(Darkness Before Dawn #2)
by J.A. London
Release Date: December 26, 2012
Genre: YA Vampires/Dystopian
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With Day Walkers on the rise and the city in a panic, Dawn takes the night train to Los Angeles where Sin is from. Dawn is also hoping to learn about the Thirst. When vampires feed on each other it turns them into even more of a threat. After losing the war with vampires the United States was broke down into only a few fenced in cities. The only way to travel is by train. I loved getting a look and ride on the night train. Also awesome that Michael accompanied Dawn since I love him so much. Los Angeles has such a creepy vibe and twist that I didn't see coming. I'm still loving the world building of this series.
I'm Team Michael all the way. I love the sweet and protective best friend but it's obvious Dawn is into Victor so I'm trying to like him. Their relationship is just too much tell and no show. Dawn says she is gaga over him I'm just not feeling it. Maybe part of it was that Dawn and Victor are apart for the whole book except for Dawn visiting Victor's dreams. Usually a human can no enter a vampires dream so their connection is interesting. I just love that even though Dawn hurt Michael he would give up his life to protect her. If it were me...not so much! LOL
In Darkness Before Dawn there were some hints dropped about Dawn's family history. She is researching a lost royal vampire family and also ends up learning some interesting secrets about her own parents and past. It was actually kind of what I was expecting but still interesting none the less. There are so many action scenes and vampire attacks along the way that I am always kept tense and nervous. Sin is also one creeptastic evil day walker lunatic. His plan of basic vampire world domination is coming along better than I had ever expected and I am dying to know what the heck Dawn and Victor will do to stop it.
"I'm doing what I want to be doing. The only thing that matters, the only thing that has ever mattered to me is you, Dawn. Even if we aren't...together. I've always considered myself your guardian. When I was protecting the city; I was fantasizing about protecting you. Before you were ever a delegate. Before we even started dating. Throughout training, when they asked me to visualize the person I was meant to protect, I always thought of you."