in the midst of and then lands herself in the hospital with a head injury. Things start happening now and you reall
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, paranormal
I kind of like "love triangles". I must say that I did not like Nat, he was too good, and I do not like good boys anymore. I am nos saying that Anglelo was good or bad, he was mysterious and super hot. And who does not like that kind of boys? I sure love them.
Dawn is the perfect girl, everyone loves her, she is also the perfect daughter. Everything about her is perfect, but perfect can be boring...and the best way to have fun can be with the new boy in tow
Marlene W
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Paranormal Stars!

I felt as though I should point it out that this book is a paranormal. I was unaware of that fact before reading and was a bit thrown for a loop.

The story begins with the lead character, Dawn, turning sixteen and living what she sees as the perfect life. She’s a popular cheerleader with a great family and great friends. The evening of her birthday throws her life into a tailspin when she finds her life in danger.

Angelo is a handsome and very intriguing new student at the hi
Suleika Santana -All About Books
5 stars- Oh boy! What can I say? Loved it!
Paranormal young adult, very clean and very well written. Author's writing style is really good. I really enjoyed reading the story. Big cliffhanger at the end and a bit sad too. Ok, I must confess, I was super sad at the end. But I can't wait to read the next one, I want to read it like right now. I must know what happens next!!!

Things I loved about this story: the friendships, I loved Asima, she is like the perfect best friend. I al
Jennifer Rea keeton
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to review by the author and Mackable Book Reviews for my honest opinion. Angels Dawn by Komali da Silva is the first book in a series I can't wait to finish.

What first seems to be a story of young love and suspense quickly becomes a paranormal intrigue I couldn't put down.

Good girl Cheerleader Dawn's life is blown apart by a trauma too scary for a 16yr old girl to have to deal with. She has strong family who loves her. She has the support and love of her boyfriend, Nate she
S.F. Benson
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love tales about angels especially ones battling demons. And, Komali da Silva’s "Angels Dawn" doesn’t disappoint. This book is an interesting story about guardian angels and a mysterious cast of characters who have it in for the human he’s in charge of.

Angelo Santamaria qualifies as every girl’s book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, caring, and very suave. He’s so devoted to Dawn that when things take a turn for the worst you feel the
Maria's Book Blog
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I just finished reading Angels Dawn and wanted to get my thoughts down while they were still fresh in my mind. The story line is definitely unique. I really didn’t know what to expect as I tend not to read blurbs and will usually go by reviews or word of mouth. So I entered this one blindly knowing only that it was a YA novel, which is one my favorites to read. While some of the content was borderline new adult, for the most part the story stuck to the maturity level of its main characters. They ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
I received this book free in a Giveaway by Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock on Facebook.

Komali da Silva is a new author that certainly has a way with words. This book was intriguing and drew me in from the beginning. The situations given, although with a paranormal twist, could happen although you hope that in the instance with the girl being attacked and Dawn stepping in to help, that this doesn't happen.

I really enjoyed how the story unfolded and the mystery that was Angelo. I certainly
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Dawn Huntington is your normal teenage girl. She's ready to have her sweet 16 birthday party with family, best friend Asima, best friend turned boyfriend Nate, and all her other friends. On the night of her party, she witnesses a crime that ultimately involves her personally. It was an intense scene that I could feel!

She ends up in the hospital with a head injury that starts some weird things happening to her. She starts to hear voices, sees things, feels weird things,
Akeisha -Til' The Last Page BB
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Reviewed by : Akeisha

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

A while ago I asked for some Paranormal Romance recommendations, then this beauty came along and I was surprise how great this Young Adult/ Paranormal story worked together. I haven't read a lot of Paranormal books however after this great read I will be looking for a lot of books just like this.

Angels Dawn from the start kept me interested. It also helped that the author had a great way of putting her words together to mak
Karla Bostic
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-edited
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was nothing like I expected. Not your same ole hum drum love story. This has amazing twist and turns. I absolutely can't wait for the next book in the series to see what happens next.
Great story about a young woman and her first love. Very realistic and yet shows restraint. The young woman was raised with strong morals and it shows in her actions. When you have been best friends with a guy for as long as you can remember, everyone just assumes that your a coup
Andrea Heltsley
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
I love Komali Da Silva's writing!!! She is very talented. The story flowed well for the most part, and I enjoyed getting to know Dawn.

Her secondary characters were well developed and I loved them as well. Of course, who wouldn't like Asima? She's loyal, supernatural, and full of spunk.

Nate even had a special place in my heart. I felt really bad for the guy. He went through so much in this book.
Jan was a little harder to like, but I came around eventually.

Bonita, there are just no words. None.
Terri Sullivan
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy from the author for my honest review*

Wow! This is not what I was expecting when I read the snippet of the book. Komali da Silva has done an incredible job with this book.

Young teenage cheerleader, Dawn was attacked. Something a normal teen should never have to deal with. She has the support of Nate to help her through this. Being lifelong friends, they are very close. Then enters Angelo. Something draws Dawn to him. He doesn't have the wholesomeness that Nate has. Once you thi
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Ashley by: The Paranormal Bookshelf
Shelves: own
This is review based on my own opinions. I bought this book via the Kindle Store. No spoilers! I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf.

Category: YA Paranormal

When I began this book I did not realize how lost and awesome this book would be. I was pleasantly surprised when this book turned into one of the best plots I have read in quite a while. It was very original and had one of the best teaser endings I have ever read, and I've read a lot. No other book has left me hanging on
Rebecca from Cover to Cover Book Blog
I received this book for an honest review. I didn't know it was a paranormal book at first so when I found that out it was pretty cool how she incorporated it. Dawn is the.main character and is an amazing girl. She is string headed and string willed and has a protective family. Dawn is attacked at the beginning and ends up in the hospital not knowing all the details. Nate is her best friend that wants to take it to the next level with her and she is trying but she finds her heart swaying somewhe ...more
Jenna Oldham
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Who knew your sweet sixteen would turn your world upside down? Dawn had it all family a best friend turned boyfriend Nate and then it all came crashing down when she was attacked on her 16th birthday. No memory of who saved her feom that horrible night sbe starts hearing voices but no one is there. She discovers its the hot new guy in school Angelo and he can communicate to her through her thoughts.
Then it gets messy.... a love triangle begins and Dawn learns she can't be with Nate when shes fa
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book for a honest review. I didn't know this book was a paranormal book at first so when I found that out it was pretty cool how she incorporated it. Dawn is the main character and is an amazing girl. She's strong headed and strong willed and has a protective family. Dawn was attacked at the beginning and ended up in the hospital not knowing everything. Nate is her best friend that wants to take it to the next level with her and she is trying but when she finds Angelo she has a c ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To me a great book is one where the characters and storyline just grab your attention and hold it. It is a book that you have trouble putting down and one that you think about even when not reading.
For me, this is what this book is.
Sure, there are some issues with it, but they don't impede the purpose of the book which was to transport me to another reality.
Komali has written this book's ending as a cliffhanger, ready for the next book and boy do I wish I didn't have to wait. I would be diving
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Nov 27, 2015 11:41AM  
I was born and raised in Sri Lanka, speaking Sinhalese. English is my second language and I’m fluent in German, as well. Switzerland is my current home, where I live with my husband, daughter, and all my fictional friends. My best friends are fellow authors because they understand my passion for the written word, The Hunger Games, and power-wielding female characters in general.
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