Pray for Dawn by Jocelynn Drake

Danaus has come to Savannah to help protect Mira’s territory from the Naturi. What he does not expect is to find Mira doing everything in her power to get an edge in the war. When a strange murder of a well known figure occurs, they will need to enlist the help of a young girl in their investigation. In the meantime, Danaus must find out what is going on with Mira yet still be able to control the demon which hungers for his entire possession instead of the half that it has. And they must stop whatever malevolent force has made its appearance in Savannah as well as being able to be alert and prepared for the Naturi invasion which is sure to occur.

I have really been enjoying this series. There is a lot of action. It is dark, and romance is not a majority of the plotline. While Mira and Danaus have some humorous and light hearted moments between them, a majority of their time is spent fighting the Naturi or amongst the various races. Danaus still intrigues me, and I was fascinated by Pray for Dawn because it revolved around him,, although the switch in the POV after the first three books threw me off for the first couple of chapters. I had to adjust my thinking to looking out at the Nightwalker world from a slayer perspective, but it was still utterly fascinating to be able to be in his head and read his thoughts in regards to Nightwalker, Naturi, his past and even his feelings towards Mira. I would love to see further into his past at some point, but this was a fantastic start to being able to delve into what makes Danaus p. While Mira is a part of this book, I think she almost fell to a secondary character level as Danaus seemed to be the primary focal point. I am still intrigued by the fireworks that occur between Danaus and Mira and look forward to seeing the relationship as it continues towards its ultimate destination.

Pray for Dawn is action-packed and suspenseful; I never quite knew what to expect. I was left with a lot of anticipation for the next book in the series as well. I would recommend starting this series from the first book since each successive book picks up where the prior book left off. If you have not tried this series and want something that is urban fantasy and not paranormal romance, then stop by your local bookstore and add this book to your basket. For fans of this series, this book will expose a lot about Danaus and leave you hungry for more.

Excerpt from book:

Pray for salvation . . .

Pray for daylight . . .

Murder has pulled Mira out of the shadows and back into the living world . . .

As the fire-wielding enforcer of the nightwalker coven wrestles with the mind-destroying ghosts of her dark past, the slaying of a senator’s daughter in Savannah threatens to expose her kind to the brilliant light of day. The dawn of chaos has come. The naturi have broken free of their eternal prison to feed on the defenseless and unbelieving of an unprepared Earth.

Mira and Danaus—vampire and vampire slayer—must unite to prevent the annihilation of their separate races. But for Danaus the challenge is intensified, for he must also fight the bori who covets his soul. And Mira, the nightwalker he must protect—whose power is the Earth’s last hope—is rapidly going insane.

Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Eos (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061851809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061851803

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Books in the Dark Days series in the order they should be read:
Nightwalker
Dayhunter
Dawnbreaker

Pray for Dawn
Wait for Dusk

Danaus has come to Savannah to help protect Mira’s territory from the Naturi. What he does not expect is to find Mira doing everything in her power to get an edge in the war. When a strange murder of a well known figure occurs, they will need to enlist the help of a young girl …

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About Virginia

Virginia Hendricks is the Review Manager for bittenbybooks.com. She has way too many books in her TBR pile. She found the world of paranormal during a brief hiatus from “bodice ripping” romance novels. Her entrance into the world of paranormal began with great authors such as Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris and Keri Arthur. She has met many great authors and friends in her foray into the world of paranormal and urban fantasy novels. She lives in PA, roots for the sixburgh Steelers, the Penguins and the Pirates. She has two cats, and a wonderful understanding and loving husband. She also quilts, cross stitches, plays bells and plays pinball and wonders how she has time to work for a living.

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  1. Great review! I too immensely enjoyed Danaus’ point of view, and you’re right–it did almost feel like Mira was taking something of a backseat. The best part is they spend most of the book fighting naturi, though, and not being all mopey ;-)