Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson

Dark Breaks the Dawn

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. Ki...

Title:Dark Breaks the Dawn
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages

Dark Breaks the Dawn Reviews

  • Sara Larson
    Feb 24, 2016

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of the many awesome prizes I have up for grabs! (Details on my blog SaraBLarson (dot) Blogspot (dot) com)

    *Update 10/26/16 - It's up for pre-order!! I repeat, DARK BREAKS THE DAWN i

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of the many awesome prizes I have up for grabs! (Details on my blog SaraBLarson (dot) Blogspot (dot) com)

    *Update 10/26/16 - It's up for pre-order!! I repeat, DARK BREAKS THE DAWN is up for pre-order. *faints*

    *Update 9/22/16 - the cover was revealed today on USA Today's HEA blog and it's already up here, too! Woohoo!! Isn't it STUNNING?!?

    I can't believe it's already up on Goodreads!! You guys are amazing. I can't wait to share Evelayn's story with you all!!

  • Alyssa
    Apr 29, 2017

    3.5 stars.

    ***Review to come***

  • Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    Mar 27, 2017

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in

    I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is written.

  • Elise (The Bookish Actress)
    Mar 11, 2017

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017

    So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very...

    The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book. She's the chosen one, of course, but her life is hard anyway. Why? A forgettable reason of some kind.

    The protagonist is kind of an arrogant ass. I don't know how to put it better. She comes off spoiled and rude, and not

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017

    So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very...

    The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book. She's the chosen one, of course, but her life is hard anyway. Why? A forgettable reason of some kind.

    The protagonist is kind of an arrogant ass. I don't know how to put it better. She comes off spoiled and rude, and not in an I'm-a-lovable-antiheroine way. She's just kind of a jerk for no reason, but she has the right to be because she's so

    . like Mare Barrow if you took away any of her remaining interesting traits.

    The obvious romantic interest shows up on page ten, and of course he's a jerk, but there's still time to describe his appearance. That's bad in itself, to be quite honest. The romance might improve, but then again, it might not.

    The writing style is not that great. It's emotionless and flat-out

    It could've just been the introduction, but I'm not someone who gets annoyed by writing style this quickly, and this drove me crazy.

    Again, all these flaws could be fixed. They

    . But given the amount of bad fantasy novels published every year, I'm not willing to find out unless I see some seriously fabulous reviews of this from people I trust.

  • Evgenia Netrebkova
    May 04, 2017

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26.

    Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do.

    *sighs* What can I say?

    . At least, for me. And the sad thing is, I love the author very much, she is such a nice w

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26.

    Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do.

    *sighs* What can I say?

    . At least, for me. And the sad thing is, I love the author very much, she is such a nice woman and I really wanted to like her book as well. This book had such a good potential—nice cover, intriguing premise… you get it. It promised me POLITICAL INTRIGUE (!!!) and I AM MAD THAT I DID NOT GET IT!!! Really, this book had some major issues that I just couldn’t ignore, thus this 2 star rating.

    Let’s start with what was good, I mean, I gave it 2 stars instead of 1, right? So at least there’s gotta be something good about this book—uh… wait. To be honest, I really can’t say. There wasn’t an element that really stood out to me. Maybe it was a bit of the cool magic system where once one reaches the age of eighteen, they would come into their full power; or how only the royals of the kingdoms had the full sets of powers.

    But in all honesty, here's what I really liked:

    1. The skin colors range from blue to white to red, anything!

    2. Cool place names.

    3. Cool setting!

    4. The powers the characters possessed—light and dark, (think Alina and Darkling) and some elemental too. The explaination was well managed. Kudos to Larson.

    I didn’t hate it outright, so yeah.

    Okay… Though this may seem small, I’d like to point out a point that troubled me—

    . WHYYY? Why make the villains POC??? Characters of color do not need more shit on them anymore.

    The villains seem to be the epitome of evilness (OMG, THEY ARE SOOOOOO EVIL!!!) and are on their man periods every day, all day, having mood swings and killing people. This fact is seemed to be made more egregious by the fact that the people in this kingdom could have the skin colour of the rainbow, blue, green, snow white, you name it. And isn't it weird that the ONLY good guy from the Dark Drailon side is the ONLY Dark Driolin who has WHITE (!!!) skin? So yeah. I wasn’t happy about that, since it’s 2017 and POC have been facing a troubling time and this isn’t very healthy.

    So here’s my first problem—then there is the main character.

    Now… here’s what Larson, the author told you: her name is Evelayn. She is the heir of the Light Kingdom. The future queen. She will be the future conduit of the power of light. And she is the only one who can shape shift.

    Now… here’s what Larson

    tell you: SHE’S SUPER AWESOME. BEAUTIFUL. GRACEFUL. POWERFUL. REGAL. etc.. etc.. X100000 It might've just been me but I HATE Mary sues and perfect characters.

    Usually, I can excuse the author telling us once or twice of the protagonists’ awesomeness… but dude… the number of times this was mention was O V E R W H E L M I N G. Not only was she mentioned to be ba-ding ba-dazzling beautiful by her love interest, by her best friend, and by the villains too!

    Which brings me to another point: SO MANY POVs!!! They were pretty redundant and I didn’t see the point to it, but oh well. That problem too big. But I digress.

    Okay. Fine. She’s AMAZINGGGG. I can tell myself to ignore that, to skim over those parts… until I find out this Evelayn girl is a brat. And arrogant too. Yeah. That’s a nope from me.

    My second problem was the romance.

    Gods. It made me cringe so bad. Yes, he was a nice guy, kind guy, gorgeous guy, mentioning to be smelling of citrus and bergamot or some lemony shit (honestly, I heard you the first time!!!). I thought he was too good to be true. First, you get a couple of chapters of instal-love then THERE WAS SO MUCH KISSING. It was so cheesy and I couldn’t help roll my eyes everytime there was a scene of Evelayn with her love interest. But honestly, there’s really no point to the romance if

    .

    My last problem, is the world building. I AMM SOOOOOO CONFUSSSSEEEDDD!!!!!! Where do they live? What is the main character—a Drailon??? WTF is a Drailon??? (According to the author's pinterest, they are elf? fae? like people? And speaking of fae, this book is like a whole ACOTAR wannabe, using the term High Lord/lady/queen/king and it is also set on some island) Other than having long lives, colorful skin, and being able to run fast, there is literally no description on these things.

    Also, the author loves to "tell" instead of "show". I have no idea how many times the words "greif" "fury" or "sadness" was used and it makes everything so melodramatic, but it's there.

    So yeah. I suck at writing conclusions, but you get the idea: It falls flat. Very cliche. Easily lost amongst the YA fantasies that comes out these days. But please understand, this might just be a book that is not for me. You might like it! So don't take my opinion for %100.

    ARC won from Ms. Lydia Sharp in a giveaway. Review is honesty, and un-biased. (Thank you for the book!)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>


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