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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  4,809 ratings  ·  456 reviews
For most, a plane crash means the end of life. For Dusti Dawson, it’s just the beginning…

Dusti and her sister Batina survived the crash, thanks to a couple of brothers who are equal parts menacing and muscled. She’d be grateful…if they hadn’t turned out to be delusional kidnappers, who believe Dusti’s grandfather is some monstrous halfbreed creature bent on murder. Turns
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Published December 22nd 2015 by Laurann Dohner
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I've already read all her stories and I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE! ALL HER BOOKS ARE AWESOME!!! she's also the reason why i got…more

I've already read all her stories and I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE! ALL HER BOOKS ARE AWESOME!!! she's also the reason why i got addicted to her series New Species. IT IS SO AMAZING i actually read the series AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

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Aisling Zena
2.5 stars

This was disappointing.. I usually really like Laurann Dohner books but this one was a definite miss. It didn't even feel like one of her books. It was like she was forcing herself to write it. And it was tiring to read.


Dusti and Batina are sisters travelling to see their dying grandfather when their plane crashes. They are saved by Drantos and Kraven who are VampLycans with their own agenda. They were warned that Decker, the girls grandfather who is a deranged leader of a clan, plans
Kate's Corner

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So we all know Laurann Dohner and we all love Laurann Dohners New Species series. Here are some of my favourites.
Fury (New Species, #1) by Laurann DohnerSlade (New Species, #2) by Laurann DohnerValiant (New Species, #3) by Laurann DohnerTiger (New Species, #7) by Laurann DohnerSmiley (New Species, #13) by Laurann Dohner
Obviously there are more books and more series but this is one of the best.

So getting to Drantos, I was really surprised that Ms. Dohner has started a new series. My first impression was

A new Laurann Dohner book. I must live under a rock.

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And I instantly pre ordered it. Please note that the cover is somewhat shite so don’t judge it.

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So please

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So the beginning of the boo
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have read all the books in Laurann Dohner The New Species Series, which is one of my favourite paranormal series, so I was expecting Drantos, the 1st novel in her VLG Series to be a winner. Sadly, it missed the mark for me! It was totally horrible...but just not that amazing either!!!

I liked the storyline set in the world of Lycans, Vampires and Gargoyles and there were some intereresting characters introduced. But somehow I just couldn't connect with the main characters, VampLycan Drantos and
Sophia Triad
The first book of this new series wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.

The story is about two sisters Dusti and Bati who are going out of California to visit their dying grandfather in Alaska. Their grandfather is a cold hearted man who made Dusti’s life hell after their parents died in a car accident.
A plane crash will put them in so much danger and they will find out what they have been protected off.

Drantos and his brother Kraven will save the two sisters who will discover a world full of

I just finished reading and let me tell you, this was so not what I expected from Laurann's writing. And I'm not meaning that in a good way, sadly. What I expected was simply put more of everything. More action, more sassyness, more acceptance and for the love of God definitely less dormant and discriminatory bahaviour! I'm sad to say that this was more of a flop than a woop story. :(


The story started out great. Dusti was still a bit sassy and knew how to stand up for herself. I loved her sister
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, and I can't wait for the rest of the series. I think Laurann Dohner has done an amazing job building this fascinating world and wonderful characters. I can't wait for more, which seems to always happen with Mrs. Dohner. I will say that there were times when the woman of Drantos's clan bugged me but it all worked itself out. I loved Drantos, he was a magnificent hero, and again what I have come to expect and love from Laurann Dohner. The heroine Dusti was great and the perfect ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, x-2016, series, outlier
1 1/2 stars (bumped down for non-ending after nearly 400 pages)
Had potential in ideas and world but fell flat for me. The beginning had me hook for a millisecond then it started to drag and never stopped. Pretty much it is Drantos finding his mate and bringing her to the clan that is biased because she is half human, and blood of the enemy and... Dusti finding out her whole life of where her mother came from, and what she is, was a lie and now she is mated and in love. She gets to learn this who
Lover of Romance
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

What is not to Love about Laurann Dohnner, her writing is fun and sexy and she writes PNR pretty fantastically. When I heard that she had created a new series, I was intrigued  and very eager to try this new series out. So I snached up Drantos  and had high hopes for it and I was as satisfied as eating a steak after being on a liquid diet for weeks. And what a whopper this story turned out to be. It starts up when our heroine Dusti and her
This was an enjoyable read but being the first book in the series, it felt like a lot of information to take in. At times it made the story somewhat boring. It was an interesting enough world though to want to continue forward with the series. I will admit that this series isn’t as good as Laurann Dohner’s other one though!

I just got back from Vegas and have a ton of catching up to do in my life!!! So I am going to keep this short! All in all, I will read the next instalment and see if it contin
Pam Nelson
5 Drantos Stars

I am a huge fan of Laurann Dohner, she makes any planet, place, or thing, made up or not easy to be a part of. And this book was just icing. If you have read her New Species or Cyborg or even the Zorn Warriors you know this is going to be one heck of a book.

Vampires/Lycans/Gargoyles books oh yeah you know it hot big strong possessive men.. Yummy. Wipes up the drool... :D

Drantos and his brother Kraven are VampLycans you guessed it a mix of both. And they are on a mission. Only it
3.5 (felt the need to give it 4 though)

This was a nice one. The plot is nothing out of the ordinary but I liked it.
The characters were cute although I admit I'm way more curious about the other book (the sister of the main character seemed more interesting). But it made me curious and wanting to read more.
There were times when I wanted to kick the heroin's ass, but she made me chuckle a few times too. And it's nice to see weak characters from time to time too, not those chicks who are all-powerf
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
A cute start of a new series.
Nothing not already read, but still cute.
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alaska is one of my favorites destinations – on Google Maps, alas ! - But one can always dream...
So when the story began with a plane crash in Alaska, I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when two big guys came to save the day by wrapping themselves around two terrified and unsuspecting girls – in order to save them of course;).
That was really fun.
Ok, my notion of fun is maybe a little distorted, but hey ! Nobody's perfect ;)

Unfortunately, this nice prelude was more or less the highlight of
I was waffling between giving this a 2 or a 3 star. I finally decided on 2 stars. I usually love Laurann Dohner books. The New Species series is one of my favorite paranormal series and I don't usually read too much paranormal. I had high hopes for this one - Lycans, Vampires and Gargoyles. I thought this would be interesting. I didn't like it at all. I'm surprised I got through it. I think I was just hoping that it would get better. Dusti just seems like too weak to be with Drantos, both weak p ...more
Carolyn F.
May 17, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
I can't take it anymore! The double entendres were pretty constant. Hoping to keep the heroine dry, Drantos says he'll get her "wet" later is a small example of what is contained in this book. I usually love this author's book, but not this time. No rating because I didn't finish it.
Under the Covers Book Blog
Call me lazy *distantly hears shouts of "lazy"* but I have decided to review the first two books in Laurann Dohner's VLG series within one review. There are a few reasons for this, one may be the aforementioned laziness, but it actually has more to do with the content. Whatever I want to say about Drantos I know I want to say about Kraven and vice versa. They were very similar books taking place in almost the exact same time frame between a duo of sisters and a duo of brothers. I'm not trying t ...more
Chitra *CJ*
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safety-first
Not sure why it took me 8 months to read this. I kept trying, but something wasn't working out. Ive read everything by LD, but somehow, the idea of this series was just not gripping me..
But I finally buckled up to read it.
It was good. That is all I can say.
Drantos and Kraven rescue Dusti and Bat when they are off to meet their grandpa, who is evil incarnate.
Drantos is a Vamp-Lycan. He recognizes Dusti as his mate. They adjust. Make really hot sex. Over come prejudices. Defeat evil. And thats th
Julia's Book Haven
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty good, solid paranormal read. Definitely an unique story. It was pretty fast passed but then there was times that I felt like it dragged a bit and the same stuff just kept getting repeated again and again. I'm hoping in the next book we'll get more gargoyles cause they interested me the most. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the series. Recommend this one for anyone who loves Laurann Dohner and is looking for a new paranormal series.
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
3 1/2 There was a lot I liked, and some things I didn't like stars!

Strap in. For me, this is a long review with some tagged spoilers.

Well, sigh... I really don't know how I should review this book or even if my rating really reflects my feelings about it. First, I should start by saying I am a big Laurann Dohner fan. Her New Species series is one of my all time favorite series, so I'm always going to be willing to give her books a try. I'm going to channel one of my GR friends, Ivy, and go with
The BookChick
I just finished Laurann Dohner's newest release and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed her take on vampires, lycans, and gargoyles. This book was well thought and full of plot points that kept my attention from beginning to end. I adored the protagonists -- both the males and the females. Drantos will make you swoon and Kraven will make you chomp at the bit to get his story into your hands. If you love sassy heroines, Dusti and Bat will not let you down. These girls are FEISTY and keep the b ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
A somewhat rocky start to a new series for me - and I'm a big LD fan so I had high expectations for Drantos. I kinda felt bogged down with world building and I got really sick of the heroine Dusti being treated like a useless second class citizen with no value. I almost felt like Dusti became that because there was so little time to integrate with the clan. Everyone bleeting on about Dusti being a weak human got repetitive and annoying. I'm not sure I care to read about her sister Batina but I h ...more
Megan Fall
This book was so different from her New Species Series, but I really enjoyed it. I love that it was longer too, although I understand that it was because she had a lot to explain and set up. Great start to a new series. I can't wait for more!
Drantos and Dusti. The pacing is a bit uneven, but I enjoyed this and found it hard to put down. Lookin' forward to the next one. I went into this without even bothering to read the blurb, so I'll try not to give anything away here. It was fun to have things revealed as I went. Especially for the first part.
Dusti (short for Dustina) and her sister, Batina are on their way to visit their dying a-hole grandfather whom they barely know, when they are detoured by a plane crash. The two guys who foll
Linda Sims
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I preordered this book as this author is one of my all time favourites. The first book in a new series set in the wilds of Alaska. Dani and Bat (seriously a girl called Bat!) are flying to see their estranged grandfather who is ill and dying, the plane they're on crashes, the two women are saved by two men Drantos and Draven. As this is Drantos and Dani's story it's these two who feature. Drantos is a vamp Lycan, it seems that vampires, lycans and gargoyles are cross breeding to survive. Dani do ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Let's begin with the rating, you know what? This book was a 2 ★★ for me but I gave a 3 ★☆★ because of the hard work from the author to be able to write this book.
The book was a disappointment since I am an Addict of her books.

It was so boring! how? sure the characters got sass in them, some fun but out if that I don't know it was bah, meh, again and again.
I utterly don't understand. And really my feeling weren't biases. I just remember by 50 mark tha
Drantos is a brand new series by Laurann Dohner. In this new paranormal romance series, vampires, lycans, and gargoyles interbreed creating new clans with the best powers from the three. The clans live in the wilderness of Alaska where they can more easily hide their true nature from humans. This first book has a lot of world building but it is also filled suspense and the steamy, hot passion one would expect from Dohner's books. I am intrigued with the new world and characters Dohner has create ...more
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dusti is on her way to Alaska, to back up her sister Batina now that shes determined to face their absent grandfather, claiming he wants to reunite since hes become porly in his old age.
They have no idea that their grandfather is something else, or that they themselves carry this in their blood.
Drantos and his brother Kraven try to intercept Dusti and Bat on their way to Alaska, only to find them all in a serious plane malfunction. Will they try to save them, or just accept whats happening? And
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I finished Drantos and it was just ok for me. A lot of pack politics and drama. I didn't feel much chemistry between the hero and heroine either. Just a lot of screwing.

I do think the gargoyle Aeroth? spelling? book will be interesting.
Usually, Laurann Dohner is a guaranteed winner for me. I love all her books. Her narrative and character's are amazing and unforgettable, but this one was missing all the fun, romance and heat. I couldn't connect with or bring myself to care about the characters or get sucked in by the plot. I had to push myself to read and at some point I realised it was just an exercise in pointlessness. So, as much as I hat to add another book to my short DNF list, it's a DNF at 50%. I'll be giving this serie ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

*This is a review for both Drantos and Kraven - the first 2 books in the series*

Call me lazy *distantly hears shouts of “lazy”* but I have decided to review the first two books in Laurann Dohner’s VLG series within one review. There are a few reasons for this, one may be the aforementioned laziness, but it actually has more to do with the content. Whatever I want to say about Drantos I know I want to say about Kraven and vice versa. They were very similar books taking place in almost the exact
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