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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 January 20, 2014

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    REVIEW PROVIDED BY:Kelly   NUMBER OF HEARTS:  3 1/2 REVIEW:  I h

    REVIEW PROVIDED BY:Kelly  
    NUMBER OF HEARTS:  3 1/2
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    I had to think about this review for a little while.  I really love Gena Showalter’s book.  I absolutely love Justine Eyre as a narrator. And I really did enjoy this story.  But when I got to the end I kept looking at my phone (because that is where my audio books plays) and thought “That’s it??”.  Yep sure enough that was the end of the book.   To me it felt just a little rushed but yet it was wrapped up nicely.  My next thought was there will be another books with Kyrin & Mia, but as far as I can see they don’t get another book.   
    So I am on the fence.  I like the book.  Loved Justine reading to me.  Loved Kyrin.  Liked Mia. Loved the side characters.  But was left wanting more.   I wanted more Kyrin time.  I wanted to see more Kyrin & Mia.  I guess I hope that as the series goes on we will get glimpses of Kyrin and Mia.  Because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered and the future is not certain.
    If you love Gena Showalter I think that you will like this book.  If you love to listen to Justine Eyre this is right up your alley.  Over all I am happy with my purchase and read. 

    Disclaimer: 
    I purchased this story from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    I liked it!

    Plenty of action- both physical and erotic. Compeling characters that you become investeed in, drama without being overly dramatic, and a kick-ass strong female lead, really what more could you want?

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Good Book

    I have read some of the other AHS first and I was excited to read the first one in the series. I am a little disappointed in this book. The content is good but whoever edited this book did a horrible job of it (numerous spelling errors and sentences that left out words).

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