Dayhunter (Dark Days Series #2)

Dayhunter (Dark Days Series #2)

by Jocelynn Drake

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Overview

A new day dawns blood red

A master of fire, Mira is the last hope for the world. For centuries she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her unlikely ally—the human vampire hunter, Danaus—have come to Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. But there is no safety in the ancient city, for the threat of conflict is in the wind . . . with unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals taking hideous form in the shadows.

Banished for eons beyond the world's boundaries, the malevolent naturi prepare to feed once again upon a vulnerable earth—and treachery is opening wide the portal that will enable their dread re-emergence. The great battle that has always been Mira's destiny is looming, and she must remain powerful in the face of a shocking revelation: that Danaus, the only creature she dares to trust, is something more than the man he claims to be . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061542831
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Series: Dark Days Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 693,027
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 4.26(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jocelynn Drake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Days series and lives in Florida. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found playing video games, watching movies, or hanging with her family.

What People are Saying About This

Kim Harrison

“An intoxicating mix of jet-setting action and sparkling turns of phrase that let me taste the Nile and feel the British fog. NIGHTWALKER is a must-read addition to the urban fantasy genre, filled both with action and satisfying characters.”

Vicki Pettersson

“An unflinchingly self-assured first novel, chiseled with subtlety and irony into a darkly suspenseful and blessedly surprising story. In exacting detail, and with prose as silky and enticing as her protagonist, Drake has composed a love letter to the vampire genre. I wish I’d written it.”

Jeaniene Frost

“NIGHTWALKER is an action-packed, stellar debut. Jocelynn Drake will have you coming back for more.”

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Dayhunter (Dark Days Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
MonicaLynn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one was great as well, full of battlles between the coven, Lycans, the Naturi and internal battles within Mira and the Hunter Danus. Even a hot steamy scene...Awesome, however left me hanging waiting for the next one to come out.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The journey continues, Jocelynn Drake continues the Nightwalker story in Dayhunter without any lapse of time. While Mira and the Hunter struggle with their beliefs and emotions in this sequel, they must overlook their troubles, and they just might be able to stay alive. Mira begins to collect many followers in this book. Mira must figure out this twisted plan before it is too late. Which is near impossible when you have no idea whom you can trust.
jmaloney17 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like this urban fantasy series a lot. This was not quite as good as the first book, but still good. I know it will likely be another year before the next book will come out, so I must be patient.
schnaucl_read on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SpoilersMira is summoned by the Coven following the events of the preceding book. Danaus, Tristan, and her maker all accompany her to the seat of the Coven's power. Once there she claims Tristan as her own, creating a family, something she swore she'd never do. The only reason she does it now is because she knows their maker will never protect him from the court's games, and as chum, Tristan will never survive. Even more troubling, once she gets there she realizes there's already a Naturi on the island. My problem with this book is that it felt like the story didn't advance all that much. We already knew the Coven was split on what to do with Mira and the naturi, we already knew about the horrible things that went on at Court. That there's a split in the supernatural world is important but doesn't feel particularly surprising. It's more surprising that there's a split among the naturi. We learned a little more about Danaus' background but for some reason it didn't impact me the way it was supposed to. I did think the plan for revealing the presence of supernatural beings was interesting, particularly the background work of making supernatural creatures popular in fiction and film. It's not fair to say that nothing happened in this book, but it definitely felt like it was mostly set up for the next book in the series.
bridget3420 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mira isn't your average vampire. Well, unless of course you consider a fire starter vampire normal. She's teamed up with a vampire hunter, one of her so-called makers, and a few other people that want her dead. But the crisis at hand is more important and they need her if they want to survive.Mira doesn't want anyone to depend on her and she sure as hell doesn't want to have to depend on someone else. Or so she thought. When she decides to take Tristan under her wing and save him from his creator, she convinces herself that once the danger has diminished, they will go their separate ways. But as time passes she begins to question everything. She will have to put her trust in her enemies and she's less than comfortable with that idea. Is she capable of relying on someone else for help? Even the ones who wish her dead? She knows deep down that they all must put aside their differences and work together if they wish to defeat the naturi who will reek havoc on the entire planet. Can they work together if it means saving themselves and humanity? The only problem I had with this book is that it came to an end and the next book in the series Dawnbreaker, won't to be released until September 29,2009
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
A good, quick read; lots of action.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is frustrating and lacks clear cohesive storytelling. Regret reading it and I do NOT recommend it. There doesn't even seem to be any editing or revising.
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Great read! Loads of action and suspense.
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The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of the series and I don't know, it just wasn't that great for me. I am not that blogger that goes and bashes the author and the book, but I just didn't like this follow up story. There was a lot of development with the characters, and you find out more about Danaus. I would recommend readers who have started this series to continue reading, there is more to this story and I do want to follow till the end.
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This one is my favorite but the storyline in some of the other novels are beter than this one but the characters take yoy by suprise most of the time and one of my favorite urban fantasy series. The for book three hit home for me and i really thought that the first anf fourth books are the best because of the rich diologue and the characters changing throughout the years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone that gets off on intrigue, will really love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to start the next book!
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Blondeness032 More than 1 year ago
The series never lacks for an interesting plotline... Twists and turns galore in this book. Very entertaining.
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MyUrbanFantasies More than 1 year ago
Originally published on my blog, My Urban Fantasies. (myurbanfantasies.blogspot) The naturi are back. Rowe is trying to release his queen. All that is needed is a human sacrifice, at the right place at the right time, to break the seal. The newly formed triad, Sadira, Jabari and vampire hunter Danaus, is humanity's only hope. They will use the most powerful weapon the nightwalkers have to defeat the naturi, Mira. Mira has just learned that she is nothing more than a weapon. She was created to be a tool for the original triad, a way to focus their power through her. Mira finds out that the Coven has been experimenting on her for centuries, seeing who can control her and then wiping her memory of the entire thing. Mira is crushed to learn that Jabari, a man whom she thought was her mentor, savior and friend, thinks she is nothing more than a weapon to be used and disposed of when she is no longer useful. Lucky for Mira that she is still needed because not only can she be used against the naturi, Mira is the one who created the seal that traps the naturi queen. Dayhunter picks up a few moments after where Nightwalker ended. Mira now has to stop the naturi while being tangled up in Coven politics. Mira finds that she is a pawn in a chess game, being manipulated by powerful nightwalkers, each with their own agenda. It's hard to go into more detail without giving away spoilers. Needless to say Dayhunter is much better than Nightwalker. It's action packed and character relationships become more complicated, especially between Mira and Danaus. Mira is quickly becoming my favorite character, even though lately she doesn't know what the hell is going on or who she can trust. Despite all of this Mira tries to stick to her code of honor. Even under the haze of blood lust and fatigue Mira refuses to kill a human when she feeds. My favorite scene is in the church, when Danaus and Mira have this incredible conversation about how good and evil are not as black and white as most people believe. And as an added bonus we find out who/what Danaus is. Sorry boys and girls, it's just to good to spoil.
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