Black Dawn (Night World Series #8)

Black Dawn (Night World Series #8)

by L. J. Smith


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The eighth book in L.J. Smith’s beloved bestselling Night World series is now available as a special collector’s edition!

First he puts her in a dungeon. Then he realizes they are soulmates. Now he wants to make her a vampire princess.

Maggie Neely is a short, spunky sixteen-year-old with auburn hair and an iron will. When her brother turns up missing, she’s determined to find him. But she never suspects that the trail will lead her into the most secret heart of the Night World, a kingdom where no outsider has stepped in five hundred years...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481498180
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Night World Series , #8
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 195,167
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

L.J. Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the Night World and Vampire Diaries series. She has written over twenty-five books and lives in California.

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Black Dawn

  • Maggie Neely woke up to the sound of her mother screaming.

    She’d gone to bed as usual, with Jake the Great Dane sprawled heavily across her feet and the three cats jockeying for position around her head. Her cheek was resting on her open geometry book; there were homework papers scattered among the blankets, along with fragments of potato chips and an empty bag. She was wearing her jeans and a flowered pajama top plus the only two socks she’d been able to find last night: one red velveteen anklet and one blue cotton slouch sock.

    Those particular socks would eventually mean the difference between life and death for her, but at the moment Maggie had no idea of that.

    She was simply startled and disoriented from being wakened suddenly. She’d never heard this kind of screaming before, and she wondered how she could be so certain it was her mother doing it.

    Something . . . really bad is happening, Maggie realized slowly. The worst.

    The clock on her nightstand said 2:11 a.m.

    And then before she even realized she was moving, she was lurching across her bedroom floor, with piles of dirty clothes and sports equipment trying to trip her up. She banged her shin on a wastebasket in the middle of the room and plowed right on through. The hallway was dim, but the living room at the end was blazing with light and the screams were coming from there.

    Jake trotted along beside her. When they got to the foyer by the living room he gave a half growl, half bark.

    Maggie took in the whole scene in a glance. It was one of those moments when everything changes forever.

    The front door was open, letting in the cold air of a November night in Washington. Maggie’s father was wearing a short bathrobe and holding her mother, who was pulling and tearing at him as if she were trying to get away, screaming breathlessly all the while. And in the doorway four people were standing: two sheriffs, a National Park ranger, and Sylvia Weald.

    Sylvia. Her brother Miles’s girlfriend.

    And knowledge hit her quick and hard as a hammer blow.

    My brother is dead, Maggie thought.

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    Black Dawn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
    superphoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    I came upon this book by chance and loved it the moment i started reading it. Its great for those who like some light reading. Smith does a great job -- she takes away the dreariness which normally accompanies such genres. The romance is subtle and surprisingly refreshing. Clearly written and minus excessive blood and gore.
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    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is a wonderful series. The books all have a common plot, but its one you never get tired of. It also become something of a mystery as the search for the Wild Powers intensified. A warning, though, to those who are thinking about starting this series- it has no end. We are all hanging at the end of a rope with no end in sight. I fear we will never truly know who the last wild power is, and if the world ends or not.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    this is the 8th book in the Night World series which is one of my faves. It starts out as Maggie searches for her older brother miles who's been missing for a couple of days. little did she know she has stumbled upon the most secret place in the Night World. a place ruled by the young vampire prince Delos Redfern. maggie is then sold as a Night World slave and discovers she must find one of the legendary Wild Powers and learns about the battle that is coming at the end of the millennium. in order to do that she must survive in the Night World kingdom and save herself from her soulmate prince delos. this was a excellent book with a great ending!!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book was so good that I recommend it to anyone who loves to read. I mean I finished it in a day. :-D
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book is DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LJ, if you're out there reading this, i wanna let u no you're the BEST! This was my first NW, and I've read it a billion times! (I'm not kidding.)If you've never read her books, now's the time to START!!!!!!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    An outstanding book!I'm an avid reader of L.J. Smith bout this is the first book of her's I read.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    this is one of the best night world series. i luved it! i cant wait til she writes her next book! weve been waiting three years! hurry up lj!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    A great book. L.J. Smith is a great writer and this book help prove it.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I found this book in the store and it looked interesting so I bought it. I didn't realize that it was part of a collection, so I've only read this book. I think it's fabulous! I really enjoyed it so I'm ordering the rest off the net.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is the best bookin the nightworld series ( which I love )
    Marilyn_Jareds More than 1 year ago
    well actually idk because i have not read it yet. Hope to soon!!