Review – Wait for Dusk
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  • December 27, 2010


I think I am starting to wane on the Dark Days series by Jocelynn Drake. Alas, five books in and I am losing interest. It’s unfortunate and true, but I only seemed to glom onto the highest highlights into this book, Wait for Dusk. Well, it’s mid-series. It’s to be expected. But something happened in this book that I have been waiting for since the beginning and I only half paid attention when it occurred. Tragic. Truly.

It’s not a bad book, honest it’s not. I’m just growing weary at this point. It’s formula – Vampire lady, immortal “human” protector, Danaus, gorgeously atmospheric setting, fight with the Naturi. Rinse Repeat. Fine and good, but I just shotgunned through the most recent two books, and two in a row at this point I guess are not a good thing. Two in a row becomes pedantic and repetitive anymore.

In Wait for Dusk Mira has taken a seat on the Coven as an Elder. Very shortly after the Coven sends her to Budapest to remove a Naturi threat. Mira immediately enrages the local vampire populace by taking over as the Keeper of Budapest and Danaus has become fascinated with one of the Vampires’ human pets. This dredges up bitter feelings of jealousy in Mira, who has recently named Danaus as her consort in Venice. And such, and such, etc. etc.

Like I said, it’s not a bad book, I’m just running out of steam. Now that THE THING I have been waiting to happen has happened I’m not sure how much more I have in me to commit to these books. I’ll give it one more for sure. Burn the Night comes out July 15, 2011. I have to at least give it one more book as a rule whenever I start to notice attention lapsing.

However, for now, I will give this a (tentative) 4 out of 5 stars. I’m sure it’s just me.

– BP

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