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Nightwalker (Dark Days Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Dark Days¿¿.Nightwalker (book 1)

Not sure why I procrastinated in reading this book but boy was I sorry. I was totally missing out because this book is outstanding! Mira is a six-century nightwalker (vampire) who has the gift of conjuring and controlling fire with her mind. She is being hunted by cr...
Not sure why I procrastinated in reading this book but boy was I sorry. I was totally missing out because this book is outstanding! Mira is a six-century nightwalker (vampire) who has the gift of conjuring and controlling fire with her mind. She is being hunted by creatures of a parallel world, called the Naturi. They believe she is an important element in opening the gate between the worlds. Incidentally, she is also being tracked by the vampire-hunter Danaus. Danaus and Mira are mortal enemies and begrudgingly team-up to try and defeat the Naturi before it¿s too late. This book doesn¿t have a moment to waste and has one exciting adventure after another. I am biting my nails in anticipation for the next installment Dayhunter. My favorite authors and books are Kim Harrison-Rachel Morgan series, Jenna Black-Morgan Kingsley series what an innovative concept, Ilona Andrews- Kate Daniels series this character is tough tough tough, Caitlin Kittredge- love her Noctune City series, Rachel Caine- Weather Warden series, Larissa Ione- Demonica series, Richelle Mead- Georgina Kinkaid series and Dark Swan Series, Audra and Stella Price- Eververse series, Yasmine Galenorn- Sisters of the Moon series, Vicki Pettersson- Zodiac series Jackie Keller- Hell on Earth series, T.A. Pratt- Marla Mason series Mark Henry- Happy Hour of the Damned

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2008

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9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Really? Did we read the same book?

I picked this book up because Kim Harrison, who I love, recommended this book as a new author. I am always looking for good books, especialy vampire. I probably have over 200 books that are vampire series either I own, have read, lent out (you get my point). I know a...
I picked this book up because Kim Harrison, who I love, recommended this book as a new author. I am always looking for good books, especialy vampire. I probably have over 200 books that are vampire series either I own, have read, lent out (you get my point). I know a good story when I read it and this isn't it. It starts out ok, but really, the main characture's name Danuas? I get that these evil creatures want to take over and I get that the main female lead is the only person that can save us, and I wanted to really like it, I tried super hard to like it and I just could NOT. It is just all over the place. Do the two main charactures in the story hate each other?? I thought she was revolting to him? Didn't he kill 4 vampire because...well I am not sure why. If the really old vampires are so smart and strong, how did they not know these naturi had a get out of jail card? And that is just the start to some of the major plot flaws I saw. If you are going to write about vampires, you better make sure they are either strong and beautiful or flawed and yearning for their soul. The author might have wanted to read a Laurel K Hamilton book and see how you can write vampire, or even old Anne Rice. The Vampire Lestat still holds true even after all this time. You might not agree with my review or you might agree with it, but save your $9.00 and buy another book.

posted by Anonymous on September 2, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    Really? Did we read the same book?

    I picked this book up because Kim Harrison, who I love, recommended this book as a new author. I am always looking for good books, especialy vampire. I probably have over 200 books that are vampire series either I own, have read, lent out (you get my point). I know a good story when I read it and this isn't it. It starts out ok, but really, the main characture's name Danuas? I get that these evil creatures want to take over and I get that the main female lead is the only person that can save us, and I wanted to really like it, I tried super hard to like it and I just could NOT. It is just all over the place. Do the two main charactures in the story hate each other?? I thought she was revolting to him? Didn't he kill 4 vampire because...well I am not sure why. If the really old vampires are so smart and strong, how did they not know these naturi had a get out of jail card? And that is just the start to some of the major plot flaws I saw. If you are going to write about vampires, you better make sure they are either strong and beautiful or flawed and yearning for their soul. The author might have wanted to read a Laurel K Hamilton book and see how you can write vampire, or even old Anne Rice. The Vampire Lestat still holds true even after all this time. You might not agree with my review or you might agree with it, but save your $9.00 and buy another book.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    The First Book is Alright

    This book series honestly reeks of overused similies in the sample read and rather bland cliche characters. I would not recommend it to others. The books do NOT get more developed or cohesive as the series unravels. I found them hard to finish but trudged through because I hate leaving things unfinished. That is why this kind if thing gets published, because people feel obligated to finish the series. Ugh.

    Pro's: - The descriptions get better as you read
    - Mira has rare moments of humor
    - Some of the supporting characters are like-able
    - I like the basic idea of hunter vs. hunted
    - The Naturi vs. Bori should've taken the place of Vampire vs. Shifters
    - Rowe should have been a more Jeckyl/Hyde character and played more upon Mira's obvious weaknesses from their past

    Con's: - Mira is hardly unique in a world full of vampire novels
    - The descriptions get very redundant
    - Denaus has no personality at all and I could not connect with him which is a huge problem since he's the second main character
    - This book sets the extent of the tension between Mira and Denaus. I prefer it to be more dark and tenuous, constantly ramped up then frozen over. The books fail to provide that kind of tension
    - The author does tons of telling but very little showing. She even recaps every chapter so it feels as if she believes her readers have dementia...it is FRUSTRATINGLY repetitive
    - Reads as if there was little editing or revision at all. This series had potential that was wasted when not enough time and effort went into revising to strengthen it. Each book (of the 6 total) is the same in that regard. It makes me mad because I wanted to enjoy these books
    - The author often reiterates either Mira's or the hunter's character traits while having already proved (with actions) that what the character just stated about the other is untrue... For example, Denaus constantly mentions how Mira is a coldhearted killer even after she just saved a kitten from a burning building (sarcasm here, not a real example). TONS of this in the books
    - A BIG problem is how jouvenile both Mira and Denaus' thought processes are when they are collectively about 2 millnia old. That's just bad writing so the author can forge ahead with a paper-thin plot line... honestly, if you write about crazy old people letnthem at least act mature

    I wish I hadn't started these books. Even after reading the best and worst reviews I felt compelled to try them out. If any of the cons above are peeves of yours as well then pass this series to protect your sanity!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Wanted to like it

    I was really hoping to enjoy this series....I have fallen asleep each time I try to read this book. The author spends most of the book describing scenery and explaining geography....I am not sure I can even finish the first book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 23, 2014

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