When Day Breaks (KGI Series #9)

When Day Breaks (KGI Series #9)

by Maya Banks
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When Day Breaks 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So the last book in the series was disappointing and I hoped Swanny's story would be redeeming for the series. Did not happen. I really had high hopes because I loved Swanny's character so much and wanted his story to be awesome. The story was about 270 pages. If you take out all of the recapping of previous stories in the series, droning REPEATIVE dialogue between Swanny and Eden, and obvious set-up for more books, the story would be cut in half. I kept thinking I was rereading the same pages and my nook had a glitch but it was just repetition. I was really disappointed in the "filler" of the stories of previous characters in the series. As an author, if you need some filler, at least give the readers some new info! I found myself skimming instead of reading. I do not want to add spoilers but their was some serious cheesy in this story. I do not think I can waste money on this series any longer. So sad. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## What a HUGE disappointment!! I have been waiting for Swanny's book since Nathan's story. Man, was I excited to read this. I pre-ordered it and kept checking the release date, over and over. The overview sounded perfect. I love the Beauty and the Beast angle. Wow, was I crestfallen. It's like someone else wrote the last two books. Van's story was plain ridiculous with the insta-love and the repetitiveness, as was this story. Sorry to say that most of this was dull as dishwater. The hero and heroine don't even meet until 50 pages in and the suspense (which was practically non-existent) didn't begin until after 220 pages. In between were just pages and pages of inconsequential information about Eden's modeling. The dialogue was pedestrian and corny as hell. There was no chemistry between Swanny and Eden and the sex was one step below mediocre. Gah, I'm so dejected that this amazing author has lowered her standards so immensely that she would release something this inadequate. I absolutely adored the KGI series until Van and Swanny's stories were released. Since these last two books were so uninspired, I doubt I'll be buying the next one. Don't waste your money on this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very underwhelmed. Insta-love (which I can usually read with no problem but WOW), not much suspense, little character development...shall I go on? I was sort of looking forward to Swanny's story but shouldn't have been I guess. I was disappointed in Donovan's story (the last KGI novel) and should have realized I guess that Maya Banks has reached the point of diminishing returns.
Will_Read_For_Food More than 1 year ago
I feel compelled to throw my review out there, basically just to vent my frustrations. I have absolutely LOVED the KGI series...the action/romance mix has been perfect, and I can't put the books down once I start them. Up until Donovan and Swanny's story. Another reviewer mentioned that it seems like someone else has written these last 2 books...and that's exactly what I thought while reading them. Where's the action?!? The first 6 books of the series were so action packed, I would get "anxious" to find out what was going to happen and how these bad ass, alpha males were going to save the day. And Swanny has been portrayed in all previous books as one of the baddest of the badasses! Yet...85% of the book was all about feelings, and doubts, and just so over-the-top corny-ness I had to stop reading to roll my eyes and force myself to get passed it. This storyline was so promising, with Swanny being scarred physically -and emotionally- (which we hear about ohhh...pretty much every 4th paragraph) and Eden being the "most beautiful woman on Earth" yet falling for him which would seem so "unrealistic". First you start off with them instantly being in love within about 3 hours of meeting. I've read my fair share of romance novels, and the ones that always disappoint are the ones where the author just says "they're in love" with little to no build-up and you're just supposed to go with that. No thank you. Then you have the absolute nonsense of "inner-dialogue" and the characters thoughts' CONSTANTLY BEING REPEATED. I kid you not, every effing chapter is the same freaking thing, but MAYBE worded just SLIGHTLY differently. It was a problem in Donovan's story and it continues in this one as well. This is where the whole "seems like someone else is writing this story" because it is such a deviation from Maya's usual writing style. The dialogue, the descriptions, all of it...just seem off. It is almost bothersome that she introduced new characters in this book so one could easily surmise that they will get their own story to further the KGI series, but I don't think that would be a good idea. The only reasonable explanation I have for the these past 2 duds is that she has just run out of ideas/plots/themes for all the characters she has written into these novels. I think it's time to put the KGI series to rest, instead of continuing with books that don't follow the original "theme" of the series: Kick -ass, military, alpha males blowing stuff up, handling guns and ammo like the pros that they are and saving the day, all the while falling in love with strong female characters and getting there with some hot sex scenes. Oh man I havent even talked about the sex yet. Can we say....mediocre? I don't want to give any spoilers, but it definitely was not up to par with Maya's usual bedroom scenes. Overall, this book is not worth the read. If you haven't read and KGI books yet, DO NOT START WITH THIS ONE. Read them in order, and you will fall in love with these guys. But be warned when you get to Donovan's and Swanny's stories...completely different approach to the last 2 books. Phew...glad I could get that all out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW Just WOW! I have read every one of Maya's books and I am having a hard time believing she even wrote this. Totally agree with all the comments on this page. I am heartbroken of this book. Is this all Swanny gets?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had pre-ordered this book and have been on pins and needles waiting and I was disappointrd....prior reviews were correct...insta-love, recycled flashbacks. Sadly may be time to retire this series thoughI will keep my old ones as I do enjoy going back to read Ethan and Joe's story. Sorry Maya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weak and repetitive with no action. Author pulls out every cliche possible. Very disappointed. This will be the last book I read in this serious. Definitely will think twice about buying more books by this author. Wish I could get my time and money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think either someone else wrote this or she wrote it in a day because she was under contract. ZERO plot development ZERO character depth ZERO passion I actually stopped reading it with 30 pages left, that's how disgusted I was. I feel completely ripped off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all her KGI books. It was hard to wait until the next one. Very dissapointed in Van's story, even more so in this one. They were too emotional, repetitive and not enough suspense and drama. All her other kgi books rocked, unfortunate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Disappointed to wait six months for this book.  Typically I love Maya's KGI series but this one was hard to even read it was boring.. The recapping of previous stories took up too many pages.  And I think it repeated that Rio was down members of his team like three times.  I understand wanting to have each book be a stand alone but for those faithful readers to spend two thirds of the books rehashing the prior books is a waste of money.. Perhaps a suggestion add an apendix that gives each characters bio and snippet.  If you took that out then Swanny's story was a novella and the characters weren t as developed as they were in the first books in this series.  The last book was the same.. disappointing.. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally, I was so disgusted with the boring, sappy storyline that I had to stop readiing the book and read something else before I could come back to it. And even then, I stopped a second time cuz it was so boring and lame, and couldn't finish it immediately. Won't be reading any more of this series, and I read all of the previous books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nathan and Shea's story was by far my favorite of the series, so I was eagerly awaiting Swanny's story. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. Midway through the book Joe is tired and bored of babysitting and no action. Well Joe, you weren't alone! As a reader I was bored too. Will I read the next KGI novel? Hmmm, I think it's time for me to stop preordering the books and waiting for the reviews before I buy. The last 4 KGI novels have fallen far short. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was going to wait to read the reviews before I bought this book because of the bad reviews from Donovin's story, but I thought no way would there be two books in a row that were poorly written. BIG mistake. I really don't think Maya wrote this book and maybe even the last one. And this isn't the only author I feel is doing this. I'm done with this series. I hope I'm not done with this author. But to be sure I will be very cautious in buying anymore of Maya Banks books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maya Bank's writing is getting worse and worse the more books she writes. If I had to read one more sentence about how perfect the lead female (Eden) of the story was I was going to stab by eyes out. This book was repetitive, boring, and essentially made up of filler dialogue between the two main characters. The story had zero depth and I had to stop reading about halfway through because I was so bored and so tired of reading the same thing over and over AND OVER again. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not worth reading. Banks uses repetitious phrases & a really contrived plot. The last 2 books in this series are both just awful. Banks must have written each in an afternoon. I will not be buying any more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with the others who rated this book a dud. It took me forever to read this book because I really wasn't interested. There was NO action until the very end of the book and I found even that pretty predictable. I have loved the KGI series but this one in particular was just bad. Van's story wasn't up to the standard of the other KGI stories but I found it way better than this one. It is really disappointing when a great series goes bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally I love your books. However lately they seem to be a lot of repetitive dialog. Each character repeating what another character has already said or the same one repeating it's self. Content self doubt. I miss how you started the series.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Continue to love this series
Anonymous 10 months ago
This is a good book. Not my favorite in the series. Dragged some. But was still good.
Anonymous 11 months ago
To slow and way to mushy at times. Constant reminders of the people in the books before is unnecessary.
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Loved this series, until last 2 books. I agree with the other reviewers, DID someone else write these?
fanofbones More than 1 year ago
Absolutely adored Swanney and Eden's book. I loved getting to know the man!! Sky, Edge and Hancock were great too! I can't wait for Hancock!!! Should be interesting
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star The story has laughs, abuse, kidnapping, betrayal, suspense, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) No Place to Run (KGI #2) Hidden Away (KGI #3) Whispers in the Dark (KGI #4) Echoes at Dawn (KGI #5) Softly at Sunrise (KGI #5.5) Shades of Gray (KGI #6) Forged in Steele (KGI #7) After the Storm (KGI #8) This is Eden and Swanson’s story. Swanson is scarred and thinks he will be alone forever. Eden is a model and his next mission. Someone is after Eden but KGI is taking the case. Eden does not know how big the threat is as her family is trying to protect her. When she is send off on a photo shoot she goes with the KGI team. Swanson is in charge of her safety. Eden is attracted to Swanson but he does not believe if. Once he gets over the shock they spend all the free time together. Swanson will do anything to protect Eden. When the threat is thought to be taken out and they relax the security Eden is taken. Cn they figure out the person that has her and get her back before it’s too late? Who has her? Will she ever recover from the trauma of being taken? Can Swanson ever forgive himself for allowing her to be taken? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.