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Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress Series #1)

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Awaken Me Darkly

I had my reservations about trying this series but I was pleasantly surprised. Mia Snow, is a kick-a$$ alien hunter who reminds me of a cross between Eve Dallas meets Ellen Ripley meets Sarah Connor. Gena Showalter has built a dark, frightening world, where earth has ...
I had my reservations about trying this series but I was pleasantly surprised. Mia Snow, is a kick-a$$ alien hunter who reminds me of a cross between Eve Dallas meets Ellen Ripley meets Sarah Connor. Gena Showalter has built a dark, frightening world, where earth has become invaded by powerful aliens. Investigator Mia Snow, stops at nothing to try and stop a serial killer who has been killing human men. I had a hard time categorizing this book. It's not a paranormal romance but it's not an urban fantasy either. For those who really need to know what category any particular book falls in, I would say this novel has combined elements from scifi, dark paranormal romance and urban fantasy. However, regardless of the genre this novel falls into, it's still a great creative, crime novel. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading the next book in this series, Enslave Me Sweetly. I highly recommend this book to dark urban fantasy readers.

posted by kitkat3ny on October 3, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not Ms. Showalter's best work

I expected so much from this book, but was highly disappointed. I have read Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and Atlantis Series so I expected her Alien Huntress to hold strong, but it failed. Perhaps book two will be better. Writing a so-called paranormal romance i...
I expected so much from this book, but was highly disappointed. I have read Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and Atlantis Series so I expected her Alien Huntress to hold strong, but it failed. Perhaps book two will be better. Writing a so-called paranormal romance in first person is awful. Additionally, it took nearly half the book before the hero (Kyrin) and heroine (Mia) to have some form of contact that would lead to a romance, which by the way, is unrealistic considering her constant need to punch and beat up on him. I will likely not continue reading the series.

posted by 241720 on March 27, 2011

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Gotta stick with this one!

    Usually after 100 pages if I still can't get some attachment to a book I will not finish it. I stuck with this one though, mainly because I love all of Gena Showalter's books. It got better near the end and I will probably read the next in the series.

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

    Pretty Good Read.  It was good enough to continue with the serie

    Pretty Good Read.  It was good enough to continue with the series and I have read all of Gena's other books.
    I was not crazy about it being written in the 1st person perspective, so maybe the others will be better since she 
    changes that.  I enjoyed the characters and who doesn't love a butt kicking woman who doesn't look like she should
    be one.  I also really liked Kyrin.  Great to have a leading male character who does not have black hair and blue eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Eehh

    I love her books but this one didnt thrill me. It did not hold my attention like her other books.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    DEJA VOUS

    A good book...but Mia Snow just reminded me WAY too much of Eve Dallas, the strong female main character from JD Robb's In Death series. It wss erie, and made it feel like it wasn't that original.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2007

    A Good Read...but just doesn't have that special Gena umph.

    Seeing as Gena is one of my, if not my favorite author, Awaken Me Darkly kind of disappointed me compared to some of her other fabulously halarious stories, but still I read it fairly fast, in about a day or two. I think my major problem with this book that kept me from fully enjoying it to its fullest potential was Mia's character. She made the story overly dramatic with her so called 'traumatic' life, past, etc., and even though Gena tried to lighten the mood with some dry humor...it just wasn't enough. Ah! I feel like I'm ranting on and on about the flaws on this book, when honestly it was a pretty decent book, but while I'm at it, I might as well say that I didn't particuarly like Kyrin's character much ethier! I mean yeah sure he's a super alien hunk, but I didn't fall asleep dreaming about how awesome it would be if he were in my bed with me... Anyway overall, it was a decent book that is worth the money, but if you have already read plenty of Gena's other books, you may be slightly disappointed by this one.

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