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Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake


Cover art: Dayhunter Reviewer: Jillean Key
Title: Dayhunter - 2nd in the Dark Days series
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Eos
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-154283-1
Release Date: April 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, London, Venice and Crete
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Jocelynn's Website/Blog: www.jocelynndrake.com

Her enemies call her the Firestarter. Mira is a nightwalker (or vampire) who can control fire with her mind. She is the last hope for the world. She must make an unlikely alliance with the human vampire hunter Danaus and embark on a quest to stop the naturi. The naturi are an ancient race that have been banished to another world by the nightwalkers. The Coven has erected a seal to keep them in this other world. There are also some naturi who are on this side of the seal and they are trying to break it to let out their people. Mira is the tool to eradicate the naturi threat to this world.

Mira and Danaus are summoned to Venice to meet with the Coven to discuss plans for the upcoming war. Mira soon realizes that things are not what they seem. The elders fight amongst themselves and a surprise visitor puts Mira on high alert. The two are then sent to the island of Crete to stop the naturiís next sacrifice that will break the seal. Mira must face her past there while keeping on guard for the naturi.

I would like to start by saying that you should really read the first book, Nightwalker before reading this book. There is so much that has happened that might make readers confused a little in the beginning of this book. Other than that this book was a fast paced adventure from cover to cover. Mira is very much like Laurell K Hamiltonís Anita Blake character. The only difference is that Mira is an actual vampire. She is very strong, independent and driven to stop the threat to her world. She feels like a pawn through much of the book and I love that will do anything to rid herself of that. I cannot wait to see how this series continues in the third book.


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